Final Trailer: ‘X-Men Days of Future Past' - May 23
Trailer: ‘Gone Girl' - Oct. 3
Directed by David Fincher, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson and Emily Ratajkowski.
Fincher seems to have a style of trailer that is just as signature as his green-tinted shooting. The song seems odd at first, but plays perfect counterpoint to the rising tension of the second half of the spot. Affleck seems to be doing a lot here as well, which could go either way, but for now is promising. I’m not entirely on board, as Fincher has always been good at trailers, but optimistic.
Trailer: ‘A Most Wanted Man' - July 25th
Directed by Anton Corbijn, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Grigoriy Dobrygin.
Trailer: ‘Wish I Was Here' - July 25
Written by Zach Braff and Adam Braff, directed by Zach Braff, starring Braff, Mandy Patinkin, Kate Hudson, Donald Faison, Jim Parsons, Josh Gad, Joey King and Pierce Gagnon.
There seems to be a very clear straight line from ‘Garden State’ to this. The visuals and themes presented in this mostly visual trailer echo Braff’s first effort, but take a step forward to expand upon it. The Shins song (obviously) goes a long way in setting this up as well. All that said, your mileage may vary depending on how you feel about Braff.
Trailer: ‘Chef' - May 9
Written and directed by Jon Favreau, starring Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt and Emjay Anthony.
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Trailer: ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' - May 23
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson, starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater and Richard Kind.
Trailer: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' - August 8
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliot and Whoopi Goldberg.
A rebooted ‘TMNT’ was inevitable, and as a concept I’m okay with it, but this trailer falls very flat. It’s mostly boiler plate comic-book movie action and destruction, paired with the usual nonsensical dialogue about heroes and lame attempts at humor. The CG characters look good and aren’t too jarring, but the last shot is a bit “uncanny valley.” Also, spires falling! You gotta have a spire falling!