New trailers and clips this week: Black-market time travel, a wall-crawler, shadow creatures, the origin of mankind, and a lesson for a dead mean girl.
Trailer for Looper] (scheduled theatrical release: Sep 28 2012): In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt. Directed by: Rian Johnson.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Interview: Andrew Garfields Fanboy Plea] (scheduled theatrical release: Jul 3 2012): A reboot of the Spider-Man story, following Peter Parker as he is developing his super powers in high school. Stars: Andrew Garfield, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field.. May Parker. Directed by: Marc Webb.
- The Amazing Spider-Man - [Interview: Producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach at Comic-Con]
- The Amazing Spider-Man - [Interview: Rhys Ifans at Comic-Con]
- The Amazing Spider-Man - [Interview: Emma Stone at Comic-Con]
- The Amazing Spider-Man - [Interview: Director Marc Webb at Comic-Con]
- The Amazing Spider-Man - [Interview: Andrew Garfield at Comic-Con]
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island] (scheduled home video release: Jul 1 2012): Young adventurer Sean (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist--a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens. Directed by: Brad Peyton.
Grizzly Flats (2011)
Trailer for Grizzly Flats] (scheduled home video release: Jun 26 2012): A recluse and his wife are tormented by shadow creatures. Stars: Judd Nelson, Danielle De Luca, Christian Maurice Gantt, Ryan Karloff, Regina Mocey, Edgar Allan Poe IV. Directed by: Anthony Fankhauser.
Clip: David 8 Promo] (scheduled theatrical release: Jun 8 2012): A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Ben Foster, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Lance Henriksen. Directed by: Ridley Scott.
Mysterious Island (2010)
Trailer for Mysterious Island] (scheduled home video release: May 29 2012): A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon! Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren't alone.. Littered with wreckage, the island is home to cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including Jules and Abby Fogg, two young women from modern times who become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Stars: Gina Holden, Lochlyn Munro, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Susie Abromeit, Mark Sheppard. Directed by: Mark Sheppard.
Teen Spirit (2011)
Trailer for Teen Spirit] (scheduled home video release: May 22 2012): The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned. Stars: Cassie Scerbo, Lindsey Shaw, Chris Zylka, Tim Gunn. Directed by: Gil Junger.
Trailer for Chronicle][Canadian] (scheduled home video release: May 15 2012): Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Ashley Hinshaw. Directed by: Josh Trank.
I Wish (2011)
Trailer for I Wish] (scheduled theatrical release: May 11 2012): Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents' divorce and Koichi's only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open, linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives. Stars: Koki Maeda, Ohshiro Maeda, Ryoga Hayashi, Cara Uchida. Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda.
The Avengers (2012)
Featurette: Tension] (scheduled theatrical release: May 4 2012): The S.H.I.E.L.D. agency brings together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders. Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. Directed by: Joss Whedon.
- The Avengers - [Clip: Cap and Thor Battle]
- The Avengers - [Clip: Loki Imprisoned]
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Trailer for Beauty and the Beast][Canadian][French - Canadian] (scheduled home video release: Oct 4 2011): Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince. Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Bradley Pierce. Directed by: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
The Divide (2011)
Trailer for The Divide][Canadian] (scheduled home video release: Mar 13 2011): Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic. Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance. Directed by: Xavier Gens.
Shandar: The Shrunken City (1998)
Trailer for Shandar: The Shrunken City] (scheduled theatrical release: Jun 16 1998): Two children unearth a bottle housing an ancient miniaturized city threatened by enemies. Stars: Michael Malota, Agnes Bruckner, Steve Valentine, Jules Mandel, Ray Laska. Directed by: Ted Nicolaou.