New trailers and clips this week: Immortal guardians, fierce princess, resurrected witches, and morphin' power rangers.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
[Trailer for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away][UK] (1:29). Scheduled theatrical release: Dec 21 2012. An original story featuring performances by Cirque du Soleil. Stars: Erica Linz (Mia), Igor Zaripov (The Aerialist), Matt Gillanders (Fire Breather), Jason Berrent, Dallas Barnett (Boss), Sophia Elisabeth (Amy), Lutz Halbhubner (Ringmaster), Caroline Lauzon (Bateau flyer). Directed by: Andrew Adamson.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
[Trailer 2 for Rise of the Guardians][UK] (2:25). Scheduled theatrical release: Nov 21 2012. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. Stars: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law. Directed by: Peter Ramsey.
- [Trailer 2 for Rise of the Guardians] (2:30).
[Trailer 2 for Brave][UK] (1:46). Scheduled home video release: Nov 1 2012. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson. Directed by: Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews.
- [Trailer 3 for Brave][UK] (1:58).
- [TV Spot: Legends][UK] (0:58).
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
[TV Spot: Dark Nut][UK] (0:31). Scheduled home video release: Nov 1 2012. Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Stars: Ray Romano, Karen Disher, Queen Latifah, John Leguizamo. Directed by: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
[Interview: Keira Knightley][UK] (2:11). Scheduled home video release: Oct 1 2012. As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Adam Brody. Directed by: Lorene Scafaria.
- [Featurette: Music][UK] (2:04).
- [Clip: Dodge & Roache][UK] (0:46).
Hocus Pocus: Blu-Ray (1993)
[Clip: Halloween] (1:19). Scheduled home video release: Sep 4 2012. After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all. Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Sean Murray. Directed by: Kenny Ortega.
- [Clip: Graveyard] (1:03).
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers : Season 1, Vol.1 (2012)
[Clip: Ruined Weapons] (0:44). Scheduled home video release: Aug 21 2012. Five, later six, teenagers with superpowers are chosen by the wise sage Zordon to become Power Rangers in order to stop the evil Rita Repulsa from taking over the planet Earth. The first season included 60 episodes and concluded its initial airing May 23, 1994. Stars: Amy Jo Johnson, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, Barbara Goodson, Jason David Frank, Richard Genelle, Thuy Trang, Austin St. John, Walter Jones. Directed by: Various.
The Hunger Games (2012)
[TV Spot: Special Features] (1:16). Scheduled home video release: Aug 18 2012. Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight to the death with one another until one survivor remains. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz. Directed by: Gary Ross.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
[TV Spot: Celebrate] (0:31). Scheduled theatrical release: Aug 15 2012. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Dianne Wiest, Rosemarie DeWitt, Common, Ron Livingston. Directed by: Peter Hedges.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding (2012)
[Clip: Accusations] (1:02). Scheduled home video release: Aug 7 2012. A five-episode volume containing the two-part episode, "A Canterlot Wedding" (Season 2 Episodes 25/26), along with "Hearts and Hooves Day" (Season 2 Episode 17), "Sweet and Elite" (Season 2 Episode 9) and "The Best Night Ever" (Season 1 Episode 26). Stars: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, Cathy Weseluck, Nicole Oliver, Michelle Creber, Madeleine Peters, Claire Corlett. Directed by: Various.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
[Featurette: 13 Min] (13:23). Scheduled theatrical release: Jul 20 2012. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine. Directed by: Christopher Nolan.
- [TV Spot: Retired] (0:31).
- [TV Spot: The Bat] (0:31).
- [TV Spot: Help] (0:31).
Annie Claus is Coming to Town (2011)
[Trailer for Annie Claus is Coming to Town] (0:30). Scheduled theatrical release: Dec 10 2011. This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa watches his daughter through a magic snow globe, Annie arrives in L.A. and becomes friends with the owner of Candy Cane Inn, Lucy (Vivica A. Fox), and her daughter, Mia (Nay Nay Kirby). She also quickly lands a job at Wonderland Toys. Wonderland Toys' owner, Ted (Sam Page) is struggling to stay in business selling old-fashioned toys in a digital world. Annie soon realizes that she wants Ted's business to thrive because she has feelings for this Christmas traditionalist. Stars: Maria Thayer (Annie), Sam Page (Ted), Nay Nay Kirby (Mia), Vivica A. Fox (Lucy), Ryan Bittle (Dean), Randy J. Goodwin (Barry), Matt Winston (Chester), Lucy Loken (Amy). Directed by: Kevin Connor.