New trailers and clips this week: A closer look at the new Superman, plus more on the Wizard's backstory, time travel assassins, memory lapses on Mars, and much more.
Man of Steel (2013)
[Teaser: Jor-El] (1:34). Scheduled theatrical release: Jun 14 2013. A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, he uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil. Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni. Directed by: Zack Snyder.
- [Teaser: Jonathan Kent] (1:34).
- [Teaser: Jor-El][UK] (1:27).
- [Teaser: Jonathan Kent][UK] (1:27).
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
[Trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful][Canadian] (1:44). Scheduled theatrical release: Mar 8 2013. How the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Abigail Spencer, Joey King. Directed by: Sam Raimi.
- [Trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful][Canadian] (1:44).
Finding Nemo: 2012 Re-Release (2003)
[Trailer for Finding Nemo][Canadian] (1:44). Scheduled theatrical release: Dec 4 2012. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Stars: Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Allison Janney, Brad Garrett, Erica Beck, Geoffrey Rush, Richard Kind, John Ratzengerger, Erik Per Sullivan, Stephen Root. Directed by: Andrew Stanton.
Total Recall (2012)
[Clip: Happy Trails][French] (1:09). Scheduled home video release: Nov 1 2012. As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on. Stars: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy. Directed by: Len Wiseman.
- [Clip: Kiss Goodbye][French] (0:42).
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
[Clip: Jack Frost Puts on Santas Coat] (1:13). Scheduled home video release: Oct 16 2012. Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas. Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Aisha Tyler, Spencer Breslin, Judge Reinhold, Kevin Pollak, Wendy Crewson, Ann-Margret. Directed by: Michael Lembeck.
- [Clip: Taller Family] (1:11).
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)
[Trailer for Werewolf: The Beast Among Us] (1:01). Scheduled home video release: Oct 9 2012. Set in a 19th century village, a young man studying under a local doctor joins a team of hunters on the trail of a wolf-like creature. Stars: Steven Bauer, Nia Peeples, Stephen Rea, Ed Quinn, Ana Ularu, Rachel DiPillo, Adam Croasdell. Directed by: Louis Morneau.
[Trailer 2 for Looper][Canada] (2:25). Scheduled theatrical release: Sep 28 2012. In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self. Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels. Directed by: Rian Johnson.
[Trailer for Branded] (2:31). Scheduled theatrical release: Sep 7 2012. Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world. Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor. Directed by: Jamie Bradshaw and Aleksandr Dulerayn.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding (2012)
[Trailer for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Royal Pony Wedding] (0:44). 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.
Sand Sharks (2011)
[Trailer for Sand Sharks] (1:11). Scheduled home video release: Jul 31 2012. A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise. Stars: Brooke Hogan, Corin Nemec, Gina Holden, Julie Marie Berman. Directed by: Mark Atkins.
Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand (2012)
[Trailer for Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand] (1:11). Scheduled home video release: Jul 31 2012. This will include the final four episodes of season 1 and the first three episodes of season 2, with these 7 episodes "sewn" together to make a more movie-like presentation in the same manner as the "Darkness Rising" DVD. Stars: Peter Cullen, Sumalee Montano, Jeffrey Combs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Frank Welker. Directed by: David Hartman.
- [Clip: Showdown] (1:47).
- [Clip: Forcing A Prophecy] (1:48).
Thrill Seekers (2000)
[Trailer for Thrill Seekers] (1:55). Scheduled home video release: Jun 12 2012. A reporter, learning of time travelers visiting 20th century disasters, tries to change the history they know by averting upcoming disasters. Stars: Martin Sheen, Casper Van Dien, Catherine Bell, Catherine Van Dien, Peter Outerbridge, Theresa Saldana. Directed by: Mario Azzopardi.
Mia and the Migoo (2008)
[Trailer for Mia and the Migoo] (2:22). Scheduled home video release: Jan 10 2012. One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who is trapped in a landslide at a remote construction site. Stars: John Di Maggio, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by: Jacques-Remy Girerd.
The Magic Museum (1999)
[Trailer for The Magic Museum] (1:34). Scheduled theatrical release: Dec 21 1999. While visiting a museum, two siblings Ben and Kim a fierce electrical storm creates a passage between the real world and worlds within the paintings. They are magically whisked through time to the 1600's and find they must square off against a wicked magician and also locate a valuable jewel in order to return to the present day. Stars: A.J. Trauth, Brianna Brown, Megan Lusk, Michael Lee Gogin, John Duerler, Adrian Neil, David Schmoeller. Directed by: David Schmoeller.