New trailers and clips this week: Legendary magical spirits work together to protect the kids, regular joes encounter aliens, and a strange little alien phones home.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
[Trailer for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away][Canada] (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 for Rise of the Guardians][Canada] (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.
The Addams Family Tour (2012)
[Trailer for The Addams Family Tour] (1:04). Scheduled theatrical release: Nov 13 2012. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. Stars: Not announced. Directed by: Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.
The Watch (2012)
[Clip: Russian Nesting Dolls][UK] (0:53). Scheduled home video release: Nov 1 2012. Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Billy Crudup, Rosemarie DeWitt, Doug Jones, Will Forte. Directed by: Akiva Schaffer.
- [Clip: Goo][UK] (0:26).
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: Anniversay Edition [Blu-Ray + Digital Copy] (1982)
[Trailer 2 for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial][UK] (0:53). Scheduled home video release: Oct 9 2012. A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet. Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, K.C. Martel, C. Thomas Howell, Erika Eleniak. Directed by: Steven Spielberg.
[Featurette: Slo Mo] (2:09). Scheduled theatrical release: Sep 21 2012. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey. Directed by: Pete Travis.
Shark Week (2012)
[Trailer for Shark Week] (0:48). Scheduled theatrical release: Aug 4 2012. A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound. They are forced into a horrifying gauntlet where they must survive a barrage of ever deadlier species of shark. Stars: Josh Allen (Cal), Bart Baggett (Holt), Patrick Bergin (Tiberon), Paul Borst (Audience Enhancer), Yancy Butler (Elena), Erin Coker (Regan), Frankie Cullen (Frankie), Valerie K. Garcia (Layla), Meredith Thomas (Francine), Robert Matthew Wallace (Pete), Eric Scott Wilson (Roger). Directed by: Christopher Ray.
Mars et Avril (2012)
[Trailer for Mars et Avril][Canadian][French - Canadian] (2:03). Scheduled theatrical release: Jul 2 2012. Set in a futuristic environment, Mars et Avril tells the story of an elderly musician and his instrument maker who both become obsessed with the same woman. She agrees to be the model for their next musical instrument but then gets lost in a virtual world on the way to Mars. Stars: Jacques Languirand (Jacob Obus), Caroline Dhavernas (Avril), Paul Ahmarani (Arthur), Robert Lepage (Eugène Spaak - tête), Jean Asselin (Eugène Spaak - corps/Serveur automate), Stéphane Demers (Bernard Brel), Jean Marchand (Pneumatologue), Kathleen Fortin (Modèle d'Arthur), Marcel Sabourin (Capucin), André Montmorency (Pierrot), Gabriel Gascon (Arlequin). Directed by: Martin Villeneuve.
[Trailer for Bigfoot] (1:08). Scheduled theatrical release: Jun 30 2012. 1970's pop culture icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature. Stars: Danny Bonaduce (Harley Anderson), Barry Williams (Simon Quint), Bruce Davison (Sheriff Walt Henderson), Sherilyn Fenn (Sheriff Becky Alvarez), Howard Hesseman (Mayor Tommy Gillis), Andre Royo (Al Hunter), Alice Cooper (Himself), Stephanie Sarreal Park (Priya), Cynthia Geary (Sueanne), Noelia Rodriguez (Delia), Toan Le (Alex), Demetrius Sager (Max), Ulric Dihle (Colonel Tifton), Jennifer Ropella (Lynn), John Paulsen (Laurich), Rosslyn Greer (Tina Gould). Directed by: Bruce Davison.
Phantom of the Opera - The Musical (2012)
[Featurette: Phantom of the Opera - The Musical] (2:58). Scheduled theatrical release: Jan 26 1988. Winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair. Set at the Paris opera house, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Stars: Hugh Panaro, Trista Moldovan, Kyle Barisich, Michele McConnell, Marilyn Caskey. Directed by: Hal Prince.