Trailer Time: Need For Speed, Thor: The Dark World & Arrow

The first Need For Speed trailer featuring Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul hit last week and looks pretty interesting. The plot revolves around Paul’s ex-con character getting wrapped up in a cross country race for shady reasons. The film debuts March 14, 2014.

Marvel Studios is rolling out the PR juggernaut for the next film Thor: The Dark World. The movie opens on November 8th. This latest TV spot shines the spotlight on Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, her concern for Chris Hemsworth Thor and her contempt for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

So, technically this is a clip and not a trailer, but it seemed to fit with the theme pretty well. The very first clip from the first episode of Arrow‘s second season features Diggle and Felicity reuniting with Arthur  on the island. The episode debuts on The CW, October 9th at 8:00 PM.

Trailer Time: Snowpiercer, Vikingdom, Transformers Prime Predacons Rising & The Tiger Mask

Norse mythology and star Dominic Purcell take center stage in this spot from Epic Pictures Releasing’s Vikingdom which hits theaters and VOD on October 4th.

The word is still out on whether the Weinsteins want to cut 20 minutes from Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris and Jamie Bell or not. But you can still check out this mostly-in-English French trailer for the all-of-humanity-on-a-train revolution film which hits August 1st in the States.

The Last Days On Mars is probably more of a space-adventure-horror film, but this trailer from Magnet featuring Liev Shrieber, Olivia Williams and Elias Koteas is pretty intense. The film opens on December 6th.

If you’re a fan of The Hub’s Transformers: Prime or just morphing robots in general, you might want to check out the original home video presentation of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising on October 8th.

Finally, this trailer for The Tiger Mask is like one big “getting ready for something awesome” scene without the actual “something awesome.” Still, the movie as described by Asian Movie Pulse sounds pretty rad.

Trailer Time: Homefront, Grudge Match & Mortal Kombat Legacy

Jason Statham faces off against James Franco and his drug army in Homefront, an adaptation of Chuck Logan’s novel of the same name penned by Sylvester Stallone. Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder also star in the film which opens on November 27th.

Just yesterday we showed you the first image from the Sylvester Stallone/Robert De Niro boxing comedy Grudge Match and now you can check out the trailer from the flick. Fun fact: the director pieced together training footage of Stallone from Rocky and De Niro from Raging Bull to create the flashback boxing matches! The movie opens on December 25th.

Machinima announced that the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II will kick off on the site on September 26th and released this all new trailer for the web series.

Trailer Time: Man Of Tai Chi, Arrow Season 2 & Serangoon Road

Man Of Tai Chi not only marks Keanu Reeves’ return to the world of martial arts movies, but also his first outing as a director. In the film, he plays an evil puppetmaster type figure trying to see if he can corrupt a supposed man of peace played by Tiger Hu Chen.  The film hits VOD and iTunes on September 27th and select theaters on October 1st.

The second season of Arrow looks to get pretty epic with the Hood trying to fix the destruction seen at the end of the CW show’s first season while also dealing with all kinds of comic book based characters like Black Canary, Bronze Tiger and Amanda Waller. The new season premieres on October 9th. 

According to Asian Movie Pulse, HBO’s working on a series called Serangoon Road set in 60s Singapore dealing with gangs, spies and other shady groups. They’re shooting the series in Singapore and Indonesia right now. Looks pretty intriguing.

Trailer Time: Blue Caprice & Mob City

In Blue Caprice, Isaiah Washington plays real life DC Betlway sniper John Allen Muhammad as he tries to pass on his craziness to Lee Boyd Malvo as played by Tequan Richmond. Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Dazed & Confused) also stars. The intense thriller is set to premiere on September 13.

Meanwhile, we also got our first look at Frank Darabont’s Mob City from TNT. The new series is set in 50s LA and chronicles the battle between well meaning cops and the mobsters who overran the city during WWII.  Mob City, which has gone by a few different aliases by this point (say, what do you think they’re hiding?) premieres on December 4th.

International Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer = Hot Stuff

Lionsgate wasted as little time as possible getting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire together after the first one proved to be a huge success at the box office. The sequel, based on the second book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, finds Hunger Games survivors Katniss and Peeta back in the death-dealing competition, this time facing off against other winners as a way to celebrate the games’ 75 anniversary as you can see in the newly released international trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis from Lionsgate:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

Directed by Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend), Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson and a boatload of others. The film opens on November 22nd.

We Want Action: The Losers, The A-Team & The Expendables

As I’ve mentioned here, here and here, I’m crazy excited for The Expendables, but it doesn’t come out until August 13th! Luckily, Hollywood seems pretty set on giving me cool looking, ensemble action movies to work my way up to Expendables. The Losers, which is based on a re-imagining of my newly beloved Jack Kirby book stars some pretty rad folks like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avatar’s Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Columbus Short and plenty of others debuts on April 23rd.

While The Losers is about a crack military team who gets betrayed by their government and seeks revenge, The A-Team is about, well, the exact some thing, but stars different people and comes from different source material. This TV show revamp can boast a cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel and Rampage Jackson. This one comes out on June 11th.

And because I can’t resist myself, here’s another Expendables trailer!

It’s good to see there will be something every two months to break the monotony. Well, that and Iron Man 2 which hits on May 7th.

Trailers! Trailers! Trailers!

I see a lot of posts on /Film about various movie trailers, but I tend to ignore them until I see them on TV or at the movies. Looking at them on a tiny computer screen just doesn’t do it for me all the time, but every now and then I get sucked in to looking at a bunch of trailers and here are the ones I saw that I’m looking forward to.

Hot Tub Time Machine. Just saw this one on TV today (though a shorter version) and can’t wait to see it.

I discovered The Runaways with the Dazed and Confused soundtrack back in high school and eventually picked up one of their records at a my beloved used record store Boogie Records. So, this movie based on them is definitely in my wheelehouse.

I just stumbled upon the trailer for this Angelina Jolie spy flick called Salt. The plot seems pretty basic in that “wrongly accused person on the run trying to prove their innocence” way, but what I like is seeing an ass kicking woman in the role. I’m not a big fan of Jolie, but this looks promising.

And finally, Cop Out is Kevin Smith’s next movie. I’ve been avoiding the trailers, but was in the spirit and gave it a look. You can’t really go wrong with Tracy Morgan teaming up with Bruce Willis. It’ll be interesting to see Smith, a director I love, doing, not only a movie he didn’t write, but also an action-heavy flick. Hopefully this is his big huge movie.

Future X-Cops Trailers Looks Awesome

I meant to watch this yesterday, but I tried reading the Terry Pratchet book I’m working my way through around 9:30 and was out by 10:00. Anyway, I saw this superhero-looking trailer over on I Heart Chaos yesterday and think it’ll be right up my alley.

Here’s hoping it’s more Machine Girl and less Tokyo Gore Police, a movie I dislikd so much I turned it off and didn’t write about it on here.

Four Movies I’m Looking Forward To In 2010

There’s a lot going on what with it being New Year’s Eve and partying to be done tonight, so I figured I’d do a quick post about some movies I’m looking forward to coming out next month.

Youth In Revolt January 8th
I haven’t read the book, but I can easily relate to a meek kid who wants to change into someone more suave. Plus, the cast is chockablock full of goodness. I don’t think I’ll see it in theaters, but I’m looking forward to the rental.

Daybreakers January 8th
Remember the good ol’ days when vampires were scary? Me too, but only vaguely. I like to think that the vampires that took over the world in Daybreakers used the cute ones from Twilight to lure the humans in and then sent in these ugly bruisers. Hopefully I’ll get to the theater for this one.

The Book Of Eli January 15th
I’m a big fan of post apocalyptic movies and I like Denzel Washington, so this one looks pretty good though I’m still not quite sure what it’s about.

Legion January 22nd
The trailer running on TV with the old lady turning into a demon freaks me out every time (just a little). I feel like I’ve read tons of comics with this kind of angel-sent-to-Earth-to-fight-evil premise, but not many movies and especially not many with this kind of cast and this level of special effects.