Trailer Roundup: Danny Boyle, Halle Berry, and Jackie Robinson…

42

42 is sure to deliver the amazing true story of the first African American to play Major League Baseball during our modern era, Jackie Robinson.  Typically, I find these films to be depressing because they uncover some of the filth our nation has been responsible for in the past.  However, it should also be incredibly triumphant demonstrating a first hand occurrence of when segregation began to deteriorate in this country.

Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) receives guidance from Brooklyn Dodgers Team Executive Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) as he breaks the color barrier of Major League Baseball.

Director:  Brian Helgeland

Stars:  Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Chadwick Boseman, Kelley Jakle, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, and T.R. Knight.

Release Date:  April 12, 2013

The Call

The Call shows us one 911 operator going above and beyond to make up for mistakes made in the past.  Likely scenario?  Not so much, but in this upcoming thriller starring Halle Berry and Abigail Bresilin, we are sure to get some highly intense action with some morbid serial killer overtones.

Due to scheduling conflicts, Berry was initially cast as the lead, dropped out after Joel Schumacher was replaced with Brad Anderson, and ultimately returned when the start date could be pushed up.

Director:  Brad Anderson

Stars:  Michael Eklund, Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry, Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli, and Ella Rae Peck.

Release Date:  March 15, 2013

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In true sequel format, The Last Exorcism Part II picks up where the last film left off.  Neil Sweetzer is trying to reaclimate herself after the events of the first film.  Unfortunately, the evil force is still after her and has a far more devious plan this time around.

In a true expression of good vs. evil, we will see who is the ultimate victor.  If anything, it will at least set up Part III.

Director:  Ed Gass-Donnelly

Stars:  Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Sensenig, Judd Lormand, Julia Garner, Muse Watson, and E. Roger Mitchell.

Release Date:  March 1, 2013

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Now presenting the latest and greatest from Mr. Danny Boyle.  Simon (James McAvoy) partners up with the wrong crowd to steal a piece of precious art.  Sure enough, the plan goes awry, and Simon gets knicked only to have forgotten everything.  Insert attractive hypnotherapist to find out, and you’ve got yourself a nice little action film filled with deception and intrigue.

Scarlett Johansson, Melanie Thierry, Eva Green and Zoe Saldana were considered for the role of Elizabeth which ultimately went to Rosario Dawson.

Director:  Danny Boyle

Stars:  James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Tuppence Middleton, Wehab Sheikh, Danny Sapani, and Lee Nicholas Harris.

Release Date:  March 27, 2013 UK

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It’s just a a guy looking for his dog.  All the while, there are so many people influenced simply by a guy looking for his lost dog.  Or is it more than that?

It seems a bit strange.  That’s because it is.

Director:  Quentin Dupieux

Stars:  Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, William Fichtner, Regan Burns, Mark Burnham, and Arden Myrin.

Release Date:  March 29th, 2013

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