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Trailer Roundup: Internships, Danny Boyle, and Shia The Beef!

This is Grizzly Bomb’s Trailer Round for March the 5th in the year of 2013…

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This new film centers around Jim Grant (Robert Redford), a former member of a radical anti Vietnam War group known as the Weather Underground.  Though he has successfully remained off the FBI grid for thirty years as an Albany attorney, Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) aggressively pursues answers from Grant and ultimately stirs up a giant mess involving several members of the WU.  The only way for Grant to keep everything he loves is to clear his name.

Both produced and directed by Robert Redford, this thriller is based upon the 2003 novel of the same title written by Neil Gordon.

Director:  Robert Redford

Stars:  Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Susan Sarandon, and Anna Kendrick.

Release Date:  Limited U.S. release April 2013

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We have already seen the first trailer for Danny Boyles new film Trance, but with the release of its red band counter part we are exposed to a deeper grit.  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 the attractive hypnotherapist to find out where the painting went, and you’ve got yourself a nice little action film filled with deception and intrigue.

The new red band trailer shows the psychological affects that this venture will have on Simon.  There will be a dance between reality and fiction.  That is, unless people can really talk with only half of their head left.  Call me presumptuous, but I assumed this is a dream sequence of sorts.

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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All you have to say is Twilight’s Stephanie Meyer and you have got yourself a box office success.  The name alone will lead to some kind of financial prosperity.  So, of course, this movie had to be made.  It doesn’t look all that terrible, but it certainly hasn’t wowed me with some kind of new concept.

In this typical science fiction action film, a parasitic alien race has attached itself to the human race.  A resistance has been established and is linked to the aliens by Melanie, an individual who has partnered with her host (Wanda) rather than succumb to it.

Director:  Andrew Niccol

Stars:  Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Marcus Lyle Brown, William Hurt, Frances Fisher, Boyd Holbrook, and Chandler Canterbury.

Release Date:  March 29, 2013

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I love it when the same movie is repackaged and sold as if it is something new.  I am, of course, referring to the comedy duo of Wilson and Vaughn.  It’s not like this isn’t an acceptable practice in Hollywood.  We have seen it time and time again, and the audience is truly okay with it.  Consider it a wonderful chemistry that can be enjoyed in countless scenarios even though plot points rarely deviate.

The trailer itself points out that this is the mental Hunger Games against a bunch of genius kids for a hand full of jobs.  So let’s just call it that.  This is NOT Wedding Crashers II:  Crashing Harder!

Director:  Shawn Levy

Stars:  Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, John Goodman, Rose Byrne, Dylan O’Brien, Chuti Tiu, JoAnna Garcia, Swisher, Jessica Szohr, Josh Gad, and B.J. Novak.

Release Date:  June 7, 2013

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I was surprised when the word “Byzantium” did not come up as requiring spell check.  It turns out that it is an ancient Greek city.

Byzantium is the name of the guesthouse in which the mother, daughter vampire duo portrayed by Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan take refuge.  The story unfolds when Eleanor (Ronan) reveals her secret to Frank (Caleb Landry Jones).

Director:  Neil Jordan

Stars:  Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Same Riley, Tom Hollander, Thure Lindhardt, Christine Marzano, and Daniel Mays.

Release Date:  2013 U.S.

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