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Saturday, September 21, 2013

This Week in Movie Trailers: Robocop, Parkland, Grudge Match, Escape From Tomorrow, Under the Skin, and Blue is the Warmest Color

Well, it has certainly been awhile (3-4 weeks, at least) - and for that, I apologize. But we are back now with another exciting installment of This Week in Movie Trailers. And given the lengthy lay-off, I have got plenty of them for you, so let's get started.

RoboCop (Dir. José Padilha)

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. A remake of the beloved 1987 Paul Verhoeven film.

Starring:  Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Release Date: February 7, 2014

Parkland (Dir. Peter Landesman)

A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Ron Livingston, Tom Welling, Mark Duplass, James Badge Dale, and Jackie Earle Haley

Release Date: October 4

Divergent (Dir. Neil Burger)

Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ray Stevenson, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet

Release Date: March 21, 2014

Grudge Match (Dir. Peter Segal)

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match. 

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal, and Alan Arkin

Release Date: December 25

Blue is the Warmest Color (Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)

The story of a young lesbian couple's beginning, middle and possible end. 

Starring: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos

Release Date: October 25 

Check out more trailers, including: Great Expectations, Homefront, Escape from Tomorrow, A.C.O.D., Under the Skin, Grace of Monaco, The Book Thief, and many, many more after the jump!

Great Expectations (Dir. Mike Newell)

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, and Sally Hawkins 

Release Date: November 8

Homefront (Dir. Gary Fleder)

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. 

Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre, and Winona Ryder

Release Date: November 27

Escape from Tomorrow (Dir. Randy Moore)

In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday. 

Starring:  Roy Abramsohn and Elena Schuber

Release Date: October 11 

A.C.O.D. (Dir. Stu Zicherman)

A.C.O.D. follows a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce who is forced to revisit the chaos of his parents bitter divorce all over again after his younger brother decides to get married.

Starring: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherin O'Hara, Jessica Alba, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clark Duke, and Jane Lynch

Release Date: October 4

Under the Skin (Dir. Jonathan Glazer)

An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland. 

Starring: Scarlett Johansson and Paul Brannigan 

Release Date:

Grace of Monaco (Dir. Oliver Dahan)

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s. 

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Derek Jacobi, Paz Vega, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, and Frank Langella

Release Date: November 27

Neighbors (Dir. Nicholas Stoller)

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. 

Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Lisa Kudrow

Release Date: May 9, 2014

Fading Gigolo (Dir. John Turturro)

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. 

Starring: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sofía Vergara, Liev Schreiber, and Sharon Stone

Release Date: TBD

The Book Thief (Dir. Brian Percival)

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. 

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Mortimer, and  Sophie Nélisse

Release Date: November 15 

The Double (Dir. Richard Ayoade)

An absurdist comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppelganger. 

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Masikowska, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige, and Wallace Shawn

Release Date:  TBD

Child of God (Dir. James Franco)

A dispossessed, violent man who's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. 

Starring: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, and Scott Haze

Release Date: TBD

Plush (Dir. Catherine Hardwicke)

A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her. 

Starring: Emily Browning and Cam Gigandet

Release Date: October 15

All is Bright (Dir. Phil Morrison)

While out on parole, Dennis reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted. 

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd, and Sally Hawkins

Release Date:  October 4

How I Live Now (Dir. Kevin MacDonald)

An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as the third world war breaks out. 

Starring: Saoirse Ronan

Release Date: November 8

The Railway Man (Dir. Jonathan Teplitzky) 

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. Based on a true story. 

Starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, and  Stellan Skarsgård

Release Date: TBD 

Palo Alto (Dir. Gia Coppola)

A dark drama centered on a group of teens with a penchant for finding trouble.

Starring: James Franco, Emma Roberts, Chris Messina, and Val Kilmer

Release Date: TBD

The Wind Rises (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki)

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Starring: English voice cast not yet announced

Release Date: February 21, 2014

Ass Backwards (Dir. Chris Nelson)

Two best friends embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children. 

Starring: June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Jon Cryer, Bob Odenkirk, Paul Scheer, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Alicia Silverstone

Release Date: November 8

Best Man Down (Dir. Ted Koland)

A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony. 

Starring: Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine,  Shelley Long, and Frances O'Connor

Release Date: October 3

We Are What We Are (Dir. Jim Mickle)

The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.

Starring: Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Jack Gore, and Bill Sage

Release Date: September 27

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