Aside from the popcorn, the previews may be my favorite part of going out to the movies.
I can’t guarantee these will grace the screen before showings of Cabin across the nation, but here are the ones I got here in Atlanta, in order of favorite to least. (Info from IMDB, clips from YouTube)
Looper – Directed by Rian Johnson, staring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt; A killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self. Release date: Sept. 28th, 2012.
Perhaps it is the fact that I came of age in the 90s (well…I came of some age in the 90s), but I will always be a Bruce Willis fan. I also am happy to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt building a strong career. This looks like a mind-bender of the best kind.
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter – Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, staring Benjamin Walker and Alan Tudyk. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. Release date: June 22, 2012
Against all odds, this movie looks freaking awesome.
Chernobyl Diaries – Directed by Bradley Parker, staring Jesse McCartney and Pasha Lychnikoff. Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. Release date: May 25th, 2012
What can I say? I’m a sucker for horror and a semi-avid Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) fan. His writing credit on this has me intrigued.
Savages – Directed by Oliver Stone, staring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hersch. Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. Release date: July 6, 2012
I am generally on the fence when it comes to Oliver Stone, but I find the two male leads compelling. We’ll see.
The Expendables 2 - Directed by Simon West, staring everybody – Stallone, Willis, Lundgren, Norris, Li, even newbies like Liam Hemsworth and Jason Statham. Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. Release date: August 16, 2012
Admit it – this look fun.
Safe - Directed by Boaz Yakin, staring Jason Statham. A former elite agent takes on a two-tier mission: rescue a Chinese girl who’s been abducted by the Triads, then use a safe combination to outwit the Russian Mafia, corrupt NYC officials, and the Triads themselves. Release date: April 27, 2012
Let us know which of these and other recent trailers have you the most excited!
This article was originally published at Good Girls Gone Geek on April 13, 2012