The Movie Fanatic: 8/10 – Red Dawn, The Loft, Zero Dark Thirty And More

Welcome back to The Movie Fanatic! Where we cover the new trailer releases of the week as well as what is coming to theaters this weekend. Let’s jump right into this week’s releases!

This week has not been as generous to us as last week. Last time featured quite the variety and selection but now we only have a handful. Although we do have a big one this week being Red Dawn. As I mentioned in my Impressions post last week, this movie has gone through a lot of hardships. I think its great that it is finally coming to theaters this year with nothing else holding it back. Alongside the trailer premiere today, we also got the first poster for Red Dawn. Check it out below.

Here is the trailer!

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Next up is Kathryn Bigelow’s new film, Zero Dark Thirty. After her hugely acclaimed blockbuster, The Hurt Locker, she is back for another thriller. I believe it was the same day or day after, but Bigelow jumped on the rights for the capture of Bin Laden film. I mean, it was sick how fast it was. It really is just a teaser as it doesn’t have the full 2 1/2 minute runtime, but check it out anyway.

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This is 40 is another romantic comedy from director, Judd Apatow. This film expands on the events that happened during Knocked Up. So there really is no surprise to see Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann back.

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No, The Trouble with the Curve is not about a grading curve, but more about a baseball curve. Threw you for a curve ball there eh? EH? I apologize, that was pretty sad. Anyway, The Trouble with the Curve is a baseball themed movie with Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin TimberlakeEastwood’s character is a baseball scout who is losing his vision with his age just as he and his daughter (Amy Adams) take a final road trip to Atlanta to check out a prospective talent. We had Moneyball last year, so why not another baseball movie this year?

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Finally, we have The Loft. This is another remake of a Belgian film entitled Loft. It looks really interesting as the story involves 5 friends who own this loft to bring women back to. When a body is turned up on the property, they all start to suspect each other as they are the only ones with keys. It will be interesting to see how it all unravels in this psychological thriller. Not only does it have an interesting story, but a great cast of actors. How can you not like Karl Urban and James Marsden and Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet. I must warn you, this is an R-rated trailer which is not safe for work.

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So what is opening this weekend? Anything worth your time? Of course! There is always a movie that is worth your time. With 3 big names opening this week, there may just be something for you. First film I want to mention is The Bourne Legacy. As you may have noticed, Matt Damon is not this installment, instead it is Hawkeye Jeremy Renner.  Although it is still set in the same universe at the first three films as it involves Treadstone and Jason Bourne. I’m excited for this movie and I plan on seeing it this weekend, plus I am a fan of Renner and Edward Norton, who is also in this film. Can’t go wrong.

Also opening this weekend is The Campaign and Hope Springs.  Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star in the political comedy, The Campaign. Now I am not a huge fan of Ferrell but I love Galifianakis, so I may see this. I know I will eventually, but it wouldn’t be my first choice this weekend. Hope Springs is your comedic drama fix with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. It involves a married couple that have been together for 30 years and have to seek counseling to decide the fate of their marriage. So if that movie sounds like your thing, more power to you!

There you have it, this weeks The Movie Fanatic. With the small mix of trailers and what’s new this weekend. Let me know what you are going to see this weekend and what you thought of the trailers in the comments below. See you next Friday!

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