Trailer Thursday – Looking Ahead… Spring 2015 edition

There is a lot of great things coming out in the next few months… Here are a few you might not have heard of…

 

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Release Date: March 6, 2015
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench as Evelyn GreensladeMaggie Smith as Muriel Donnelly, Bill Nighy as Douglas AinslieCelia Imrie as Madge HardcastlePenelope Wilton as Jean Ainslie, Ronald Pickup as Norman CousinsDiana Hardcastle as Carol, Tena Desae as Sunaina, Dev Patel as Sonny KapoorLillete Dubey as Mrs. Kapoor, Richard Gere as Guy ChambersDavid StrathairnTamsin Greig as Lavinia

The expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself. (c) Fox Searchlight

 

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

 Release Date: February 13, 2015
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Starring: Colin Firth as Harry HartTaron Egerton as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, Michael Caine as Arthur/Chester King, Samuel L. Jackson as Richmond Valentine, Mark Strong as Merlin, Sofia Boutella as Gazelle, Jack Davenport as Lancelot, Sophie Cookson as Roxy, Alisha Heng (I) as GraceEdward Holcroft as Charlie, Mark Hamill as Professor James ArnoldSamantha Womack as Michelle Unwin, Geoff Bell as Dean, Richard Brake as The Interrogator, Hanna Alström as Swedish Princess, Bjørn Floberg as Swedish Prime Minister

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. (c) Fox

 

 

Check out the trailers for Focus, Playing It Cool,  While We’re Young after the jump…

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Playing It Cool

 

Release Date: February 13, 2015
Directed By:
 Justin Reardon
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Chris Evans as Narrator, Michelle Monaghan as Her, Aubrey Plaza as Mallory, Ioan Gruffudd as Stuffy, Anthony Mackie as Bryan, Ashley Tisdale as Herself, Matthew Morrison as Himself, Topher Grace as Scott, Patrick Warburton as Dick, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Starr as Lyle, Luke Wilson as Samson, Philip Baker Hall as Granddad

The narrator (Evans) is a writer and wants to write action but his publisher Bryan (Mackie) wants him to write about romance first. The problem is, the narrator doesn’t believe in love. But when he meets Her (Monaghan), he falls for her, only to find out that she is already engaged to Stuffy (Gruffudd).

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Focus

Release Date: February 27, 2015
Directed By:
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Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Starring: Will Smith as Nicky Spurgeon, Margot Robbie as Jess Barrett, Rodrigo Santoro as Garriga, Gerald McRaney as Owens, BD Wong as Liyuan, Robert Taylor as McEwen, Dominic Fumusa as Jared, Brennan Brown as Horst, Griff Furst as Gareth, Adrian Martinez as Farhad, Alfred Tumbley as Dogs
 Nicky Spurgeon is a seasoned con-man who becomes romantically involved with an attractive young woman; while introducing her to the tricks of his con man trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires as the opposing side of the same scam: a billionaire international race car owner. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, most dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.a.

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While We’re Young

 Release Date: March 27, 2015
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Brady Corbet, Ryan Serhant, Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel haging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought. While We’re Young screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
What movie are you looking forward to seeing most!? Let me know in the comments!
Cheers,
~M