Category Archives: Trailers

How to Preview: Enter “Tomorrowland”


Step 1: Blast off! This second teaser for Disney’s Tomorrowland shows a ton more action, which makes it far more intriguing than the previous trailer. Same idea — girl (Britt Robertson) finds a strange lapel pin that when she touches it, reveals a futuristic parallel universe. She seeks out George Clooney’s character to explain it to her, and this is where this particular teaser takes off into an extended action sequence as they escape some Tomorrowland  baddies.

Step 2: Recognize Clooney’s badass-ness. The actor hasn’t had to engage in any laser gun play in quite a while. He still looks good at it.

Step 3: Praise Disney for continuing to come up clever ideas around their theme park rides. Pirates of the Caribbean… well, maybe just Pirates. I’m pretty sure everyone involved would like to forget The Haunted Mansion. 

Step 4: Travel to Tomorrowland May 22.


How to Preview: The “Jurassic World” View


Step 1: Just don’t create a new hybrid dinosaur. Period. Here’s why: “She’s killing for sport.” Not good.

Step 2: Marvel at how Chris Pratt’s character manages to wrangle velociraptors. I mean, he looks so kickass as a carnivore dino whisperer!

Step 3: Secretly wish there was a REAL Jurassic World… just as long as it doesn’t have any crazy types running it. Bryce Dallas Howard, we are talking to you.

Step 4: Enter Jurassic World June 11.


How to Preview: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Is Here


Step 1: Realize nothing is sacred when it comes highly anticipated trailers… and what a week of them! Director Zack Snyder announced last week he was premiering the trailer to his epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sequel with a special April 20 IMAX event… but of course, it somehow made it on the Internet waves on Friday. So here it is:

Step 2: Know that this time it’s personal. Not entirely sure why Batman (Ben Affleck) wants to make Superman (Henry Cavill) bleed, but it looks like everyone hates Superman because, you know, he’s an ALIEN and not to be trusted.

Step 3: Recognize some of the voice-overs. You clearly hear Holly Hunter (playing a “senator” according to IMdb) and Jeremy Irons, who’s playing Bruce Wayne’s stalwart man-servant, Alfred.

Step 4: Ask “Where’s Wonder Woman?” And then answer: This is only the first trailer. She’s bound to turn up in the teasers to follow.

Step 5: Get ready for Batman v Superman March 16, 2016.

How to Preview: The Old Guard Is Back in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer!

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Step 1: Rejoice! All that you’ve come to love and respect about the Star Wars franchise is represented in this latest trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. There’s the Millennium Falcon, R2D2, Luke’s voice… and the killer capper, Hans Solo and Chewbacca making an appearance, as Hans declares, “Chewie, we’re home.” Goosebumps.

Step 2: Get pumped! The teaser premiered at the Star Wars Celebration event today in L.A. with much fanfare and a stellar panel discussion that included director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy and some of the cast, old and new. The trailer is also a marked improvement from the first teaser, which didn’t show any of the beloved returning characters. To say I’m now completely beside myself with anticipation is an understatement.

Step 3: Hail to the newbies! Newcomers to Star Wars universe – Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac – also have ample screen time in this trailer, even though we aren’t quite sure who they are yet. Isaac did say at the Star Wars celebration that he’s “the best freakin’ pilot in the Galaxy, sent on a mission by a certain princess.”

Step 4: Wait and wait and wait… December 18 is the date.

How to Preview: Creepy Crawly “Ant-Man” Trailer


Step 1: Watch out, there are real ants! As Marvel continues to take over the movie universe with all its different iterations, we have the latest Ant-Man trailer to gawk at… and Paul Rudd’s miniature superhero really does run with ants.

Step 2: Believe it. Rudd pulls off the superhero thing… with a wink, of course.

Step 3: Packs a punch. Evangeline Lilly should be a nice and formidable female addition, as will Corey Stoll as Ant-Man’s nemesis, Yellow Jacket.

Step 4: Get Marvel-ized into ant form July 17.

How to Preview: The “SPECTRE” Trailer Is Here


Step 1: Cue the James Bond theme. The latest trailer for the highly anticipated next 007 installment has been released, and I am more than excited after being properly teased by it. Watch!

Step 2: Ask yourself: Has Daniel Craig truly become the best Bond of them all? It’s always been close, with the original Sean Connery still slightly in the lead, but after Skyfall, Craig really took it up a notch, proving he’s the coolest James ever. Now, this trailer? Forget about it…

Step 3: Find the best villain. Besides the fact that 007’s ultimate nemesis SPECTRE is making a glorious return, there’s also Christophe Waltz at its helm. Will he have a cat?

Step 4: Be patient. SPECTRE comes out November 6.

How to Know What You Don’t Know

I’m having a little fun tonight with my headers, just so you know. But How Do You Know? Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd are having a tough time figuring that out in the next James L. Brooks flick, another dramedy. Here’s the trailer:

Um, I’m not really sure about this one. I’ve loved Brooks’ movies like Broadcast News and As Good As It Gets, but is it me or does look kinda boring? Hope I’m wrong.

How to See “Red”

Check out this trailer to the upcoming actioner Red, about a black-ops agent (Bruce Willis), who has to reassemble his old team in a last ditch effort to survive. Any movie in which Helen Mirren can shoot a gun is MY kind of movie.