Who knew that Peter Venkman could pull off a convincing FDR? So suggests the trailer for Hyde Park on Hudson, a film that finds American treasure Bill Murray stepping into Franklin Roosevelt's wheelchair. Based on events that transpired during King George's visit to the States in 1939, Hyde Park reunites Murray with his Rushmore love interest, Olivia Williams, and is helmed by Notting Hill director Roger Michell -- so expect a lot of subtle humor about the differences between Americans and Brits. Hyde Park on Hudson opens December 7.
Although an unfortunate and extremely tragic incident has marred the original title of this film, The Watch (previously Neighborhood Watch), has more in line with Tom Hanks' 1989 movie, The Burbs, inasmuch as it's about a bunch of nosy dudes (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade, and Jonah Hill) figuring out all the weirdness going on in their neighborhood. This trailer is Not Safe For Work, btw.
The full trailer for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis is now online, complete with shirtless Robert Pattinson, a dumbfounded Jay Baruchel, and lots of cool gadgets and a dystopian culture. Like most of Cronenberg's films, it'll probably fare well critically, though the casting of Pattinson could mean that people will actually watch this in theaters before it has a second wind as a sought-after Criterion DVD.
Dwayne Johnson (nee: The Rock) should win a Golden Globe for playing sidekick to those awesome 90s-era work out pants in Michael Bay's upcoming flick, "Pain and Gain." Still, I wouldn't make fun of him because he does have a reputation of putting boots to asses.