Finally, the trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful is out. Releases March 2013.
There's a lot of talent behind DreamWorks' latest feature, but Rise of the Guardians might go down as one of the most generic titles in movie history. That is, until Tales of the Magic Guardians of the Dark Legend Protectors eventually becomes a thing.
Look out for Alec Baldwin as Russian Santa Claus.
Film festival darling The Loneliest Planet stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg as a young engaged couple on a twisted backpacking trip through the wilderness of Georgia (the country, not the state).
From David Thomson's review in The New Republic:
A film you will never forget because it turns on the kind of small incident that could happen to any of us and alter our life in just a few seconds... You have to see The Loneliest Planet, for it is one of those works that prepares you for life, that make you wary, alive and responsible, and which well, you'll never forget it... [Director Julia] Loktev is one of the most radical, intelligent and talented filmmakers now at work. The Loneliest Planet is an experience you deserve. So search it out.
The film is in theaters August 24.
Why Stop Now stars Jesse Eisenberg as a piano prodigy whose mom Melissa Leo is a drug addict. The same day of his audition for a prestigious music program, mom tries to enter rehab, but a glitch in the system forces them to track down her drug dealer, Tracy Morgan, to get her high enough to qualify for treatment.
The indie film, which premiered at Sundance, is in theaters August 17.
The Man With The Iron Fists is an over-the-top kung fu flick starring Lucy Liu. What more needs to be said?
Fine -- here's the plot, as if it matters: In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Produced by Quentin Tarantino, RZA's directorial debut also stars Russell Crowe. Out October 26.
(Not Safe For Work -- red band.)
Bradley Cooper is a hot mess, fresh out of four years in a mental institution and under the care of his mother in Silver Linings Playbook. Jennifer Lawrence also is a hot mess, emotionally crippled after being fired for sleeping with all her co-workers. No further plot details necessary -- we all know where this one's headed.
The film, based on Matthew Quick's 2008 debut novel and which also stars Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, and Chris Tucker, is out November 21.
Grumpy ex-jewel thief Frank Langella receives a gift from his daughter: a robot butler programmed to look after him as he ages. But before long, Frank is up to his old tricks, as he and Robot try their luck as a heist team.
Also starring Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, and James Marsden, Robot and Frank is out August 24.