Trailer Time: New for Paul

How can you go wrong with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? The answer is – you can’t.

And when you add the voice of Seth Rogen as the alien and a cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, and Jeffrey Tambor… how can you go wrong?

So Paul – coming out March 18, 2011 – should be a guaranteed hit like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz!

Here’s the new trailer:

Here’s the synopsis:

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base.

For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town–a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

I definitely plan on seeing this one at the theater!

–Fitz

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Trailer Time: Your Highness

Ok, I have to admit that the Pineapple Express with Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Danny McBride had its moments but it wasn’t my favorite comedy of 2008. But Your Highness set to arrive on April 8, 2011, looks pretty damn funny as it skewers all the fantasy adventure movie stereotypes I’ve liked over the years. And for that it deserves my attention!

The summary from Universal Pictures is:

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world-Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux)…

It looks fun, irreverent, and actually pretty well made, so I may have to add it to my list to see in April!

–Fitz

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Trailer Time: Kung Fu Panda 2 – May 2011

Yes, that’s right… Po (Jack Black) is back along with all his martial arts friends in Kung Fu Panda 2: Kaboom of Doom. Reprising their roles are Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Gary Oldman as Lord Shen, Seth Rogen as Mantis, David Cross as Crane, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Dustin Hoffman as Shifu, Lucy Liu as Viper, and James Hong as Mr. Ping. Also making an appearance (as voices) are Jean-Claude Van Damme as Master Croc, James Woods as Master Skunkman, Michelle Yeoh as The Soothsayer, and Victor Garber as Master Thundering Rhino. It has a great cast, so hopefully it will be as much fun as the first one was. We loved the first one, so I’m hoping they don’t screw it up.

And, as much as I object, it will be in 3D along with 3 out of 4 other movies for the rest of our lives… [sigh]

The summary of this one (according to IMDB) is: “Po and the Furious Five venture to China to battle a villain and uncover the secrets of Po’s mysterious origins.”

What mysterious origins? He’s just a goofy panda who likes kung fu, right?

I actually like the gimmick of this teaser trailer… The staring contest at the end is a nice touch. The kids will love it!

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