TGIF! It's trailer time!
Now that we've got Oscar season just about out of the way, but we're not quite ready to begin being bombarded by the big summer blockbuster campaigns, this time of the year is a nice, quiet time for studios and distributors to drum up a bit of publicity for what once might have been described as "arthouse fare" (until all the arthouse cinemas got closed and turned into restaurants).
It seems to be a banner week for such films, so let's start with the trailer for Two Mothers, starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. Remember that film with Nicole Kidman having the bath with the kid she thought was her reincarnated lover? This looks better/worse than that (NSFW warning for brief if invigorating glimpses of Xavier Samuels' bum cheeks):
Based on the trailer I think we can safely say Wright is close to knocking Kate Winslet off the top of the 'Best Fake Australian Accent' charts. So far the extent of the synopsis available is "A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons", but the film is an Australian production and based on Doris Lessing's short story The Grandmothers.
Up next, Danny Boyle's latest, Trance, starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, which has a similarly obtuse synopsis: "A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated."
Probs not going to win an Oscar for this one, eh Danny old boy? (Also, if that didn't quite fulfil your weekly exploding head quota, you can watch the redband trailer here.)
And finally, in considerably less arthouse mode, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan have been reunited for The Internship, in which they go for, you guessed it, an internship at Google! How could this possibly go wrong? Watch:
As IWatchStuff noted, "Vaughn and Wilson do not understand the modernities of X-Men, webcams, nor permanent markers, but can drop a Hunger Games reference as needed for a gag." Comedy gold!
And finally, just in case you've been having trouble getting to sleep, here's the latest trailer for the adaptation of Stephenie Meyers' Twilight follow-up, alien invasion romantic drama The Host:
I don't believe a synopsis is required, as we just saw pretty much the whole film. (And yes, that is Gattaca writer/director and The Truman Show writer/producer Andrew Niccol in the credits, in case you were wondering.)