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Weekly Trailer Report: ‘Upside Down’ & ‘Mood Indigo’

This week takes a long look at independent films and horror with scares and laughs galore.

We’ve got a new look at the latest Michel Gondry film, “Mood Indigo.” Otherworldly romance takes on new dimensions in the Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess sci-fi romance “Upside Down,” Rob Lowe makes a stab at behind-the-scenes politics with “Knife Fight” and Nick Offerman is perfectly deadpan hilarious in his role as a confidant in “Somebody Up There Likes Me.”

There’s something here for everyone. Let us know what piques your interest in the comments below.

‘Mood Indigo’

The latest strange film from Michel Gondry continues his foray into the surreal and brings together two lovebirds.
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Omar Sy, Romain Duris
Release Date: 2013

‘Upside Down’

Two young people fall in love, despite living on similar planets with different gravities. Will they ever truly connect?
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall
Release Date: March 15, 2013

‘Would You Rather’

A young woman agrees to take part in a horrific game in order to save her sickly brother.
Starring: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonny Coyne
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2013

‘Knife Fight’

A political fixer juggles his various clients while considering what it means to protect the guilty.
Starring: Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen
Release Date: Jan. 25, 2013

‘Unforgotten Shadows’

This horror film takes us deep into Ukraine and a menace that lurks there.
Starring: Olga Sumskaya, Valeriy Legin, Yuriy Rasstalnoi
Release Date: 2013

‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’

A comedic look at life, love, marriage and friendship that spans the decades.
Starring: Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler
Release Date: 2013

‘The Condemned’

This Spanish language film circles around a young woman who returns to her father’s home village, and the mysterious home he left there.
Starring: Miosoti Alvarado, Marisé Alvarez, Axel Anderson
Release Date: 2013

‘Hava Nagila: The Movie’

A documentary look at the history behind the song “Hava Nagila.”
Starring: Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell, Connie Francis
Release Date: March 15, 2013

‘Bless Me, Ultima’

A man and medicine woman bond during World War II, and work together to defeat evil in their small town.
Starring: Luke Ganalon, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez
Release Date: Feb. 22, 2013


Real disasters inform this supernatural thriller.
Starring: Jordan Graham, Michael Frye, Michael Daniel
Release Date: 2013

‘The Teller and the Truth’

A documentary look at a mysterious disappearance that has affected a small town since the 1974 disappearance.
Starring: Mona Lee Fultz, Leilani Galvan, Russell Gustave Ochoa
Release Date: Jan. 18, 2014

‘Into the White’

In this stirring drama, two groups of pilots, German and English, shoot each other down and crash land in a foreign land. The groups must learn to work together to survive.
Starring: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff
Release Date: 2013

‘The Kitchen’

A group of friends gather to celebrate one girl’s birthday in this hilarious comedy, as old loves and new enemies make their plays for attention.
Starring: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, Dreama Walker
Release Date: 2013

‘Knights of Badassdom’

When some friends conjure up a demon through their live action role playing, they must soon deal with the outrageous consequences.
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva
Release Date: 2013

‘Dead Drop’

An ex-CIA agent is double crossed and will stop at nothing to learn the truth.
Starring: Luke Goss, Cole Hauser, Nestor Carbonell
Release Date: 2013

Categories: Columns, Trailer Roundup

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