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Weekly Trailer Report: ‘The Mortal Instruments,’ ‘Oz,’ ‘Europa’ and More

A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and before you know it, Friday’s here again and we’ve whipped up a special trailer report, just for you.

A dramatic new vintage trailer for the Lindsay Lohan starrer “The Canyons,” a riotous drinking romp with “21 and Over” and a tender father and son drama “In Our Nature.”

Fantasy and adventure turn in a strong showing this week, with the mysterious space jaunt “Europa,” a new trailer for the James Franco film “Oz the Great and Powerful” and a new alien infiltration film from the mind of Twilight scribe Stephenie Meyer, “The Host.”

Horror rears its ugly head with a massive collaboration, “The ABCs of Death,” as well as the afterlife inspired “Hellgate,” bringing up the rear is the shocking prison drama “K-11.”

The hodge podge of leftovers includes an animated film about a cat seeking religion, “The Rabbi’s Cat,” as well as a documentary exploring the nature of young love, “Only the Young.”

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’

A fantastical exploration into the origin of the Wizard of Oz, and the struggles he faces in uniting the land of Oz.
Starring:
James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz
Release Date:
March 8, 2013

’21 and Over’

Two friends seek to give their friend the birthday party of a lifetime, on the eve of his medical entrance exam.
Starring:
Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Astin
TV Release Date:
March 1, 2013

‘The Host’

This drama follows a romance between a young man and a girl inhabited by an alien life force.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and Max Irons
Release Date:
March 29, 2013

‘Europa’

Little is known about this mysterious film, but we do know it centers on a cadre of astronauts sent to Jupiter’s icy moon.
Starring: Christian Camargo, Sharlto Copley and Michael Nyqvist
Release Date: 2013

‘The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones’

A young girl’s life is destroyed when her mother is taken from her, opening her eyes to a whole new fantastical world where she may hold the power to save humanity.
Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Release Date: Aug. 23, 2013

‘In Our Nature’

In this drama, a father and son struggle to reconcile the past, over a long weekend with their new lovers.
Starring: Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, John Slattery and Zach Gilford
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2012

‘The Canyons’

From the minds of Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis comes a tale of sex, drugs and youth, set in Los Angeles. This second trailer for the film is campy, through and through.
Starring:
Lindsay Lohan, James Deen and Gus Van Sant
Release Date:
TBD

‘The Rabbi’s Cat’

An animated adventure that follows the exploits of a 1920s talking cat who wishes to convert to Judaism.
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi and Mohamed Fellag
Release Date: Dec. 14, 2012

‘The ABCs of Death’

NSFW: A horror film from 26 different writers and directors that explores the violence and gruesome nature of the alphabet of death and destruction.
Starring: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González and Kyra Zagorsky
Release Date: March 8, 2013

‘Hellgate’

A businessman’s life is shattered when his family is torn from him, and he finds himself seemingly trapped between two worlds.
Starring: Liz Burnette, Cary Elwes, William Hurt and John Henbest
Release Date: TBD

‘K-11′

After coming off a drug and alcohol high, a record producer finds himself in a section of the Los Angeles prison reserved for transsexuals in this dramatic thriller.
Starring: Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo and D.B. Sweeney
Release Date: TBD

‘Only the Young’

A documentary centering on three different teenagers and their romantic yearnings.
Starring: Kristen Cheriegate, Kevin Conway and Skye Elmore
Release Date: TBD


Categories: Columns, Trailer Roundup

Tags: 21 and Over, Europa, Hellgate, In our Nature, K-11, Only the Young, Oz: The Great and Powerful, The ABCs of death, The Canyons, The Host, The Rabbi's Cat