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Weekly Trailer Report: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Tim Buckley,’ ‘Beautiful Creatures’ & More

This week’s movie trailers range from scary to thrilling, featuring the exciting and long-awaited second trailer for “The Hobbit” to the trailer for the Jeff Buckley biopic, “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” and many more.

There’s plenty of scares to be had with the new red-band trailer for terror thriller “Sinister,” a terrifying sequel with “The Collection,” and supernatural romance “Beautiful Creatures.” International intrigue and suspense are to be found in the apartment complex of “Tower Block” and the war-torn “Special Forces.” The sillier side of life takes center stage with the zany comedy, “Nature Calls,” and the rehab laugher, “Excuse Me For Living.”

With so many gems to look forward to in the coming months, let us know what makes your must-see list in the comments below.

‘The Hobbit’

The prequel to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy finds Bilbo Baggins on the initial quest that brought him to the one ring of power.
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage
Release Date:
Dec. 14, 2012

‘Greetings from Tim Buckley’

A young musician, namely Jeff Buckley, must make peace with his father’s legacy before a tribute concert in 1991.
Starring:
Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots and William Sadler
Release Date:
TBD

‘Beautiful Creatures’

Young love blossoms amidst a Southern supernatural battle with fate.
Starring:
Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson
Release Date:
Feb. 13, 2013

‘Red Band Trailer: Sinister’

NSFW: When a family moves into a quiet neighborhood, the crime-novelist father begins to suspect there may be evil at work in their home.
Starring:
Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone
Release Date:
Oct. 12, 2012

‘The Collection’

This sequel to “The Collector” finds a young woman trapped in a maze-like horror hotel with a maniac determined to kill her. Only one previous survivor may be able to save the day.
Starring:
Christopher McDonald, Josh Stewart and Erin Way
Release Date:
Nov. 30, 2012

‘Nature Calls’

NSFW: One Scout leader refuses to let his troop be taken in by a group of fathers who love modern comforts, and kidnaps the troop to go camping.
Starring:
Rob Riggle, Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt
Release Date:
Nov. 9, 2012

‘Tower Block’

Someone is picking off a group of apartment dwellers, one by one, in a British high-rise. With no help coming and no way out, the neighbors must fight to survive.
Starring:
Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell and Ralph Brown
Release Date:
Sept. 21, 2012

‘Excuse Me For Living’

A wealthy young man who has it all attempts suicide and lands himself in a rehab clinic where he soon falls in love with a beautiful woman.
Starring:
Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Vaughn and Melissa Archer
Release Date:
Oct. 12, 2012

‘Special Forces’

A beautiful journalist is kidnapped by the Taliban while investigating in Afghanistan.
Starring:
Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou and Benoit Magimel
Release Date:
Oct. 12, 2012

‘Dino Time’

A group of precocious kids travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs and must figure out how to get back home.
Starring:
Rob Schneider, Jane Lynch and Tara Strong
Release Date:
Dec. 7, 2012


Categories: Columns, Trailer Roundup, Trailers

Tags: Beautiful Creatures, Dino Time, Excuse Me for Living, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Nature Calls, Sinister, Special Forces, The Collection, The hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Tower Block