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Weekly Trailer Report: ‘Byzantium’ & ‘Fast & Furious 6’

This week’s trailers have less in the way of glitz and glamor than usual, but there are definitely a few intriguing films worthy of your attention.

Female vampires take center stage with the bloody thriller “Byzantium.” Fast cars, beautiful women and dangerous choices explode into “Fast & Furious 6,” while everyone’s worst nightmare – a giant spider – terrorizes a fearful city in the appropriately titled “Big Ass Spider.”  On the animation front, Studio Ghibli’s lovely “From Up on Poppy Hill” finally gets a trailer for its English-language dub, which will be hitting theaters soon.

Let us know what piques your interest in the comments below!


A riveting vampire thriller that follows the harrowing journey of two female vampires in an unfriendly world.
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller
Release Date: 2013

‘Fast & Furious 6’

Another pedal to the metal full on action flick that brings the “Furious” gang back together for one more dangerous gang war.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Release Date: May 24, 2013

‘Big Ass Spider’

A big ass spider devastates an entire city, and only a few brave souls may be capable of stopping it.
Starring: Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg, Ray Wise
Release Date: March 8, 2013

‘Laurence Anyways’

A French film that follows the difficult path and intimate relationships of a male to female transsexual.
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye
Release Date: 2013


In this charming Italian comedy, a fishmonger dreams of life as a big time reality star.
Starring: Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone
Release Date: 2013

‘Stand Off’

When a robbery goes wrong, the police and gangsters both get overly involved in what should have been a simple heist.
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Colm Meaney, Martin McCann, Yaya Alafia
Release Date: 2013

‘From Up on Poppy Hill’

In the latest animated film from Studio Ghibli, a girl seeks to understand her life in the days leading up to the 1964 Olympics.
Starring: Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita
Release Date: March 15, 2013

‘Lords of Salem’

Director Rob Zombie brings to life countless horrors in his latest film that finds residents of Salem visited by ancient witches.
Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips
Release Date: April 18, 2013


A brilliant young woman brings life back into the paintings of Renoir in this film that focuses in on the famed painter.
Starring: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers
Release Date: 2013

‘The Big Wedding’

A romantic comedy that finds a long-divorced couple pretending to still be married as their huge family pulls together for a big wedding.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl
Release Date: April 26, 2013

‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Files’

An experimental documentary that pulls together actual footage and re-enactments to explore the crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Starring: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen
Release Date: Feb 15, 2013

Tune in next week for another complete roundup of trailers and more!

Categories: Columns, Trailer Roundup

Tags: Big Ass Spider, Byzantium, Fast & Furious 6, From Up on Poppy Hill, Laurence Always, Lords of Salem, Reality, Renoir, Stand off, The Big Wedding, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

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