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Weekly Trailer Report: ‘Twilight,’ ‘Hansel and Gretel’ & More

The stranger the better seems to be the order of the week when it comes to trailers.

Just when you thought they’d exhausted every possible idea, they’re back with something incredibly awesome: “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.” Also included in this week’s leather-bound edition of your favorite trailer roundup are the latest from “The Twilight Saga,” a new look at “Monsters, Inc.” for the 3-D release, Lea Michele getting her animation on in “Dorothy of Oz” and the creepy horror thriller “The Bay.” In the ethereal category, we’ve got a new trailer for “Cloud Atlas” that doesn’t really make the plot any more clear and a trailer for the second part of “Atlas Shrugged.” The romantics among us will find something to love in the foreign mystery of “Twice Born” or the war-torn romance of “Love and Honor.” As for comedy, there’s a broad range from the hijinks of “You May Not Kiss the Bride” and ribald humor of “The Inbetweeners” to the more somber take of “This Must Be The Place” and “The Comedy.”

So what’s on your list? We’re excited about a bunch of these, so let us know in the comments below your top picks.

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′

The final trailer for the final installment (can you believe it?!) features Bella as a vampire protecting her little one and some high-flying action.
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2012

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’

The tale gets a kick-ass update, as Hansel and Gretel fight back against the witches of the world.
Starring:
Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Peter Stormare
Release Date:
Jan. 11, 2013

‘This Must Be the Place’

A retired rockstar searches for the man who made his own father’s life a living hell, all the while still trying to find his place in the world
Starring:
Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch
Release Date:
Nov. 2, 2012

‘Dorothy of Oz’

Based on the book by Roger Stanton Baum, great-grandson of original “Wizard of Oz” creator Frank L. Baum, this tells the tale of Dorothy Gale’s return to Oz to help save her friends from the dastardly machinations of a creep named The Jester.
Starring: Lea Michele, Oliver Platt and Kelsey Grammer
Release Date: TBD

‘Monsters Inc. 3D’

The Pixar classic, about two professional monsters whose lives are upended when a human child accidentally winds up in their scary realm, gets a new dimension.
Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Mary Gibbs
Release Date: Dec. 19, 2012

‘Cloud Atlas’

A genre-crossing, time-spanning whirlwind of a film that follows several souls across thousands of years as the mysteries of the universe are explored.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2012

‘Love & Honor’

Two young Vietnam soldiers take a weekend jaunt away from the army and find themselves mixed up with women and protests, which may shake their beliefs to the core.
Starring:
Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Aimee Teegarden
Release Date:
TBD

‘Twice Born’

A young mother brings her son to a town in Sarajevo, where their own origins begin to come to light.
Starring: Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Mira Furlan
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2012

‘You May Not Kiss the Bride’

A photographer gets mixed up with the mob and must marry a mobster’s daughter in order to save himself. When the two start to have feelings for one another, is it real or just another game?
Starring: Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Kathy Bates and Rob Schneider
Release Date: Sept. 21, 2012

‘Rust and Bone’

A whale trainer meets a dude who spends his time bum fighting in backyards. Hey, we’ve all been there. When one of the whales decides to go rogue, the two form an unexpected relationship.
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2012

‘Wasteland’

A British cop tries to get to the bottom of a screw up heist, but gets his info from a guy who may or may not be playing fast and loose with the facts of the case.
Starring: Timothy Spall, Luke Treadaway and Matthew Lewis
Release Date: TBD

‘The Bay’

In a series of found-footage videos, the story of a horrific virus outbreak on the Eastern seaboard is revealed in startling detail.
Starring:
Kristen Connolly, Jane McNeill and Anthony Reynolds
Release Date:
Nov. 2, 2012

‘Atlas Shrugged: Part II’

Based on the bestselling novel by Ayn Rand, this second part in the series explores the continuing tale of the search to save the world amidst an economic collapse.
Starring: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe and Esai Morales
Release Date:
Oct. 12, 2012

‘The Inbetweeners’

Four British friends go on holiday together. What ensues is a precocious adventure with sex, alcohol, friendship and coming of age all mixed up together.
Starring: James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas
Release Date: Sept. 7, 2012

‘The House I Live In’

A critically acclaimed, strong documentary look at the real life costs of the war on drugs.
Release Date: Nov. 23, 2012

‘The Comedy’

A young man who inherits his father’s vast estate is more interested in wasting time with his myriad of friends in New York City.
Starring: Tim Heidecker and Neil Hamburger
Release Date:
TBD


Categories: Columns, Trailer Roundup, Trailers

Tags: Atlas Shrugged Part II, Cloud Atlas, Dorothy of Oz, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, Inc., Love and Honor, Monsters, Rust and Bone, The Bay, The Comedy, The House I Live In, The Inbetweeners, The twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, This Must Be The Place, Trailers, Twice Born, Wasteland, You May Not Kiss the Bride

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