The Silver Bullet ~ “End of Watch” Trailer

Synopsis: A drama centered on the long-term friendship and partnership between two cops.

Release Date:  September 28, 2012        

Thoughts:  This looks a little like Training Day, no?  It seems that every actor worth their salt needs to take a spin in a cop car and End of Watch seems to be Jake Gyllenhaal’s moment to do so.  I find myself having a tough time responding to yet another gritty cop drama and the trailer doesn’t do much to set it apart from other similar genre films.  The timing on this one seems right with an early fall release so it’s possible that coming out of a bombastic blockbuster summer audiences will be interested in a watch.  I’ll reserve some judgment until another trailer comes out but for now let’s just say I’m casually considering this.

The Silver Bullet ~ “ParaNorman” Trailer

Synopsis: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse

Release Date: August 17, 2012

Thoughts: As a huge admirer of similarily themed films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and The Corpse Bride, I find this trailer to be quite interest-piquing.  Sans any narration you still get a sense for what the movie will look and feel like without ever really knowing what it’s about.  There is an eclectic mix of talent voicing the characters too (with Elaine Stritch even popping up!) so count on this one being on my list come August.