Mark Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, an English professor by day and a high-stakes gambler by night. As he throws himself into the world of underground gambling, he attracts the attention of a loan shark who is willing to teach him a thing or two about the business. This trailer doesn’t give us much to go by but it does have a cool dark tone to it, and John Goodman says fuck a lot. I’m sold.
The Gambler stars Jessica Lange, Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, and John Goodman. Written by William Monahan and directed by Rupert Wyatt. In theaters December 19th.
This is the third film by director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium), who is known for his original takes on the sci-fi genre. In keeping with what he does best, we are introduced to Chappie, an intelligent robot creation that is capable of all emotion. As he learns how the world around him works, he also might hold the key to the next step in evolution. Very Wall*E meets Short Circuit.
Chappie stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, and Dev Patel. Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. In theaters March 6th.
Everyone’s favorite characters from the Despicable Me films finally get their own movie. Minions is an origin story that proves the Minions only live to serve (and eat bananas). As they cycle through history failing to provide the proper amount of servitude to a T-Rex, Napoleon Bonaparte, Dracula, and others; Stuart, Kevin, and Bob branch away from the group to embark on a mission to find the perfect villain for their people to serve.
Minions stars the voices of Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Katy Mixon, Pierre Coffin, and Chris Renaud. Written by Ken Daurio. Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin. In Theaters July 10th.