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Lots of stuff come out over the weekend, and we don’t necessarily feel like posting about all of them. Fortunately that’s what lazy Saturday afternoons are for. So, here are some trailers you might have missed over the last week that was.
First up, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in “Larry Crowne”, a film directed by Hanks, and starring Roberts as a lazy college teacher. Looks aiiight if you’re a fan of both. Co-starring Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, and Taraji P. Henson. Riding home July 1, 2011.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves…often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.
Morgan Spurlock of “Super Size Me” fame returns in “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”, a film about product placement in movies that features, uh, lots of product placement. Get it? Hip!
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
Again — hip!
Keanu Reeves is a nice guy who joins a theater play to rob the bank next door. Yeah. On the plus side, it’s got Vera Farmiga. Also co-starring James Caan, Danny Hoch, and Fisher Stevens. Check out Vera April 8, 2011.
Henry, a toll booth worker, is unknowingly roped into a bank robbery by acquaintances, and when the police show up, Henry is the only one who gets caught. During a four-year jail stint, he befriends Max, a wise, older gentleman, who leads Henry to consider his purpose in life. Upon his release, Henry returns to the bank he didn’t rob, and realizes he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. So, he might as well go ahead and commit the crime.