Take 5: The Best Movie Trailers Of The Week (August 14)

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We love to share movie trailers. Aside from music videos, album trailers, tour teasers, and all the other video content bands typically supply us with, movie trailers are probably the thing we watch the most online. You may have noticed a few news posts with trailers in recent weeks, and you will no doubt see many more in the weeks and months ahead, but if we made a new post for every trailer that hit our inboxes we would never have time to post about anything else. So, to simplify your life and ours, we’ve compiled our five favorite trailers of the week from everything we haven’t previously covered into a single post. Enjoy!

When The Bough Breaks (September 16)

This movie may be unreleased, but it’s hard to feel like I haven’t seen it before. As long as the tension is present and Chestnut delivers his usual charm I think we’ll be all right. If one or both of those things fail, then I pray the movie gods have mercy on our souls.

Synopsis: John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate – but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna’s deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it’s too late.

Allied (November 23)

Mr And Mrs. Smith set during World War II. Count me in.

Synopsis: The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Mr. Church (September 16)

Eddie Murphy is back, and he’s ready to put his dramatic talents on display. This trailer is way too spoiler-filled, but I still want to see the final product. Murphy looks fantastic, and Britt Robertson always charms.

Synopsis: The story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church (Eddie Murphy). What begins as a six-month arrangement instead spans 15 years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Complete Unknown (August 26)

You had me at Michael Shannon. You had me again at Rachel Weisz. This tale of opportunity and moral fortitude, coupled with the mystery of this pair’s previous encounter(s), makes this film one of the most intriguing titles of the fall. Buzz was rather quiet out of Sundance, but any excuse to see Michael Shannon do his thing is worthy of your time in my book.

Synopsis: This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom’s (Michael Shannon) co-worker arrives with an intriguing date named Alice (Rachel Weisz). Tom is convinced he knows her, but she refuses to acknowledge their history. And when Alice makes a hasty exit, Tom sets off after her. What follows is an all-night odyssey shared by two people, one needing to change his life, the other questioning how to stop changing.

Found Footage 3D (TBA/World Premiere August 20)

Filmmaker Steven DeGennaro is ready to share the meta found footage film you never knew you needed. This trailer feels familiar at first, but those final scenes take a hard left in a way I immediately want to explore further.

Synopsis: A group of filmmakers travel to a cabin in a remote part of Central Texas to film the first ever 3D found footage movie. However, they find themselves becoming part of their film and battling for their lives as the evil entity from their film begins to show up in their behind-the-scenes footage.