Coming Soon Candy — The Best Trailers for the Week of September 20, 2013

Coming Soon Candy returns with all new trailers including the latest film from Spike Lee as well as a new film starring Jeff Bridges called Seventh Son…

Coming Soon Candy is here to give you five minutes where you don’t have to work. Yes…take five minutes for yourself right now. You work hard so what’s five minutes of movie trailers? Honestly it’s pretty innocent compared to what John from Accounting is watching. We all know what is going on in that office. Don’t worry some innocent movie trailers aren’t going to get you in trouble. Trust me.


If you have seen the original 2003 South Korean film of the same name, than congrats because you would know how great of a movie it was. I guess it isn’t unheard of for Hollywood to remake a movie; they have been doing it ad nauseam of late. However, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a good example of how sometimes an American version of a great foreign film isn’t always a bad thing. Oldboy has a gripping storyline and the acting in the original was first rate. What I already like about this American version is that they casted Josh Brolin who will most likely do an amazing job of playing Joe Doucett (Oh Dae-su er – in the original .) Spike Lee is directing and so it seems the film is in good hands. Judging by this trailer, the story looks to be keeping it close to the original film which is loosely based on the Manga produced japanimation. Whether you have checked out the original or not this will definitely be worth seeing.

Release Date: November 27, 2013

Plot Line: Joe Doucett, an advertising executive is kidnapped and held prisoner for twenty years in solitary confinement. After he is suddenly released, he goes on a mission to find the person responsible for his imprisonment, later discovering that his life is still caught in conspiracy and torment.

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It seems as if Jeff Bridges is doing everything these days. We’ll pretend that “The Dude” didn’t do R.I.P.D.. That said, Bridges is still one of my favorite actors and seeing him play Master Gregory, The Spook in the first installment of the The Wardstone Chronicles will be fun. Actually the book serious is known in the US as The Last Apprentice, titled The Spook’s Apprentice. Don’t except this movie to be exactly like the book series, in fact I have been told there are only a few minor similarities. That said, there is always an appetitive for solid fantasy films and I think this is one the whole family could enjoy. The film stars Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. It’s directed by Sergei Bodrov who gave us a really good foreign film in 2007 called Mongol – I recommend checking it out.

Release Date: January 17, 2014

Plot Line: In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. John Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a Spook, a person who fights against the Dark, who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: John Gregory.

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Prisoners is already getting some Oscar buzz and so far the reviews from critics have been very positive. It’s directed by Canadian director/writer, Denis Villeneuve and stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, and Terrence Howard. Everyone loves a great crime thriller and when you add a heart wrenching story alongside the aforementioned cast, this movie will probably be one of the top films of 2013. I have been told to expect a twist to the story. It opens this weekend so if you are looking to check out one of the year’s best, give Prisoners a shot.

Release Date: September 20, 2013

Plot Line: After his six-year-old daughter Anna and her best friend Joy are kidnapped on Thanksgiving, small town carpenter Keller Dover butts heads with young, brash detective Loki in charge of the investigation. After searching, Dover’s son Ralph mentions an old RV, owned by Alex Jones. Feeling failed by the law, Dover captures Jones, the man he believes responsible, holding him captive in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he is convinced are still alive. But the further he goes to get the man to confess, the closer he comes to losing his soul.

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We are now entering what they call award season time and next week I will be adding a couple of other great films that are coming down the pike that will be getting some early praise. Today I get to leave you with this week’s bonus trailer. Sure it may not garner any Oscar nominations, but Thor: The Dark World looks pretty sick. Here is an extended trailer that was just released a few days ago. Enjoy. Until next week geeks and freaks.

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