Hello! Trailers reveal three movies I can’t wait to see

I’ve spent enough time lamenting the state of movie trailers in our day and age, those teasers they throw on in the theaters at the announced start time of the featured show in hopes of getting you to come back again and again and again.

Too long. Too many. Too revealing.

Well lookee here. Today I come to talk about the day of three in a row, back-to-back-to-back, belly-to-belly-to-belly of trailers that didn’t make me feel like the main show would never start, didn’t make me wince “Not another one!” and didn’t make me feel like I knew the whole tale.

The terrific trio of trailers trumpeted the coming of “Aloha,” “Love & Mercy” and “Paper Towns.” May, June and July releases. None of them conflict with another.

It’s going to be a good spring into summer.

(From IMDb.com)

(From IMDb.com)

Bradley Cooper’s follow-up to “American Sniper” also will put him in a military uniform.

But the snippets of this story, written by Cameron Crowe, appear to pull at different strings than that documentary. Here Cooper plays a troubled guy sent back to Hawaii because his old boss, played by an eccentric but kindly looking Bill Murray, wants to give him another shot at making right a wrong.

Rachel McAdams plays his hurt ex, and Emma Stone his earnest newbie. Alec Baldwin is a shouting higher-up and John Krasinski is a quiet suitor of McAdams. It all looks wonderfully weaved and, well, Hawaii-set.

Crowe, if you don’t get the name right off, by the way, wrote “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (true book and movie screenplay), “Say Anything,” “Singles,” “Jerry McGuire,” “Almost Famous” and “We Bought a Zoo.” Royalty, to me.

The release date is May 29.

(From IMDb.com)

(From IMDb.com)

If you were alive during the 1960s, you heard the genius of Brian Wilson as it was crackling fresh. If you were alive in the 70s, 80s, 90s to now, you most likely still have a head full of Beach Boys music and the story of the struggles this Wilson brother went through during those many decades to keep making it and just go on living.

“Love & Mercy” is the story of Brian Wilson, and it takes two great actors to play him. Paul Dano does him young, and John Cusack does him old. The always marvelous Paul Giamatti, meanwhile, plays therapist Eugene Landy, who charges himself with 24-hour vigil over Wilson’s body and soul. Elizabeth Banks plays Melinda Ledbetter, the heart that Wilson longs for but Landy decides is off-limits.

It looks and sounds as deep and mysterious as Brian Wilson’s life story should look and sound.

The release date is June 5.

(From IMDb.com)

(From IMDb.com)

Last comes “Paper Town,” filled with actors portraying teens in a story aimed for teens from a novel directed toward teens. Yes, another in the line of this YA phenomena.

Which is pretty cool on the high-end, is it not?

And the direct link to this movie is “The Fault in Our Stars,” because it too comes from novelist John Green and screenwriter
Scott Neustadter.

The story line grabbed me, too. A teen always liked the girl next door, but she was too cool for him. But she dumps her boyfriend and asks him for help getting some revenge. After that triumphant trail of togetherness, she disappears. He and his other friends decided to go off looking.

Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff and Halston Sage are bound to get bigger after this one, shades of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “Fault.”

It opens on July 24.

Cool, all three.

Then I thought to look up what they’re competing against on their opening days, the biggest other openers I’ll be missing to choose each leg of this terrific three.

On May 29, “San Andreas” splits California off from the rest of our country. The trailers make it look harrowing and pretty darn compelling. I want to see it. On cable, I guess.

On June 5, “Entourage” ushers the Hollywood boys back into our lives. Yes, I’ve missed Vince and Eric and Ari and Turtle, dagnabbit.

On July 24, “Pixels” brings Pac Man to life. Sort of. With Adam Sandler teaching people lessons about gaming. Kind of. Also, “Trainwreck” allows Amy Schumer to take Judd Apatow’s comedy schtick to the distaff side.

Which of these movies do you want to see, and why? What other movies coming up this summer do you want to see, and why? Do you have a prediction for best movie of the summer, and why?

53 thoughts on “Hello! Trailers reveal three movies I can’t wait to see

  1. I definitely want to see Aloha. I have never heard of Paper Towns until now but it sounds good. I could not believe how much I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars. I rented it on a whim and I watched it twice.


  2. I will definitely want to see, “Aloha,” Mark! This sounds like a great movie and all are such great performers, too. I would want to see the Brian Wilson story and would trust this one to work out well. I liked “The Fault Is In Our Stars” author and do enjoy seeing younger generation movies. This helps keep me feeling young and it sounds like it will be an emotional story, too. You are the movie ‘orator’ who I go to hear which ones may be the best of the best, Mark! Thanks for your ongoing service and friendly posts, too.


  3. I love John Cusack, and can’t wait to see how they did Brian Wilson’s story. And I think I’d like to see Aloha. And probably most any movie you recommend any way MBM. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. I’ve seen trailers for Aloha while Alex’s TV was muted… so I don’t have enough to go off of other than your review and the fact I like all of those actors! And I’ll give anything with Billy Murray a chance. Now I have to scroll back up to see the release date…


  5. I’m definitely in for Aloha. I will give Paper Towns a miss – the book was a drag and it’s a young adults thing anyway, so unless I get asked to do a review specifically, I’m going to let someone else cover it!


    • I was lukewarm on the whole YA but got blown away by “The Fault in Our Stars,” so I’m in. Of course, I haven’t read “Paper Towns,” Jay, so I’m ripe to be disappointed.


  6. Thanks for the movie ideas. I recently watched the trailer for Tomorrowland, which is coming out on the 22nd. Looks to be very good and clean. Love a well-done, clean movie!


  7. They all sound good bro Mark. Finally some I can relate to, esp Brian Wilson’s struggles since I sorta lived thru them with him via newspaper and TV sensationalism. Of course I’ll wait for the DVD’s, but still, I’ll watch them all.
    I’ll be offline for several days recovering from a near heat stroke brother, so don’t be alarmed when you don’t see me. It was really close this time, but my cousin came thru with a room a/c unit, so I’ll be staying in that room exclusively until I am able to keep some food down, and get around without fear of ending up on the floor. Spread the word for me???? I just don’t feel much like writing a post today. In fact, just have to get back to the cooler room now or I’ll be a greasy spot on the carpet. Hugs.


  8. This is a lot of information to take in about these “three moves.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ You know I have to pick on you. Agreed that Crowe is royalty. I like Emma Stone and of course, Krasinski. Yum! Now I have that song in my head: “Love and mercy, that’s what you need tonight…” But Cusack? Really? He’ll have to plump up some. That movie poster artwork is pretty cool.


  9. Aloha sounds pretty good! We’re hoping to go see Tomorrowland when it hits also, that looks pretty good. That’s about it for movies coming up that I can recall. I love your reviews Mark, I probably would have overlooked Aloha were it not for your post!


  10. Yes, I hate the trailers too! I thought I was the only one! Good to know I’m in good company. I was interested in Aloha because of the cast and Cameron Crowe’s history of making great films, but honestly, the plot line looked a little thin to me. Hope I’m wrong.


  11. Just yesterday I was going to go to the movies with two friends and we looked at the offerings and said “Lunch, instead?” I do want to see “woman in gold” but it’s not playing nearby yet. Nice to know there is hope on the horizon!

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    • Keep the parade suggestion in the mental tickler file, Vonita. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Dancing for a live band gets a lot of the same energy flowing in the meantime! I’m glad to hear you had heaps of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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