Top 10 Movie Trailers from 2015

10.  Sleeping with Other People is about two sex love addicts.  Both professional serial cheaters and experienced relationship killers, who meet each other again for the first time since a one-night stand over a dozen years ago.  Jason Sudeikis (both Horrible Bosses) and Alison Brie (The Five-Year Engagement) just can’t get enough action between 400 thread count sheets. Comedy makes everything better in movies. Even sex.

 

9.  It Follows packs a strong message on sexual promiscuity and has several jumpy, out-of-your-seat moments. Shot mostly using wide-angle camera lenses, the film looks and sounds like horror movies from the past—a la John Carpenter’s 1982 classic “The Thing”. Unfortunately, the comparisons end there.  But this trailer is solid.

 

8.  Bridge of Spies is the latest collaboration between Academy Award winners Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. A fascinating legal and political chess match that spotlights each superpower’s desperate need to win the information war using spooks and the court of public opinion.  “Bridge of Spies” the movie takes viewers on a brisk history lesson through a series of true events, all designed around the nuclear distrust and tension leading up the United States vs. Soviet Union stare down during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.  Somewhat of a letdown from this pulsating trailer is the full-length movie.  Bridge of Spies will make the list of many film critics’ Top 10 Movies for 2015 (but not mine).  All the suspense and thrills are here in the preview:


7.  Regression is the horror flick from accomplished Spanish director Alejandro Fernando Amenabar (2001’s The Others with Nicole Kidman).  Starring Academy Award nominated (for 2014’s Boyhood) Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson (from the Harry Potter franchise) the movie takes place circa 1990.  Watson, AskMen’s winner of the “Top 99 Outstanding Women of 2015”, plays a daughter who accuses her father of an unfathomable crime and seeks the help of one detective Bruce Kenner (played by Hawke).  Throw in a top-notch psychologist probing around characters’ frontal lobes and we’ve got a bona-fide cult classic, batshit crazy storyline.  Check out horror, 2015-style, HERE.

 

6.  Before We Go stars Captain America Chris Evans (who also co-directs) in this romantic comedy Date Night foreplay with Alice Eve. The gals out there will remember Alice from 2010’s Sex and the City 2 movie.  Guys will remember the 33-year old Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) and this smoldering scene. This movie?  Well, it’s about.. One night.  Guys, show this catnip trailer to your lady–and you might stay home and practice hyperthermia two-person survival skills.

 

5.  13 Hours.  Technically, this movie is called “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi”.  And it doesn’t hit theaters until January 15th–but since the trailer is out now, well, enjoy!  The background.  This Michael Bay (“Transformers 5”) movie is based on the real-life terrorist attacks on September 11, 2012, as depicted in the book from Pulitzer Prize and New York Times #1 bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff titled “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi“.  Co-authors of Zuckoff’s non-fiction page-turner are simply referenced as the “Annex Security Team”.  You can read more about this upcoming military film HERE.

 

4.  ’71.  One movie I haven’t seen yet, I’m keeping it on my radar scope for pay-per-view or Netflix when the opportunity presents itself.  The story of a British soldier in war-torn Northern Ireland during 1971, who get separated from his unit during a major riot in the city of Belfast.  It stars Jack O’Connell, who plays U.S. Olympian and American POW Louis Zamperini in the recently released movie “Unbroken” by Angelina Jolie.  Check out the trailer HERE.

 

3.  Carol is a love triangle that comes full circle.  The film comes out next week in select cities and nationwide in January. This high-caliber film is adapted from the 1952 Patricia Highsmith romance novel “The Price of Salt.”  Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) plays a young woman launching her theater set design career in Manhattan.  She’s dating a man she really doesn’t care too much for–nor wants to have a “Friends with Benefits” plan with.  And then it hits her (Mara’s Therese Belivet character)….she finds a beautiful woman (re: Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as Carol) that earns her double-take. Up. Down. All around.  Talk of “schoolgirl crush” ensues and the discourse is on.  Massive Oscar nomination talk for director Todd Haynes, as well as, for Blanchett and Mara.  For now, enjoy this tease…

 

2.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Like you really need to see this trailer?  Go see the movie.  Now!

 

1. Girl House came out in theaters on Valentine’s Day–attempting to capitalize on viewers seeking big-screen foreplay.  Other films tried the same tactic.  Some more risqué than others.  What “Girl House” lacks in multi-millionaire, 27-year old businessmen named Christian, is more than made up for in whore horror.  Actually, whore and horror.

Warning: NSFW.  Boys, consider this my early Christmas present to you.

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