Trailer Round-up: Is Kevin Hart Funny Yet?


I’ll never understand Kevin Hart’s appeal. I tried watching one of his specials and his comedy seemed too esoteric for my taste. Well apparently he’s a funny guy that just won’t stop showing up in things. What trailer is he in this week? Something called Ride Along (which already has a sequel in development) where he plays a goofy guy who ugh I can’t finish this sentence. 

Who finds him funny? Explain it to me please. 

Other big trailers this week? Laika’s The Boxtrolls releases its first adorable teaser, Only God Forgives produced yet another bangin’ trailer, and Pacific Rim released one last, and terribly desperate trailer. Hit the jump for all of the notable trailers released this week. 

Afternoon Delight (August 30th)

Starring: Juno Temple and Kathryn Hahn

Synopsis: Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) takes her husband to a strip club to spice up their marriage with hilarious (not really, it all sounds terribly dramatic) results.

Comments: Juno Temple plays a 19 year old so it’s OKAY TO FEEL CONFLICTED. 

Verdict: Skyrocket’s in flight, afternoon delight. 

The Boxtrolls (September 26th, 2014)

Starring: Famous English actors like Ben Kingsley and Simon Pegg. 

Synopsis: A family of trolls who live in boxes raise an abandoned child as their own as society begins to fear them and hunt them down.

Comments: Laika has yet to produce a bad product, so expect good things.

Verdict: Adorbs. 

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (September 27th)

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Terry Crews, NPH, and Andy Samberg

Synopsis: Flint (Hader)’s machine has gone haywire and created an island of food mutants, and it’s up Flint to fix it!

Comments: The first Cloudy was a welcome hilarious surprise. I’ll be looking forward to the food puns. 

Verdict: Yet, I’m already tired of the food puns. 

Delivery Man (2013) - Official Trailer

Delivery Man (November 22nd)

Starring: Vince Vaughn in the same role he’s been in for ten years. 

Synopsis: David (Vaughn) finds out he’s accidentaly fathered 533 children thanks to a mix up at a clinic he donated to. 

Comments: This is pretty much a dramedy starring our own Dre Bolivar. 

Verdict: The premise is notably unique, and if Vaughn isn’t his usual self, consider me interested. 


Frozen (November 25th)

Starring: Kristen Bell and Rachel’s mom from Glee.

Synopsis: Tangled, but on ice (not really). 

Comments: This trailer is turning Japanese-a, but it looks well animated. 


Trailer: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - Coen Brothers

Inside Llewyn Davis (December 6th)

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, and Justin Timberlake (without his 20/20 experience).

Synopsis: Some guy walks around a town in the sixties. 

Comments: The Coen Brothers are always on point, so the lackluster trailer feels like something’s missing. I can’t pinpoint it though. 

Verdict: It’s the Coen Brothers, so ILD is definitely going to be something else.

Only God Forgives - UK Trailer #2 (HD) Ryan Gosling

Only God Forgives (July 19th)

Starring: Ryan Gosling’s beautiful face. 

Synopsis: Someone dares to ruin Gosling’s perfect face. 

Comments: Those bastards muck up his gorgeous face. 

Verdict: I hear Ryan Gosling’s attractive. 

Pacific Rim (again) (July 12th)

Starring: Gundams and Godzillas

Synopsis: Some Godzillas attack and then get punched by robots canceling the apocalypse. 

Comments: Another trailer? Stop it Pacific Rim, you’re getting less unique that way. 

Verdict: I want to cancel the damn apocalypse already. 


Passion (August 30th)

Starring: Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams

Synopsis: Sexy women do sexy things sexily. Including sexy murder. 

Comments: Hubes says it’s terrible (and Hubes is always right), and that’s a damn shame.

Verdict: Eh, I’ll probably see this for shameful reasons in the comfort of my very own shameful home. 

Ride Along - Teaser Trailer

Ride Along (January 17th, 2014)

Starring: Ice Cube and Kevin Hart

Synopsis: Kevin Hart wants to his impress his future brother in law Ice Cube by going on a ride along with him with hilarious results. 

Comments: Since it’s already getting a sequel, I already loathe this movie. 

Verdict: Ugh. 

Turbo (July 17th)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds’s beautiful voice. 

Synopsis: Ryan Reynolds’s gorgeously voices a snail that does things.

Comments: Ryan Reynolds’s sexy voice is unfortunately trapped in this. 

Verdict: I hear Ryan Reynolds is attractive.