Trailer Watch: 'Knight and Day', 'Marmaduke' and 'The Back-Up Plan'

Even more trailers have popped up online in the past 24 hours as studios rush to promote some of their big 2010 titles before skipping town for the holidays. Here’s what we have for you today …

‘Knight and Day’
Tom Cruise returns to action opposite Cameron Diaz in this film (originally called Wichita) about a fugitive couple who race across the globe as bad guys constantly shoot at them. Yeah, that’s about as much as I could figure out after watching the trailer, which features a clueless Diaz as she’s continually whisked away by Cruise’s slap-happy secret agent type before being thrown into the middle of some ridiculous action-packed chase/fight.
It’s always hard to find the right balance in an action-comedy, and it looks like some of the jokes work here while others do not – but I have faith in director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) and the action sequences do look pretty wild. Check out the trailer over on E! and let us know what you think.
Grade: B
Remember that old comic strip about an obnoxious Great Dane that constantly finds all sorts of mischief? Yeah, well they’ve turned it into a live-action movie starring a talking dog who sounds suspiciously like Owen Wilson. A little too much like Wilson if you ask me, and while this is only a tiny little teaser that essentially serves as a “Look what’s coming” announcement, something tells me this is one Save the Date you won’t be taping to the fridge.
Is it something you’ll take the kids to? Yes, most likely. But live-action films with talking dogs and all sorts of ridiculous hijinks just aren’t my cup of tea. Maybe you’re four-year-old will think this is adorable, but everyone else will probably need to take one for the team here. Watch the teaser over on Yahoo. Marmaduke hits theaters on June 4th, 2010.
Grade: C-
The Back-Up Plan’
Jennifer Lopez makes one more attempt to stay relevant in this romantic comedy about a romantically challenged woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, and then meets the man of her dreams (Alex O'Loughlin) on the very same day. Yes, it sounds a little dorky, and the trailer certainly helps it live up to that. J-Lo, while still a somewhat relatable screen presence, is obviously hanging on to her fading career by a thread, and this trailer drills that point home. It’s cute, sure, and definitely a little awkwardly inappropriate (you’ll know which scene I mean), but it’s nothing I’d write home about. Watch the trailer over on Yahoo. The Back-Up Plan hits theaters on April 16th, 2010.
Grade: C-
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