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Summer Movie Guide

Trailers: 'The World's End,' 'The Butler' and George Clooney in 'Gravity'

By: Sean OConnell on May 8, 2013 at 7:54AM Comments (9)
A couple of big trailers hit the Web overnight, so we’ve collected them together into one handy-dandy post.
 
- Edgar Wright plans to conclude a trilogy he launched with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost – which includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz – with the ensemble comedy The World’s End. Essentially, it’s a pub-crawl comedy about over-the-hill friends trying to recapture their youth. But it’s also an end-of-the world adventure with a clever sci-fi twist. MSN.com has the exclusive first trailer. The movie opens in the U.S. on Aug. 23:
 

 
- Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, his follow up to the Oscar-winning Precious, didn’t connect with audiences. We expect bigger things from The Butler, a movie he is directing about Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), an African-American man who spent decades working for presidents in the White House. The first trailer sells the movie’s star-studded ensemble, from Oprah Winfrey (playing Allen’s wife) to John Cusack (playing Richard Nixon!!) 
 
The Weinstein Company is backing The Butler, so expect a massive Oscar push later this year. For now, here’s the trailer. The movie opens in theaters on Oct. 18. 
 

 
- Finally, the full trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s anticipated Gravity arrives on Thursday, giving us our first look at Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the space-based astronaut thriller. If you can’t wait, however, Entertainment Tonight shared a 15-second “commercial” for the trailer. Check it out below:
 

 
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  • May 8th 2013 2:06PM

    HoodCritic1  said...

    "The Butler" looks very fascinating. I can see why TWC may get behind it for an Oscar push. It definitely looks like a contender.

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  • May 8th 2013 5:42PM

    Anonymous601  said...

    I agree. Forest Whitaker will certainly give a great performance and make up for all those clunkers he starred in after he won Best Actor for "The Last King of Scotland."

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  • May 8th 2013 1:46PM

    Anonymous601  said...

    Early reactions to "Gravity" have been positive and what I hear from the press that the movie looks like it was filmed in outer space, thanks to the 3D.

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  • May 8th 2013 5:01PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Technically it was filmed digitally and post converted to 3D

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  • May 8th 2013 5:40PM

    Anonymous601  said...

    What I meant was an article mentioning that "Gravity" looks as if it was filmed in outer space, which of course it wasn't.

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  • May 8th 2013 5:54PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Ill still see it for the Oscar buzz it is already receiving

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  • May 9th 2013 4:38PM

    fandad1960  said...

    And let's hope it is more than a movie instead of just Clooney and Bullock spending most of the movie sturgling to get back home to Earth and acting like the professions they are

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  • May 9th 2013 4:38PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I mean professionals they are

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  • May 8th 2013 8:09AM

    fandad1960  said...

    I rather see the Gravity trailer tomorrow and I hear from the press it's supposed to be good. I like Clooney and Bullock

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