People Like Us is a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.
People Like Us is the the feature film directing debut of co-writer Alex Kurtzman [Alias, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek]. The DreamWorks Pictures releases opens on June 29, 2012. Check out the Sizzle Reel Featurette above.
Ben Affleck’s third film as a director, Argo, is based on the true story of how an imaginative CIA Agent [played by Affleck in the film] saved the lives of half-a-dozen employees of the American embassy in Iran in the ‘70s by persuading the the Iranian government they were part of a Canadian film crew shooting a science-fantasy movie called Argo. Check out the first trailer for Argo, above.
The newest trailer for Pixar’s Brave is the most intriguing and entertaining so far. It also signals Pixar’s recovery from the lame, action movie heroics of Cars 2 to a solid, character-driven adventure. Plus Gaelic folk music! I am so there!
The original GI Joe movie, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra was so awful – even the trailers were abysmal – that it made my Bottom Feeders list for 2009. GI Joe: Retaliation, however, has gone from terrific trailer to terrific trailer. The addition of Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis to the cast seems to have energized a potential franchise that really needed something more. Check out the spiffy new trailer, above, and cross your fingers – this might just be fun!