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I could complicate this with some kind of diatribe about the merits of the buddy cop genre, and the possibilities inherent in turning them on their heads, but let’s just focus on the fact that Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock are playing a pair of superstar cops, and Will Ferrell and Marky Mark Wahlberg are playing The Other Guys. That’s either a recipe for complete disaster, or a funny-ass movie. The trailer shows some potential:

The Other Guys hit theaters August 6th.

Saturday Night Live has produced a ton of terrible movies over the years. Many of them came from funny sketches, but had a tough time translating a few minutes of laughs into a 90 minute film. The MacGruber sketches aren’t all that funny to begin with, and they have a hard time carrying a 2 1/2 minute red band trailer. Ouch. Check it out, if you dare:

MacGruber limps into theaters May 21st.

If you haven’t heard of The Expendables, take a second to go over the cast:

  • Sly Stallone
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Bruce Willis
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Jet Li
  • Jason Statham
  • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
  • Randy “The Natural” Couture
  • Eric Roberts
  • Danny Trejo

So. Much. Testosterone. I don’t think it’s possible to stuff any more machismo into one movie. With a cast like that, the story would have to be about a team of elite mercenaries hired for an impossible mission. And it is. Meaning this could be the most badass movie ever made. Or it could be a complete trainwreck. Either way I’ll be there. Check out the trailer, which may set records for 80s action star appearances and explosions:

The Expendables storms into theaters August 20th.

Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs the World

How many of us can relate to falling in love, only to find out that the object of your affection comes with a little baggage. Scott Pilgrim can. In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Micheal Cera’s title character falls deeply, madly in love with Ramona Flowers, but she comes with a catch. In order to keep her he must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends. Yoink. Check out the trailer for this unique movie:

Also, SlashFilm has 66 high-res photos from the film, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comes to theaters August 13th.

If you’re a 14 year old girl (or just someone who watches ANY tv) you know that vampires are VERY hot these days. Between Twilight to True Blood it seems like all women are looking for in a man is a brooding countenance, pale complexion, and fangs. Whenever something gets this popular it’s inevitable that people will start making fun of it. And I say “Rock On”. In this case literally.

Suck seems to have a pretty conventional story, up to a point. A struggling band is taking their last shot at stardom, hitting the road playing dives for uninterested drunks. They need something to catch people’s attention and get them listening, saving them from having to get real jobs. That’s all pretty standard. The twist is that they all become vampires, and by doing so, get famous. Along the way the meet Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper. Honestly, this thing could be a train wreck of epic proportions. Or it could be a classic “so bad it’s good” cult favorite. Check out the trailer:

Suck played at the Toronto International Film Festival, but it doesn’t seem to have a wide release date set. For more information check out the movie’s official site.

A second trailer is out for Iron Man 2, and while it still looks good, I’m starting to think it might suffer from a common action movie sequel disease: villain overload. Check it out:

Iron Man 2 swoops into theaters May 7th.

If you’ve seen any of the trailers for Kick-Ass you know the basic premise: a regular guy with no powers decides to be a super hero. Woody Harrelson’s new movie has basically the same premise, only he appears to be crazy. I have to be honest, this looks like a train wreck, but it could well be a very entertaining train wreck:

Defendor is out now in limited release.

The more I see of this movie the more I think it’s going to live up to its name. Here’s another red-band trailer, which primarily uses profanity to get its status, and shows a ton of violence and smartass comments:

Kick-Ass comes to theaters April 16th.

You could say that M. Night Shyamalan has been a little hit-or-miss since his breakout film The Sixth Sense. Unbreakable was unspeakably bad. Signs was alright, if a little corny. I seem to be one of the few people that actually liked The Village. And his last film, The Happening, was universally derided and considered one of the worst films of the year.

So why am I bothering to post the trailer to his new movie, The Last Airbender? Because it actually looks pretty good, and looks nothing like his previous films. Check it out:

The Last Airbender comes to theaters July 2, 2010.

So far this movie, about a regular guy who decides you don’t need to have super powers to be a super hero, seems to be living up to its name. There’s a red band international trailer out now, and it shows plenty of ass-kicking action. Check it out:

Kick-Ass storms into theaters April 16th.

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