The "Red Dawn" Remake Goes Up Against "Rise of the Guardians"
#1.) "Red Dawn" (PG-13) Trailer
A group of all-American high school kids form a small guerilla army called the 'Wolverines' when the United States is INVADED. The 1984 original starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, and Jennifer Grey, practically an '80s brat-pack classic. And they were fighting Russians and Cubans who parachuted into the Midwest.
This time you'll have to settle for Chris Hemsworth from "Thor", Josh Hutcherson from "The Hunger Games", Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, and Connor Cruise, Tom Cruise's adopted 17-year-old son.
The action has been moved to Spokane, Washington, and since the Cold War is over, the bad guys are the North Koreans. It was SUPPOSED to be the Chinese, but the studio digitally altered the villains in post-production when they realized how much money they'd lose in China. If that sounds lame, check this out: The movie was supposed to be released TWO YEARS AGO. But it was put on hold because of MGM's financial difficulties.
#2.) "Rise of the Guardians" (PG) Trailer 1 and Trailer 2
Santa Claus leads a super-powered team of immortals to stop the boogey man's nightmares from robbing kids of their innocence.
Chris Pine is Jack Frost, Isla Fisher is the tooth fairy, Hugh Jackman is the Easter bunny, and Alec Baldwin is Santa . . . with a thick Russian accent. The villain is played by Jude Law.
#3.) "Life of Pi" (PG) Trailer 1 and Trailer 2
Ang Lee . . . the guy who did "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", directs this movie about a kid from India who's shipwrecked and stuck on a lifeboat with, a crouching tiger. It's based on the award-winning book of the same name.
Pi is played by a guy named Suraj Sharma, who's never been in any other movies.
#4.) "Hitchcock" Trailer (Opening in limited release on Friday)
Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren is his wife. It's about the making of "Psycho", with Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as the actress who played the dead girl's sister, and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins.
(Enjoy some extended scenes: Shock Value, Shower Concern, Why This One.)