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Hot New Trailers - June 2015


Point Break
December in the States

In the age of GoPro footage of guys base jumping off cliffs and amazing wingsuit flights around the Alps, how much appeal will an action movie featuring extreme sports hold? Granted, it's not just any movie, rather the remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves classic Point Break. This one features a lot more than surfing, and sees our daring protagonist played by Aussie Luke Bracey (Home and Away, The November Man). The remake looks like enough fun to give it a shot.

Best bit: Rocking out at 2:32.

Cop Car
Unknown

Finding an abandoned cop car in a field and taking it for a joy ride? It sounds like a dream come true for any young boy. However, realising that it belongs to a deranged sheriff intent on hiding his secrets, well that is the stuff of nightmares. Starring Kevin Bacon as the car-less cop, the trailer soon becomes far more gruesome than its carefree start.

Best bit: The radio message at 1:08 that establishes that this is not a kids movie.

Pawn Sacrifice
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The story of the rise and fall of chess grandmaster Bobby Fisher is a very alluring one and certainly ripe for the big screen. Pawn Sacrifice sees an increasingly more frenzied Fisher (skilfully portrayed by Tobey Maguire) facing the Russian world champ Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), in what was one of the milder (in terms of body count) dramas of the Cold War. Director Edward Zwick is no stranger to intense dramas, having managed Legends of the Fall and Blood Diamond.

Best bit: Fischer going for a quiet stroll down the beach at 1:46.

Pan
October in the States

Thank heavens for small mercies they say, so a shout-out for not having to see Johnny Depp star as Blackbeard in Pan, another retelling of the classic story of Neverland. Instead, Peter Pan’s arch enemy is played by Wolverine, but whether Jackman’s portrayal will top De Niro's in 1991's Hook remains to be seen.

Best bit: Blackbeard’s entrance at 0:47.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
September in the States

It's a good time to be a young adult interested in dystopian, post-apocalyptic science fiction these days. With plenty movies available, such as The Hunger Games series, Divergent (also Insurgent) and The Host, the new trailer for The Scorch Trials, the next in the Maze Runner series, has now also seen the light of day. While part of the mystery might have been solved, our heroes are confronted with even more to discover, also having to deal with an outside world where basic service delivery has been fazed out.

Best bit: The kids seeing The Scorch for the first time at 1:22.

This article first appeared at Techsmart.co.za.