Trailer Thursday: Dinosaurs, Teapots, and the Undead. Oh My!

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Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night. Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow.

JURASSIC PARK 3D

Amusement park full of dinosaurs. Jeff Goldblum. Samuel L. Jackson. Amusement park full of dinosaurs. What else do you need to know?

See it if:

  • You're nostalgic for 1993.
  • You loved to see Newman get his comeuppance.
  • You still watch your water glass for signs of impending doom.
  • You still think dinosaurs are awesome.

In short, everybody should see this.

EVIL DEAD

Depending on how you look at it—and this is a huge debate among dedicated Deadites—it's either a remake or a sequel of the classic 1981 horror flick. According to director Fede Alvarez, it could really be either, though he leans mostly toward remake. If you're not familiar, a group of friends ventures into a remote cabin in the woods where they uncover a book of the dead. As you know, that's never a good thing, and all kinds of horrors are unleashed.

See it if:

  • You like films that are heavy on gore. I winced twice just during the trailer.
  • You're not wary of remakes of classic movies. This one is 76% "fresh" over on Rotten Tomatoes, though, so it might be worthy of your time even if you're usually disdainful of such things.
  • You're OK with an Evil Dead movie without Ash. There is no Ash.

(Psst, stay through the credits.)

THE BRASS TEAPOT

A couple discovers that every time one of them is injured, a brass teapot they own spews money.

See it if:

  • You liked Pushing Daisies. It kind of feels like it has the same vibe to me—colorful, quirky, an oddly specific supernatural power. 
  • You secretly think that someday your life will be changed by Antiques Roadshow.

 

UPSTREAM COLOR

I don't know how to begin to describe this one, so I'm going to let the program from the Sundance Film Festival do it for me:

"Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. But something bigger is going on. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being—a familiar, who is equally consumed by the larger force. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives."

See it if:

  • You're a movie buff—it's getting seriously good reviews. Critics are throwing around phrases like "hypnotically powerful," "transcendent experience," and "heart-stoppingly beautiful." However, it's also been called "pretentious."

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