Trailer Thursday: After Earth, Now You See Me, Kings of Summer, The East

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Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night (and when to stay home). Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow.

After Earth

About 1,000 years after humans abandoned our planet, Will and Jaden Smith go back to see if it's still the Willennium. It's not. Wild animals now rule the planet, which is a problem when Kitai (Jaden) has to roam off by himself to find an emergency beacon when his dad is injured. Also there's an alien wandering around. It's currently at just 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. For reference, other movies hovering around 15 percent include Ghost Rider, White Chicks, Sex and the City 2, and Zookeeper.

See it if:

- You think it's been way too long since Will Smith last starred in a post-apocalyptic movie.
- You keep hoping that M. Night Shyamalan is going to return to his Sixth Sense glory days.
- You feel that Will Smith has earned your box office bucks by getting Alfonso Ribiero to do the Carlton on Graham Norton.

Now You See Me

David Copperfield meets Robin Hood. A team of illusionists called the Four Horsemen somehow robs banks during their shows, then gives the money to their audiences. Despite what I think is a rather interesting premise, most critics are saying it doesn't live up to the potential. Currently 46 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

See it if:

- You always wished Ocean's Eleven had included more sleight of hand.
- You believe Conan O'Brien should have cameos in all films.

The Kings of Summer

Three teens, frustrated with various aspects of their lives, spend the summer building a house in the woods to escape responsibility and annoying parents. It looks kind of adorable and is at nearly 80 percent fresh.

See it if:

- You're a fan of Stand By Me, The Sandlot and other coming-of-age stories.
- You're one of the legions of fans who love TV darlings Allison Brie and Nick Offerman.

The East

A former FBI agent goes undercover in an anarchist collective called the East. But she falls in love with Alexander Skarsgard (obviously) and she starts to wonder which side she's actually on. Currently 75 percent fresh.

See it if:

- You've always thought someone should stick it to big, immoral corporations.
- You're a big shot at a big, immoral corporation.
- You don't care about corporations, immoral or otherwise, but you will see anything starring Alexander Skarsgard.

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