TRAILER: "The Homesman"

Tommy Lee Jones steps into the director's chair for the second time in what looks to be a kind of pseudo-feminist western starring himself and Hilary Swank. This movie is another Cannes entry this year set to compete for the Palme D'or, and it looks kind of interesting and different, at least for a western. The trailer has a kind of mystical vibe about it somehow. Sorry about the subtitles at the bottom but the international trailer is the only one available at the moment.

TRAILER: "A Most Wanted Man"

One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring roles was in this spy thriller based on the John Le Carre novel, who wrote Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to moderately positive reviews (it seems the consensus on Le Carre is that his books aren't suited to everyone's tastes), but it has a great cast in Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Anton Corbijn, who also made The American and Control, but it looks worth seeing to catch as many movies that Hoffman made as a lead while you can.

TRAILER: "The Immigrant"

I'll admit that these period piece dramas are really up my alley, so I'm more inclined to like this kind of movie than your average person, I suppose. But it still looks good to me anyway. The Immigrant's been kicking around the festival circuit since last year where it debuted at Cannes, and now it's finally being released on May 16th. From James Gray, who directed We Own the Night and Two Lovers, it has a good cast (Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner) and has gotten positive reviews from those who've see it, which have been quite a lot over the last year.

TRAILER: "Jersey Boys"

Clint Eastwood's long awaited film version of the beloved Broadway musical is coming June 20th.  There's nothing too remarkable about the trailer- it seems like a pretty straightforward adaptation, and like the James Brown biopic, this story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is guaranteed at least one thing in some great music. But we all know Eastwood's a competent director, so I'm sure he did a fine job with this. And having Christopher Walken in your movie is always an asset too.

TRAILER: "Maps to the Stars"

Speaking of Robert Pattinson, here he is again in David Cronenberg's latest, just confirmed to be headed to the Cannes Film Festival and slated for a prime in competition slot. Mia Wasikowska and Julianne Moore look to be more the stars in this one though. Cronenberg is incapable of making an uninteresting movie, and this one seems filled with his usual twisted, dark sensibilities. Although it's little ambiguous, it looks like it's some kind of Hollywood satire at its core. I can't wait (despite the R-Patz factor), and hey if they thought it was good enough for Cannes then that's got to be a good sign.

TRAILER: "The Rover"

Australian director David Michod's Mad Max-ish new film The Rover is coming out June 13th. Michod directed 2010's Animal Kingdom, which was a great movie, and Guy Pearce is in this one as well, which is always a good thing. Can't so much say the same about Robert Pattinson, who I have yet to see give a decent performance. Kinda baffles me that he's managed to get all these parts in would-be prestigious projects lately- I'm sorry but the guy can't act to save his life. Even in this he looks like he's struggling with the accent, and if anything he should have a leg up on that because he's a Brit! Oh, well- we'll see if the movie can overcome what looks like a fairly significant role for him here.