This weekend’s big movie is the sequel / prequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’ll be slugging it out with Godzilla, but if you’re looking for something a little less flashy, there are plenty of movies on the horizon that involve neither lizards, mutants, or angsty men with metal claws and high-maintenance hair. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trailers to make the rounds.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The last time he stepped behind the camera, director Matthew Vaughn breathed new life into an ailing franchise with X-Men: First Class. His new film is another comic book adaptation, and judging from this trailer combines frenetic action with Colin Firth’s awkward cool in the perfect manner.
The world of film, and culture in general, lost a vital voice last year when critic Roger Ebert died at the age of 70. This documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams) has been moving audiences since it first started screening at festivals, and was one of our favorite movies at Sundance this year. It will be available in theaters and on iTunes on July 4th.
Magic in the Moonlight
Along with Kingsman, Colin Firth also appears in Woody Allen’s latest, where he plays a man tasked with proving that a self-proclaimed medium (Emma Stone) is a fake. Romance, wordplay, and comic absurdities ensue.