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The 6 Best Recently Released Trailers!

Everyday there are several film trailers coming out, but there are only some that have “it” factor to capture your attention in under two minutes. From dramas, to comedies, to animation and more, these six clips managed to be the best trailers recently released:

6. “Get On Up” – Tate Taylor (Aug. 1)

Universal has issued the second look at James Brown biopic “Get On Up” helmed by Tate Taylor. In this hot new trailer we get a peak into the family struggles of Brown’s younger years and his rise to fame. With Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, Viola David as his mother, Octavia Spencer as Aunt Honey and the addicting tunes of the legendary musician, it’s safe to predict that this film will have the potential to reach the level of 2004’s “Ray.”

5. “A Walk Among The Tombstones” – Scott Frank (Sept. 19)

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming “A Walk Among the Tombstones” starring Liam Neeson. In this twisted drama-actioner the actor plays Matthew Scudder, an ex cop turned unlicensed private investigator, hired by a heroin trafficker to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Yes, we’ve seen this basic story before, but the trailer suggests that Scott Frank has raised the bar, of course with the help of Neeson.

4. “This Is Where I Leave You” – Shawn Levy (Sept. 12)

This is the first trailer for “This Is Where I Leave You,” latest comedy from director Shawn Levy. After their father dies, four siblings are forced by their mother to spend a week together in their childhood home. Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda make the perfect cast for this lighthearted comedy film, which from the looks of the trailer promises to be filled with all the awkward heartbreak moments, sexual anecdotes, and emotional family moments that you could ever want, not to mention an awesome left hook by the lovely Tina Fey.

3. “Hercules” – Brett Ratner (July 25)

Paramount released the second trailer for “Hercules” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the son of Zeus himself. This clip finally allows audiences into the core of the film’s action and it looks like it will be epic! This summer, be ready to shout: “I AM HERCULES!”

2. “What If” – Michael Dowse (Aug. 8)

This is the first trailer for Michael Dowse’s rom-com “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace, a med-school dropout forms an instant conection with Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben, causing him to get friend-zoned. This looks to be a fun hipster-comedy reminiscent of “500 Days Of Summer,” and who didn’t love that film?

1. “The Book Of Life” – Jorge R. Gutierrez (Oct. 17)

The first trailer for the upcoming 3-D animated “Book of Life” by director Jorge Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro will take audiences into the colorful Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos! The story follows a love battle between Manolo, a bullfighting musician (Diego Luna) and Joaquin, a macho heartthrob (Channing Tatum) as they try to win over the heart of Maria (Zoe Saldaña). From the looks of the clip, not only will audiences get a delightful taste of Mexican culture, an animated look into del Toro’s fascination mystical and terrifying creatures, and a star-studded Latino cast that promises to make us laugh and swoon.

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