Trailer Thursday: Star Trek, Black Rock, Frances Ha, & The English Teacher

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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.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Captain Kirk and his crew are back battling another brand of baddies - but this time, the calls are coming from inside the house. In the words of Paramount:

“With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”

See it if:

- You’re a Trekkie, obviously. Go forth and prosper.
- You're not a Trekkie, but you're looking for an action-packed Friday evening. More than one review has wondered if Michael Bay was secretly involved with production.
- You don’t mind when updated versions of films alter the events of canonical material.

Bonus: Spock vs. Spock.

Frances Ha

From IFC Films: “Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.”

See it if:

- You’re a Girls fan. It has the same young-gals-floundering-in-New York vibe to it - and what do you know, Adam Driver also stars.
- You like quirky movies. Director Noah Baumbach is also directed The Squid and the Whale and co-wrote The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and the screenplay for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Black Rock

Three girls decide to spend a bonding weekend on a remote island. Sound like a breeding ground for trouble? It is. A wrong move with the wrong men = girl trip from hell.

See it if:

- This unholy hybrid intrigues you: part Lord of the Flies, part “The Most Dangerous Game,” part demented Girl Scouts.

The English Teacher

Julianne Moore is Linda Sinclair, a 40-year-old single English teacher. She helps a former student get his play performed at the local high school, which is a step down from the world-famous playwright he had hoped to be. Also, she sleeps with him.

See it if:

- You want—nay, need more Nathan Lane in your life.
- You want to see what Jack’s son from Will & Grace looks like all grown up (also, he dated Kristen Stewart before the whole Robsten affair).
- You kind of always had the hots for your English teacher.
- You’re feeling romantic dramedy this weekend. But buyer beware: It currently stands at 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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May 17, 2013 - 11:48am
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