Trailer Thursday: G.I. Joe, Wrong, The Host, and more

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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.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

See it if:

  • You enjoy Channing Tatum and/or The Rock.
  • You have an insatiable urge to see a new action movie this weekend and don’t care if it’s good or not (the reviews are in: it’s not).



A temple priest testifies against a powerful landlord after he witnesses a murder. Being so honest is bad news for the priest, and (without giving too much away) his son eventually returns to the village to avenge his father.

See it if:

  • You’re a fan of Bollywood movies.
  • You firmly believe in the “revenge is a dish best served cold” adage.


Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

A marriage counselor bored with her life starts having an affair with a Zuckerberg-esque social media mogul.

See it if:

  • You’re curious to see if Kim K’s acting chops have improved.
  • You’d like to see a Tyler Perry movie that doesn’t involve him wearing a fat suit.


The Host

The Earth is involved in an Invasion of the Body Snatchers situation; humans have basically been wiped out. A human girl named Melanie is sharing her body with one of the aliens, but the alien begins to sympathize and agrees to help Melanie find her family. The alien race is none too happy about this, but conversely, Melanie’s peeps are none too pleased that there’s an alien in their midst. Chaos and drama ensue.

See it if:

  • You liked Twilight, obviously. Stephenie Meyer strikes again.
  • You didn’t like Twilight. I didn’t, but I did enjoy The Host. Though it’s getting pretty bad reviews.


The Place Beyond the Pines

An Evel-Knievel wannabe starts robbing banks to support his family. This earns him a nemesis in the form of Bradley Cooper, a cop who’s similarly trying to move up the ranks at work so he can provide for his family and make a name for himself.

See it if:

  • Ryan Gosling.
  • You’ve always wondered what carnies are like when they go home to their families.
  • You'd really like to feel melancholy this weekend.



A guy named Dolph loses the love of his life—his dog. The movie follows his quest to get the dog back, but along the way he runs into (stay with me here) a pizza-delivering nymphomaniac, a jogging-addict neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, and an off-kilter pet detective.

See it if:

  • You love surreal movies.
    You’ve ever tried to telepathically communicate with your dog.