Trailer Thursday: Zombies and Monsters!

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Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night (and when to stay home). Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow.

Monsters University

Even if you haven't seen Monsters, Inc., you probably at least know the premise of it: Monsters go to work every day to scare children, because kiddie screams generate energy for Monstropolis. But who knew that scaring kids required a college degree? Monsters University takes us back to when Mike, Sulley, and pals were just frat guys who steal mascots and have dorm parties.

See it if:
- You're nostalgic for the days when you decorated your college roommate like a disco ball and suspended him from the ceiling.
- You liked the original Monsters, Inc.. The whole cast is back, including John Goodman as Sulley, Billy Crystal as Mike, and Steve Buscemi as Randall. Although I'll now be wondering about Randall's double life as a 1930s bootlegger.
- Bonus: The Monsters University site is a perfect parody of every college website you've ever visited.

World War Z

There's a zombie pandemic (obviously) and only Brad Pitt can save the world (obviously).

See it if:

- You don't care if movies based on books follow the books. Author Max Brooks' (Mel's son) original novel was a series of first-hand accounts of people who survived WWZ; the movie is focused on one man.
- You're interested to see the movie that sparked a bidding war between Brad Pitt's production company and Leonardo DiCaprio's production company.
- You're not yet sick of the zombie epidemic in the film industry. This one is doing OK on Rotten Tomatoes, though—69 percent fresh.