Trailer Buzz: 'Mother's Day,' 'Criminal' and 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

Trailer Buzz: 'Mother's Day,' 'Criminal' and 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

Feb 11, 2016

Welcome to another Thursday filled with trailers. This week we've got movies based on holidays, fairy tales and the familiar idea of government agents confused about the past. 

 

Mother's Day

The new holiday-themed ensemble comedy from Garry Marshall (Valentine's DayNew Year's Eve) sells itself pretty easily: if you have or ever had a mom, then Mother's Day is for you. Sure, it will mostly appeal to mothers themselves, including "mr. moms" like a character played by Jason Sudeikis, but it looks like most audiences can relate in some way. The movie also stars Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Britt Robertson and Margo Martindale and hits theaters a few weeks ahead of its namesake, on April 29.

 

Criminal

Last year, Ryan Reynolds played a body implanted with the mind of Ben Kingsley, in Self/less. This year, he plays a CIA agent whose mind is partly implanted into Kevin Costner's head. Costner plays an ex-con tasked with completing the dead spy's mission using the memories and skills he's acquired through a special operation. It sounds like the inverse of The Bourne Identity, with a guy waking up and suddenly remembering being a government agent. Gal Gadot plays Reynolds's widow, and Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones and Michael Pitt all co-star, too. See this one in theaters on April 15.

 

The Huntsman: Winter's War

If you like what Snow White and the Huntsman did with one fairy tale, you should also enjoy what the follow-up does with Frozen -- well, with its source material, The Snow Queen. The latest trailer for The Huntsman: Winter's War confirms that it is a prequel, focused on the icy powers of Emily Blunt's character, Freya. Chris Hemsworth returns as the titular warrior, Charlize Theron reprises her part as the evil queen Revenna and Jessica Chastain joins the cast as the Huntsman's partner in arms and in love. Find it in theaters one month into spring, on April 22.

 

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