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Weekly movie trailer roundup: guys running around looking scared


Two new trailers were released this week for TEXAS KILLING FIELDS and THE WOMAN IN BLACK, and just as last week’s trailers seemed to fit into a theme (kids and babies), so does this week’s: men. Scared men, to be exact. To be even more exact, scared men running around trying to figure out what’s scaring them. First up is TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, which was directed by a chick! And yet this is not a chick flick, so already it’s got a lot going for it. It also stars some badass chicks, like Jessica Chastain and Chloe Moretz, but like I said before this week’s theme is men, because the trailer pretty much just shows two dudes, Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who looks like the love child of Javier Bardem and Robert Downey Jr.). The only time a woman shows up it’s to help the dudes or scream her head off because some dude is trying to kill her. In fact, with all the dudes running and slamming car doors and chicks screaming for their lives and music crescendoing, all I managed to understand about this movie is that it’s got something to do with a scary field and an old, green Pontiac.

There’s also plenty of running around in THE WOMAN IN BLACK, but it’s just one guy, Harry Pott…uh, I mean Daniel Radcliffe (remember what I said before about getting stuck in a role?). To be fair, I think Radcliffe is well on his way to shaking off The Boy Who Lived. Even though he does a lot of what Harry does in trailers – running around in a dimly lit, old house and dark woods, discovering messages on the walls written in blood and looking warily over his shoulder for ghosts right when the music stops – he looks as though he’s coming into his own, and hey, he grew sideburns to prove it! I can’t figure out what this movie is about, but I think it might be one of those zany vacation-gone-wrong movies, where the main character just wants a little peace and relaxation so he rents a house in the middle of nowhere, sight unseen, and he has to deal with the leaky roof and the wacky neighbors.