June 23rd, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Trailer Park: “The Smurfs,” “Middle Men,” and “Ramona and Beezus”

Every now and then an upcoming movie will release a trailer so far in advance of the film’s release, it becomes extremely clear that there really wasn’t much of a finished product to pull from.

That's the case for the much hyped live action version of the hit cartoon series, “The Smurfs.”  The film is not due out in theaters until the middle of 2011, so really, can you expect much more than a little tease?  I have to admit, though, I was a huge fan of the animated TV show, and seeing even a glimpse of the little blue crew caused all sorts of nostalgic feelings to rush back.  Does this teaser trailer do anything for you?

A movie with a much closer release date is “Middle Men,”which is set to hit the big screen on August 6.

The movie takes place in 1995, when the Internet was still in its infancy and no one had any idea of just how big it would become.  Luke Wilson stars as a businessman who helps some of the very first porn website pioneers achieve entrepreneurial greatness. Inspired by a true story, Wilson finds himself caught between a 23-year-old adult film actress and the FBI. “Avatar’s” Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan and Kelsey Grammar co-star.

For the 30 million kids who bought Beverly Cleary’s insanely popular children’s book series, “Ramona and Beezus,” there’s now a movie to match the literature. Ten-year-old  Joey King stars as “Ramona,” a little girl with a lot of energy and even more imagination.

When the rambunctious third grader isn’t sending her loved ones over the edge, she’s helping them save the family home. Selena Gomez plays her older sister, “Beezus.” The film also stars John Corbett, Sandra Oh, Josh Duhamel, Ginnifer Goodwin and Bridget Moyanahan, and will open July 23.

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  1. Jeebs

    In keeping with the times, I guarantee they will have a flaming gay smurf in the movie. But with only two female smurfs, I guess the real shocker would be only having one gay smurf.

    June 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |

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