August 9th, 2010
01:55 PM ET
Even though the title of the film is “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” everything about the trailer screams the exact opposite.
Katie Holmes’ new horror flick is a reinterpretation of a 1973 movie in which a young girl is sent to live in an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like characters. The terrifying little boogers won’t rest until they’ve taken their new roommate in as one of their own.
If you’ve ever felt like something spooky was living under your bed, this movie just might give you a few more sleepless nights. One thing is for sure, little Suri won’t be watching mommy in this movie anytime soon. You can see all the spine-tingling action in January 2011.
Let's move on to something a little more lighthearted - and potentially painful to watch. It’s been ten years since “Jackass” first debuted on MTV, and since then the hit series has spawned a cult following, a massive acting career for Johnny Knoxville and two feature films.
Now, the franchise that loves to make Bam, Steve-0, Wee Man and Preston the figurative and literal punch line of many jokes is ready to give fans all the jaw dropping, shocking, unbelievably dangerous and crazy antics in 3-D. The trailer includes an outhouse attached to a sling shot – need I say more? “Jackass 3D” opens October 15th.
And now for something that's not in 3-D: Christina Aguilera and Cher's film, "Burlesque." The trailer opens with music superstar Christina Aguilera looking particularly Midwestern, holding a suitcase and buying a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. How this small town girl becomes the next big thing is undoubtedly the story of the film.
While we can’t be sure of all the details just yet, there's one thing you can be sure of: There’s a lot of singing, a lot of dancing and a lot of advice from Cher. The movie also stars Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Alan Cummings and Stanley Tucci. You can watch the multi-platinum recording artist take the stage as an actress this November.
I’m not sure why the upcoming movie “Catfish” is titled as such, because you can’t tell from the trailer. I suppose “I Met You on the Internet and Things Got Creepy,” was too literal.
In any case, those who enjoyed movies like “Blair Witch Project” and “Paranormal Activity” might want to put this one on their calendar. The low budget feature doesn’t include any big sets or movie stars.
Instead, it’s about a guy who meets a beautiful girl on the Internet and his best friends decide to video tape their budding electronic romance. Things are great until the friends drive from New York to Michigan to meet this dream girl. “Catfish” opens this fall.
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