Trailer Watch Triple Threat: Your Highness Red Band, Green Lantern, and Cowboys and Aliens

Well, let’s jump right in.

So remember when you heard that the guys behind Pineapple Express were doing a fantasy film? That it was a raunchy stoner comedy set in the Medieval period? Well, we’ve got our first look at Your Highness and it is just that. And it also looks all kinds of awesome in this NSFW Red Band trailer.

Thadeous (Danny McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (James Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.

Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)—an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own—the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

Your Highness is directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux and Natalie Portman and will hit theaters on April 8, 2011.

I’ve never been a big Green Lantern fan, having grown up with Spider-Man and Batman. A dude making things out of magical green energy seemed sort of silly to my young mind. So perhaps I’m not the best person to comment on this trailer, but the costume still isn’t doing it for me. However, it looks like they’re staying true to the mythos of the series and everything looks quite lovely.

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).

Green Lantern is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and stars Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard. It hits theaters on June 17, 2011.

Finally….well, just watch.

So yeah. That’s Jon Favreau’s (Iron Man) new film, Cowboys and Aliens. Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, cowboy hats, and aliens. Awesome.

1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Aside from Harrison Ford’s character having the best name ever, Cowboys and Aliens is based on the comic by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and will hit theaters on July 29, 2011.

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  1. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on November 18, 2010 at 14:07
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    Oh work computers, why do you have to torment me so? Flash is now working, but sound is off. *sigh*

    I will admit, after hearing that Ryan Reynolds is People’s sexiest man alive, I don’t believe they do enough in this movie to promote that. Then again, it is a superhero movie.

    I’m calling myself “cautiously optimistic.”

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