Trailer Watch: Lincoln Returns Edition

So I was gone for a bit. Moving. Starting an internship at a music magazine. Stressing about moving and starting an internship at a music magazine. But now I’m back, and I’ll be trying to post as often as possible. Let’s get things started easy, with a grab bag of trailers that came out recently. Some you may have seen, others are newer.

Let’s get this reunion started.

First, have you seen the Evil Dead trailer yet? I mean, come on! Taking the trappings of the original and making it into what looks like one of the most brutal and terrifying horror flicks in a long time, this is one to look forward to.

Warning: Super graphic.

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Directed by Fede Alvarez, and produced by Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi….why is this not on your “Must See” list already? Evil Dead hits theaters on April 12, 2013.

Epic is an overused word, one that makes me cringe when someone shouts it. However, in conjunction with a movie based on a book by William Joyce (Rise of the Guardians), I’m willing to give it a chance. Epic is directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age-s) and looks like a beautiful time at the cinema, with a sort of Fern Gully meets Avatar feel.

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours.

With what will hopefully be another strong female lead in an animated flick, Epic stars Amanda Seyfreid, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Colin Farrell and opens on May 24, 2013.

Bryan Singer, while finally returning to the X-Universe in 2014, has been pretty quiet on the directorial front for a while. That ends with his take on a classic fairytale, Jack the Giant Slayer. And while it looks like certain sequences are there simply to fill a 3D quotient, the action and the scale of the film looks promising.

Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor and Bill Nighy, look to climb the beanstalk on March 1, 2013.

Buddy cop movies have been a staple of comedy cinema since the 80s. With the exception of maybe Miss Congeniality, they’ve been an exclusively male club. No longer. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) brings us The Heat.

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence–and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.

With Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy starring, this is one to keep an eye on when it opens April 5, 2013.

It feels good to be back.