A little bit of trailer roundup to kick off your week for a few films that — in the case of the first two “Hoodwinked Too!” and “11-11-11” — would otherwise fall by the wayside with us unless we found a quick way to deal with them, and in the case of the last one “Cracks,” a gentle reminder that the film is on its way and is worth tracking down. So grab a coffee, lock your office door and check ’em out.
First up, is “Hoodwinked Too!” the sequel to the 2005 animated film nobody asked for. Featuring an extensive voice cast including Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton, David Ogden Stiers, Andy Dick, Benjy Gaither, Martin Short, Joan Cusack, Wayne Newton, David Alan Grier, Amy Poehler and Bill Hader the biggest thing to notice is not the names on board, but the one big actress missing: Anne Hathaway who toplined the first entry and probably has much better things to do know. The trailer for the straight-to-DVD looking film wastes no time in letting loose with a bunch of fart and getting-hit-in-the-groin jokes and only served to remind us that Patrick Warburton is amazing and needs a better agent. “Hoodwinked Too!” opens in 3D on April 29th. [Moviefone]
Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed a few “Saw” films, is readying the stupid sounding “11-11-11” that is about magic numbers that set hallways on fire or something. We’re really not really sure what else to say about this except that it looks dumb-dumb-dumb (ha!). We haven’t been this scared since “The Number 23“. We’ll let you guess the release date for this one. [Shock Til You Drop]
We saved the best for last. Here’s the domestic trailer for Eva Green‘s “Cracks,” which is much like the U.K. one that premiered a long time ago, but is still worth a watch and will hopefully get the movie back in the brains of moviegoers. Directed by Jordan Scott (yes, daughter of Ridley), the film is a British, all-girl boarding school drama set in 1934 that stars Green as a bewitching teacher who has her elite boarding-school girls — played by Juno Temple, Imogen Poots, Maria Valverde and Sinead Cusack — under a kind of spell or sway with her rebellious ways and encouraging tales of free thinking individualism. We caught the film at TIFF in 2009 and thought it was a charming enough debut by Jordan which should put her as a filmmaker to watch. It will hit theaters on March 18th, and on demand on March 24th. [Vulture]