Trailer Blazer: 'Next,' 'Fracture,' 'The Ex'

Next_l-Next (April 27) What’s up with Hollywood’s recent obsession with people who can see the future? If the mass-casualty-catastrophe-viewing character played by Nicolas Cage (pictured) can really do it, wouldn’t he have predicted that people would laugh at his haircut? And that they’d be annoyed by the redundancy of seeing an actor his age in bed with an actress as young as Jessica Biel? 

-Fracture (April 20) Now, this is a recycled concept movie that still manages to look intriguing. (As interesting, as, say, the fact that the trailer plugs Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar win, but not Ryan Gosling’s nomination. Might be worth adding, folks.) Gosling is a hot-shot prosecutor with one last case to try: a man (Hopkins) who killed his cheating wife and confessed to the police. Easy? Not really, since Hopkins’ role appears to be his screwiest since Hannibal.

-The Ex (June 16) This summer’s Wedding Crashers? Zach Braff stars as a man whose wheelchair-bound coworker (a scene-stealing Jason Bateman) once hooked up with his wife (Amanda Peet). We note Bateman’s paralysis only because it’s the punchline of the trailer’s two funniest jokes, which we won’t ruin for you here. Jason Bateman as a movie star? Suddenly, I can see it.

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  • Ceballos

    Jason Bateman as a movie star…me like.
    Also, when does Nicolas Cage sleep…seems like he always has a (craptacular) movie coming right around the corner.

  • Bertie

    Okay, I just love Ryan Gosling…he’s a great actor. And you’re right, they should’ve mentioned that he has been nominated for an Oscar. That look that Hopkins gives in his movies are so eerie!! I will most definitely be in line to see “Fracture”. I really like Jason Bateman…Freakin’ A!! I’ll see that movie too!!

  • brandonk

    After “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” I was a little leery of movies with “Ex” in the title, but it looks like “The Ex” is going to make everything okay again.
    Can’t stand Nicolas Cage, so I won’t be seeing that movie.

  • Cliff

    I like Nicolas Cage, but he’s now officially in the category of actors (including John Travolta and James Woods) known as “No longer believably brunette”.

  • Nick

    Move over Tom Hanks there is another man with long greasy disgusting hair coming after the title of worst haircut and his name is Nicholas Cage

  • Cliff (not the same one)

    Jason Bateman’s agent must be like Ari Gold on Mountain Dew and steroids. This will make at least the third movie the former Bluth in this year, and he’s STILL got more deals in the hopper.
    If “The Ex” and “Knocked Up” live up to their trailers, Hollywood may actually find the funny again.

  • mike

    According to, Nicholas Cage has made 18 movies since Face/Off in 1997. Aside from World Trade Center and Adaptation, most were awful sticking bombs. Cage also has NINE movie announced or completed that are to come. People who make movies are hiring him and he keeps taking the parts.

  • Joe C

    I like Nicholas Cage a lot, but dude DOES make too many movies. Take a rest, man! lol.

  • paige

    ugh! nicolas cage in a dead zone/clockwork orange wannabe. no thanks… he’s f***ing disgusting and if anybody can buy him sleeping with Jennifer Beals or Eva Mendes is a complete idiot. also, can someone PLEASE give a role to Julianne Moore so she wont have to cash it in anymore…

  • furry_Nick Cage

    If I make 10 movies a year, one of them is bound not to suck right? I’m playing the odds.

  • clare-clare

    Putting Jason Bateman in a movie w/ Zach Braff? It’s a geek’s comedy paradise! I am in heaven. And as far as Nicolas Cage goes… well, I have to confess that he has always been a guilty pleasure for me. I don’t know what it is, but for some inexplicable reason I will watch anything the man is in and enjoy it wholeheartedly. I’ve never said they’re the greatest movies, but I enjoy them and him. I know. I’m a freak. I should be studied.

  • Mozz

    I like the idea of NEXT just not with CAGE, FRACTURE looks good only because of GOSLING who is so natural, but of the three Jason Bateman already has me wanting tickets.

  • will

    Rosamund Pike….Rosamund Pike….Rosamund Pike…oh my god. well….I’m seeing Fracture for sure

  • Ian

    Is it just me, or was did the beginning of the Nick Cage movie trailer feature a blatant rip-off of A Clockwork Orange. It’s as if the studio expects the audience to be so stupid, that we’re not even worth trying for. “Let’s just re-cycle– no wait, re-use!– famous scenes from classic movies”. Next Nick Cage movie, I bet they’ll start it off by having his character say “Rosebud” before he dies.

  • maya

    Do you think that as part of her contract, Jessica Biehl stipulated that there would be a bucket next to the bed in all of her love scenes with Nicholas Cage, so that when they were done she could just lean over and throw up?

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