Trailers: “Freakonomics,” Aliens and Joaquin Phoenix’s WTF Phase

Some of the best (or worst) movie trailers to make it to the blogosphere this week:

The Next Three Days
Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson

It really is too bad Harrison Ford has been replaced as the family man action hero (“My Wife! My Family!”). We blame the earring. And Calista Flockhart.

In theaters Nov. 19

Directed by Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

We weren’t sure how they were going to pull off making this best-selling economics book into a movie, but it looks like the animation and the man-on-the-street interviews might make it work, after all. (Plus, if Seth Gordon is involved, and the style of this is anything like his documentary King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, we’re down.)

Streaming on iTunes Sept. 3, in theaters Oct. 1

I’m Still Here
Joaquin Phoenix, Directed by Casey Affleck

Finally, a teaser trailer for the documentary chronicling that “I’m a rapper now” phase we watched Joaquin Phoenix stumble through. Awesome, we still have no idea what the hell this movie is about.

In theaters Sept. 10

Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Brittany Daniel

Someone finally managed to work in not one, but several, shoutouts to Stephen Hawking in an alien blockbuster flick. This is a pretty vague trailer for Skyline, about aliens who use flashes of light to suck up people from Earth, and though we don’t see Will Smith anywhere, it could have potential.

In theaters Nov. 12

Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo

Remember those freaky shadow demons in Ghost that drag that one guy off to hell? Coming soon: a movie all about them!

In theaters TBA

Due Date
Zach Galifianakis, Robert Downey Jr.

Not hard to imagine RDJ playing a character with daddy issues, but we’re all for a road-trip-adventure movie with him alongside Galifianakis.

In theaters Nov. 5

Barry Munday
Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloe Sevigny

Hard to imagine how getting your balls cut off and finding out you’re going to be a baby daddy could ever turn into a good situation. But we guess we’ll see.

In theaters Oct. 1

Vincent Cassel, Cecile De France, Gerard Depardieu

Check out this exclusive clip from the foreign thriller Mesrine (watch the trailer here).

In theaters Aug. 27