Danny McBride in Shining Armor, Ryan Reynolds Goes Green, Plus More Movie Trailers

This week, McBride and Franco are hitting the pipe again- Victorian-style, yo- and we get the supreme pleasure of hearing Morgan Freeman’s voice for two minutes. Plus, trailers for Green Lantern, Cowboys & Aliens and the extremely accurately-named Prom. So sit back, relax, and grab a refreshing Coca-Cola beverage or bucket of popped corn from the lobby: it’s time to hit the Trailer Park.

Your Highness
Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel

In theaters April 2011

Remember how Pineapple Express set a new bar for the stoner-comedy genre? If there were a fantasy-medieval-stoner-comedy genre, this would probably set the bar for that, too. James Franco is a little less stereotypical stoner here, which is great, because we don’t need to see that twice in a row. Danny McBride is Danny McBride, which we do need to see twice in a row. And Natalie Portman comes at us as an ass-kicking female warrior, which rounds this all out to equal one of the more anticipated 2011 comedies so far.

Born To Be Wild
Morgan Freeman’s Silky-Smooth Voice

In theaters April 2011

Mr. Freeman: we cannot, and should not, tell you how to manage your career. However, if you were to release a 2-hour compilation CD of your voice, simply narrating anything- anything at all, Mr. Freeman- set to epic orchestral music, it would most likely crash the iTunes store within hours of its release and become the #1-selling sleep aid audio product in the nation. Simply things to mull over, Morgan. Think about it.

Obviously, these filmmakers are geniuses. One part Imax 3D, one part tragically cute “aww, they think they’re people!” baby animals, and one part Morgan Freeman voiceover. It’s a cocktail that goes down smooth and touches you in all the right places. (But not there, creep.)

Green Lantern
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins

In theaters June 2011

Can Ryan Reynolds maintain his signature cool-kid attitude while kicking a truckload of bad-guy face in? He’s no Robert Downey Jr, and early critical reception for this trailer is that it smells and tastes a lot like Iron Man- which it does. We’ll have to wait to see more from this action flick, but nobody can touch Downey Jr’s effortless heroics, especially not Reynolds, and hopefully his performance doesn’t crash and burn.

Cowboys & Aliens
Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

In theaters July 2011

Speaking of Iron Man, here’s that film’s director, Jon Favreau, tackling another epic action flick. While the premise- a Western tinged with a Sci-Fi alien invasion plot- sounds corny, here it looks anything but. The effects look epic, the cast is all-star, and Steven Speilberg’s the executive producer on the project that could elevate Jon Favreau to even higher heights.

Prom
Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell

In theaters April 2011

Prom. Remember what it represented? Here’s the memo: it was the most important night of your entire life, and it also summed up the totality of your High School Experience, and it was also filled with heartfelt, tender moments and drama that you’ll never forget, ever. You learned life lessons and grew, laughed and cried, then you drank Mad Dog 20/20 in the back of the crappy limo you rented and threw up on Ashley Murzinski’s phone. Prom has been singlehandedly defining high school for students since before high school even existed, and Disney’s never gonna let us forget. Thanks, Disney. You’re doing God’s work out there.

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