Trailer Park: ’42,’ ‘Beautiful Creatures,’ ‘Gambit’ and More

Movies & TV

In this week’s trailer round-up, we have Lindsay Lohan playing a troubled actress (that isn’t named Lindsay Lohan), more Hobbit heroics, the Coen brothers’ latest romp and Jackie Robinson circling the bases. Roll ‘em!


Release Date: Feb. 13, 2013

Meet the latest Young Adult adaptation that has the potential to be the next Harry Potter, Twilight or Hunger Games. Based on the first installment of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s best-selling Caster Chronicles series, Beautiful Creatures centers on Lena Duchannes, a beautiful young girl who invites terror everywhere she goes—possibly because she’s not human! Then there’s Ethan Wate, the curious boy who falls for the magical gal even though she’s busting classroom glass and conjuring secrets on possessed book pages. Aside from the solid string of bit players (Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum) populating this fantasy, it’s hard to get a read on the first look of the adaptation, and whether it will be an darkly entertaining romance or a schlocky Bella-and-Edward rehash. One good sign: newcomer Alice Englert seems to shine as the complicated heroine, Lena.