Trailer Park Friday: Mockingjay, Doctor Who, Panic! at the Disco Covers Queen & More

Happy Friday! We've been getting tons of rain here in Texas due to Hurrican Whatsitsname, so it looks like it's going to be a weekend of staying in and catching up on television. Perhaps I'll find some new videos for next week's Trailer Park, but for now, this is the batch I have for you.

I couldn't call myself a book blogger if I didn't include the trailer for Hungergames: Mockingjay Part 1 that came out earlier this week. The full movie comes out to theatres on November 21.

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor is starting to grow on me though the episodes are still pretty silly and often not very well plotted. Even so, I'm curious to know where all this stuff about Paradise and the crazy lady is going. The next episode is called "Time Heist" and airs tomorrow.

This next one for Dracula Untold could be campy bad entertaining or just horribly bad. I have a growing fondness for Dominic Cooper though, so I might test it out once it's on Netflix. It hits theatres on October 10.

I rarely read biographies, but Neil Patrick Harris is one of my favorite people in the world that I've never met. His memoir Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography comes out on October 14 from Crown Publishing Group. Here's the book trailer.

And this last one is a little unusual for Trailer Park Friday, but I love Panic! at the Disco. We recently saw them on their This is Gospel tour and they performed a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Earlier this week they posted a video of them covering the same song at a different show. It makes me happy.

What videos have caught your eye around the internet over the last week? Any cool new book trailers? Post links in the comments!

Trailer Park Friday: The Infinite Sea, Arrow Explosions, Frozen on TV & Zombie Comedy

It's the end of another week and it's time to watch videos on the internet!

The 5th Wave was one of my favorite books last year, so I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel that comes out in just a few weeks. A trailer was released through Entertainment Weekly earlier this week. The Infinite Sea comes out on September 16.

Oh Arrow, why can't you be on my television every night? Here's the newest trailer. The show returns October 8.

The newest season of Once Upon a Time will be featuring characters from Frozen because... well, why not? I'm not necessarily excited by the addition. I just hope that don't try to cram movie references into Storybrooke. Once Upon a Time comes back on September 28.

I don't know much about Burying the Ex, but I like Anton Yelchin and odd zombie movies are totally in my wheelhouse. There is no release date, but it's premiering at the Venice Film Festival which is happening right now.


Have you seen any great videos online lately? Do any of these trailers look appealing to you? Do you love Arrow as much as I do? The comment section awaits!

Trailer Reveal & Contest: Storm by DJ MacHale


It may not be Trailer Park Friday, but I have a special book trailer for you guys today. This is the trailer for DJ MacHale's Storm, the second book in his Sylo trilogy. Enjoy!

DJ Hale

Released March 25, 2014 
496 pages

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale comes STORM —the exhilarating, action-packed sequel to SYLO :

“Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an X-box and roller coaster combined.”—Kirkus, starred review

“With this extremely high-octane story that’s the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment.”—Booklist

“An entertaining and creepy tale.”—Publishers Weekly



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About the Author:

D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: PENDRAGON – JOURNAL OF AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE became a New York Times #1 bestseller.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. attended New York University where he received a BFA in film production.
His filmmaking career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials. He also taught photography and film production.

D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, he produced all 91 episodes over 8 years. D.J. also wrote and directed the movieTOWER OF TERROR for ABC’s WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY which starred Kirsten Dunst and Steve Guttenberg. The Showtime series CHRIS CROSS was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.

D.J. co-created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series FLIGHT 29 DOWN. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on FLIGHT 29 DOWN earned him the Writers Guild of America award for “Outstanding Children’s Script” and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.

Other notable writing credits include the ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL titled SEASONAL DIFFERENCES; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series GHOSTWRITER; and the HBO series ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, BOY DETECTIVE for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.

In print, D.J. has co-written the book THE TALE OF THE NIGHTLY NEIGHBORS, based on his own teleplay and penned the poetic adaptation of the classic Norwegian folk tale EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. His most current work is the spooky MORPHEUS ROAD trilogy; and a whimsical picture book THE MONSTER PRINCESS.

D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household are two elderly goldfish and a Kitten, Kaboodle.

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Trailer Park Friday: Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, The Fault in Our Stars & Book Trailers Galore

I am so done with today. I just want to curl up somewhere with a book and some cookies and pretend like today never happened. But first I bring you trailers!

It's nearly the day where everyone crowds around their television to watch hours of commercials (or a football game, whatevs), but for whatever reason, people are putting out their Super Bowl ads out early or creating commercials for their commercials. That includes a teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which comes out May 2.

This is a Wonder Woman short film that shows the potential for a WW movie if only Warner Brothers would stop being stupid and/or lazy to create one. It's very stylistic and doesn't have much of a story, but the visual are good. Except the ending - that part didn't make sense to me. It was directed by directed by Sam Balcomb of Rainfall Films, and you can see some of Rainfall Films other movies on their Youtube channel here.

This next confession is probably going to get me thrown out of the book blogger community, but I've never read The Fault in Our Stars (or any John Green for that matter). I know it's a book that will make me cry and I haven't yet had the courage to read it and be depressed for days on end. This trailer is reinforcing that fear of this book and there is not enough money that would make me see this film in a theatre. I only ugly cry at home, thank you very much. The film adaptation comes out June 6.

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Trailer Park Friday: Legos, Space Travel, Damien Wayne & More

We finally went to see Frozen last week and in front of it was a trailer for The Lego Movie. I had seen commercials for it, but not a full trailer. I now am kind of in love with this movie. It comes out February 7 and will hopefully be super silly.

Red Rising is an upcoming book by Pierce Brown from Random House that have been getting a lot of buzz. It's about a color-coded caste system, people working on Mars and other scifi goodness. It comes out on January 28 and here is its official television commercial

I don't think even Amy Pond can get me to see this horror film. Oculus is based on a short film and just from this preview trailer, it looks kind of terrifying. It is supposed to come out on April 18. Also when did WWE start financing films?

This next one I am very excited about even though this teaser trailer gives you absolutely nothing. FX is adapting Guillermo del Toro's The Strain book series into a television show starting this summer and hopefully it will be awesome.

DC can't get their live action films up and running, but they're still putting out animated features every few months. This is the first I've heard of Batman & Son being turned into an animated film. I personally prefer Damian work alongside Dick Greyson, but yeah, okay, Bruce Wayne works too. It'll be released on DVD sometime in the spring.

And finally, I have had this video opened in a tab for ages and yet always forgot to include it when Fridays rolled around. Not longer! It's a short 7 minute science fiction film called Beyond by Raphael Rogers about a girl with the ability to withstand intergalatic teleportation.

That's all from me this week. What videos have caught your attention? Share them in the comments!

Trailer Park Friday: So Many X-Men, Evertrue, Creepy Mysteries & Robot Cops (Again)

No preamble for this week's Trailer Park Friday, just several trailers for books and film and the first few minutes of my new favorite show that hasn't even aired yet. On to the trailers!

Evertrue was my Waiting on Wednesday pick and conveniently a trailer for it was released this week too. It's the final book in Brodi Ashton's Everneath series and it comes out January 21, 2014.

And now for the best movie trailer that came out this week. I'm not entirely sure if I'll be able to handle so many X-Men in one movie. Based on this trailer every X-Man that was ever thought of is going to be in this movie. X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out May 23, 2014.

I don't remember how I came across this trailer for The Faceless One by Mark Onspaugh since I'd never heard of the book before now, but it sounds kind of creepy which seems fitting for the week of Halloween. It came out this past Monday, October 28.

And finally the first 7 minutes of Almost Human. I may shut up about this show eventually, but I doubt it. Robots for the win! It premieres on November 17 on FOX.

And that's it from me this week. Are you excited about the robot cops in Almost Human and Karl Urban being on your television on a weekly basis like I am? What videos have caught your eye this past week?

Trailer Park Friday: Fall TV Preview, Star Trek Pranks & Steelheart

Oh man, can you taste it? It's almost television premiere season, which just might be the one of the only things I like about fall. It's soooo close and all the television promos are getting regular airplay. I'll try to not make this all television, but we'll see how it goes.

I didn't realize how much I liked Arrow until I didn't have an episode to watch every week. I think this may be one of the few shows I've been having sad television withdrawl this summer. It comes back October 9.

Revolution was a bit hit or miss in its first season, but towards the end the weirdness got bumped up and it became more interesting. There isn't much new footage in the preview, but there is promise of more epic sword fights and they're filming nearby, so I feel a little obligated to keep with it for a bit longer. Revolution returns September 25.

I'm a little concerned that watching Glee this season is going to make me sad no matter the content of the show. I'm a little curious how such a happy promo is going to lead to an episode dealing with Finn's death, but who knows? I still love Darren Criss and Chris Colfer, so I'll stick around until it gets too uncomfortable.

The trailer below only has 100 views and that seems SO WRONG. We're getting away from television to a book trailer for one of my most anticipated reads for the fall - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. This trailer is exciting and just amped up my desire for this book to be in my hands now. It comes out September 24 from Random House.

Not a trailer, but a fun video nonetheless. Simon Pegg pulled a prank on all the actors in Star Trek Into Darkness and they all fell for it. Some of their reactions upon finding out they've been pranked are pretty funny. I like Benedict Cumberbatch's reaction especially, though that probably doesn't surprise anyone. The video is from the Belfast Telegraph website.


And those are the videos I have for you this week. Seen any fun clips online? Link them up in the comments!