Trailers For All of This Week’s Releases: Desperation Edition

By  · Published on October 16th, 2013

The characters of this week’s releases are at the end of their ropes. That might even be literal for Robert Redford’s character in All Is Lost unless sailors have a different word for “rope.” And they probably do.

Some of the film figures of the week are covered in blood, some have been kidnapped into slavery, some have been falsely imprisoned, some are fighting the system, and some are losing the battle against it.

Desperation seems like a common theme. Of course, it’s October, so “ghosts” are another big one. And who’s more desperate than they are?

There’s also a lot more going on in a week with a massive amount of movies. Here’s your trailer-ized guide to what’s coming out:

The Major Names

12 Years A Slave

Read Our Review

And our interview with Sarah Paulson


Escape Plan

The Fifth Estate

Read our review

All Is Lost

Read our review

Kill Your Darlings

Opens Wednesday

Read our review

And listen to our interview with Daniel Radcliffe

The Specialty Stuff

2 Jacks

Adventures in the Sin Bin

American Promise

Beyond the Farthest Star

Big Ass Spider!

Birth of the Living Dead


Opens Wednesday



Chinese Zodiac (CZ12)

Fighting For Freedom



The Human Scale

I’m In Love With a Church Girl


The Snitch Cartel


And if you’re worried about going outside, Rob has you covered on DVD and Blu-ray.

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