13 Comedy Films Coming Soon: Watch The Trailers

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 26/04/2012 09:59 Updated: 26/04/2012 10:53

Back in January, we brought you 12 Comedy Films Coming In 2012 - and now, four months later, some have been and gone, some have been repositioned on the release date calendar and others have been nuked from orbit. Or just removed from cinemas. Or something.

Now, we've got 13 trailers for upcoming comedies for you to look at - so get with the clicking! You've got Jason Segel's face to titter at. And Sacha Baron Cohen's beard to giggle at. And Will Smith to snortle at. You get the idea.

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  • 'The Dictator'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> The incredibly rich and incredibly offensive dictator of Wadiya, General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), heads to New York to give a speech to the UN. Once there, he is kidnapped and has his beard shaved off, and is promptly thrown into the streets. Can Aladeen return to power, penniless and unrecognisable? Will he fall for Anna Faris? Only the people involved with the film know... <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> May 18.

  • 'Jeff, Who Lives At Home'

    <strong>The gag: </strong>Jeff (Jason Segel) is a stay at home bum with a heart of gold. His dickish brother (Ed Helms) is having troubles with his marriage and through some pretty convoluted (and fateful) events, Jeff somehow helps him out. <br /> <strong>The release date: </strong>May 11.

  • 'The Three Stooges'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> Larry (Sean Hayes), Curly (Will Sasso) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) get a modern update from the Farrelly Brothers. People get hit on the head. A lot. <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> July 20.

  • 'Ted'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> What if you wished for your teddy bear to come to life... and he did? 20 years later, John (Mark Wahlberg) is still living his his reprobate bear, Ted (<em>Family Guy</em>'s Seth MacFarlane, who also directs), despite wanting to settle down with Lori (Mila Kunis). Cue fart jokes! <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> August 3.

  • 'Magic Mike'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) is a stripper. The girl he likes, Paige (Cody Horn), doesn't like that he's a stripper. Olivia Munn and Matthew McConaughey also star, Steven Soderbergh directs. <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> July 13.

  • 'Neighborhood Watch'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade play four suburban dads who gang together to get away from their humdrum lives. Then aliens attack. Honestly, they don't show it in the trailer, but they do. Trust us. <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> August 29.

  • 'The Five-Year Engagement'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> Jason Segel and Emily Blunt (as characters who probably have names, granted) have a very long engagement. A five-year engagement. <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> June 22.

  • 'Rock Of Ages'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> In this big screen adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, a huge cast of big names (Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige) rock out to '80s hair metal and discover something about themselves. Possibly. <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> June 15.

  • 'Your Sister's Sister'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> Iris (Emily Blunt) has a half sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt). Iris has a best-mate-who-she-fancies relationship with her late husband's brother, Jack (Mark Duplass). Hannah, who's just split up with her long-term girlfriend, wants a baby. Hannah and Jack get it on. Discuss. <br /> <strong>The release date:</strong> June 29.

  • 'Men In Black III'

    <strong>The gag:</strong> Will Smith is back... in time. Geddit? Okay, fine, here's what happens - Agent J (Smith) learns that Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) has died, but in the past. As he's the only one who remembers him, J must go back in time and save the younger K (Josh Brolin) form doom. <br /> <strong> The release date:</strong> May 25.

  • 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

    <strong>The gag: </strong>Another self-help book gets turned into a movie. In other words, all all-star cast (Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Rodrigo Santoro, Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Dennis Quaid, Thomas Lennon) try to get you to laugh in this ensemble comedy, mainly about babies. <br /> <strong> The release date: </strong>May 23.


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