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This Week in Trailers: ‘Looper,’ ‘The Magic of Belle Isle,’ ‘The Samaritan,’ and More

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got seven trailers for you this week, including the latest from Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Simon Pegg, Morgan Freeman, and Samuel L. Jackson. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Lovely Molly

Not to nitpick, but the on-screen text claiming that Lovely Molly is “from the creators of The Blair Witch Project” isn’t entirely true — that groundbreaking horror film was co-directed by Eduardo Sanchez (who directed and co-wrote Lovely Molly) and Daniel Myrick (who is not involved). But it’s worth asking where the hell either of them has been in the 13 years since that film’s release; though it was their last collaboration, neither directed anything for at least seven years after Blair’s 1999 release. Word was, for quite a while after, that they were trying to get a romantic comedy made; Sanchez apparently realized which side his bread was buttered on, and is now attempting a triumphant return with this hybrid of conventional and found-footage horror. But the trailer’s promise that the film will “redefine horror once again” sounds like an awfully high bar to clear, particularly since the trailer is comprised entirely of shaky cam, night vision, first-person, and generic scares that we’ve seen many, many times before.