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This Week in Trailers: ‘Maniac,’ ‘Won’t Back Down,’ ‘Hit & Run,’ 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 new seven trailers this week, featuring Bradley Cooper, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Orlando Bloom, Kristen Bell, Elijah Wood, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.

The Words

Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal’s turgid drama was, by a good long shot, the worst movie we saw at Sundance — a ponderous movie, tinny and schematic and woefully predictable. Much like the movie, this trailer starts off promisingly enough, giving the broad strokes of the story and showcasing the story within the story (which, when you see the movie, turns out itself to be within yet another story). But when the power-pop hits at 1:45, you’ll want to crawl under your seat — it’s a poorly chosen cue, matched by woefully generic taglines like “some dreams test us” and “some moments change us.” Deep!