Trailer Showdown 3/21: 'Frances Ha'

What a weird week for trailers. The last few days saw the release of lots of extended trailers for teasers we've seen earlier in the year, and plenty of new fare as well.

"Frances Ha," director Noah Baumbach's look at modern life in the big city, ultimately claimed the honor of being our pick as The Best Trailer of the Week, but there was such a bizarre smorgasbord that it really could be any one of a few choices. Also in the running was Pedro Almodovar's quirky Spanish comedy "I'm So Excited," starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz as ... baggage handlers? And, a Stevie Nicks documentary that must have been trimmed from the fabric of our dreams.

Did we get the rankings right this week? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

1.) 'Frances Ha'

Directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written by he and his star / muse Greta Gerwig, this may look to be standard cutesy Gerwig fare, but responses from the film's tour on the festival circuit suggest there's more at work to this story of a pretty, wandery woman who meet as she's attempting to figure out her life, this time as a modern dancer in New York City. Baumbach can write dialogue that's simply wonderful so he gets the benefit of the doubt, here's hoping they both turn in the work of a lifetime.

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver

Release Date: June 12, 2013

2.) 'I'm So Excited'

Flight attendants, plane crashes, true love, sexy times and more? Understanding what director Pedro Almovodar is up to with this movie is proving to be an impossible task. Oh, yeah, Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz are in it too, as baggage handlers apparently, because, YEAH RIGHT.

Starring: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth

Release Date: June 28, 2013

3.) 'Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams'

Hold. The. Phone. Stevie Nicks is in a documentary about herself and writing music? If this gives real insight into Nicks' work, this will be one of the best rock docs ever. I'm a bit concerned this is a vanity project that pretends too much and gives away too little, but here's hoping there's some meat on those bones.

Starring: Stevie Nicks, Glen Ballard, Lindsey Buckingham, Ann Marie Calhoun

Release Date: 2013

4.) 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

A new trailer for the highly anticipated sci fi adventure film gives us a look at our villain and a bit more insight into what's going to be happening with the crew of the Enterprise. The first film was good, so here's hoping this second one is as well, though it may be too hyped up to ever actually transcend expectations, instead simply reminding us all that getting what one actually wants is almost as bad as getting your hopes up for no reason at all.

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

Release Date: May 17, 2013

5.) 'We Steal Secrets'

A documentary look at the WikiLeaks group and the man who ran it through some of the most highly controversial times. Fascinating inquiry into the inner workings of the group who prides itself on breaking open "secret" government information, the expectations of those involved and the strange court case revolving around Bradley Manning.

Starring: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo

Release Date: May 24, 2013

6.) 'Despicable Me 2'

Gru and the girls are back, along with the minions for another family animated adventure. I've never seen the first movie, but some people super love it and claim it's wildly hilarious and heartwarming and so on, so have at it. This style of animation doesn't appeal to me at all, earning it a downvote in the rankings. TOO BAD.

Starring: Steve Carell, Al Pacino, Kristen Wiig

Release Date: July 3, 2013

7.) 'The Colony'

In the future, climate change happens and everything is cold and some survivors have to go save some other survivors, yawwwwwn. This movie has already been made about a thousand times, and one just cringes through and through at the cheesy premise, silly dialogue and over wrought acting. Still, I will probably end up seeing this one as cheesy as it is, I kind of love end of the world survival movies.

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton

Release Date: April 12, 2013

8.) 'Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa'

Alan Patridge, the parody TV host created by Steve Coogan, finally gets his own movie. It's about time, as the character has had several series of television and is fairly hilarious. This little bit of a teaser gives us a look at the comedy angle and whets our appetite for more British insanity.

Starring: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee

Release Date: 2013

9.) 'All Stars'

Cute kids, doing cute British kid things, organize a dance to save their youth center when it becomes apparent that there simply isn't enough money or time to keep things going. Could be adorable, could be a bloody waste of time.

Starring: Theo Stevenson, Akai Osei-Mansfield, Ashley Jensen

Release Date: 2013

10.) 'Crush'

Giving a whole new creepy meaning to the word "crush," is this "Fatal Attraction"-y look at a girl hellbent on falling in love with a boy who doesn't like her. Let's all close our eyes and think about Mark Wahlberg in "Fear" and then keep them closed and start praying that this one is anywhere near as strange and wonderfully bad.

Starring: Lucas Till, Sarah Bolger, Crystal Reed

Release Date: 2013

11.) 'Copperhead'

This stirring drama revolves around a group of people during Civil War times who did not want to fight in the war. Triumphs, losses, devastation and more, this looks to be incredibly sad but also very well done. Are we getting burnt out on the Civil War yet? Seems like a whole lotta Lincoln, not very many movies about Grover Cleveland.

Starring: Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda, Augustus Prew

Release Date: June 28, 2013

12.) 'Gingerclown 3-D'

Worst of the Week: I spent a few minutes trying to find an appropriate picture of a lolcat to put here, but suffice it to say: Just read the name of this movie again, and just whisper "No, no, no, no!" louder and louder as the trailer plays until the trailer is over and then forget it ever happened to you.

Starring: Ashley Lloyd, Erin Hayes, Tim Curry

Release Date: May 9, 2013