New Trailers: Judge, Drop, Love, Felony, Gods

By Garth Franklin Friday June 20th 2014 03:19PM

A bunch of new trailers have landed over the past day or so for all sorts of upcoming smaller films, but with a lot of them starring big names. The most high-profile would be "The Judge" which sees Robert Downey Jr. returning to drama for the story of a slick city lawyer who returns to his hometown after his mother's death and ends up having to defend his estranged father from being convicted for her apparent murder.

Tom Hardy stars in "The Drop" as a Brooklyn bartender who gets caught up in a robbery investigation that digs deep into his neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace, James Frecheville and Matthias Schoenaerts also star, as does the late James Gandolfini in his final performance.

Following the acclaimed "Keep The Lights On," filmmaker Ira Sachs explores love of an older kind in "Love is Strange". John Lithgow and Alfred Molina star as a couple who've been together for decades and have just gotten married. Their lives are torn apart when one loses his job, forcing the pair to live apart.

"Noise" director Matthew Saville returns with "Felony," a new Australian cop drama in which three male detectives (Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney) become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. Melissa George also stars.

Next comes the U.S. trailer for the upcoming August cinematic release of "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods," the first animated feature based on the popular franchise to score a theatrical release since "Dragon Ball: The Path to Power" in 1996. The story sees Beerus, learning of the defeat of the galactic overlord Freeza. Seeking an opponent worthy of his power, Beerus travels to the north galaxy to challenge Goku to a battle

Finally there's the trailer for the comedy "Hector and the Search for Happiness". Simon Pegg plays an eccentric psychiatrist who is stuck in a rut and sets out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists. Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno also star.