By now we know what Disney’s $250 million “epic” John Carter will be like. At least judging by the trailer, which is so mediocre it appears to have been cut together by taking bits and pieces from Star Wars and Avatar trailers. Anyways, John Carter opens on March 9. We’ll have a review of the movie shortly.
Starring Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon and John Slattery and directed by Liza Johnson, Return is an edgy film about returning to the States after combat duty. But, it’s not a husband or dad returning. It’s Kelli (Cardellini) who is a wife and mother.
When she returns home from war, she expected to slowly but surely settle back into her life with her husband (Shannon) and kids in the small town she grew up in.
Instead, she gradually realizes that the life she left behind is no longer there waiting for her. The trailer is very tight and tense as we see Kelli’s struggle to find her place in a life she no longer recognizes.
Cardellini’s vivid performance in this trailer is worth seeing. You can see it over at Apple. As an independent film, shown at Cannes Film Festival 2011, Directors Fortnight, Return will open in select theaters on February 10, 2012 and will be available on VOD on February 28th.
In the latest video diary from Peter Jackson from The Hobbit production shows just what kind of logistic nightmare it is to shoot such a large movie. It’s a huge undertaking, with the crew shipping all the gear to locations throughout New Zealand on dozens and dozens and trucks. The video also shows the re-creation of Hobbiton, which this time, is made for good and will remain as a tourist attraction once the shooting wraps.
Peter Jackson and crew and well underway with filming The Hobbit part one and two, but they’ve had enough time (and footage) to splice together an impressive trailer. The Hobbit premiers in December 2012, with part 2 scheduled for release a year later.
Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Prometheus has received its first teaser, and boy does it tease. It brings back memories of Alien and follows a similar storyline: mankind has discovered origins of life in the Universe, and sets out to find out what happened. The movie opens in Summer 2012.
Great trailer and needs no introduction; it tells it all. I am excited. It is freezing here in Northern California, but watching this trailer warms me up. I can feel summer coming. May 25th is when Men In Black 3 hits the theaters.
Mirror Mirror is a spectacular rendition of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean, as the King and Nathan Lane as the Queen’s hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.
Visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan’s (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow White’s beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.
Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh’s signature, jaw-dropping visual style.
Opening in select theaters December 16, 2011 and starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly, the movie based on the play “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza is directed by Roman Polanski.
Carnage is a dark-comedy. The likes I haven’t seen Polanski do ever, unless I am mistaken. The list of talented actors alone drives me to want to see this movie. The premise of the movie — bullying — is prevalent to our culture.
The movie is being billed as a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of child rearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.
Screenhead held the online giveaway for Legend of Millennium Dragon. We’ve picked the winner – Karien. She says, “My name is Karien and I’ve been a BIG manga fan since I can’t remember when! My first EVER Manga was “Perfect Blue” and ever since then, I’m hooked Here’s holding thumbs I win, o my awesomeness.”
You can stop holding your thumbs Karien, congratulations. I am very happy for you. I have never been called “o my awesomeness”.
The movie is about a spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a hero destined to battle evil and ensure harmony and tranquility in the world.
The song in the trailer is Miho Fukuhara’s “Starlight.”
We have picked out winner for the Scream 4 giveaway. Janette is the winner and she says, “I love the first 3!” I am sure you will love the fourth one too Janette, congratulations!
The horror movie is directed by Wes Craven and stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Shenae Grimes and Lucy Hale.
The DVD is now available to buy and rent. The movie follows Sidney Prescott (Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, who returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (Arquette) and Gale (Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Roberts).
Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghost Face, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends (Panettiere, Culkin) and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.
Here’s what the critics have to say about Scream 4: “Pure genius.” (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com) “The Best ‘Scream’ since the original! Funny, clever and scary as hell.” (Dan Jewel, Life & Style Weekly) “Full of surprises!” (Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald)