The movie has some stellar actors, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake. As a second trailer, it is a little bit better. I only hope that the next trailer is more entertaining, although I can think of some seven year old boys who’d crack up at Yogi getting his bottom knocked around by fence posts.
With that said, we must realize the premise of the movie comes from a Saturday morning cartoon. Well, there’s not much you can do with a production of that caliber.
Most of us who recognize the name Leighton Meester remember her from her earlier movies (The Haunting of Sorority Row or Drive Thru, among others) or from her role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl. But she’ll be making her way into the suspense-thriller pretty soon with her appearance in The Roommate.
We’ve got the trailer below, and it follows one of the great old fears of the first-time college student: the random roommate system. We all know there’s a chance some random psycho will slip through the system and manage to land in the bed right next to (or on top of or beneath depending on how your college’s beds worked–mine was a bunk bed), and that’s exactly what happens to Sara when she meets Rebecca. Oh, sure, things go great at first, with lots of clothes exchanges and club hopping, but the last thing you want to hear if you meet your roommate’s mother is: “And she’s taking her medication?”
That’s probably the sign to pack up and move out. Sara does not. Bloodshed ensues. Dig the trailer. The Roommate, meanwhile, is set to hit theaters February 4th, 2011.
The British comedy Wild Target stars Emily Blunt as a thief, Rupert Everett as the guy she cons and Bill Nighy as the assassin hired to kill her. But somehow they all comically get along.
When things get wild, Nighy and Blunt go on the run along with Rupert Grint (Rob Weasley of Harry Potter) while they are tracked by another assassin (Martin Freeman). The movie trailer looks like a fun movie. I am happy to see Emily Blunt in a comedy.
The movie opens to a limited number of theaters October 29, 2010.
The first trailer for True Grit excites me so much so that I am trying to type this as fast as I can to get it to you and everyone else who has marked their calendars on the arrival of Coen brothers next film. The lyrics sung throughout the trailer enthralls me to the bitter end of this story.
As the trailer rolls we meet the cast led by Jeff Bridges’ grizzled Marshal Reuben J Cogburn, Matt Damon’s LaBoeuf and Josh Brolin’s Ton Chaney. It also stars newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross and Barry Pepper as Lucky Ned Pepper, no relation in the casting. True Grit will arrive in the movie theaters Christmas Day. I only wish my daughter was old enough to see it.
The fact that the movie is five and a half hours long is unbelievable. The film is directed by Olivier Assayas and it played at Cannes with positive feedback with just one showing. IFC is releasing the film on October 15, 20100 as a full miniseries and as a 150-minute theatrical cut. The trailer looks good, but over five hours in length is too much for me.
Maybe you remember Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who got caught sleeping around with hookers and filed his resignation almost three years back. And just in case you do–or you don’t–there’s a blast from the past waiting, even if it’s just a refresher course. It’s called Client 9, and a trailer has just leaked out for it.
But this isn’t just another tale of a philandering politician–oh no. Seems that Spitzer might have made a few enemies during his tenure, and as a result, there was a little backbiting going on here. Was Spitzer brought down by his own hubris? Or was his fall from grace assisted by Wall Street bigwigs who wanted Spitzer out of the way?
That’s a good chunk of what the movie will examine, and as such, we have the trailer for it directly below. You can catch this one October 1st on iTunes and Magnolia On Demand, or wait for November 5th and catch it in theaters.
We finally get to hear and see The King’s Speech trailer, directed by Tom Hooper. It’s a bold movie with a talented cast that includes my favorites such as Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
The movie is about the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. Once his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Beleaguered by a blatant stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Yahoo released this trailer tonight and it is brilliant. I read Rowling’s seventh Harry Potter book, which was such an illustrious read. If the movie is half as good as the book, we are in for an unbelievable two plus hours of entertainment. I can’t stop smiling. I am so wrapped up into this movie.
I honestly believe this is the best trailer so far. The special effects, acting and the story are all there. Warner Bros has done a superb job of creating the most vivid and detailed imagery of the movie without exposing any vital plot points.
So camped out over on YouTube, the folks out at Business of Cinema seemed to manage to get their hands on the trailer for part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is steadily starting to win over even me.
The trailer is directly below, and is an absolute doozy, doing an excellent job of projecting the foreboding that’s downright appropriate for a good old fashioned dose of beginning of the end. This starts up the end for the Harry Potter universe, and pits Harry against Voldemort at least three times in the trailer itself.
The first part of the end hits theaters this November, meanwhile, the second part will blow through in July.
Bad news, folks–remember that Pokemon trailer I brought you a little earlier on? The one that looked like a sweet noirish version of Pokemon with lots more action and less sheer raw stupid? Well, as we kind of figured, it’s almost certainly a fake. See, an expanded version hit YouTube, and I’m reasonably sure I spotted one of the scenes in the original trailer in the expanded version.
The expanded trailer is a fan made short called Pokemon: Apokelypse, and indeed, it too is a sweet noirish version of Pokemon with lots more action and less sheer raw stupid. In fact, it’s a version of Pokemon I’d cheerfully watch, but never allow anyone under thirteen to see.
Compare the two trailers below–the eight second mark of the first trailer, and the two minute ten second mark of this one. You should see the same similarities I did, and likely reach the same conclusion.
A shame, really–Pokemon: Apokelypse looked really good, and kind of reminded me of There Will Be Brawl out on The Escapist.