Well, here it it. The latest, and I think final, Star Wars trailer. I think it looks superb but I am easily excited. Also above is the latest Star Wars poster. It has been an exciting couple of days! The Force is awesome with this one. Enjoy.
I saw an earlier Tomorrowland trailer and thought it looked ok. George Clooney is nearly always good value and the science fiction element looked intriguing, but it didn’t seem all that special. Well the new Tomorrowland trailer looks even more interesting and my intrigued-o-meter has risen.
The premise of there being a world that runs parallel to our own has been done before – I was immediately reminded of Baxter/Pratchett’s (slightly disappointing) The Long Earth series or The Talisman by King/Straub. But Tomorrowland seems really cool, with an almost retro scifi feel to it. This feeling is enhanced by a couple of clips that were released separately – more on that in a second. The film also has Hugh Laurie, who is worth a watch. I don’t know his role in Tomorrowland but if he speaks with an American accent, he’s a good guy; with his natural English accent, he’s a baddie. Sorry if that turns out to be a spoiler, I’m just guessing. Anyway, here is the Tomorrowland trailer:
I think it looks pretty damn good.
The idea is that a secret society called Plus Ultra was founded by Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Gustave Eiffel, and H.G. Wells in 1889. They then went to live in a hidden city. On Youtube and Twitter there is a great conspiracy type account called Stop Plus Ultra that has already released a couple of videos. There’s also a website. The Youtube channel is here. The first video is great:
The second one is interesting but a bit long. For some reason, it reminds me of a recruitment drive for the underwater city of Rapture in the Bioshock games.
I’m a sucker for these kind of viral marketing techniques and have been ever seen the internet excitement that surrounded The Blair Witch Project. It remains to be seen whether the film is any good, but until then check out the STOP PLUS ULTRA website. Like most conspiracy theories it is untrue but I so want it to be real: STOP PLUS ULTRA blog.
The latest trailer for the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending is here and, like the previous ones, it looks pretty damn spectacular. Also pretty damn pretty. You get a bit more of a glimpse into what it may be about but I don’t really care. Mila Kunis + spaceships is good enough to get me into the cinema.
I am no longer swayed by trailers and remain firmly in the camp that no matter how incredible Jupiter Ascending looks from these brief glimpses, there is still a huge possibility that it may turn out to be utter pants.
I didn’t mean to post another trailer but the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is out and it looks damned awesome fun. It’s quite nice to have something a bit more non-gritty just-for-fun comic book based action. Obviously I will still be tremendously excited by the new X-men movie and possibly Superman vs Batman – although I will hold opinion on the latter until nearer the time. Refreshingly, Guardians of the Galaxy looks like it doesn’t take itself too seriously and as a bonus is full of space battles and the lovely Zoe Saldana being a sexy green assassin. Enjoy!
Here’s the idea. In the near future, America has near full employment and hardly any crime and everything is generally pretty ace. This is all because once a year, for one night only, nothing is illegal. So you can smoke weed, jaywalk, sleep with prostitutes and generally behave badly. Except for all the murders, it basically turns into Amsterdam for an evening.
Interesting premise, even though almost everything about it sounds massively unlikely. The trailer looks good and it has a great cast, so I suspect I’ll be watching it. Enjoy.
On a lot of the hip, cool and intellectually powerful forums and websites where I frequently hang out, there has been a lot of chat about Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I’ll be honese and admit that I tended to just skip by these forums and trailers. I thought it will be most likely be a low budget bunch of balls. I love low budget cult films if: they are well-done/ funny/ gory/ suprisingly cool/ cleverly scripted/ have pointless nudity. Often however, some film-makers inhabiting this spectrum just think of a funny name and then string something dire together.
This is what I thought Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was going to be. Then, in a moment of extreme boredom, I watched the trailer. It actually looks pretty cool.
This post is dedicated to my wife. She has a massive crush on Fassbender and I suspect the idea of a robot that looks like him that can also cook will make her very happy. This is the new viral video from Prometheus and I think it is kind of cool. The film trailer is here and is definitely very cool.
I’m getting stupidly excited about Prometheus which is worrying. I remember being this excited about Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and also The Phantom Menace. That can’t be a good thing.
I loved the Hobbit. It was the first book I ever read in a day that didn’t have pictures. I was 10 and haven’t read it since which is something that needs to be remedied. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do. Otherwise this trailer won’t excite you as much as it did me. Actually, it probably will. It’s going to be awesome let’s face it. Enjoy…