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Archive for June, 2011


Trailer Watch: Killer Elite rocks you like a hurricane

Based on Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ novel, The Feather Men (not the Sam Peckinpah film, The Killer Elite), Killer Elite — purported to be based on actual events, but I’m gonna gets veerrryy loosely — is about an “ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor (Robert De Niro). To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader (Clive Owen).” Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski gets fourth billing as a ridiculously hot blone woman who seems to be friendly with Statham’s character.

Director Gary McKendry is a new one to me; the Irish commercial director has only one short film to his credit on IMDB, but this action in this trailer looks pretty ace. We’ll see if he can tell a story as well on September 23.

Trailer Watch: Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy international trailer

Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson’s next film is nearly here — an adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, an adaptation of the John Le Carré novel. Featuring an incredible cast — Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy (Inception and the upcoming Dark Knight Rises), John Hurt, Ciarán Hinds (Munich, There Will Be Blood), and Mark Strong among them — this looks to be one hell of a flick.

It’ll be out in the UK on September 16, Australia on October 27, and US theaters on November 18, 2011. Alfredson’s homeland of Sweden is saving it ’til Christmas, however.

Trailer Watch: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol teaser

I really enjoyed the third Mission: Impossible film, thanks to JJ Abrams and amazing turn as a villain by Philip Seymour Hoffman, but the real draw here with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol isn’t Tom Cruise: it’s Brad Bird. The director of The Incredibles and The Iron Giant is trying his hand at live action, and I’ll be God damned if there aren’t a lot of really good shots in this. Whether or not the script strings together the action as well as it needs to, these action scenes are gonna be great. Mark my words.

Trailer Watch: Horrible Bosses red band trailer

From MSN Movies comes a new, red band trailer for Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses.

The film stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx, and it hits theaters on July 8. Are you going to be seeing this or The Zookeeper that weekend? Or sleeping in?

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