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Archive for July, 2011


Trailer Watch: The Thing

The trailer for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing… bizarrely also called The Thing… is here, and yep, it looks pretty good. If anything, it looks a little too much like the original… but that’s prequels for you.

Also, it’s nice to see Mary Elizabeth Winstead not looking like a Muppet. Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom), Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Elite) and Ulrich Thomsen round out the cast.

(Thanks for the heads up, Vanderlow58!)

The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster is here…

The official site for The Dark Knight Rises has revealed the official teaser poster for Christopher Nolan’s third (and final) Batman film. Click on the poster to see it at full-size, although it probably won’t fit on your screen.

The film hits theaters on July 20, 2012, and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Marion Cotillard.

Trailer Watch: The Adventures of Tintin international trailer

Okay, I’m on board now. I still don’t like the too-“realistic” designs of the film, but Spielberg knows how to work a camera — apparently, even a virtual one — and I think I can get over it for two hours. The first trailer piqued my interest, but this new one actually shows characters talking and interacting more, and it’s all a bit more convincing.

For the uninitiated, the Tintin comics by Hergé follow the adventures of a young reporter, Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his dog Snowy as he journeys around the globe in search of a good story (even if you almost never actually see him write anything). The all-ages adventure comics were originally published from 1929–1976, and they are some of the greatest adventure comics ever made. (Various collected editions are in print, and should be available at good bookstores and comics shops everywhere.)

The Adventures of Tintin — adapting the two-part adventure comprised of “Secret of the Unicorn” and “Red Rackham’s Treasure” from the classic comics — sails onto the big screen on December 23rd.

(via Coming Soon)

Trailer Watch: Juan of the Dead

Latino Review (one of the bigger rumor monger sites I got bored of writing about when I did Movie Make-out) has scored the exclusive trailer debut for Cuba’s first horror movie, titled Juan of the Dead.

Writer-director Alejandro Bruges describes the film: “It’s a zombie film but it’s about Cubans and how we react in the face of a crisis because we’ve had a lot of them here over the last 50 years. It is a social comedy, it has a bit of everything. It has horror, it has action and it pretty much laughs in the face of problems.”

Anyway, it’s funny. It’s well-shot. The effects are low-budget but surprisingly good. It’s one to keep an eye out for… whenever it gets into theaters. It’ll probably debut on the festival circuit and score a limited release before turning into a cult hit on video.