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Archive for December, 2011


Trailer Watch: Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer

Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, and Ewan McGregor star in X-Men and X-Men 2 (I still can’t call it X2: X-Men United) director Bryan Singer’s latest, an adaptation of the old “Jack the Giant Killer” tale, perhaps better known as “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

I can’t tell if the film is taking itself a little too seriously or not yet from this trailer, but I like the cast, and it looks like it could be fun. I guess we’ll find out on June 15, 2012.

Trailer Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen  is back with a more traditional (read: scripted) comedy this time: The Dictator, the “heroic story of dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” Moviefone has the first trailer, which has a few good laughs in it.

The Dictator was directed by e and Brüno diretor Larry Charles and hits theaters on May 11, 2012. The film also stars Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly and Anna Faris (who either wasn’t in the trailer, or I blinked).

Multiplex #648: Mortal Combat, Part 1 inks

Most of you have read this comic already, but here are the inks for the strip posted on Thursday (which is still not done):

Multiplex #648 inks

For a little side-by-side (er, top-by-bottom?), you can see the pencils, as well, after the jump:


Trailer Watch: Guy Pearce in Luc Besson’s Lockout (updated with official trailer and stupid new title)

Luc Besson’s recent-ish productions are very hit and miss, ranging from brainless fun (District B13, Unleashed, Taken) to brainless drivel (Transporter 2 & 3).

Lockout, his upcoming science fiction flick starring Guy Pearce, Peter Stormare, and Maggie Grace looks like it could go either way, but I like Pearce (and this trailer) well enough to give it a chance when it comes out. Look for around on April 20, 2012.

UPDATE (12/16): It seems that film has been renamed MS One: Maximum Security… uh, okay. Also, the earlier trailer was an early, leaked version that doesn’t quite reflect the finished film. Here’s a new, official one. Thanks to @Vanderlow58 for the heads up!

Now that we know a little more about the plot, I’m cringing a little (basically a ripoff of Escape from New York) but Besson has never been terribly strong with plot. So whatever.