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Archive for July, 2013


Trailer Watch: And another single-take trailer for Gravity…

Hot on the heels of “Detached,” which went online yesterday, comes “Drifting,” a second single-take trailer/clip for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Apparently Warner Brothers has a third coming (most likely) tomorrow.

via the Warner Brothers Pictures official YouTube page

Trailer Watch: Carl Erik Rinsch’s 47 Ronin

The story of the forty-seven ronin’s revenge has been told before many times, in film, TV, plays, opera, comics… basically, every format imaginable.

When Keanu Reeves was announced as starring in a new take on the story, it was immediately obvious that it wasn’t going to be a historically faithful version. Then we started hearing about “witches and giants” and I guess they’d decided to chuck all realism out the window. The results look alright, I guess, but a little too heavy on that bland, plasticky big-budget action-adventure CG look that Hollywood has been cranking out too much of lately.

The film also stars Hiroyuki Sanada and Rinko Kikuchi. It hits theaters on December 25th this year — in 3D, of course.

Trailer Watch: Two-minute clip/trailer from Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity

Here’s another super intense trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Sandra-Bullock-is-in-deep-shit-in-near-orbit flick, Gravity, and this one is an almost two-minute-long single take. The whole film, which co-stars George Clooney, opens on October 4th.

via the Warner Brothers Pictures official YouTube page

Trailer Watch: Riddick red band Comic-Con trailer

Director David Twohy and Vin Diesel’s second attempt to turn the main character of the surprise hit sci-fi action flick Pitch Black into a franchise (after the failure of Chronicles of Riddick) is coming on September 6th. This red band trailer for Riddick premiered at Comic-Con and found its way onto the film’s official YouTube page earlier today.

It looks a little over the top to me compared with Pitch Black (my favorite Alien film since Jim Cameron’s sequel*) but still kind of fun.

The film co-stars Karl Urban, Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Nolan Gerard Funk, Keri Hilson, and Dave Batista.

* Please somebody “correct” me on this.