There are lots of films to look forward to in the next few weeks. This trailer reel features two Michael Fassbender films, one Leonardo DiCaprio/Clint Eastwood biographical drama and ends with Ridley Scott’s sci-fi which is ‘linked’ with the Alien franchise, but not a part of that series.
Shame – release date: 13th January 2012
Margin Call – release date: 13th January 2012
J. Edgar – release date: 20th January 2012
Young Adult – release date: 3rd February 2012
A Dangerous Method – release date: 10th February
Prometheus – release date: 1st June 2012
A glimpse at Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film of a two part adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s book. A few of the old faces from LOTR are back. Also there’s some singing for everyone to enjoy.
Christopher Nolan’s third and final batman movie: The Dark Knight Rises. Much talked about, highly anticipated. Oh and there’s singing in this trailer too, not sure why.
A Shakespeare conspiracy, now there’s something new! Did he or didn’t he write his great works!? It has been up for debate for centuries but chances are it’s all a load of bollocks started by aristocrats that couldn’t accept he was a genius. But of course no one will ever know. But it’s not like that has stopped Roland Emmerich from throwing his opinion in, he has created a political thriller questioning the greatest writer in history. Known for his disaster movies, Emmerich is trying something new – Fair play for that I guess. Out 28th October.
My Week With Marilyn
Michelle Williams takes the opportunity to play the iconic film star Marilyn Monroe, in this ‘true story’ of Marilyn’s intense relationship with Sir Laurence Oliver as they shot The Prince and The Showgirl.
Another film inspired by true events, 50/50 is a comedy that deals with cancer. Not the most likely of pairings but so far reviews have been extremely positive. Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordan-Levitt look a good match if the trailer is anything to go by, keep an eye on this one and go see it in cinemas on the 25th November.
Anyone else a bit unnerved by this trailer? A modern, twisted retelling of the popular fable of the same name, this looks sinister, stylish and interesting. Find out for yourself if its any good this Friday, I know I will be.
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brokovich) has a new film out in the US. Allegedly the penultimate film of the Director’s long career, Contagion is a disaster film concerned with the struggle to survive in a society falling apart from a deadly airborne virus.
As you may already know, Steven Spielberg is trying his hand at an animated Tintin film, dubbed The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn.
George Clooney sits in the director’s seat for his debut film The Ides of March, a campaign thriller about a young press secretary who gets caught up in political scandal that threatens to destroy his candidate’s chances for the presidency.
The third installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise just got a new trailer to tease us with.
Paddy Considine‘s debut film Tryannosaur has been received well so far by critics, this gritty ‘Kitchen-sink’ drama focuses on a man haunted by a history of violence and alcohol abuse and his redemption through an unlikely source, a christian charity worker who has a dark and equally horrific history of her own.
Lars Von Trier is back with his new movie Melancholia, the type of bizarre looking film that Von Trier fans will be well accustomed to. Labeled as a psychological disaster movie, Melancholia centers around young newlyweds Kirsten Dunst & Alexander Skarsgard’s wedding celebrations. A day of happiness is juxtaposed with a notion of impending doom, as the planet Melancholia is set to collide with Earth. Melancholia is in cinemas on the 30th September.
Roman Polanski has adapted the play God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza for his new film Carnage. The play tells the story of two sets of parents trying to settle a dispute between their sons after they get into a playground scrap. As much as they wish to walk away from the conflict, their dislike for one another keeps drawing them back into the argument. No UK release date has been announced as of yet but it did get its premier at the recent Venice film festival, where it was received very well.
Out next week is Gavin O’Connor‘s Warrior, it stars rising star Tom hardy alongside Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton.
This week we have a lot of trailers to get through, so without further ado lets get to it.
First up, Ryan Gosling has a new film coming out: Drive. It’s about a talented Hollywood stunt driver who, at night, does getaway jobs for armed robbers. He’s a bit of a loner but can’t resist his neighbor Carey Mulligan, a young mother at risk of being dragged into danger by her ex-convict husband. To protect her, Gosling takes a job to pay off her husband’s protection money but things go wrong and he’s left with a bag of cash in his trunk. Now forced to evade mobsters, he soon realizes that they’re after more then just cash, causing him to take the fight to them.
I have always rated Gosling and paired with the rest of the cast, this looks like it could be an enjoyable watch. It’s also refreshing to see a film that’s not a remake, sequel or prequel. Judging by the Cannes award it received, Drive also has a capable director behind it. Looking at the trailer, it undeniably has style and a badass soundtrack to go with it. Promising to offer plenty of drama, action and 80s nostalgia, Drive is out in cinemas on the 23 September.
Now this one looks very interesting, its Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, Coriolanus.
Anyone recognize the title? It’s one of William Shakespeare’s plays, although it’s not one his most popular ones. It was set in Ancient Rome and focused on a dishonored soldier hell-bent on revenge against the people he once help set free. Fiennes however has decided to adapt Shakespeare’s play by placing it in the 21st century, in a war torn country, making it relevant and relatable. Will it be any good? Past efforts to adapt Shakespeare to the modern age have been dismal; Baz Luhrman’s Romeo & Juliet is one of the only successful adaptations. However, with a great cast and the screenwriter of Gladiator and The Last Samurai on board, this might just work. We will have to wait until January 2012 to find out.
Taking a break from interesting new projects, we can now look at a trailer from the Spider-Man re-boot, The Amazing Spider-Man.
I’m still not convinced that we even need another Spider-Man film just yet, let alone a re-boot. It seems too soon to be trying to restart the series from scratch, I guess we have the rising popularity of comic book films to blame and judging from this trailer we can expect things to be even more emo then the last one. The trailer shows us a reclusive, depressing young man that is given extraordinary abilities when bitten by a radioactive spider. With these new abilities Peter Parker becomes the Spider-Man. It is evident from the trailer that director Marc Webb is looking for an emotional re-telling of one of the most successful comic book heroes. It does have the benefit of Andrew Garfield as its lead – its not that I hated Toby Maquire – but I do feel Garfield is more likable. The original Spider-Man is widely regarded as one of the better comic book movies, time will tell if this can live up to its predecessor. Let’s just hope they leave those terrible first person CGI sequences in the trailer; that shit looks naff.
Right, this next film has been creating some waves at film festivals, its the new trailer for Like Crazy.
Well, this film looks emotionally tiring. Honestly though, the premise of the film deserves some recognition. Felicity Jones is a British student who goes to America to study, there she meets Anton Yelchin and they eventually fall for one another. However, after their time at college is over, Jones overstays her visa and is deported back to England. Banned from entering America ever again, the two young lovers have to overcome this hurdle to keep their relationship alive. Highlighting just how debilitating long distance relationships can be and with the actors involved, this may be one romantic drama worth seeing. Despite my reservations with these sort of films, chances are this will be a powerful tale handled well by director Drake Doremus.
That’s all for now but we will be bringing you another edition of the trailer reel soon – sorry pun not intended.