Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Bahimiron, Jun 26, 2012.
That looks amazeballs bad.
Someone needs to make :36-:39 a gif, like, now.
Jack Reacher. I don't care what people say, I'm in. Tom Cruise may be crazy, but I love that guy.
And while we're visiting big budget adaptions of pulpy macho man novels, how about Parker?
Ditto. Hate the man, love the movies.
After Jack Reacher Tom Cruise has some scifi for us with the film Oblivion. If you think you're one of those trailerphobes, I might not click. It definitely feels like it gives just a bit too much away.
I like Cruise as an actor and I'll watch both movies, but they really should have found a more physical imposing actor for Reacher.
One of the points of Reacher is that he's really big, strong and smart. He's not a martial artist but makes up for it by never fighting remotely "fair". Cruise is short and skinny. When that is said, the trailer looked fine.[/quote]
The Avengers meets Saw? Why not. (Brought to you by the same people who gave us that post-apocalyptic gang movie where the gangs have Dance Dance Revolution battles to the death.)
And then there's this thing. It's actually a couple of years old, but I ended up being linked to it and found myself wtfing pretty heartily.
Wait, that wasn't a real thing was it? I always took it for a joke trailer.
As referenced in the Movie thread, the best part of A Good Day to Die Hard was this trailer.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
Joss Whedon is adapting Shakespeare. I think I'm excited? I'm a sucker for Shakespeare adaptations, though I hope it's not B&W.
God dammit Joss Whedon. There are other actors out there.
Edit: Jesus Christ. Looking at that cast list made me realize he's even more incestuous than I thought. One of the girls in that movie looked familiar--she was a Slayerette on Buffy--the one everyone liked so he killed her. Also? The waitress from Avengers.
It's my understanding that the Much Ado project came out of Whedon's weekly meetings with his actors where they all run through Shakespeare plays. It's a thing he's been doing since the Buffy days; hence the collection of TV actors that populate the production. Plus it was designed intentionally as a quick, low-budget shoot, and TV actors are used to that kind of pace.
Besides, Whedon's hardly the only director who likes working with a ensemble of specific actors. That's been a feature of auteurs from Orson Welles to John Cassavettes to Ingmar Bergman.
Doesn't make it any better!
It does, actually. Well, I mean it can. If a director has a good rapport with an ensemble of actors, that means they can work together as a unit better.
You ever watch Terry Gilliam movies? Sure you have. Gilliam has a fondness of using Pythons in specific roles, which he once explained (I'm paraphrasing here) by saying that non-Pythons get sort of testy when you ask them to stand in a river for six hours, but he can ask a Python to do anything.
It also means that there are no new faces getting in or even getting to audition because the director is all "let me call up all my friends who are already known and not let anyone else who might actually be better have a chance in this town!"
Who needs talent when it all rests in who you know.
Yeah, damn that Joss Whedon and his stranglehold on Hollywood movie-making.
I really hope this movie is as awesome as it looks. The designs are amazing (outside of scale face troodon) and this is probably the only well animated Pterosaur I have seen to have proper fur.
When it says about the greatest hero stuff though I am worried how horrible that could be for the realism.
Tom Hanks is Captain Phillips:
Paul Greengrass helming too - looks good. I was rolling my eyes at yet another worthy Hanks character but this looks like he's playing outside his more regular type of role.
Dean, thank you for sharing that movie with us. And I mean movie, not trailer.
It'll probably have its own thread soon (if it doesn't already) but here's the World War Z trailer. Kinda odd that the term zombie is never used and you never see any actual zeds. Cagey, guys! Then again, I've never read the book. Maybe there's no zombies in it? Tons of kooky fanuki crowd scenes, though. Maybe those are the zombies? I know shit, bros. Sorry.
Also, shit, why not? Have a hot shot of Wolverine straight up your tailpipe.
While I'm at it, here. Jake Busey vs Hollow Earth Nazis. I hate you all.
And here's the official trailer for the scifi actioner Elysium.
I'd never heard of this until I saw the trailer before Star Trek and now that I've seen the trailer I feel that casting Matt Damon as Battle Angel Alita might be a real blow to women in film. Sure, Alita (or Gilly as some might call her) may not always be the best role model since she solves most of her problems with plasma knives, but she's generally in situations where most problems are best solved with plasma knives, so maybe back the fuck off on your judge-train, okay?
What is it with sci-fi and its hard-on for ensuring the most badass individuals are lugging around close-combat gear like swords?
Of course it does, it's a zombie movie.
Yes, you do. You just didn't recognize them as zombies, because they're sprinting and performing human pyramids. Also there's no slow close ups.
Movie still looks like ass.
Neil Blomkamp and Sci-Fi? Of course there's a thread.
Same trailer as far as I can see.
What the ever-loving fuck did I just watch?? Is Keanu hamming it up to 11 here or what?
That trailer was nuts.
A WIND. A MULTIPURPOSE WIND.
You'll all be happy to know Xerxes is still "that guy with all the shit in his face".
My favorite comment so far:
Swords are cool.
Guns run out of ammo.
A lot of swords would weigh the same or less than a heavy pistol.
Bullets often go through things they weren't intended to.
It takes lots of training to use a sword so if you can handle one, you're a badass for training so hard with it.
It's basically "Men In Black But Dead This Time," but I'm still eager to see it because it filmed for about two weeks on my street in Charlestown. Also, you know, Jeff Bridges.
R.I.P.D. looks terrible.
I saw the trailer and I was like.
"Oh, it's Dead Like Me in Black. I never thought something where you combine two things I like could be so horrible but they found it."
See, I thought the Men In Black comparisons were exaggerations. And I was wrong.
Jeff Bridges needs to make a payment on his boat.
Having just rewatched True Grit a couple nights ago I am freshly imbued with the feeling that Jeff Bridges can do no wrong, so the RIPD trailer has precipitated an existential crisis.
I love Jeff Bridges so much I have a tattoo of him on my left arm. That trailer makes my tummy hurt.
Y'know what would be great? If we did a movie that pretty much ripped off G vs E, but wasn't nearly as cool.
Our first look at Disney's big followup to Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen.
Speaking as the board's top Disney fanboy, meh.
When I heard that they were going to be adapting the Snow Queen my mind raced with where they could go with it. I guess that after the fantastic Tangled and even more fantastic Wreck-It Ralph I had convinced myself that Disney had found the magic that Pixar seems to've lost in their last couple of outings. It's definitely my fault for hoping they could go a little darker with the story. Whatever it is I hoped for, wacky snowmen ain't it.
Oh well. It's early yet. When I first heard about Zachary Levi starring as a character named Flynn Ryder and them changing the name from Rapunzel to Tangled, I thought it was going to be a disaster. Maybe I'll be that wrong about this.
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