Archive for the ‘Coming Attractions’ Category

Coming Attraction:: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

December 12, 2010

Click here to watch the teaser trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Here is the premise, according to IMDb’s Transformers page:

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle.

Looks like it’s gonna be another standard robot action movie. Michael Bay returned as director. Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Scream 3) wrote the screenplay. Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky. Megan Fox (the hottie from the first two Transformers movies) was fired shortly before filming started. John Malkovich and Frances McDormand appear to have bit parts. I’m having a hard time imagining why those two would agree to be in a movie like this. Must be a big paycheck or some irony factor. Maybe both.

Click here for more trailer stills and the Potential meter

Remake Pile: November 2010

November 22, 2010

Peter Pan

Peter Pan will be making a comeback to the big screen, but this looks like it will be a dark and moody adaptation. According to Variety, the story will follow Captain Hook as a “haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper.” The planned title for this remake is “Pan.”

Ben Hibon, who directed the animation sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, is set to direct.  Hibon’s previous directing credits include Codehunters and the video games Heavenly Sword and Killer 7.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been picked up by Warner Bros.

The original movie’s director, Fran Rubel Kuzui, is involved in the production of the reboot; while the creator of the televised Buffy, Joss Whedon, is apparently not involved.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes producer Charles Roven as saying that “while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”

Is it just me, or does this look like it’s just a cash-in on the current vampire craze?

Coming Attraction: Winnie the Pooh (2011)

November 20, 2010

Thirty-five years after making its last Pooh film, Walt Disney Animation Studios is returning to the Hundred Acre Wood. For the first time since 1976, Disney will be using original A. A. Milne stories as the basis for a Winnie the Pooh film. Stephen J. Anderson (Meet the Robinsons) and Don Hall (writer of The Princess and the Frog) directed the film and IMDb lists its release date as July 15, 2011.

Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show) voices Owl, Jim Cummings (accomplished voice actor) voices Pooh and Tigger, and Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob Square Pants) voices Rabbit.

It appears as though the story revolves around a hunt for a new tail for Eeyore. I love that the backgrounds look hand-painted, but I can’t say that I care for the digitally-sanitized look of the characters in the trailer.

more stills from the trailer after the jump

Coming Attraction: Yogi Bear (2010)

August 7, 2010

Click here to watch the official trailer for Yogi Bear

Yuck. A sub-par trailer for a sub-par movie based on a sub-par television show from the late 50’s and early 60’s. This trailer features the CGI characters Yogi Bear and Boo Boo alongside live action characters such as Ranger Rick.

Dan Aykroyd voices the smarter-than-average bear, while Justin Timberlake voices his height-challenged sidekick. Director Eric Brevig’s only other directed feature film is Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), so you can tell that he holds a high standard of quality for his films. (Sorry, I forgot to use the sarcasm font in that last sentence)

more images from the trailer after the jump

Coming Attraction: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

August 5, 2010

Click here to watch the trailer for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

First time director Troy Nixey brings us Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark with a little help from Guillermo del Toro, who co-wrote and produced it. The original Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was a made-for-tv movie from 1973.

I’ve never seen the original, and I’m not sure what to expect from Troy Nixey, but Guillermo del Toro has shown that he is a decent writer with Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy. Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce star.

More images and the Potential Meter after the jump

Coming Attraction: Morning Glory

May 29, 2010

Click here to watch the trailer for Morning Glory

In Morning Glory, a young beautiful television producer is having troubles with the aging co-hosts of a morning talkshow. Finally, there’s a movie we can all relate to.

Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, The Time Traveler’s Wife) stars as the spunky go-getter producer. Harrison Ford (Han Solo!) and Diane Keaton (Annie Hall!) star as the  feuding anchors who might be too much for their producer to handle. Boy, that spunky go-getter producer has some life lessons to learn!

More images from the trailer and the Potential Meter after the Jump

Coming Attraction: Super 8

May 15, 2010

Click here to watch the trailer for Super 8

J. J. Abrams’ new project, Super 8, is being kept largely in the dark. In the age of the internet, you can read a movie’s script, watch the trailer as many times as you want, and know every actor that is in a movie, all before the movie even is released. But Super 8 is different. A quick glance at it’s IMDb page will show you that no actors are listed and the movie’s premise isn’t even known. An even quicker glance at google’s Super 8 results shows that no one else really knows what the premise is either.

The teaser trailer gives a few indications as to what the heck this is all about. A train that is carrying “material” from Area 51 is derailed, and “something” is banging on the door of a large freight train container, presumably trying to bust out. Is it an alien? Is it some government biological experiment? I guess we won’t know until it’s leaked onto the internet the movie comes out. All we know for now is that it is from Area 51, and it’s big and strong enough to do some major structural damage to a freight container from the inside.

Will you like the film? To find out, you’ll have to ask yourself these two questions: Do you like monster/horror/sci-fi films? Do you like the work of J. J. Abrams (writer of Lost and Alias, director of Star Trek, and producer/creator of Cloverfield)? Personally, I love horror/sci-fi, and I think Abrams is perfectly suited to deliver a thrilling mysterious alien movie. That is why I’m going to give Super 8 a 3.5 on the Potential Meter.

Coming Attraction: Inception

December 29, 2009

Click here to watch the trailer for Inception

Inception‘s trailer is tantalizingly mysterious. No plot is revealed, but it indicates that the movie has something to do with crimes that take place in a supernatural world where strange ideas come magically to fruition.

But the trailer doesn’t have the look and feel of a magical supernatural movie. In most of the trailer, it looks like a gritty crime/drama; and then there are a few shots of astonishing moments, like a city folding upon itself, or people running up the sides of walls.

Potential meter and more after the jump

Coming Attraction: Iron Man 2

December 23, 2009

Click here to watch the trailer for Iron Man 2

Robert Downey Jr. is back as the cocky Tony Stark, and he has a new adversary: Mickey Rourke in his own homemade Iron Man suit.  Scarlett Johansson, Gweneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson (looking badass as always), and Garry Shandling also show up in the trailer.

Analysis and the Potential Meter after the jump

Coming Attraction: Legion

December 3, 2009

Click here to watch the trailer for Legion

When God sends his angels to bring the Apocalypse, one rebel angel (Paul Bettany) protects a group of stranded truck stop visitors (including Dennis Quaid!).

This movie looks like it will be in the category of “so bad it’s funny.” With the crummy cgi and the poorly delivered lines of cheesy dialogue, it’s hard not to laugh at the trailer.

The Potential Meter rating after the jump