Why studios are releasing 3D trailers online and calling them “3D trailers” when we can’t watch them in 3D is beyond me. Paramount did it earlier today with Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now Warner Bros. has done it with Green Lantern. But, unlike the Transformers trailer, this Green Lantern trailer is totally different from the previous one and, like almost everything that’s been released from this film, it’s even better looking than the last thing. Case in point: Ryan Reynolds doesn’t even appear for a minute and a half into this one. It’s all about the Corps. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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With all the talk about Fast Five‘s huge opening weekend and Thor‘s big international box office haul, not to mention that film’s impending domestic opening, it’s almost as if the next blockbuster on the summer movies horizon is being overlooked. That film is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the Rob Marshall-directed fourth film in the Pirates saga, starring Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush. As the May 20th, 3D release approaches, Disney has begun the full on, cannon’s blazing, Pirates of the Caribbean marketing barrage. Along with all the trailers, commercials, interviews and featurettes, though, Yahoo Movies has an especially cool one minute clip of an action scene from early in the film. Read More »
Last night during 30 Rock and American Idol Warner Bros. premiered a new TV spot for Green Lantern, but the spot was really more of a recut trailer. At 1:30, it is essentially a shortened version of the WonderCon footage that was shown off not long ago. But there are a few new bits sprinkled here and there in this edit. and it is good to see that Green Lantern looks like a properly cosmic, more than a little bit weird movie to rival the two Marvel films hitting this summer. Read More »
Briefly: Yesterday we started to talk about how effects work is still being done on Green Lantern, and the rumors that many of the film’s CGI characters aren’t even cast yet. One rumor is that Michael Clarke Duncan could voice the giant alien Kilowog. And now, supporting that as-yet unconfirmed talk, is word that Geoffrey Rush voices the bird/fish/ alien Tomar Re. Deadline says that Mr. Rush “provided the voice for Tomar-Re, the scientist who works alongside the title character in the Green Lantern Corps.” (The Green Lantern’s Speech jokes begin now.) That suggests that he has already done the voice work, so take that as you will with respect to the rumors that those characters aren’t entirely locked down.
New Green Lantern footage will be shown tomorrow at CinemaCon and there is a new trailer coming soon, so we might have answers to some questions very soon.
Walt Disney Pictures have released a new movie trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This full length trailer certainly adresses some of the criticisms of the first trailer, expanding the scope of the story a bit. We also get mermaids and a peek at Keith Richards, who is reprising his role as Jack Sparrow’s father. Watch it now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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[Update - Seeing as The King's Speech just won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, we though we'd re-run Germain's rave review from November. Review starts after the jump.]
Everyone knows the American Film Institute as the people who do the 100 Years series. But they’re much more than that. They’re a worthy organization who work not only preserve great cinema but also to teach a new generation to make great cinema of their own. Also, each year in they host their own film festival called AFI Fest which, in the past two years, has distinguished itself from most other major film festivals by giving away all tickets for free.
The location of the festival is pretty special, too, especially for film fans. It’s located smack dab in the middle of Hollywood, so films play in some of the most famous movie theaters in the world. Take, for example, Friday night. I got to check out the highly buzzed about political period piece The King’s Speech in Grauman’s Chinese Theater, preceded by a tribute to not only director Tom Hooper, but stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush too, who were all in attendance. It was a very special evening thanks in mostly in part to a fantastic film. Read the full review after the jump and check back over the course of the week for more coverage from AFI Fest. Read More »
Tonight the award ceremony took place in London to honor recipients of the British Academy Film Awards, in a show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The BAFTA winners won’t have any particular effect on the Oscar race, but the lineup for winners looks very much like that which has been ratified many times over by various film awards in the US over the past few months, and which is likely to be set in stone by the Oscars.
The basic breakdown is that The King’s Speech was the big winner with seven awards in total, taking the Best Film and Outstanding British Film categories as well as acting nods for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. David Fincher won Best Director for The Social Network, and Inception took quite a few technical awards. All the details are after the break. Read More »
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The Weinstein Company have released a 23 minute behind the scenes making od documentary for The King’s Speech. Acclaimed as one of the best films of the year, Tom Hooper’s film is the story of “King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.” Find out how the story was brought to the screen in the video embedded after the jump.
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