Teaser Trailer: ‘There Be Dragons,’ from Roland Joffe

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Fair warning: this teaser trailer for Roland Joffe‘s Spanish Civil War tale There Be Dragons has actually been online since the summer, but we’d completely missed its existence until the recent launch of a new website to promote the film. Joffe’s film sounds superficially like it falls right into the middle of a classic conceit: we see two brothers, one of whome becomes a priest, the other a fascist spy.

But the movie is also about St. JosemarĂ­a Escrivá, founder of the Catholic organization Opus Dei, aka ‘work of God,’ which ” teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.” And in case that’s a turn-off (it shouldn’t be!) the trailer looks purdy. Read More »

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Rio Movie Trailer

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20th Century Fox has released the first teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ computer animated film Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Robots, Ice Age: Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs), and starring Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez and Jake T. Austin, the story follows “a nerdy macaw who leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro. He embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, learning to open himself up to all that life has to offer along the way.”

I love the design of the birds (the human character not so much), and you can definitely tell this trailer was edited to appeal to the 3D audiences seeing Shrek Forever After. Blue Sku Studios has always been good at creating cute little creatures, but they have suffered finding good stories. The most interesting character in the Ice Age sequels was the cute squirrel Scrat, who would always relegated to the sidelines. That said, I really liked Horton Hears a Who.

Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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