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“The Unleashed” Trailer

I was recently contacted by one of the marketers of a small Canadian movie called “The Unleashed.” Not to be confused with the Jet Li movie, Unleashed. It is a supernatural movie about a woman being haunted by her past. Here is the trailer:

 Madison Kennard, a troubled woman dealing with her dark past, must venture home after an 8 year absence following her mother’s death. Almost instantly after her return, Madison must cope with the haunting memories of a childhood best forgotten.

Bizarre and unexplainable events occur within the house after Madison and old friends come together to dabble with the infamous Ouija board. Dark oak wood, round in shape, and with numbers in Roman numerals, this board is unlike any others. Found in the attic of the home, Madison has no idea of the secrets and danger that comes with contacting the dead through this board.

 It will première in Toronto next month and will be released in theaters in August.

Turkey Month Trailers

I haven’t posted any new trailers in a long time. FilmIntel posed this question to me on Formspring  what is the best trailer?

Green Lantern


Cowboys & Aliens


Your Highness

or Red Riding Hood?

 I am learning towards the Your Highness trailer. Not because it was a red band trailer, but it was hilarious and different. Green Lantern has the Iron Man factor (The coolest thing I ever seen), Cowboys & Aliens has Harrison freakin’ Ford and Red Riding Hood has a dark tone to the tale like a Brothers Grimm version. What do you think is the best?

Fincher and Allen Trailers. Oh, My!

Here is another round of trailers for you guys. Last week, the first teaser trailer for David Fincher’s, “The Social Network” came out. It was bare-bones to say the least. Now, we have another teaser for the film that is set for release in October.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Rashida Jones. I love the different way this trailer delivers what this movie will be. Using the Facebook interface to transcribe the dialogue. It makes me more excited to see this movie. Check it out!

Next, is the international trailer for the latest offering from writer/director Woody Allen, “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”. It premeired in Cannes to a lukewarm response. Watching the trailer reminded me of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.

What do you think? It has Naomi Watts, John Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Anna Friel, Frieda Pinto and Anthony Hopkins. It opens in September.


Perusing through /Film as I always do. I saw the trailer for a film that has played at Sundance this year, “The Dry Land.” It stars Ryan O’Nan, America Ferrera, Melissa Leo, Jason Ritter and Wilmer Valderrama. It opens on July 30th.

Here is the official description of the movie:

James (Ryan O’Nan) returns from Iraq to face a new battle—reintegrating into his small-town life in Texas. His wife (America Ferrera), his mother (Melissa Leo), and his friend (Jason Ritter) provide support, but they can’t fully understand the pain and suffering he feels since his tour of duty ended. Lonely, James reconnects with an army buddy (WilmerValderrama), who provides him with compassion and camaraderie during his battle to process his experiences in Iraq. But their reunion also exposes the different ways that war affects people—at least on the surface.

Here is the international trailer for  “Let Me In”, the American remake of the sublime “Let the Right One In.” I thought, why the hell would you remake it? It’s not gonna have the subversiveness of the original. Judging by this trailer, it looks on the surface to be intact with some of the same shots. Why am I having a Gus Van Sant “Psycho” moment? It comes out in October.

If you don’t know the plot — shame on you– here is the summary:

Let Me In, tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar® nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

More Trailers, People

Trailer have come out of the woodwork lately. First, everybody was wondering about Michel Gondry’s stance on “The Green Hornet” will be. We got our answer in the first trailer for the flick that has been pushed back to January 2011 to convert it into 3D. Holy shit! This movie is going to bomb big time.

Judging by the trailer it looks like a fun ride with Seth Rogen as the titular character, Jay Chou as his sidekick Kato, Cameron Diaz as the love interest Lenore, Tom Wikinson as Jack Reid and Christoph Waltz as the bad guy, Chudnofsky. It also stars Edward Furlong and  Edward James Olmos.

There is another trailer for the documentary about former football player turned soldier, Pat Tillam called “Tehe Tillman Story.”

It recounts the circumstances from the attacks on 9/11, his decision to join the military, his subsequent death that made national headlines, him being branded a hero. But the story doesn’t stop there. His family was not convinced about the circumstances of his death. They investigate to discover a military cover-up about the day he died. The movie is set for release August 20th.

BONUS: After posting this entry, a red band trailer for the upcoming “Predators” movie coming out July 9th. This trailer is spoilerish about certain plot points.

Have a look if you dare?

I Smell Oscar

I have seen a couple more trailers for upcoming releases like Mark Romancek’s “Never Let Me Go” opening Octobe 1, 2010. Stars Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan. I see Best Picture potential here.

Here is what the story is about: In his highly acclaimed novel NEVER LET ME GO, Kazuo Ishiguro (THE REMAINS OF THE DAY) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.

There is also the international trailer from “Triplets of Belleville” director, Sylvain Chomet’ movie, “The Illusionist.” Not the Edward Norton/Jessica Biel vehicle. This could be a shoo in for Best Animated Feature.

The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafés. However, whilst performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever. Watching his performance to the excited villagers who are celebrating the arrival of electricity to their remote island, Alice becomes awestruck by our hero and believes his tricks are real magic. Following him to Edinburgh, she keeps his home while he goes to work in a small local theatre. Enchanted by her enthusiasm for his act, he rewards her with increasingly lavish gifts he has ‘conjured’ into existence. Desperate not to disappoint her, he cannot bring himself to reveal that magic does not exist and that buying these gifts is driving him to ruin. But as Alice comes of age, she finds love and moves on. The Illusionist no longer has to pretend and, untangled from his own web of deceit, resumes his life as a travelling entertainer, a much wiser man.

Descriptions  provided by /Film

Trailers Galore!

I haven’t seen a trailer for a long time. Today I have found some that are just interesting. First, it’s the first trailer for Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film that is like “Lost in Translation” called “Somewhere”.

It’s about a bad boy actor (Stephen Dorff) living at the infamous Chateau Mormont where he reconnects with his estranged daughter (Elle Fanning). It also stars Michelle Monahagan and Chris Pontius. It opens on December 22nd in time for Oscar season.

Next, it’s the Neil Marshall film that is coming out this month in Britian, but it’s not coming out until August for America.  It’s “Centurion.”

It retells the story about the perilous journey of the Ninth Legion when their groups is almost obliterated by a rival tribe. Stranded behind enemy lines, seven Roman soldiers led by Michael Fassbender must find a way to get back to their land before the enemy catches up with them. It also stars Dominic West and Olga Kurylenko. You could watch the red band trailer over on Hulu for the US people.

“The Expendables” Trailer

The more footage that I see about “The Expendables”, the more I am pumped to see this movie. Stallone wanted it to be a good B movie. It’s looks too good to a B movie. You never know.

It opens in August.

Let’s Compare and Contrast

“The Losers”


“The A-Team”

Okay. I know that this is old news to everyone that is reading this blog. I don’t care. I posed this question on twitter that sparkled my last FB Rant about similar properties. I wanted to make an example out of “The Losers” and “The A-Team”.

Compare: They are both about mercenaries that have been betrayed by their government and have to work undercover to get revenge and clear their name.

Contrast: The only differences is that one if based on a campy 80s TV show and the other is based a comic book. The Losers is supposed to come out in late April, then it was threatened to be moved. The A-Team is coming out mid-June.

Is there something that I am missing here?

“Scott Pilgrim vs The World” Trailer

Okay. I’m not familiar with the comic book genre, but I know the well-known. I have never heard of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Never read the source material. I heard that they were making a movie from it. Okay. I saw the production stills from the movie on /Film. Watching this trailer has me excited. Even though, this movie has Michael Cera in it — you know my gripe with Michael Cera — I think this could be a cult classic.

The story is about Scott Pilgrim falling for a girl Ramona. In order to totally when her over, he has to defend all seven of her ex-boyfriends. It sounds easy, but it’s not.

The cast includes: Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, Kieran Culkin, Allison Pill, Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick. It opens on August 13th.

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