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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
When it was reported that Oliver Stone is revisiting his classic film, “Wall Street” with the sequel , “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” I was uneasy about it. Taking place twenty years after Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is sent to prison, he comes out to find the world his embraced his motto, “Greed is good.” He has to repair the strained relationship with his daughter (Carey Mulligan) and is training a new apprentice that happens to be the daughter’s boyfriend, (Shia LeBeouf).
The movie also stars Josh Brolin and Frank Langella. It is set for release in late April.
No, this is not a movie version of the PBS series from the early 90s. This is latest movie from embattled director Roman Polanki who did the post-production of this while still in jail.
The story is about a ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) assigned to write the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Pierce Bronsan). When he accepts the job offer, he realizes that he might playing with fire when he hears about mysterious circumstances of a previous ghost writer’s death.
The movie also stars Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams. It will come out some time this year.
Okay. I saw trailer for the big screen remake of 80s classic, “The A-Team”. The big screen adaptation follows the same plot as four soldiers falsely imprisoned are contracted to be mercenaries. Not great ones, but to get the job done. The only reason that I am posting this is Bradley Cooper shirtless. Yum! It stars Cooper as Faceman, Sharlto Copley as Murdock, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as B.A. Baracus, Liam Neeson as Hannibal and Jessica Biel.
It’s slated for a June 11, 2010 release. I hope it’s campy B-level fun like the show.
Oh, shit. I forgot to report about the trailer for “Iron Man 2”. The next installment picks up where the first left off. Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has to answer to his antics by Sen. Stern (Garry Shandling). With his new found fame, sinister forces are trying to bring Tony. There is a Russian convict, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) that replicates the technology and a rival tech magnate, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) that wants the Iron Man technology.
Iron Man has a few new allies at his side like Col. James Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Russian spy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his trust assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
The movie is set for a May 7, 2010 release.