I don’t cry too often when watching movies, and I’ve absolutely never cried while watching a movie trailer. However, the trailer for Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s newest film which was actually filmed over 12 years with the same actors as they naturally aged and follows the life of a boy named Mason from age 5 to 18, legitimately brought tears to my eyes. Similar to Linklater’s Before trilogy, Boyhood appears to be focusing on the genuine, honest realities of life, its triumphs and hardships. It looks absolutely stunning and is the movie I’m most anticipating this summer.
Boyhood hits theaters on July 11.
I finally had a chance to check out the first trailer for David Fincher’s next movie Gone Girl, based off of the novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris in a drama/thriller that focuses on trying to find a woman who mysteriously disappeared on the anniversary of her wedding day.
Affleck plays the husband of Pike’s character (who is the one that went missing) and the film is focused on trying to locate her body and discover who killed or kidnapped her. In the process it looks like, of course, Affleck’s character becomes a suspect, and anyone could have committed the crime.
I think that the movie definitely looks interesting and Fincher is a proven successful director which also gives Gone Girl bonus points. I’ll probably try to read the book if any future trailers spark my interest more, but for now, Gone Girl seems like an interesting mystery movie with a great director and a solid cast.
The movie is scheduled for an October 3rd release later this year, but be sure to check back here for any updates!
The first trailer for God’s Pocket came out today, and I really don’t know much about this aside from the late, great, Philip Seymour Hoffman starring in it. So God’s Pocket stars PSH, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Richard Jenkins, which is an awesome cast and immediately has me interested. The movie is based on a novel and is surprisingly directed by Mad Men star, John Slattery. The plot is simply that Mickey (PSH) “gets in over his head trying to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.”
The trailer makes the movie look like a fun drama that reminded me of American Hustle in that it focuses on these sort of, middle-man gangsters who think they can handle mob type stuff, a.k.a. covering up deaths, and actually can’t. It’s sad that this will be the beginning of the end for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s appearance in film; however, I definitely am interested in God’s Pocket and liked what I saw out of this first trailer.
Sorry to be so late on posting this, but over the weekend, the first trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For was released, and I have to say, I’m ridiculously excited. Sin City has been one of my favorite movies since it was first realized back in 2005 (I still have the poster of Jessica Alba as Nancy hanging in my room), and now, almost nine years later, I’m really excited to see what Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and this awesome cast (which includes Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Eva Green) can come up with again. This could potentially be one of my favorite movies of the summer.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For hits theaters August 22nd.
Here’s the trailer for a movie that I (surprisingly) have never heard anything about; Frank. A mysterious guy who’s life is dedicated to music but is a little odd because he wears a giant human head/mask to conceal his identity.
I don’t know much else about this film, but I was definitely impressed by the trailer and feel like it will be a fun, inspiring, and unique movie that displays the value of music to certain people.
I’m really excited to see that Domhnall Gleeson has a lead role in this because I really liked him in About Time, and it’s awesome to see him in what looks like another solid role choice here as Jon, a musician who joins Frank’s band. Even better, my favorite actor, Michael Fassbender, is the lead! Yeah, they show the acting credits on screen quickly, but to bolster its cast even more, The Fass will be playing the main character!
I am really excited for this movie now, it’s pretty unusual for something to fly under my radar without me at least hearing of the title at some point. The cast looks awesome, the plot looks unique, interesting, and the whole movie is submerged in music!
There’s no word on when or if Frank will ever make it to a wide release; it was shown at Sundance this year, but is currently only set to come out in the UK and Ireland on May 2nd of this year.
A four minute preview trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out earlier today. I’m pretty pumped for this movie, and to make things even better the preview opens up with immediate action. Cap jumps out of the back of a cargo plane with no parachute and then takes down all the thugs on the enemy ship. We even see/hear a quick glimpse of Georges St. Pierre as Batroc the Leaper!
The last minute of the trailer seems more traditional with scenes of The Winter Soldier in action, Capt chasing him down, with traditional character monologue quotes laid over the video footage.
This was really awesome. This movie is going to really awesome. Marvel is just really damn awesome.
I liked how the trailer gives us the teaser preview in the beginning with the short scene clip but then dedicates the second half to an actual trailer – some nice bonus content from Marvel to give fans the best of both worlds. They pretty much show footage of all the main cast and not just Chris Evans; Sam Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, and like I said, even Georges St. Pierre.
I think that Captain America: The Winter Soldier looks really really awesome and is continuing the trend of phase two’s movies being a little darker.
Man, April 4th is just under a month away, but I wish I could go watch this movie right now!
What did you think of the preview trailer?
Here is the 2 and a half minute “teaser” trailer for the new Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. I’m not sure why it’s labeled as a teaser, but whatever.
So basically Mark Wahlberg strips down old trucks for scrap metal pieces and he stumbles upon a dormant Optimus Prime. The world apparently got tired of the Transformers creating damage equivalent to that of Metropolis in Man of Steel and “the age of the Transformers is over.” However, of course, when a fleet of (presumably)Decepticons shows up to Earth, the Transformers return to save the humans that so quickly disregarded their importance.
The trailer didn’t really wow me, and I feel like it plays directly off the status of these films; nobody cares about Transformers anymore, but wait, they’re back to show that Michael Bay hasn’t completely destroyed the series yet…
On the positive side…
– I like that there is more of a father/daughter dynamic rather than trying to build up another love story.
– Stanley Tucci had one quick clip in there that shows him in the middle of all the action yelling for his life. I think he could be a funny supporting character, like John Turturro but hopefully not as overkill.
– Not gonna lie, watching the clip of Optimus vs. the Dinobot looks pretty sweet.
As I’ve said in my character poster posts (here and here), Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters in the summer on June 27th.