Category: Movie Trailers

Movie Trailer – Blackthorn

Not exactly SpecFic, but I love Sam Shepard… so sue me.

It’s been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Movie Trailer – Archie’s Final Project

Archie Williams is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he’s going to kill himself- on camera- for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra- the most beautiful girl in school, and a “Shady Bunch” of shrinks, doctors, pill-pushers, and counselors descend on Archie. Some are hoping to save him, some want to imitate him, others try to push him over the brink. Archie films every moment of his high school experience, hiding nothing from his audience: realities of life, death, violence, sex, drugs, and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers.

Movie Trailer – The Amazing Spider-Man

With a release date of July 3, 2012 for its Spider-Man reboot, Sony has released the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man.

A lifelong lover of Spider-Man, although admittedly not someone with great knowledge of the lore, I was crushed at Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of Peter Parker. He was flat and uninteresting, even while extraordinary things were happening to him. In my opinion, it’s hard to think of anyone that would have done a worse job. The only good things I can say about his three movies as Spider-Man is that I discovered James Franco and that I clearly recall how my heart ached from Thomas Haden Church’s portrayal of Sandman.

With this trailer, we see a new and seemingly darker vision of the webslinger and I have to say that I like what I see. And, no, I’m not talking about Emo Peter Parker like we saw in Spider-Man 3. While not familiar with actor Andrew Garfield (the new Spider-Man), there is something compelling bout his portrayal and I look forward to seeing more.

The only downside for me was that I was unable to watch the footage of Spider-Man’s aerial acrobatics because it made me immediately nauseous and dizzy. As someone prone to such issues, I had to look away from the screen until my teen told me it was safe to watch again. Based on that, I won’t opt for 3D showings, and others with vertigo conditions should be prepared as well.

The cast includes some well-respected actors, including Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans. I’m sure Stan Lee will pop up at some point, although I didn’t see him in this trailer.

As a bonus, we actually get a peek at Peter’s parents, and I sincerely look forward to seeing that play out onscreen.

 

 

 

 

Movie Trailer – John Carter of Mars

When I was a kid, most of my friends were big Tarzan movie fans. I was more into monster movies myself. And when it came to Edgar Rice Burroughs, I was always a big “John Carter” fan. Yes, by today’s standards, the story of a man who “dies” and is magically transported to Mars might not play for today’s young readers, but I’m sure they’ll do the story justice on the big screen (okay, I hope).

Description of the movie: Former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transported to Mars where he becomes part of a conflict between the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), and it is now his job to save Barsoom (Mars) and its people.

Movie Trailer: Another Earth

In ANOTHER EARTH, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.