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Tremendous Trailer Trash Tuesday July 16th 2013

 

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Busy busy around these parts. I am in the middle of rearranging the house in anticipation of a new arrival.  Only about six more weeks till the real fun starts.  O and my mother in law arrives for a two week visit on Thursday.

 

Seventh Son:  Saw this trailer before Pacific Rim last weekend.  Strangely, this is the first I had heard of this sword and sorcerey film.  Especially considering that it stars Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.  This film is based on a novel by writer/homophobe Orson Scott Card and is the second film he has being adapted into a film, the other being Enders Game.  While I am unfamiliar with the source material I do enjoy me some fantasy films and the cast is solid.  Look for spells to be cast and Bridges to have an awesome beard on display when this film opens on January 14th 2014.

 

 

Enders Game:  A quality cast including Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Hailee Steinfeld star in this Sci Fi film about an alien invasion that forces us to use children to defend mankind.  What is it with the sudden rash of dystopian stories involving children.  Was there a sale at Walmart on these types of stories?  This film opens on November 1st and is being boycotted by Geeks Out, over the author, Orson Scott Card’s homophobic statements.  I am actually more excited to see this protest than I am to see the film but perhaps I will be presently surprised.

 

 

Saving Mr. Banks:  Tom Hanks, Ruth Wilson and Colin Farrell star in this film based on the true story of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers trip from London to Hollywood, to adapt her book into a film.  This trailer makes me want to drive down to Disneyland and get on some rides.    Will this be the film that gets Hanks another Oscar as he portrays Walt Disney?  This film open on December 20th just in time for Christmas.

 

 

 

Oldboy:  Spike Lee attempts to become an “honorary Asian man”  in this remake of director Chan-wook Park’s epic 2003 film.  This film boasts a strong cast with Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olson.  We already know the story is awesome, so this should be hard to screw up, fingers crossed.  Grab your hammer and head to the theater on October 25th, to watch this twisted tale of revenge.  Please do yourself a favor and check out the amazing original if you have not had a chance to do so thus far.

So that is it for the trailer round up for this week.  I am certainly looking forward to the remake of Oldboy and Saving Mr. Banks.  Which of these four films are most interesting to you and will Tom Hanks win another Oscar for his performance as Uncle Walt?  Lastly, what is your take on the protesting of films?

 

drunk McQueen and Wayne

McQueen and Wayne were rumored to both like to hit the sauce a bit.

 

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  • Chris July 16, 2013, 12:42 pm

    Yeah, not really feeling that Seventh Son trailer. It kinda gave me medieval RIPD vibes, heh. Ender’s Game looks like it might be interesting, though.

    • Adam July 16, 2013, 7:23 pm

      Chris I thought it was kind of strange that I had heard zero about this film prior to the trailer. Whats your take on that Oldboy remake?

      • Chris July 17, 2013, 11:13 am

        The trailer definitely looks good, so I’ll be checking it out when it releases. I actually haven’t seen the original, though. Not sure if I wanna see it before this new movie, or maybe wait til after.

  • Griff July 16, 2013, 7:54 pm

    Is it me or does that Oldboy trailer look like the exact same movie with an american cast? What are they bringing to the table that is new?

    • Adam July 17, 2013, 9:37 am

      Well I did like the original so maybe that is a good thing that Spike Lee did not screw this one up. ;-)

  • Chris July 17, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Enders Game doesn’t look that great. The characters look a little dull but I’m hoping I’m wrong.

    • Adam July 20, 2013, 11:11 am

      Chris I am getting tired of young adult fiction being made into films. I would have been fine stopping after Battle Royale.

  • Evan Crean July 17, 2013, 1:48 pm

    Ender’s Game is one of my all-time favorite books. I read it multiple times growing up, and I’m currently re-reading it again to prepare for the movie. Although Card is a bigot, I’m not planning to boycott a film he had basically nothing to do with (other than cashing a royalty check). I hope this adaptation doesn’t get butchered.

    • Adam July 20, 2013, 11:10 am

      Better than Battlefield Earth? The novel not the film.

      • Evan Crean July 20, 2013, 8:46 pm

        Not sure. Never read Battlefield Earth.

  • Sidekick Reviews July 18, 2013, 7:09 pm

    I want to watch the original Old Boy. I’m not feeling much hype for Ender’s Game, the trailer looks okay.

    • Adam July 18, 2013, 8:02 pm

      Sidekick I am pretty sure that is available on Hulu and Netflix if you want to check it out. Also it is awesome ;-)

  • Angie July 19, 2013, 4:01 pm

    Ender’s Game book is amazing!! I hope the movie lives up to it!
    Angie
    Angela’s Anxious Life

    • Adam July 20, 2013, 11:09 am

      Angie, I have not read the source material, I always hope the film is amazing ;-)

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