Sunday, December 5, 2010

Time To Catch Up On The Movie Trailers

I have to say that lately I have been derelict in my duty to post the newest movie trailers.  It wasn't a matter of being lazy.  It was the fact that all of the trailers that I watched failed to pique my interest.  But in the interest of giving many of my readers what they want, I'm going to post a few of the newest trailers.

Starting with:

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From Universal Studios, and the creators of Despicable Me comes Hop, the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. It will open in theaters on April 1, 2011.  Besides Marsden and Brand, Hop also stars Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory (Penny).

Up next, and opening in theaters on January 7, 2011, is Season of the Witch, starring Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman.  When I first heard this title, I thought it was a remake of  Halloween 3, which had that title as it's subtitle.  Turns out I was wrong.

In Season of the Witch, Oscar winner Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman star in a supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, action-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl's dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.

For the third year in a row Disney will be releasing a nature film on Earth Day which is on April 22, 2011.  The latest film is "African Cats".  And if you go see it during opening week Disney will make a donation to help protect the savannah where the cats are protected.  Or something like that.

An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. Disneynature brings "The Lion King" to life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild.

Looking for some sci-fi action?  Arriving on March 11, 2011 is Battle: Los Angeles.  This looks more like what we were expecting from the movie Skyline than what was actually delivered.  I am posting two trailers here.  The first one is the main trailer and the second is a shorter, follow-up trailer that actually gives more detail about the movie.

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

You would think that with a title like Black Swan you would be going to see an artsy-fartsy ballet movie.  That is what I thought when I read about this film and it's Oscar worthy performance by Natalie Portman.  After watching this next trailer, I have to put that thought on hold.  This turns out to be an intriguing psychological thriller with a heavy dose of sexiness as well.  Add Mila Kunis to the cast as the antagonist and you have all the makings of a great movie.  Now watch this...

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis).

And finally, for this post at least, we have a film that may or may not be a blockbuster.  Opening in January which is generally the time for studios to dump their substandard movies on a weary public, this film just may break the mold.  At least this trailer looks pretty fair.  I'm talking of course about The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen.  The Green Hornet has been around for decades, in comic books, radio, movie serials, and of course the beloved but short-lived TV series which tried to ride on the coattails of the campy Adam West version of Batman.  It has achieved cult status by having had Bruce Lee co-star in the show as Kato.
This movie version looks like a blend of comedy and action with some pretty nifty high-tech gear and a great looking car.

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves – protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.

You can see all of the latest movie trailers at TrailerAddict.Com That is where these trailers came from as well as the movie descriptions.
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