Trailerthon – October 15th 2010
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted one of these. Around Christmas last year in fact. But ThereWolf kindly requested I make them a little more frequent than once every 10 months, so I will endeavour to do so. There’s some good stuff on here, but there’s also some garbage, and some totally unnecessary remakes. Enjoy.
All Good Things
December 3rd 2010
Directed by Andrew Jarecki and starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella, this film was scheduled for release nearly a whopping year and half ago. I have no idea why, or what that means for the finished product, but judging from the trailer it looks alright. Ryan Gosling really needs to star in something high profile soon though. He’s a decent actor that is very quickly fading into obscurity. Fuck that cretin Bradley Cooper, cast him as The Flash.
And Soon The Darkness
December 17th 2010
This remake of the 1970 British film, directed by Marcos Efron, stars the jean tightening duo of Amber Heard and Odette Yustman as travellers in South America getting into trouble with the locals. Can the mysterious stranger played by Karl Urban be trusted? I’m leaning towards… no.
November 5th 2010
I wasn’t too keen on this film initially, but after seeing the second trailer for Danny Boyles telling of the real life exploits of Aron Ralston in the Utah wilderness I’m beginning to come around. James Franco looks to put in a brilliant performance as the nutbag Ralston who gets his arm stuck under a boulder and must amputate said arm with a swiss army knife.
The Warriors Way
December 3rd 2010
This looks ridiculous, but in a good way. Directed by Sngmoo Lee (try to pronounce that after a few beers), and starring “International superstar” Jang Dong-Gun (never heard of him), along with Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and the awesome Geoffrey Rush, this looks like a very entertaining Western/Kung-Fu mash-up.
November 24, 2010
The Next Three Days
November 19th 2010
December 29th 2010
A great cast led by Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Sam Worthington and Martin Csokas and an interesting story about Mossad agents and their mission to capture and kill a Nazi war criminal make this a must see. But, it is a remake of a 2007 Israeli film. Why all the remakes!?
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchett
The Dark Lurking
Cherry Tree Lane
It’s been screened in the UK. Not sure when it’s available elsewhere.
Since we recently had a discussion on ‘Funny Games’, I thought you’d enjoy another entry in the “home invasion” genre. This time from Paul Andrew Williams, the director of London to Brighton and The Cottage, both unseen by me. It seems to have gotten positive reviews, but then again, so did Funny Games.