Archive for the ‘Drama’ category

30 Seconds Of ‘10,000 B.C.’ Trailer

July 10, 2007

10000bc.gifThere is now an exclusive look at the first 30 seconds for the 10,000 B.C. trailer.  I didn’t know much about it, but I found out it’s the new prehistoric epic from director Roland Emmeriech.  The film follows a a young hunter on his quest to save the woman he loves but in the process manages to uncover a lost civilization.

As you might expect, you don’t get to see a whole lot in these first 30 second, but there is just enough there to get you interested.  Luckily you won’t have to wait long to see more, at least thats what I gathered from the text at the end of the clip, “WATCH THE FULL TRAILER ON YAHOO! TOMORROW.”

I can’t wait.

The Trailer Guide — ‘Valley of Elah’, ‘Get Smart’, and ‘Fred Claus’

July 10, 2007

vallyofelah.gifI usually do ‘Trailer Guides’ at the end of the week, but who says I can’t change the rules? Plus there are several new trailers available online today, so it’s just easier.

In the Valley of Elah
Another emotionally driven movie from director Paul Haggis (Crash). In the Valley of Elah tells the story of a young soldier that goes AWOL shortly after he returns to the States. The boys father (Tommy Lee Jones) goes searching for him and enlists the aid of a police detective (Charlize Theron) in the place the boy was last seen. Susan Sarandon also stars. This movie looks good. The performances look solid and I already feel a bit invested in the characters despite having only seen the trailer. Be sure to look for this one September 21.

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Aronofsky To Helm ‘The Fighter’

July 9, 2007

aronofsky.gifI heard about this boxing biopic called The Fighter a couple of months ago.  Some really great boxing films already exist (Raging Bull for example) and I can’t help but wonder if anyone would care to see another. Me personally, I don’t mind as long as there is a good story to be told. At that point, it was rumored that Darron Aronofsky would direct the film which is about “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his trainer/brother (Matt Damon).

But now, while talking with MTV Movie Blog, Wahlberg has all but confirmed that Aronofsky is indeed directing the film. “I talked to him [Aronofsky] on the phone two days ago. We’re going to sit down with Matt and just figure out when we can start it.”

Wahlberg seems to be pretty confident about the movie, even though it is still in early pre-production. “If it ain’t gonna be like “Raging Bull,” then it ain’t worth doing,” he exclaimed. “These guys, they have the story. Their lives are incredible. The things that they went through, and the things that they overcame and endured. It’s one of those amazing stories that I hope I get an opportunity to tell in my career. It’s going to be one of them gems.”

I mean that should get you kind of excited to see this one. To me it seems kind of early to be talking up the film. Cause if for some reason it ends up flopping, everyone will be going back to quote this interview. I expect good things, though. Great leading cast and an amazing director to boot. Maybe it could be the next Raging Bull?

The Quick News — 7/9/07

July 9, 2007

‘Indy 4’ Ends New Haven Shoot

July 9, 2007

indy4-newhaven.gifIndiana Jones 4 seems to be moving steadily along with it’s shooting and just finished in New Haven this past week. For the movie, the town was given a face-lift in a lot of places to give the appearance of 1957 New Haven/Yale. Coming Soon has got a bunch of photos that someone took while the production was in town. The shots are mostly of some of the vintage automobiles used in the movie, but you can check them out here if you’re interested.

Besides New Haven, the production also did some shooting in Essex, CT at the Essex Steam Train. This shoot was only a one day thing, but there are some nice pictures of the train station’s new look here. One fan got to watch the shooting for that day and wrote about his experience. Apparently, the train station scene will end up playing a larger part than we might think:

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1-18-08.com Updated With New Photo

July 9, 2007

1-18-08pt2.gifI took a step back from the Cloverfield stuff for the weekend so I don’t know how long it’s been up, but if you head over to 1-18-08.com you can see that there is now a new photo to look at. This one looks like it was taken from the party scene from that the trailer. The timestamp on the photo indicates it took place roughly thirty minutes before the previous photo. The plot just keeps thickening.

While we’re on the subject, there is a lot of discussion going on over at ethanhaaswaswrong. There have been many cryptic messaged being posted and one user has put in a lot of time and effort to translate it. LiveJournal user, never-evil, has the translation here.

Here’s a snippet:
Clearly there are some among you who know the truth and may even be worthy of the Mezin, who have strength of mind and will to see what trial awaits and are not distracted…

Let me know if anyone finds anything else.

The Trailer Guide — 7/7/07

July 7, 2007

casey-affleck.gifIt’s time again, folks. Time to showcase a random assortment of this weeks trailers that you may have missed. These are picked based mostly on what I think you might find interesting and, selfishly, what I think looks interesting. In any case, enjoy.

Gone Baby Gone
This film marks the directorial debut of Ben Affleck. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, the story is about a two detectives who risk everything by searching for a 4 year old girl that has been abducted from one of the harshest parts of Boston.

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