Welcome to the Movie Media column – trailers, posters, and clips for upcoming films. Some are nice and fresh, some aren’t. However, they all have something in common – they caught my attention, for better or worse. If there is a poster or trailer you think I should check out, be sure to let me know, and I will see what I can do.
This week includes a new poster for a long completed film starring a former wrestler, a fairy tale themed tween comedy, a movie about losing your job, a summer blockbuster hitting the really big screen, and a teaser for a new Coppola film. All that and more!
Southland Tales – Poster
How long has this been in the can? I cannot claim to have followed this production all that closely, but I seem to remember reading that it was finished like one or two years ago. It stars Dwayne Johnson (better known as The Rock), Seann William Scott, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. It is the second feature from Richard Kelly who burst on the scene in 2001 with the cult hit Donnie Darko. Anyway, here is the poster for it, which I can honestly say does not excite me in the least. I am interested in the movie based on cast and writer/director. Those unfamiliar with Kelly may look at this and forget it in a matter of seconds. See what I mean:
Sydney White – Poster
A new poster has been released for the new Amanda Bynes flick, the Snow White-inspired Sydney White. I cannot say it will be any good, and I am likely not in its target audience, but Bynes is a cute screen presence, proven with this past summer’s musical hit Hairspray. Anyway, here’s the poster.
Transformers – IMAX Poster
Dominating the summer box office just wasn’t enough. Michael Bay and his giant transforming robots have set their sights on the giant screens of IMAX theaters around the country. The movie is making its IMAX debut on September 21, and to announce it there is a brand new poster.
30 Days of Night – Poster, Trailer
This October we are going to get a new vision of vampires on the big screen. It is based on a popular graphic novel and presents a tale of survival horror in the cold north. The look is a little reminiscent of The Thing. A trio of new posters have come out featuring its splatter-filled vision. Here is one of them, along with the long available trailer.
The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian – Poster
The first poster for the long awaited second film in the The Chronicles of Narnia cycle has been released. Of course, we still have to wait until next May to actually see the film. I cannot claim to be a big fan of the first film, although I thought it was good. I will go see this, but it is not something I suspect I will love, although I am more than willing to be won over. Writer/director Andrew Adamson is once again at the helm. The poster looks pretty good, promising further adventures in the fantasy realm.
Outsourced – Poster, Trailer
This looks pretty good. Never heard of it before seeing the poster. After checking the trailer I was reminded of that episode of 30 Days from a year or two ago when a guy who lost his job to outsourcing was sent to India to work in a call center there. This looks like a fictional version of that, funny and real all at the same time. I just wonder if I will have to see this on DVD, or if I will get a chance on the big screen.
Youth Without Youth – Poster, Trailer
Francis Ford Coppola is back in the director’s chair for the first time since 1997’s The Rainmaker. Has it really been that long since a Coppola film? Sure, IMDb lists uncredited directorial work on Supernova, but who knows if that is accurate? Anyway, the poster and a teaser trailer have come out for the film which is set to be released at Christmas. It looks to be set around World War II and stars Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Bruno Ganz.
Juno – Poster, Trailer
Jason Reitman is following his comedy Thank You for Smoking with one that looks even better (and I liked Smoking). This one is called Juno and it centers on a young girl who gets pregnant and the family that may adopt the child. The trailer looks fantastic, now we just have to wait until December to see it. The cast is rather impressive, featuring Ellen Page in the title role (she delivered the goods in last year’s Hard Candy), Michael Cera (who was great on Arrested Development and struck gold with the recent Superbad), Jason Bateman, and Jennifer Garner.
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