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Movie Media: Sweeney Todd; Saw IV; Superbad; 1-18-08; Star Trek XI; 3:10 to Yuma; Lust, Caution

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Welcome to Movie Media – 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. 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 brings trailers and posters for several movies including a new musical, a western, a raunchy comedy, a new Asian period thriller, a new sci-fi sequel, and a horror sequel coming this Halloween.

Poster: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and a twisted musical? I am so there! Burton may not always turn out “A” material, but he is never not interesting, and the idea of him paired with this material seems like a perfect match. It is the story of a barber who enters into an agreement with a maker of meat pies, and this results in a lessening of the local population. I am not terribly familiar with the tale, but it seems like Burton will have a blast with it. On top of that, Johnny Depp is one of the greatest actors alive, and he can make even a bad script sound good. Anyway, the poster is out, and it is simple, yet terribly eerie with its grey tones and that stare from Depp.

Poster: Saw IV

Two teaser posters have come out for Saw IV. I am somewhat curious to see just how long they will continue making these movies, what direction they can take the story, and what new games they can think up before they become completely creatively bankrupt. Well, III was a step up from II, here’s hoping IV is halfway decent. Below are the two teasers.

Clips: Superbad

You know, I had no idea what this movie was the first time I saw the trailer. It looked hilarious and dumb, and it looks like it is going to pay off. It has a fine cast with Arrested Development‘s Michael Cera, Knocked Up‘s Jonah Hill, and co-writer Seth Rogen (also of Knocked Up) in a supporting role. A couple more clips have hit the web, and they hint at plenty of jokes. This keeps looking funnier and funnier.

Poster, Trailer: 1-18-08

JJ Abrams’ as yet untitled monster movie is still causing a stir around the net, and rightly so. It looks like it will be a blast, even based on what little has yet been seen. It has been said that there will be three teaser posters leading up to the final poster and the reveal of the film’s name. The initial poster ties into the mysterious trailer, and looks pretty ominous. I saw a version with the word “Monstrous” on it, but the actual release does not have it.

Poster: Star Trek XI

It does not yet have an official title, release date, or a complete cast, but the teaser poster is here and I like it. It may not do much for the non-Trek fan, but it has that throwback feel and the promise of old school Star Trek adventures. It is a simple, classy design, and I love the fabric look of it. So far, only one cast member has been signed, that being Zachary Quinto (Sylar on Heroes), who will be the new Spock. Anyway, here is the poster:

Poster, Trailer: 3:10 to Yuma

I’ve posted the trailer before, so it’s is a rerun, but the poster is new, and it is a pretty cool looking piece. Like Trek it also has a nice old school feel to it, worn looking, a man with a pair of six shooters, and an oncoming train, what else do you need? Oh yeah, the stars names. Crowe and Bale, perfect. I am looking forward to this, it’s been awhile since a Western has hit the big screens. James Mangold, who last made Walk the Line, directs.

Trailer: Lust, Caution

Ang Lee’s latest film is right around the corner. Lust, Caution is due to hit US theaters on September 28th, and I am looking forward to it. The trailer is simply beautiful, Ang Lee really knows how to paint the screen. The film is an espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai. Tony Leung (Hero, In the Mood for Love) stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai. Tang Wei, a rising star in mainland China, makes her feature film debut as Wang Jiazhi, a young woman who gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee. Joan Chen also stars. The trailer is definitely intriguing, and the music is haunting.

Here is a Quicktime link to view the trailer, or:

That is all for this week!

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