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, posters, and stills for a snowbound thriller, a Dodgeball-esque comedy, an action/thriller set in Saudi Arabia, a stoner comedy, a new look for donating blood, and more!
The Last Winter – Poster, Trailer
Larry Fessenden is an odd character. I don’t know him personally — I am judging based on his IMDb profile image. He has a The Shining-era Jack Nicholson quality, especially with the wild hair. Anyway, he has a new film ready to hit limited release on September 19, and it looks kind of intriguing, very reminiscent of John Carpenter’s The Thing. The trailer even has a touch of The Blair Witch Project to it. There is a bleakness to the clip that hints at a psychologically charged thriller. The pacing appears slow, in a good way. I have seen one other Fessenden film, the intriguing alternative vampire tale Habit. Ron Perlman, James LeGros, and Connie Britton star.
Movie Media: Balls of Fury – Stills
Not sure how excited you all are for Balls of Fury, but there are a whole mess of new stills out there to try and get you excited. I don’t have much to say, but check out the pics.
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Dragon Wars – Trailer, Poster
I first heard of this one a couple of years ago, when it was still in production. It is finally arriving on theater screens September 14, 2007. It is a Korean sci-fi/action film featuring CG dragons in the modern day. It is being called Dragon Wars in the US and D-Wars in Korea. The thing that surprised me most was that it is in English. When I saw the US trailer, I thought it was going to be a Godzilla affair with new footage shot in English. I was wrong. I watched a Korean trailer, and it is in English as well, in addition to being a better trailer. Will it be any good? I have my doubts. It will, however, be a lot of fun. It looks like a blast and I hope it delivers.
The Strangers – Stills, Poster
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I posted a cool teaser for this upcoming thriller. Now I have a new poster and a couple of stills to tantalize your eyes. Still don’t know if it will be any good, but the second poster is pretty snazzy; not sure if I like it as much as the first one with the masks on it. The stills are not extremely exciting, but they do generate that spine-tingling feeling you get when someone is creeping up behind you. Hopefully we will get a trailer soon. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman star.
Harold & Kumar 2 – Teaser
A few years ago we got the unlikely pairing of that guy from American Pie (John Cho) and that guy from Van Wilder (Kal Penn) in a movie about hamburgers and getting high. That turned out to be a very funny movie, so funny that a sequel was a foregone conclusion. Well, after it became a surprise success. Honestly, who thought a movie called Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle would actually be any good? Whatever. The teaser for the 2008 sequel has landed, and although it is brief, it looks pretty funny. This time out, the best buds are heading to Amsterdam, but are misidentified as terrorists. Comedy ensues.
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Saw IV – Posters
Previously, I posted the first two teaser posters for this upcoming horror film, and now there are a couple more making the rounds. One is advertising the annual Saw blood drive. This has become a high-impact marketing campaign, resulting in film-goers having donated nearly 38,000 pints of blood to help save as many as 112,500 lives. That is fantastic. The other is a version of one of the earlier posters, showing Jigsaw’s head on a scale. This time it gets a little closer up.
The Kingdom – Poster, Stills, Trailer
I feel as if I have been seeing this trailer for a year and a half now, yet whenever I see the title I can never remember what movie it is. That said, I am looking forward to seeing this. The cast is strong with Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman (!?!). It is also directed by an actor turned director who has made great strides in his newfound role, Peter Berg. The story centers on a bombing in Saudi Arabia which ignites an international incident. Foxx leads a team into the hot zone with intentions of finding those responsible, while working with the Saudi government. Hopefully it will be as good as I think the trailer is.
Death Sentence – Poster, Stills
A few weeks back I looked at a poster and trailer for this new one from James Wan. Since then another poster and some stills have appeared. I am looking forward to seeing this revenge flick. It was just the other day that my Mom saw some footage on television from this film, and she told me of this movie that reminded her of Death Wish. That shouldn’t surprise anyone as it is based on a novel from the same author. I think it looks good, I also like to see James Wan moving out from the horror genre and trying something else. Hopefully the movie will be quality.
That’s all for this week!