Welcome back to the Movie Media column, featuring trailers, posters, and clips for upcoming films. Some are nice and fresh and some aren’t. However, they all have something in common: for better or worse, they all caught my attention. If there is a poster or trailer you think I should check out, be sure to let me know.
This week’s movie goodies include posters, trailers, and stills for some feature films and even a couple of behind-the-scenes clips! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy taking a gander!
Thundercats – Fan Trailer
There has been talk of a Thundercats movie for some time now, but I rather doubt it will ever get made. At least, if it is made I would have a hard time seeing it as a live action outing. But who knows? Perhaps there is someone with vision who could pull it off. This fan trailer is the best argument yet for a live action feature. It features Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, and Vin Diesel in lead roles and is just an all around excellent piece of home work.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Trailer
Initially, the idea of a Wolverine-centric movie is an exciting one. However, considering how much of a role the popular mutant character played in the three X-Men films, I am not sure how necessary it is. Still, I was looking forward to the film. Now, with the trailer upon us, I have to say that I am very much looking forward to it. This looks like an energetic blast of action as we follow Wolverine from his youth to the Weapon X program and beyond. Sure, the shot of him flying towards the helicopter is a little goofy, but I now believe this will be a good film.
9 – Trailer
I stumbled across this trailer purely by accident. All I saw was a glowing “9” and I clicked on it out of curiosity. What I found is a trailer for a fantastic looking film about a group of live rag dolls living in a post-apocalyptic world. It looks like humanity is long gone and some fierce creatures are living in their stead. One of the dolls, 9, is charged with protecting humanity. Voices include Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, and Crispin Glover. It doesn’t hurt that is being produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – Trailer
Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum turned out to be a rather potent hit, so it is not surprising that it got a sequel. I enjoyed the film, it was not great by any stretch, but it was definitely fun. This time we see Stiller heading to the Smithsonian, guarded by Jonah Hill. All of the exhibits were moved here while the museum gets renovated. The adventure starts again with many stars returning for the second film, including Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and Steve Coogan. The sequel does see Amy Adams joining the fun as Amelia Earheart. Looks like more fun in the same vein as the first.
I Love You, Man – Trailer
This looks like a funny movie. Paul Rudd stars as a newly engaged man who does not have any guy friends. Rashida Jones stars as his fiancee. Follow him on his quest to make a new best friend to be the best man at his impending nuptials. His target is Jason Segel. Will it work? Will he learn something about himself? Perhaps; hopefully the journey will be fun. The cast also includes Andy Samberg, Thomas Lennon, and Jaime Pressly.
Watchmen – Trailer
The more I see of this movie, the more excited I get. I cannot wait for March to arrive so that I can finally see it. I do not have a terribly good working knowledge of the graphic novel, but I do know that the tale is universally praised. I hope that director Zack Snyder comes through with the great film that we all are hoping for. This trailer brings us some dialogue in context and it just makes me more excited.
The Wrestler – Trailer
This new film has been making the rounds in limited release and I can only hope for it to come my way as I am really looking forward to seeing it. Mickey Rourke stars as Randy “The Ram” Robinson, a professional wrestler twenty years past his prime. He is estranged from his daughter, has no real friends, and is working high school gyms for his fans. I cannot wait to see how it plays out. I am also interested in seeing it as it seems like a different style for director Darren Aronofsky. Anyway, this trailer is really quite good.