Trailer: Toy Story 3

9 10 2009

Toy Story 3 Trailer

I wouldn’t expect this to stay on YouTube long, but the first trailer for Toy Story 3 by Pixar is up now. If you went back and watched Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in the 3D double feature (as you should), you’ve seen this before but it’s still work another glance. If you haven’t been following the news, Andy is moving off to college (yes that makes me feel old) and his old box of toys is accidentally shipped off to a day-care center. The laughs and all the heart from the first two are here and I can’t wait for this to drop in June. The official trailer should be out next week, but enjoy this while it lasts. Trailer after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »


Trailer: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

9 10 2009

The official trailer for Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant is out, and it looks every bit as ridiculous as I hoped it would. This is the role Nicolas Cage was born to play, and may even surpass his performance in the bear punching, women beating classic The Wicker Man. Eric was worried that the tagline made him, “imagine Nicolas Cage walking around his house alone with handcuffs on,” but after this trailer anything is possible. When you’ve made Xzibit look like the normal one, you’ve done your job sir. Bravo.

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Trailer: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Domestic)

7 10 2009

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

It has been nearly two months since we first got the international trailer for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, but now, thanks to Yahoo!, we now have a domestic trailer for the film. If I had to make complaints, it would be that the run-time is still pretty short for a theatrical trailer (it only runs 1:43), and it doesn’t include anything truly different from the international edition (despite being ten seconds longer).

Problems aside, the film still looks incredible and Christmas Day cannot come soon enough, even if it is in limited release. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Trailer: The Messenger

7 10 2009

The Messenger

One of the biggest hits of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and a double winner at the Berlin Film Festival, The Messenger stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster as soldiers assigned to inform the next of kin that their loved one died while fighting overseas (can you think of a worse job?). The trailer is without a doubt one of the best that I have seen this year, most notably because of the Willie Nelson cover of “Amazing Grace,” which could get tears out of Anton Chigurh. Major props must be given to Woody Harrelson, who somehow managed to pull off this role and then dress up in a snake-skin jacket to kill zombies. The film is scheduled to have a limited release in November and you can see the trailer after the jump.

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Clip: The Princess and The Frog

6 10 2009

The Princess and the Frog

I was a kid during the late 80s and early 90s, and while I caught the very beginnings of Pixar, my childhood was dominated by movies such as Aladdin, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. With fond memories in mind, watching the first five minutes of their newest 2-D animated film, The Princess and the Frog, recently by Disney on YouTube, brought all those feelings rushing back. I am hardly a sentimentalist, but it seems as though Disney has finally stopped trying to placate to today’s youth and is simply returning to its routes. It is all there: the magical realism, the cute characters and the uplifting messages. If the rest of the film is anything like the first five minutes, Disney might have another one to add to the classics collection. Enjoy the videos after the jump.

Be warned: the video is split into two parts and not all of the animation has been completed yet (some just missing color, some looking like a flip-book), but it is all watchable.

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Trailer: Chi bi (Red Cliff)

5 10 2009

Red Cliff

Any film that gets an R-rating due to “sequences of EPIC warfare” deserves some notice.

Though he kind of disappeared from American cinema after the disaster that 2003’s Paycheck, John Woo has kept busy and, in 2008, wrote and directed Red Cliff, which, despite critical response, is only coming to America now. Feeling more like a Yimou Zhang film than classic Woo, the film takes place during in early third century China as the three kingdoms, Han, Xu and East Wu, begin a war that culminates as the incredible Battle of Red Cliff.

It should be noted that the film, which was originally more than four-and-a-half hours long, will be cut to just under two-and-a-half, so expect some extra plot-lines if you see it in theaters and then buy it on DVD. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Trailer: Shutter Island

5 10 2009

Shutter Island

Perhaps just to torture us, Apple released the newest trailer for Shutter Island last Friday – which was scheduled to be the films original release date before Paramount was forced to push it back to February due to the financial crisis. Somehow the newest trailer actually ups the creepy level from the previous one (that was possible?) mostly by giving us a better look at Elias Koteas (for the last time, that’s not DeNiro) and Jackie Earle Haley’s character. Prepare to curse and slam your fist with the final title card.

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