Passengers or Knowing?

Which do you prefer the look of; the new Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson thriller Passengers, or the upcoming Nicolas Cage thriller Knowing? Both involve supernatural elements about seeing the future or having extraordinary knowledge/abilities. Well, something to that affect anyway. The reason I have compared the two, despite the similar plot elements, is a strikingly similar still from each film that I ran across on the net. Check them out below:

Passengers

Passengers

 

Knowing

Knowing

Seems like they both centre around some sort of plane crash, with Passengers it seems obvious why but with Knowing it’s not so easy to know (get it?). Personally I prefer the look of Knowing, as Passengers looks the more run-of-the-mill of the two and apart from the inclusion of Patrick Wilson and Anna Hathaway I can’t say I have a strong interest in it. Knowing has a bigger potential to be total crap, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt because of it’s intriguing storyline. To help you make up your mind the trailers for both films are provided below.

Passengers

Knowing

First Two Max Payne Posters

The first two posters for the upcoming video game adaptation Max Payne have been made available online. Thanks to our friends over at FirstShowing:

(Click posters for bigger versions)

Now as a fan of the video game I am excited to see how they have translated it to movie form. To me the game seemed like one of the few that had enough in it outwith the actual gameplay to warrant an adaptation to the big screen and fingers crossed this doesn’t suck like 99% of all films that are based on games do.

The posters are very well designed, especially the first one. It really gives the feel of the game and they seemed to have the look of the character pretty much nailed as far as I’m concerned. Let’s hope this is a sign of good things to come. Max Payne is due to be released on October 17th 2008.

‘Yes Man’ Poster

The first teaser poster has been released for the new Jim Carrey comedy entitled Yes Man. We get the poster and synopsis thanks to our friends over at slashfilm:

“Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks.”  

Now personally I am a huge fan of Jim Carrey as an actor. I find him to be one of the few comedy actors who’s films or style hasn’t gotten old. I still find myself laughing at stuff like Dumb & Dumber, Liar Liar and The Mask, amongst many others. However it seems that his venture into all things serious with films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Truman Show has killed his comedic film career. Now I am not saying that it’s a bad thing that he tried something new, as in my opinion he is fantastic in those mentioned films, but it’s a shame it pretty much ruined his comedy stuff.

Yes Man is co-written by the guy who wrote the screenplay for Carrey’s last comedy film Fun With Dick & Jane and in my opinion that lacked the elements which make a comedy actually funny. However this latest venture into the comedic world of film looks like it has potential to be what a comedy should be – funny. Yes Man is released in the US on 19th December 2008.