Trailers for The Soloist, Changeling and The International

In the last couple of days three great trailers have made their way onto the web for us all to check out. They are the new Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx drama The Soloist, the new Angelina Jolie period-piece Changeling and the Clive Owen and Naomi Watts thriller The International. Check them out below:

The Soloist

I just think this looks fantastic. I mean even the mention of the words Robert Downey Jr gets me instantly interested and the addition of Jamie Foxx to the mix doesn’t exactly hurt (he’s one of the few rappers-turned-actors who actually has acting skills). This is directed by Joe Wright, the guy who directed Pride & Prejudice and last year’s Atonement. It’s a weird film for him to have taken on but his track record shows he knows what he’s doing so I have every faith in him. Again this looks fantastic.

Changeling

Wow, Angeline Jolie sure does look different to her usual self in her period garb. But that aside this is shaping up to be very good indeed. Not only do we have Jolie’s talent (she can actually act when she is given the right roles) but also John Malkovich supporting her and Mr Clint Eastwood behind the camera. I can’t see how this won’t be good.

The International

I have every faith in director Tom Tykwer, especially when it comes to a thriller like this. He did the fast-paced joy-to-watch that was Run Lola Run (if any of you haven’t seen that already I urge you to do so asap) so I’m sure he’ll bring his skill at creating excitement to the table here. I love both Clive Owen and Naomi Watts  so like The Soloist and Changeling I am very much looking forward to this.

Out of the three I am most looking forward to The Soloist, simply because RDJ but that’s taking nothing away from the other two. All three look fantastic, which one do you like the look of most?

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New Quantum of Solace trailer

A new, full trailer for the next Bond film Quantum of Solace has been made available and is provided below for your viewing pleasure.

This flick is looking better and better by the minute. The first kind of teaser-ish trailer they released was awesome in it’s own right but this official one just kicks it up more than a few notches. Casino Royale kicked all sorts of ass but if there is such a possibility this next instalment in the long-running franchise looks like it will be even better. Everything about this movie has me really excited to see it (well except for the name, anyway). Quantum of Solace is released on 31st of October in the UK and 14th of November in the US.

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

Fast and Furious trailer online

The trailer for Fast and Furious (or the fourth film in The Fast and the Furious franchise) has been made available online and provided for you below. Take a look.


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I am not ashamed to admit I rather liked the first Fast and the Furious film. To me it was pure, mindless entertainment that was fun and I find it more rewatchable than most films of it’s type. The second film was a blur of rappers riding around in flashy cars and trying to look tough. And the third I only vaguely remember which doesn’t exactly say it was at all memorable. But I must admit that the trailer for the fourth film in the franchise looks promising to me, with the first minute or so being particularly well done. I am glad they have gone back to the original cast and continuing with the original storyline from the first film; as the tagline says, “New model. Original parts.”

What do you make of the trailer and there being a fourth film in the franchise in general?

Trailer for Oliver Stone’s ‘W’

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I have to admit that I haven’t seen an awful lot of Stone’s films so I can’t really comment. Stone’s latest is about A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush (Brolin). It looks difficult to say whether this will be a hit or a miss, but I don’t think it looks bad at all. The film also stars Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush), Ioan Gruffudd (Blair), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Ellen Burstyn (Barbara Bush), Jeffrey Wright (Colin Powell), Richard Dreyfuss (Dick Cheney) and James Cromwell (George Bush Snr.)

The film is set for release in October but has no other release dates at present.

Teaser for Pixar’s ‘Up’!

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Pixar film Up was revealed at this year’s Comic Con. Actually it’s more of a teaser to the actual teaser but it’s great to see a little something with still almost a year to go until release. Check the trailer out below:

Now after the wonderful Wall-E recently I can’t imagine how Pixar are going to top it with this. The teaser looks great obviously, but it’s a lot more cartoon like than I thought it would be. I guess when you’ve tasted the realistic quality they accomplished so flawlessly with WALL-E that anything else seems a bit like a step down. However on the plus side it does make it look more fun, but whatever way I’m sure, as usual, that we will get nothing short of excellence from the king of animation. Up is set to be released in the US on May 29th 2009.

Saw V Teaser Trailer

Halloween is only a few months away and like every year for the past four they are releasing another Saw film to coincide with it. And the first teaser trailer has been put online, thanks to our friends over at ShockTillYouDrop:



Now even as a fan of the first Saw film (and somewhat one of the second) I can’t say I’m excited about them continuing on this franchise. The third was rubbish and even though the fourth improved on it’s predecessor it was still nothing worth shouting from the roofs about. However I can’t see how they can continue this franchise, or more specifically the character, and it just seems like stretching an idea to make money.


However as the past four films have shown this is probably the only “torture-porn” franchise that still has validity with people and makes money and I have no doubt the fifth installment will follow suit. The trailer for it is better than I thought it would be although I’m not sure where they’re going with this sort of religious vibe. What do you make of it?
 
Saw V
is set to be released on October 24th.