Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; A Talking Dragon, a lovestruck Legolas & some very big spiders...

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Yes it’s been ages since I posted on here, but I’ve been even more ill than usual. Hence this brief as a bikini post. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch voicing a mighty dragon. Nuff said right?



Synopsis...
“The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.”


Full trailer follows a slightly random Stephen Fry into...



Friday, 6 September 2013

ROBOCOP: Samuel L Jackson and Gary Oldman in the first trailer for the all new Robocop...

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Here's the first trailer for the  21st Century Robocop. Given that the original film was a subversive masterpiece of both violent entertainment AND subtext filled social commentary but everything that came afterwards was an abomination, feelings are decidedly mixed about this update.

Synopsis...
"In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice."

there's a good cast, although most people will be unaware of who Joel Kinnaman is (Star of American TV show "The Killing", Petter Weller was hardly a household name before he gave a perfect performance in the original film.
Cast:-Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson

Teaser...

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Thor: The Dark World has a much more “Avengers sideways sequel” look; and it is bloody brilliant too...

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Seriously guys the trailer is a Thor, and Loki, fan’s dream. Set on  at least three different planets, including ours (Poor old London!) it looks truly epic. I'm still too poorly to write much else, so I’ll let it speak for itself...

Synopsis...
“Thor: The Dark World' continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.”

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Idris Elba,Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

Full trailer...

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Pacific Rim trailer; Idris Elba still believes that”we are cancelling The Apocalypse!”

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This is my favourite Pacific Rim trailer so far; not least because we get to go through most of Stacker Pentecost’s (Idris Elba) awesomely Cheesy, or cheesily awesome, do or die speech. 

 Synopsis...
“When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.

But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”


Time to ramble on...
So we have Giant human piloted Mecha (Robots) called Jaegers (Jaeger being German for hunter). Each Jaeger need 2 pilots who have to share memories to work in Synch; except for the Chinese Jaeger (which looks the coolest with its three (or four?) arms and spinning blades) which has three pilots, who happen to be triplets – see below.) 



They are defending the planet from the Kaiju (Giant monsters) from another dimension. (Kaiju being Japanese for monster; well technically Kaiju means strange beast / creature and even though Kaiju is commonly known to mean monster, these creatures, like Godzilla are ‘Daikaiju’, as in 'giant strange beast / monster'.) 




This is extremely, very, astonishingly cool, but it isn’t something that people in “western countries” are used to seeing on the big screen. Even if you count King Kong as a DaiKaiju (he’s too small really) There’s still really just a handful of films, and mostly from the 50s & 60s where everything was a metaphor for communism; as opposed to a metaphor for Nukes and the consequences of weapons of creating and using Mass destruction and the lasting damage they cause. Let’s see if these films being unique in terms of Hollywood films can be an advantage for Pacific Rim, or will the producers of next year second attempt at an American Godzilla film have a lot to worry about.



At The Edge...