Monday, 29 April 2013

Pacific Rim: From the director of Pan’s Labyrinth, it’s Giant Monsters vs. Giant Robots from Russia, China, Japan, Australia & the U.S...

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Come on, that’s better than sex right? O.K no, but it’s a close second damn it! Message from the legendary del Toro...
“This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it's time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!
- Guillermo del Toro”


We cannot thank you enough Mr. Del Toro sir. The year of sci-Fi heroics firmly back on track with Iron Man Three (after the gorgeous, but disappointing Oblivion let us down) Pacific Rim may have been falling off the radar a little bit. With Man of Steel, Star Trek Into Darkness & Thor stealing the sci-fi / comic book headlines thanks to some pretty exciting trailers and teases, we needed to be reminded why Giant robots versus giant Monsters is a cool thing, especially if you are with the majority of people and didn't spend many a misspent hour watching Japanese cartoons. 



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.”

Pacific Rim - Con Footage [HD]...



Idris Elba is CANCELLING THE APOCOLYPSE...

Australia

Russia

China

Japan

USA

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Thor: The Dark World. First trailer for the return of Thor & Loki after The Avengers...

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Thanks to its grounding in Mythology and the superb casting of Hemsworth & Hiddlestone, and the writing of Thor & The Avengers Loki is almost as big a draw as the return of the hero himself. Will Loki be getting any kind of penance for bring the 9 worlds to the attention of Thanos and, effectively ending the peace Odin spent centuries bringing to our corner of the Universe?

Synopsis...
“Marvels "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 Marvels "Thor" and "Marvels 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.”


If you haven't got cinema's master of Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) to direct your second Thor film, what's the next best thing? Well how about somebody who has 6 episodes of Game Of Thrones under their belt? Alan Taylor is that somebody and he  benefits from the impressive casting of Branagh's Thor; as with the Asgardians and 3 main humans all returning, we get an even better cast this time. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Although Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson continues to be missed.


Surely, ‘Nuff said right?
Thor: The Dark World trailer...

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Trailers for Johnny Depp & Gore Verbinski’s Lone Ranger AND Ryan Reynolds' R.I.P.D from the director of R.E.D...

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Two more big trailers arrived last night. Both films are relatively unusual for “blockbuster” films in modern times, in that their release dates are spread out over a couple of months, as opposed to “Day & Date” global releases or just a matter of weeks apart. Release dates for each film are below their respective trailers.

R.I.P.D...
First up we have Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker star in Graphic Novel adaptation R.I.P.D – Rest In Peace Department. Directed by Robert Schwentke (Flight Plan), who successfully adapted another comic book series, RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous), the basic concept is that there is an undead police force. Nick Walker (Reynolds) joins forces with the R.I.P.D to catch the people who have just murdered him.


Synopsis...
“Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.”

I know this may sound very similar to that other comic book adaptation Men In Black, but after more than a century of film making and millennia of storytelling, pretty much everything sounds like something else.

R.I.P.D trailer...
Release dates...
Country
Date
Hungary
18-Jul-13
Italy
18-Jul-13
Portugal
18-Jul-13
Russia
18-Jul-13
Taiwan
18-Jul-13
Spain
19-Jul-13
Turkey
19-Jul-13
USA
19-Jul-13
Belgium
31-Jul-13
France
31-Jul-13
Germany
01-Aug-13
Hong Kong
01-Aug-13
Denmark
08-Aug-13
Netherlands
08-Aug-13
Norway
09-Aug-13
Sweden
14-Aug-13
Argentina
15-Aug-13
Australia
12-Sep-13


The Lone Ranger
Given that Westerns tend to do far less business internationally than they do in North America, The Lone Ranger is definitely a risk. Even with the super trio of Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski & Jerry Bruckheimer (Who made 4 extremely successful Pirates of The Caribbean films), and the recent/continuing success of Tarantino’s Django Unchained ($257,220,912+ international versus $162,706,837   in North America), this $215m (cut from $250m),  super hero Western is by means guaranteed to make a profit at the cinema box office, although it should make enough to make a series of films viable; and that is usually the first target these days.


From Mouse Hunt & The Ring, to The Mexican, Rango and the first three Pirates films, I’m a big, big fan of Gore Verbinski’s particular form of entertainment, soI have to say I’m looking forward to this one. He said:-

"I have always been intrigued by characters who exist at times of monumental change. They are somehow cast against the events that engulf them and magnified. The Lone Ranger is a story of two outcasts bonded by adversity at a time when the lines between right and wrong have become blurred. With no well defined beacons to aid them, and no tribe to return to, they are a glorious pair of misfits: A band apart."



Synopsis...
“From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, a legend of justice -- taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.”

There is a 25min  Q&A with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and Gore Verbinski at the bottom.

The Lone Ranger trailer 3...

Release dates...
Country
Date
Canada
03-Jul-13
Denmark
03-Jul-13
Estonia
03-Jul-13
Finland
03-Jul-13
Hong Kong
03-Jul-13
Italy
03-Jul-13
Lithuania
03-Jul-13
Norway
03-Jul-13
Sweden
03-Jul-13
USA
03-Jul-13
Argentina
04-Jul-13
Australia
04-Jul-13
Chile
04-Jul-13
Hungary
04-Jul-13
Malaysia
04-Jul-13
New Zealand
04-Jul-13
Russia
04-Jul-13
Serbia
04-Jul-13
Singapore
04-Jul-13
Slovenia
04-Jul-13
Bulgaria
05-Jul-13
Mexico
05-Jul-13
Romania
05-Jul-13
Turkey
05-Jul-13
Portugal
11-Jul-13
Brazil
12-Jul-13
Spain
19-Jul-13
Taiwan
19-Jul-13
Japan
02-Aug-13
Belgium
07-Aug-13
France
07-Aug-13
Netherlands
07-Aug-13
Germany
08-Aug-13
Lebanon
08-Aug-13
Ireland
09-Aug-13
UK
09-Aug-13


Q&A...