Thursday, 11 March 2010
Thursday Thrills, Chills & Spills
New Tron Legacy trailer! Although called a teaser trailer, its 2m 20sec! That's pretty long for a teaser which usually are more in the 10 - 30 second range. I've not been keeping super tabs on Tron Legacy because I wanted to stay spoiler free but once the trailer started I couldn't resist watching. That may have been because I love listening to Bruce Boxleitner's voice - what can I say, die hard B5 fan. Anyhow, I think they've done a great job with it, especially some how keeping the visual style of the original Tron without it looking like it's from 25 years ago. Impressive. But, as most trailers I think it shows to much. Watch only 1/2 way if super spoiler sensitive. Tron Legacy is scheduled to release Friday December 17, 2010, and yes it's going to be in 3D.
Thanks to the folks over at Geeks of Doom for the heads up on the new Robin Hood trailer. When the first Robin Hood (2010) trailer came out I was a little was hesitating over getting excited about the film, mostly because of the music and style made it feel formulaic. BUT - I'm loving the new trailer, it shows a lot (2m 30s trailer!) but gives a much better sense of the stories and characters. I'm thrilled to being back to being excited about the film. Robin Hood is set to releases Friday May 14, 2010.
Two trailers in two days for those of us anxiously awaiting The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Yesterday we got the 10 second teaser trailer and then this morning the full 90 second trailer debuted online (and will in theatres tomorrow March 12, 2010 with Remember Me). I had anticipated we would see a more action-packed trailer, but I'm happily surprized that the tone and content remain surrounded on the characters and their emotions & relationships, which is truly the heart of the series. But with David Slade (30 Days of Night) directing everyone is expecting action & darkness - and a possible draw for more male viewers. So far, not seeing that as the focus here and I'm thrilled. It may certainly turn up in the film though, which would still be cool The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is scheduled to released Wednesday June 30, 2010.
Alice in Wonderland (2010) had a huge debut weekend smashing the Box Office around the world. It had the highest grossing weekend for 2010 so far, by a fair amount. It's great to see a fantasy focused film with a female protagonist achieve such success. Apparently the box office takings for 2010 are higher than 2009, but even if you look at the numbers compared to 2009 weekend grosses, it would have placed No.2 in Canada (with $8.63M) and North America ($116.1M) coming second only to The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Over in the UK it would have been 3rd, only after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Out this Week
The thriller of the week would have to be Green Zone, or as some people call it the 'Non-Bourne-Bourne Film'. Hard to argue with that considering it stars Matt Damon as a 'searching for the truth' military type and it directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum). But, I liked both the 2nd and 3rd Bourne films and continue to enjoy Matt Damon's work so I'm definitely going to give it a shot, even if it did feel like the trailer showed us too much. Also out in limited release this week is The Red Baron, a historical biopic on Baron Manfred von Richthofen aka The Red Baron. And if you missed it the first time round, the 6-time Oscar Winning film The Hurt Locker to returns to theatres this week according to Maple Facebook Page.
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