Monday, 11 April 2011

Trailer Roundup

For your viewing pleasure I have compiled a couple of trailers for films that are coming out later this year that you may or may not have heard about but which you should definitely keep an eye out for. It's an interesting and diverse lot that ranges from Terence Malick's Tree Of Life to the comedic silliness of Bridesmaids. Check them all out after the jump.

First up is Melancholia by Lars Von Trier. It's a family drama set at the end of the world which, thankfully, looks a whole lot less shocking than his previous effort, Antichrist.

Then we have Anonymous by Roland Emmerich which is a conspiracy theory film that asks us what if Shakespeare didn't actually write all of his plays and sonnets and that instead a ghostwriter wrote them for him. It's a very interesting premise but what is even more interesting is the fact that this will be Emmerich's first character driven film in his entire Hollywood career so I will watch it just to see how that works out for him.

Next up is a documentary called Inside Job which investigates why none of the bankers who were responsible for the financial crisis have been arrested. From the trailer alone it looks quite good but I worry if it will even be released in SA at because it seems to me that local cinemas aren't too keen on documentaries. Hopefully the fact that it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary will help convince them to screen it.

Next we have the Tree of  Life by legendary director Terrence Malick From the trailer I'm getting a The Fountain kind of vibe but hopefully this turns out better. You might also want to check out the film's website, to see more images and clips from the film.

Super 8 is the latest film by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) and it has been described as a homage to Steven Spielberg's early film's from the 1970's. Think ET meets Cloverfield.

Source Code is the sophomore feature from the director of the critically acclaimed Moon, Duncan Jones. It's a sci-fi actioner about an Afghan vet who has to go back in time to prevent a terrorist attack on Chicago from ever happening. The catch is the time travel technology available to the military only allows them to go back in time for 8 minutes at a time and so he gets to live out a Groundhog Day experience until he manages to stop the attacks. Or does he?

Bridesmaids looks exactly like how I imagined a female version of The Hangover would look like, complete with the gross, overweight female version of Zach Galifi-something. Unless I have somehow misplaced my sense of humour, this does look quite funny.

Last but not least we have Super. This looks like the indie version of Kick-Ass but looks no less entertaining. Plus I'm an Ellen Page groupie so count me in!

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