Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Trailers

I really try to keep things organized, however, I have found even more trailers than what I posted Ash Wednesday and, instead of just tacking onto that post, decided to make a separate one. If you are looking forward to The Avengers, you may enjoy watching the road to making The Avengers and behind the scenes clips.
I am not going to say a whole lot about these clips because I have just seen Chronicle and Safe House, so in addition to getting up the posts for Ghost Rider 2 and This Means War, I have a lot on my plate that I am wanting to dish out to you. Also, in getting my research ready for The Raven, I am trying to figure out what to read before hand; I have seen, in the trailer, the cover for Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Raven; I am expecting the film to reference The Cask of Amontillado although I have not seen a clear indication of it in the trailer. I have, however, not the slightest idea which of his stories is about a person being shoved up the chimney; if anyone knows other works the film is going to invoke, please leave a comment or drop me an email, it would really cut down on my research time. I will be going over all these works so that, going in, we will be the informed viewers.
Yet another end of the world film, 4:44 Last Day On Earth is being released in Argentina on June 14:
The Woman In the Fifth was released in France last November, and I don't know if it has a US/UK release date or not, but it at least might make a good movie night at home if not:
Dark Tide does not have a release date at this point, but the synopsis is interesting: "A professional diver tutor Brady returns to deep waters after nine years following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark, bringing a happy couple Kate and Jeff. However, before they know it they discover that the nightmare from the deep is still lurking in the deep, more carnivorous and hungry than ever." Because of the symbolism of sharks, this could easily translate to the economy and the American dream, but, as always, we won't know until we watch it:
Position Among the Stars is the final edition of a trilogy documentaries about the poor in the Philippines and follows a poor, elderly Christian woman; just watch this:
I have gathered some information that libraries are showing all three, so if you are unable to get it, check your local branch. On a somewhat similar vein, Hadewijch, about a young girl who is not allowed to become a nun, joins a Muslim group; the film explores the difference between faith and fanatics (I don't think this is something I would normally watch myself, so if you have seen it, let us know what you think):
And after all that serious stuff, here's a trailer that pretty much describes one of my typical days, Ice Age 4 Continental Drift set for a June release:
In the Cold Light of Day is set for an April 6 release; what we always need to remember about artistic depictions of father-son relationships, is that it's usually the "founding father" that is being represented, and the son is the younger generation, either validating the older generation or overthrowing it:
Guy Pearce's newest film, Lockout, loosely based on the 1981 Kurt Russell thriller Escape From New York City, and also set for an April release date, gives us some similar threads that we are going to find in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, with the escaped convicts, and like Man on a Ledge, gives us a wrongly convicted man:
I am not saying that this will be a good film, but it may highlight some of the messages that we are seeing in other films. Finally, besides the Oscars being this Sunday, out on DVD this week is Martha Marcy May Marlene, J. Edgar, Tower Heist and London Boulevard, all of which I have reviewed on this blog with the exception of London Boulevard, which I will now have to watch because it features the star of the new 300 sequel, Battle of Artemisia. I am going to be getting posts up continually this weekend to get caught up on all that I have seen this week, so keep checking back!