Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New James Bond Trailer: Skyfall, The Great Gatsby, The Master, The Good Doctor, The Words, End Of Watch

I am still working on my post for The Dictator; out on video this week is The Woman In Black, This Means War, Red Tails and The Secret World Of Arrietty, all of which I have reviewed but for Red Tails. Here is the trailer for James Bond in Skyfall (November 9 USA release date). We know that M's (Judi Dench) past has come back to haunt her and Bond has to save MI6 from the threat it faces regardless of the personal cost.
Maybe you caught this? A train wrecking through a room (which we saw in Hugo and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close with the re-creation of 9/11 and the airplanes crashing through the World Trace Center) but all three films allude to an engine (two trains and airplanes) crashing into interior areas where they don't belong. It's obviously to early to tell anything about Skyfall, but from previously released set photos, we do know that  villain Silva (Javier Bardem) will be dressed as a cop, and a villain doesn't belong in a cop's uniform, either...
Due out Christmas Day is The Great Gatsby:
It appears that a wonderful actor has made a return to the big screen: Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in The Master (October release) taking place in America in the 1950s about a charismatic intellectual known as "the master" whose faith-based organization starts to catch on and Freddie Sutton (Phoenix) becomes his right hand man (the film has all ready been aired for Tom Cruise because it mimics the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard):
With a heavy-weight, all-star cast, including a personal favorite, Jeremy Irons, Bradley Cooper's story of a writer at the peek of his literary success discovers the costs of stealing another's story (September release) in The Words:
"We're cops, everyone wants to kill us," provides a good idea of what End Of Watch (September release) will center upon. Two cops stumble upon a discovery that makes them the most wanted in the city:
Oslo, August 31 (no US release date yet set) is the 24-hour story of a young man recovering from drug addiction taking a day from rehab for a job interview and to catch up with some old friends:
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar Asperger's Movie is a documentary from a man who wanted to be a film maker but mental illness interrupted that dream:
Beasts Of the Southern Wild (no US release date yet set) is about Hushpuppy, whose father is in failing health. A pre-historic set of beats are released onto the world, so she goes in search of her mother:
Mr. Oliver Stone is quite the liberal, and his newest film Savages being released July 6 is apt to reflect that:
Due out in August, The Good Doctor stars Orlando Bloom, a doctor going to unethical extremes to keep a patient; this could easily have political ramifications if we understand the "patient" to be the United States...
Men In Black III is being released this weekend, I expect that to be a pro-Democrat film. Rather similar to Dark Shadows, MIB3 goes back to 1969, when Richard Nixon became president, the battle known as "Hamburger Hill" started in the Vietnam War, the first steps on the moon were taken by Buzz Aldrin, the Chappaquiddick Incident involving Ted Kennedy took place, Woodstock, the Chicago Eight trials and the begining of the Unix Epoch, among other things. Because the film involves the attempt at stopping an assassination by an alien, I expect it to be the exact opposite of Battleship, that the aliens are the socialists and the real aliens are capitalists... we'll see!
The Chernobyl Diaries, on the other hand, I expect to be anti-socialist because it a communist government that permitted the disaster to take place and the "people" to be found on the site ar ethe "ghosts" of socialism. But wel'll see, I might report that both films were the exact opposite of what I thought they would be and that's part of the fun!