trailer from WonderCon, Pacific Rim has replaced Man of Steel as my most anticipated movie of the summer. What's yours?
Release date: July 26, 2013
Mister-ah Wolverine-san. Look, this trailer isn't, like, the WORST (and this teaser from CinemaCon, which is basically an action sequence highlight reel, isn't THAT much better), but this particular characterization just feels tired and weak, especially compared to Joss Whedon's reimagined Avengers franchise. Time to hang up the claws, Hugh ... and then pee all over them.
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
Release date: Dec. 20, 2013
"Dah-no-sawrs!" Fun fact: the length of time between the extinction of Stegosaurus and the emergence of Tyrannosaurus is greater than the length of time between the extinction of Tyrannosaurus and now. Your mind = BLOWN. Also, this movie, it looks like garbage.
Release date: Aug. 9, 2013
Paul Rudd's gotta Paul Rudd. And Emile Hirsch? Well, let's just say his juice was worth the squeeze.
Twenty Feet from Stardom
Release date: TBA
I was going to write off this documentary as a needless expose into the lives of female backup singers, but then I watched the preview. Some of it really intrigued me. The music, the interviews with high-profile musicians, the archival footage. And then three singers from three different generations got together and sang "Lean On Me." And it seemed so hacky and trite. But what the hay? Maybe we need more fun-loving, optimistic documentaries out there, if only to serve as a counterweight to all the murder and AIDS and wrongly imprisoned teens in Tennessee.
Violet & Daisy
Release date: June 7, 2013
As you can tell, it's a ridiculously light week for trailerz. So let's end on a high(?) note, shall we? Rory and Hanna play assassins, and they're hunting Tony Soprano! Written and directed by Geoffrey Fletcher, the dude who wrote (and won an Oscar for) Precious, the last half of the trailer really feels like he's pulling out all the artistic stops. This has been sitting on a shelf for a while, and that's a shame, because it looks pretty interesting.