Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mega trailer round up, and excitable sneak peak, and a dishonourable mention


Tusk, Kevin Smith's Hammer Horror style film inspired by a Gumtree ad, has finally been made and will be released in September. First heard about this last year, and I have been excited for it ever since. The trailer (which you can view here) delivers on its Hammer Horror style leanings, as well as showing humour, for this story of a podcaster interviewing a man who wants to live out the last years of his life with a half man, half walrus.

A lot of people think racism doesn't exist anymore, but instead it has metamorphosed into a very ignorant and passive-dependent type. Judging by the trailer, Dear White People boldly satirises a situation many people wish they could ignore, and if the jokes in the trailer continue throughout the whole film, it looks to be very funny too.

I have now read all the books and can now say that I am officially excited for the next Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part 1. Although the first film was weak and wimped out on vital areas (like the fact Peeta lost a leg), the second film was much more enjoyable, and Catching Fire's director is returning for Mockingjay. The third book was devastating, and a lot more psychologically violent then what I was anticipating, so I am looking forward to a hopefully darker film, and of course seeing the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman.


Ok, I'll admit something: I don't think Daniel Radcliffe is that bad an actor, especially when he's not playing a wizard. The Horns trailer shows him portraying his dramatic and emotional side in what seems to be a great little satanic-based comedy. I'm ignoring the fact that this film is brought to you by the guy who made Piranha 3D


I'm having a bit of a Pixar moment right now as I'm reading Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull, which is all about the insuring a productive creative environment like they have at Pixar (a must read for any managers out there). The film I am most excited for is Inside Out, from Pete Doctor of the brilliant Up. Many people have describe Inside Out as being Pixar's risky film, as the premise for bases on the five emotions of an eleven year old girl, which include Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger. The story may be unusual compared to other animated films, but from what we know of Pixar, they are at their best when they're at their riskiest.


I've not read the book, so I can't say how this trailer compares to it, but I actually came out hating this film more after watching it then before. Fifty Shades of Grey looks like it's taking itself too seriously. I'm hoping a red-band trailer comes out, because the soft core sado-masochism better get a bit more x-rated or its completely not going to be worth it; the protagonists already look extremely dim, and the apparently hardcore, uncaring Mr Grey looks awfully PG. If enough of you want us to see it when it comes out on Valentine's Day next year, we will watch it, but I'm not promising a happy review.

I remember when Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of Fifty Shades of Grey, would make video's like this.

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