Saturday, 25 October 2014

Trailer Round-Up: superheroes, vampires, and teenage girls

Ah, the wait is nearly over, my friends. Due to someone leaking the trailer a bit earlier than what they wanted to, Marvel have decided to release the official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron ahead of schedule. Now, I'm not a major superhero nerd (that's Richee's territory), but after reading World War Hulk, I feeling trepidation for what is my favourite of the Avengers. How dare their ostrasize his Hulk-smashing! There are plenty of hints that this may be the beginning of the end of this run of Marvel heroes, but with the huge success of Guardians of the Galaxy, we can imagine they'll carry on the mantal that Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Thor (and Hawkeye) created. Due out May 2015.

I came across this trailer a couple of days ago, and the first thing that struck me was the imagery. The First Nations people of Canada, rolling up what looks like a cigar, talking about the apocalypse, the skull on the teenage protagonists Aila's bike, getting her long braids cut off... The film centers on Aila being sent to a resedential school, which was mandatory at the time and notoriously brutal (4000 children died going to them). A very interesting looking film, but there is no UK release date at the moment, so this may be a DVD perchase for me. See the trailer here.

Vampire's are vast becoming as common as muck. Will they loose their impact? Maybe, but not before we've poked a few more holes into their vast mythos. What We Do in the Shadows is a horror-comedy -mockumentary from the creators of Flight of the Concords. The trailer isn't laugh out loud funny, but lets hope they've left the laughs for the film. It looks like a bit of a mash-up of Interview with a Vampire, The Blair Witch Project and Borat, so make of that what you will. Watch the trailer here. Released in the UK on 21st November.

Well that's all for now folks. Don't forget that you can listen to our Monster Animal Double Bill, where we have a Virgin Viewing for Richee of the 1942 classic horror film Cat People, and we review that the new B-Movie Wolfcop. You can subscribe to us itunes, too!

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