It might not be getting as much airtime as big-budget Hollywood titles such as The Lego Movie or Robocop but director Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale will surely be a contender come Valentine’s Day for obvious reasons. Actor Colin Ferrell might still be box office poison but the time-bending romantic plot may find an audience considering its release date.
Here is what should be the last full trailer for The Lego Movie before it releases here in Canada and the USA next week on February 7th. Unlike the previous trailers this one decides to play things a bit darker in tone merely because it is presented as a parody of last summer’s Man of Steel replete with Hans Zimmer’s score.
The first trailer for 3 Days to Kill accentuated the movie’s rather oddball tone but that was to be expected considering the fact that the story was written by none other than Luc Besson. Besson’s unique brand of high-octane action made Liam Neeson into a bona fide star with the release of the sleeper hit Taken and there is no doubt that he is attempting the same feat with Kevin Costner.
Fans of the book will probably come away feeling satisfied at this big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s landmark science fiction novel but there is also no doubting that the final product feels inherently cramped, truncated and altogether missing a large dose of heart. Editing the dense source material into a two hour feature film was always going to be a Herculean task and though director/writer Gavin Hood does an admirable job of hitting all the major plot points the fact remains that it might have served the source material better if this project were instead a 10 episode HBO show where the complex nuances, allegories and character development would surely have added to the rich tapestry that Card had crafted.
I have to say that prior to this trailer that the marketing for Disney’s Maleficent was less than stellar with a few non-descript trailers that seemed to focus on the less than engaging CG special effects at the expense of plot. However, this new “Dream” trailer marks a vast improvement over Disney’s previous efforts and strikes a good balance between showcasing the effects work as well as finally presenting the overall thrust of the narrative.
The marketing for the Robocop remake seems to have shifted into high gear lately the closer we get to its Valentine’s week launch date. The studio released the IMAX poster yesterday and now comes these clips from the movie featuring a bit of action as well as some character drama.
After winning a ton of awards last year developer Naughty Dog is back with some single-player DLC for their highly acclaimed title, The Last of Us. Entitled “Left Behind” the DLC takes place long before Ellie meets Joel in the game and instead focuses on her and her best friend, Riley. That’s all I’m really going to say to avoid spoiling anything for those who still haven’t played the game.
Here is a collection of movie posters for some upcoming movies due out this year. The first few months of the year are usually down months as Hollywood throws out filler to pad the release schedule but every so often you get a few surprises. This past weekend Ride Along came out of nowhere to score a massive $41.6 million USD which was good enough to wrestle the crown of biggest January opening from Cloverfield while big budget but massively delayed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit failed to impress.