Today we’ve got both the Domestic and International trailers for what could be one of the most controversial films of 2014 namely, director Darren Aronofsky’s Noah based on the Biblical tale where a man receives visions from God showcasing the end of the world through a massive flood prompting him to build a wooden Ark to save the “innocents.”
When it was announced that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was unceremoniously rescheduled from its Christmas Day 2013 release date to January 2014 just about every movie watcher must have realized that Paramount Pictures had a grand reason to do so. I guessed right and so did many others as Paramount has indeed announced that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has now been scheduled to take Jack Ryan’s recently vacated date.
Here is the long-awaited trailer for director Spike Lee’s remake of the Korean cult classic Oldboy this time starring Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen. Scheduled to be released in Canada/USA on October 25 this is a combustible project considering the original is so well-loved by moviegoers worldwide. At this point it certainly looks as if Lee’s version skews very closely to the source material but there’s no way of knowing if the same huge plot twists are still the same.
The roaring twenties spring back to life in a visually and aurally dazzling assault on the senses from Romeo & Juliet/Moulin Rouge director Baz Lurhmann that is both exhilarating and exhausting yet the veteran director’s decision to essentially flip the traditional movie structure by revealing all his cinematic tricks in the first act is a decision that will come back to haunt him as the movie has nowhere to go but down and with each passing minute finds itself quickly decelerating until the point where what should be the emotional climax ends up feeling empty, inert and ultimately disappointing.
After what seems like an eternity waiting here is the first trailer for director Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Cuarón might not be a household name yet movie fans certainly know him having helmed such films as Y tu mamá también (2001), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006).
Director/Producer Ron Howard has been at the helm for many memorable movies ranging from Willow back in 1988 to Backdraft (1991), Apollo 13 (1995) and A Beautiful Mind in 2001. However, with the exception of Frost/Nixon in 2008 which garnered critical acclaim, his output has decidedly slowed the past decade as he has concentrated on Dan Brown adaptations of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. He even helmed the totally lamentable The Dilemma in 2011 starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James that didn’t exactly engage moviegoers. Now Howard is back for his next project entitled Rush due to open on September 20th in Canada and the USA.
No matter how good or bad The Great Gatsby turns out one thing is for sure and that is director Baz Luhrmann can craft a visually captivating movie. As it is obvious from this trailer with the proliferation of flyby and zoom shots the film is in glorious 3D which is both a boon and a curse depending on how it is utilized. I would venture an opinion that most 3D films simply fail to make good use of the unique aspects it can provide and that it takes a visionary director in the vein of Martin Scorsese in Hugo or more recently Ang Lee for Life of Pi in order to make the medium sing.