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First Teaser Trailer for James Wan’s “The Conjuring” Brings You to 1970’s Harrisville

the_conjuring_james_wan_ed_lorraine_ed_lorraine_warren_release_dateJames Wan, though very young, has definitely left his name in hour books with the success he had with Saw and Insidious.  If this new trailer is any indicator, The Conjuring may be his scariest movie yet.

Calling this a trailer may not be far since it hardly lets on any of the key plot details but it definitely teases the brain.  For those of you not familiar with The Conjuring’s plot it is as follows:  Ed and Lorraine Warren where the pioneers of paranormal investigations that were made famous by the case known as the Amityville Horror.  But this was not there first investigation.  One of the many cases before Amityville was Harrisville where the Warrens were brought in to rescue a frightened family from a demonic spirit haunting an isolated farmhouse.

Here is the trailer:

This first teaser for The Conjuring may be hands down one of the scariest I have seen (no pun intended).  The opening of the trailer really places you in the 1970’s setting with the wardrobes, style of the home, and the happy/mello “Time of the Season” playing over the family playing hide and seek.  Then introduce the clap.  No not the STD (although that is scary too) but they hands reaching out from the depths of the closet.  I think a lot of filmmakers would have been tempted to make the hand either skeletal or decayed but they fake that they appear to be nomal health adult human hands makes it feel very of this world and eerie.  If they had gone any other direction I probably would have brushed it off as cartoonish.

The other thing I thought watching this trailer is this could have fully served as a short film.  Even at a measly two and a half minutes it tells a story and scared me for than a two and a half HOURS long horror movie.

I am officially sold on this movie and easily jumps to the top of my last as my most anticpated movie for the summer of 2013.  Makes me wonder what Wan has in store for us with Insidious Chapter 2.  Click here to see Wan and actor Patrick Wilson discuss the two films.

What are your thoughts?  You on board with me or am I getting all hopped up for it?  Don’t worry you will not hurt my feelings if you disagree.

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Noomi Rapace & Niels Arden Oplev Reunite for Dead Man Down

dead_man_dead_noomi_rapace_colin_farrell_niels_arden_oplevNoomi Rapace is steadily becoming increasingly popular here in the United States since her break out performance as the dark and mysterious Lisabeth Salander in Niels Arden Oplev’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  Of the three Swedish films based on the popular trilogy Oplev’s installment is widely known as the superior one.  Naturally when news broke that Rapace and Oplev were working together again for Dead Man Down many were joyous and anxious to see what lied ahead but now we have a rough trailer!

A brief synopsis of Dead Man Down from Collider.com is as follows:  Victor (played by Colin Farrell) an enforcer the “right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.”

Here is a rough trailer for the film (as soon as a higher quality video for the trailer comes I will update the video):

I cannot begin to explain how psyched I am for this movie to come out.  The original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one of my top 50 movies and I think Noomi Rapace embodies the roles she gets so I look forward to any movie she is in.  Even though I have only seen one of Oplev’s films I have heard good things about two of his other movies like We Shall Over Come and Worlds Apart.  Now toss in the acting chops of Colin Farrell and Terrance Howard and this movie has some serious potential.

The trailer suggests that this film will have a good balance of drama and action.  At least that is what I am hoping for.  The premise sounded interesting enough months back when I first read about it but this trailer gives the film off a vibe that Dead Man Down will be a very taut thriller.  Plus even though the quality of the video is poor, it still appears to be a beautifully shot movie.

Dead Man Down currently has a release date of March 8, 2013 and I will definitely be there opening day.

Reference:

Trumbone, Dave.  “First Trailer for Dead Man Down Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard.”  Collider.com.  Date Posted:  December 29, 2012.

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Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead Remake Starring Jane Levy gets its First Trailer

There is no denying the cult following Sam Raimi’s 1981 Evil Dead has, so naturally when there was the initial report that a remake was in process many fans voiced their opposition (and rightfully so I will add).  We have seen plenty of remakes that had good intentions turn out unsatisfying to say the least such as Rob Zombie’s Halloween or Samuel Bayer’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.  Anyway, Raimi’s classic is another one of those examples that leaves people asking:  Did it really need to be re-done?

This question aside, Fede Alvarez has remade Evil Dead and it is scheduled for a release in April of 2013.  Now the most notable difference in Alvarez’s take on the story is a female lead of Mia played by Jane Levy.  Mia is battling to sober up so her brother and her friends accompany her to an old isolated cabin where one of them finds the “Book of the Dead” and all hell breaks loose.  That said, as of right now it a little difficult to see much else of the changes but here is the trailer and some stills (warning the trailer is quite graphic – and yeah the tree scene to be still included which is scary).

 

Consulted Article:

Chitwood, Adam.  “Incredibly Bloody First Red Band Trailer for EVIL DEAD Remake Starring Jane Levy.”  Collider.com.  Date Posted:  October 24, 2012

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Damon Lindelof Comments on if Prometheus Viral Campaign & Trailer Spoil the Film?

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It is safe to say that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has had some of the smartest marketing I have ever seen for a film.  Not only does it tease us with some of the horror and action to be seen but leaves a lot of questions in your mind about how it all comes together.  So there is still a lot of mystery behind the film and everyone is keeping a tight lip about it.  The reason for the secrecy is that the completed version of the film is much different from the original script because of the involvement Lost writer Damon Lindelof according to Adam Chitwood of Collider.com.

Prior to Lindelof tossing his two cents into the script for Prometheus, Jon Spaihts had written essentially a direct prequel to Scott’s Alien.  An interview with “Entertainment Weekly” reveals that it was actually Lindelof’s idea to have Prometheus be a “parallel prequel.”  I must say that is pretty genius because ever since Alien 3, the xenomorph and all its different forms have lost their flair.  Alien Resurrection and the AVP’s just were no good.  This also should allow for a Prometheus 2, should fans demand it.

Lindelof then goes on to comment on the viral campaign, the videos featuring Michael Fassbender as David 8 and Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland.  This is what helps place it in front of Alien if you were to plot it on a timeline.  In Alien, Weyland Industries is well established where as in Prometheus it is just starting out considering its creator is still young and alive.

The latest full length reveals a lot more about the events in Prometheus.  If you have not yet seen the trailer that debuted almost two weeks ago refer to one of my earlier blogs about it.  If you have seen it, do you think it showed too much?  Lindelof states that with a lot of trailers lately you walk out thinking you just saw the whole freaking movie, why would you want to go see it now?  As I stated earlier I think there is a good balance of what it does show and what is left to your imagination.

Now the final bit to the interview was about what does the title of the film/ship stand for and/or suggest?  As the myth goes, the Gods were uncertain over the potential intentions of the human race if give the power of fire.  So how does this apply to the film?  To put it plainly without giving too much of the Prometheus’ story, Lindelof says:

“So the essential story is:  I don’t want to give my kid this toy because eventually he will develop it into a weapon that will kill me.  So I will therefore withhold it from him.  And what is the price I must exact on somebody who betrays me?”

Does this mean the human in the film are given an opportunity of greatness and when they choose to do the wrong thing with it other worldly being will unleash a wrath upon them?  I cannot wait to see Prometheus!  For more on the story here is a featurette released not too long ago:

 

Consulted Article:

Chtiwood Adam. “Damon Lindelof Talks Turning an ALIEN Prequel into PROMETHEUS, the Viral Campaign, Revealing Too Much in Trailers and More.”  Collider.com.  Date Published:  May 11, 2012.

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New Photos from David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson

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Whenever I see David Cronenberg’s name attached to any movie I know I in for something unique.  His films range for the abstract, such as Videodrome, The Fly, and eXistenZ, to his raw dramas, Eastern Promises and A History of Violence.  The later being a lot of his most recent film but now is returning to the kind of movies I can only describe as psychedelic with his latest venture, Cosmospolis.  Not much about the plot has been revealed just yet but Collider.com reports the movie follows Pattinson who “plays a successful banker whose entire life unravels over the course of a single day.”  If you have not seen the trailer here it is:

It is no secret the Robert Pattinson’s involvement in Cosmopolis draws a lot of attention to it but it does appear to be a different kind of role for him.  Granted he usually plays a desired male lead but never in the form of a playboy.  I could be wrong though, he might not be a playboy in the film but judging from the near nude scene with Patricia McKenzie and the line from Sara Gadon that she “smelled sex all over” him, well I am just connecting some dots.  The trailer seems to hint that this care-free playboy is going about his day in his luxury limo until something seems to go wrong (some scandal) during the day that casts him into the presence of some unlikely company, one person being poor-hygiene character played by Paul Giamatti.  To be honest, Giamatti being in this film is what most interests me since he picks nothing but good scripts.

Here are some recently released stills of some of the other stars of Cosmopolis: Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, and Juliette Binoche:

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Consulted Article:

Chitwood, Adam.  “New Images of Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, and Samantha Morton in COSMOPOLIS.”  Collider.com.  Date Posted:  May 8th, 2012.

 

 

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Prometheus to Receive “R” Rating

This is not all that surprising but a relief none the less.  I am sure that if Prometheus got a PG-13 rating, director Ridley Scott would still have found a way to thrill and scare us but by getting an R-rating opens the realm of possibilities of grotesque, sci-fi greatness so much more.  And there is no doubt in my mind that this movie will be anything but epic.  The latest trailer released last week for an international audience teases the horror to be seen this June.  It shows a slimy creature that appears to be a cross between an eel and cobra grabbing hold of a member of the crew and the presence of little worm-like things on the bodies of other members of the crew.  But to me the scariest part of the trailer is what appears to be the suffocation of one member in his suit outside the ship.  Hear are some stills from the trailer:

Now I am not sure if this is all of the same crew member since they are stills from different points in the trailer but I am guessing they are.  Maybe it is because I am a tad on the claustrophobic side but this picture scares the crap out of me.  Set so far in the future, it is terrifying that their advanced suits could not hold up to whatever caused this.

In case you missed my previous post about this film, I have never been so excited for any film.  The Alien franchise consumed my childhood with all the action figures and play sets that it feels like I am a kid again watching any Prometheus trailer.  Leave a comment on your favorite part of the trailer or what you think is the scariest.  If you have not seen it, here it is:

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Latest Trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man”

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This new trailer reveals more about what to expect from the new take on the hero we all thought we knew (assuming you have not read the comic books and know this version of the story).  It shows how full of action Marc Webb’s super hero tale will be.  Something worth taking note of in this trailer is how it is attempting to inject some plausibility into the idea of Spider-Man.  What I mean is that the trailer seems to elude to the fact that the web we see coming from Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) wrist is actually some miniature contraption and not actually from beneath the skin of his arms.  Having not read the comics I am not sure if this is how it actually is but it makes me think they are trying to make the hero more “real” much in the sense Christopher Nolan has done for his Batman character in his trilogy.  Of course the hole in my theory is that Spider-Man will be combating a scientist turned giant, muscular lizard.  Let me know what you think:

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