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Friday, November 14, 2008

TRAILER - Watchman (Trailer 2)

The next, highly anticipated, trailer to "Watchmen" has finally been released. It's been unveiled to mixed opinions, but most seem blown away by it-- Particularly the fans of the graphic novel who feel the characters have been kept close to their roots.

I wasn't blown away with it at first, but then again the initial trailer took awhile to grow on me as well. The new trailer gives off a different vibe and I think that's the point. A song from Muse triumphs throughout the trailer and it imposes an awkwardly sad and hopeless atmosphere on the characters. (Which is, in the end, the impression we're suppose to get.) Pretty cool, but I'm cautiously enthusiastic. I doubt it will be the "Citizen Kane" of superhero films as some have proclaimed it, but it should make for an engaging character study.

TRAILER - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Trailer 3)

Although I'm not a fan of the bit with Ron and Rupert Grint's painful overacting, the trailer recovers far too well. Even if Warner Brother's can't salvage "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," it's still convinced me of buying a ticket.

I might actually like the international trailer more, but this one is quite epic in its own right. Once again, the advertising team behind Harry Potter has proved they can put together some of the best movie trailers out there.

July will sneak up on us all faster than we think. I hope that movie delivers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Revealed

And here it is. J.J. Abrams' update of the legendary starship Enterprise. I must admit I was a little taken back at how different it looked from the original series' version, but overall I'm okay with the update. Some of the alterations are a little bothersome. But I find it interesting how it's something of a cross between the original series design and the redesign seen in the first few movies.

I'm sure some fans will throw a fit at the alterations, but there is no mistaken what ship this is. It's basic. Not too fancy. And it certainly matches the "war room" bridge that was previously revealed.

I'm going to have to let it grow on me, but, more or less, I like the update. Click the image above to enlarge.

"Arrested Development" Going in Development?

The Collider hit the nail on the head: It feels like every time an actor or actress from the since canceled television comedy "Arrested Development" is interviewed we hype on a possible movie. Is it or is it not in development?

According to Jeffrey Tambor (George Bluth Sr. and Hank Kingsley), at an event promoting the "Hellboy II" DVD release, the Arrested Development movie, "is a go!"

Wait. It is? It really is? Hold your horses.

When asked about a start date the actor said he had no idea. But he spoke with series creator Mitch Hurwitz recently and said it was a "good sign."

Good signs are great, but I'm ready for an official announcement. Bring on the "Arrested Development" movie!

Watching the "Watchman" Posters?

Six new character posters were recently released for Warner Brother's upcoming adaptation of "Watchmen." Is it me or are these character posters far cooler than the majority of character-centric one sheets we see today?

The posters are of the characters that follow: Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian, and Malin Akerman as The Silk Spectre. Click to enlarge:

Of the "vigilantes" Nite Owl is probably my favorite. Although I know for fact that's the Batman fan talking inside of me. Billy Crudup's Dr. Manhattan is visually appealing too. There's just something about that character that seems to set the tone for the film in the ads. Watch the "Watchmen" this coming March.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Trek Posters

Nothing extravagant, but there's certainly a charm to them. From two previously released photos comes two new black and white posters for "Star Trek." I'm hoping for better when it gets closer to the film's release, but the anything is good. Click to enlarge:

Once again, I'm very optimistic about this movie. Looks kickass so far. May 8.