First up, yet another trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight has just dropped. Titled ‘I love You’, it paints a grimmer, darker portrait of the movie.
Switching gears completely (pun), Blind is the story of a woman named Suzanne Dutchman (Demi Moore) who’s husband is sent to prison and is herself sentenced to one hundred hours of community service, reading to the blind. She meets and quickly falls in love with Bill Oakland (Alec Baldwin), but needless to say, her husband (Dylan McDermott) is none too pleased.
Touching on the thriller genre and 50 Shades of Grey, Blind nonetheless looks like a dramatic romance piece. I’m pretty happy to be reminded that Baldwin is still a fine actor outside the comedy scene he’s been mostly known for over the last few years.
Oats Studio’s Volume One has finally released their first proper trailer. I don’t know what to add other than it looks like an intense, wild ride for fans of science fiction and experimental cinema.
We see segments that seem to be taken from several of the short films that will be in Volume One, all of which seem to touch on the sci-fi/horror genres that Blomkamp is known for.
Ripped almost seems like a reverse Hot Tub Time Machine. In it, two stoners from 1986 smoke some Area 51 pot and wake up, appropriately aged, in 2017. Faizon Love, Russell Peters and Alex Meneses star.
The Hunter’s Prayer is a Sam Worthington-lead action film that seems a bit like a modern, grimmer retelling of The Professional. As a deadly hitman, Worthington is aided by one of his targets-turned-hostage, portrayed by Odeya Rushin in this Jonathan Mastow (U-571, Terminator 3) thriller.
This latest trailer for War For the Planet of the Apes is in part to hype the upcoming film, but also to promote the support that the film is giving to the Jane Goodall Foundation in raising and rehabilitating chimpanzees. The home for the chimps who have been targeted by poaching and deforestation is called Caesar’s Home and a recording of Goodall narrates the clip, once again emphasizing the dramatic and emotional aspects of the film.
On the animation front, this new clip from Cars 3 shows the moment that Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) meets up-and-comer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). The Disney/Pixar release is directed by Brian Fee who’s previous works in Pixar’s art department include Wall-E, Cars and Ratatouille.
A new Mummy trailer has been released barely days from the film appearing in cinemas. Adding an introduction by Tom Cruise, it looks like a recut of some earlier trailers.
Austin Found is a caper/comedy starring Craig Robinson, Skeet Ulrich, Linda Cardellini, Jaime Pressly, Chris Parnell, Kristen Schaal and Patrick Warburton about a child pageant kidnapping gone wrong. Hilarious!
Finally, we have a triple clip from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth goes on a little rant about action figures in the first part and the second (at the one minute mark) is a brief behind the scenes of the current production Avengers: Infinity War. It features Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, the Russo Brothers, Chris Pratt, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The third part of the clip starts at four minutes-thirty and is a simple repeat of the Thor: Ragnarok trailer.
That’s it for the trailers today, Exiles! Excelsior!
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