The summer TV season heats up on Sunday with the season three premiere of True Blood, starring Anna Paquin. The 12-episode season is, according to Wikipedia, based on the third The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel Club Dead, which means nothing to me since I haven’t read any of the books. But the first two seasons were great fun and there’s nothing else on television except for World Cup soccer – so I’m game.
However, they’ve apparently had a few problems with their marketing for this season. I encourage you to watch this heartfelt apology from HBO.
HBO has posted two new video clips from their upcoming mini-series The Pacific, a 10-part drama that is, essentially, a sequel to the amazing Band of Brothers. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.
The Pacific‘s release date is on March 16, 2010.
Watch The Pacific Superbowl TV spot:
Watch The Pacific Iwo Jima preview:
The Pacific is based in part on the books Helmet for My Pillow, by Robert Leckie, and With the Old Breed, by Eugene B. Sledge, with additional material from Red Blood, Black Sand, by Chuck Tatum, and China Marine, by Eugene B. Sledge, as well as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers.
American Pie is returning with yet another direct-to-DVD movie, this one called American Pie: The Book of Love. Eugene Levy once again shows up to make some money. The movie arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray just in time for Christmas, on December 22, 2009.
They just keep getting better and better, don’t they?
As my roommate likes to remind me, I’m always two weeks behind on viral videos. By the time I see something funny, he’s already seen it a dozen times. At least this time, I have an excuse: I was on vacation, away from computers and technology and electricity.
A couple years ago, one of my friends and coworkers invited me to attend a film premiere at the Seattle Art Museum, and I, being a movie buff, obliged her. We showed up and waited in the lobby for half an hour as the previous screening – yes, there were two consecutive showings – emptied from the theater. Another half hour or so later, along with the second large crowd of the evening, I watched Bookie, directed by Bao Tran.
It’s not really a full trailer but a promotional interview/teaser, but new footage is provided from the upcoming The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie. If you’re a teenage girl who wants to see Jacob Black shirtless and ripping with muscles, this looks like just the video for you.
Watch it now, and let me know what you think. Here’s the latest New Moon trailer:
Universal Pictures just released the movie trailer for the upcoming horror-comedyCirque de Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, about a kid who goes to a freak show only to discover that it’s run by a vampire. Bored with his current life, he decides to accept the vampire’s invitation to become one himself. He then begins to learn about all the cool new powers he has. John C. Reilly plays the elder vampire.
Frankly, the movie doesn’t look all that funny. The trailer has its moments, but it’s hard to tell whether the film is really going to be funny or not. Most of the jokes evoke chuckles but nothing more. Watch the trailer for the movie and let me know what you think:
Check out the funny, all-new restricted trailer for the upcoming zombie comedy Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson, Jessie Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. I’m definitely going to go see this movie:
I finally got around to watching the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy Cemetery Junction, which is written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The movie, which doesn’t come out until sometime in 2010 (release date to be determined), apparently doesn’t have much footage yet, because the teaser trailer pretty much features Gervais and Merchant talking to the screen. Ralph Fiennes, who also stars in the film, joins them partway through.
Even though the teaser trailer is hardly a good representation of the film, it is pretty damn funny. Gervais “admits” that Ralph Fiennes was not his first choice, because he doesn’t have much experience doing comedies. Merchant interjects and tells him that he is an Oscar winner. Fiennes counters and says he actually was just nominated for an Oscar, for Schindler’s List. Gervais points out that that movie won a hell of a lot of Academy Awards, but Fiennes didn’t.
I just watched the movie trailer to The Burning Plain, the upcoming romantic drama starring Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron, and all I can say is… meh.
Actually, I watched the trailer about 20 minutes ago or so, and now I can’t recall a single important thing from the entire trailer. I remember Charlize Theron screwing around with another dude, and Kim Basinger screwing around with another dude, and a couple friends telling a young guy that he needs to stop seeing his girlfriend… oh, and there’s a plane crash in a field, which I’m guessing is where the movie’s title comes from.
The Burning Plain has some potential, but the trailer doesn’t give much hope. Learn more about The Burning Plain or go here to watch The Burning Plain trailer. The film will be released in limited theaters on September 17, 2009.
Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and Antonio Banderas star in The Other Man, a small drama-thriller about a loving husband (Neeson) who is devastated when his wife leaves him for another man (Banderas). Instead of allowing things to run their course, however, Neeson sets out to meet and get into the mind of his opposition, his obsession and rage getting the best of them. Murder may or may not ensue.
The Other Man has a well constructed trailer, with a good soundtrack and interesting setup. The first half of the movie trailer is particularly strong and intriguing. Overall, the movie looks like it could be good, and given the acting talent involved, that’s wouldn’t be much of a surprise.
However, the trailer does stumble a bit in the second half as it appears there isn’t a whole lot of material available. Like I said, it’s well constructed, but you can tell they’re grasping at straws when exciting music is set against a shot of Neeson angrily knocking chess pieces off a table. It appears that The Other Man may not be as tense as the marketing department wants us to believe.
Jeff Bridges returns to his roots inTRON Legacy, the sequel to the 1980′s virtual reality flick Tron. The movie is scheduled to debut sometime in 2010, and will most likely be in 3D. Below is a concept video that debuted at Comic-Con, which features two motorcyclists racing through a virtual world.
It looks like Speed Racer, only good. How good? That remains to be seen. The movie is going to need a legitimate plot and screenplay, because we’ve passed the age where special effects alone can “wow” people. In a world where we have some pretty incredible visual effects in video games, the weird visuals in the movie don’t necessarily offer a realistic environment. But, TRON Legacy still looks pretty cool…
I do remember seeing a very similar video like this a while back; I can’t remember if it’s the exact same one only with the film’s new title, but it may be.
For years, time travel has been but a theory, a concept that even the smartest people in the world haven’t been able to conquer. But now, John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke, have discovered where the secret lies: their hot tub.
Watch the restricted teaser trailer for the upcoming 2010 movie Hot Tub Time Machine below. The trailer’s pretty funny, with some pretty good (profanity laden) humor.
Watch the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s 2010 fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp as the Madhatter. This doesn’t look that good, but hopefully future trailers do more to sell me on it.
Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star in The Box, a thriller about a married couple who come home one day to find a box sitting on their front step. Scary, right? Right! The box has a button in it – a big, red, scary button. And if you press the button, someone in the world will die – so says Frank Langhella, who appears to be the villain. If they press it, though, they will receive a million dollars, and this couple is really tight on cash. Langhella, who is missing part of his face, also tells the strapping couple that he has people everywhere, and he isn’t lying.