Raise your hand if you were around in 1987; most of you I am guessing weren’t. I was, but I was only four years old, so the original RoboCop movie didn’t grace my eyes until the early to mid nineties when I witnessed the Paul Verhoeven film for the first time. To call the series “successful” really depends on how you define the word: in the box office, RoboCop destroyed its competition, spawning two sequels that ended up in most folks’ VHS collections (or “LaserDisc”!). Although some publications rate the original RoboCop as one of the greatest action films of all time, I have always thought it was pretty lame. So here we go yet again, with the official trailer for RoboCop (otherwise known as RoboCop 4 in my opinion), starring Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Oldman; enjoy the footage, and hit the link below for my trailer reaction below.
This isn’t Sparta, it’s SQ, but 300 was such a bad ass action movie, you knew they were going to unleash a sequel to keep the green-screened cash cow going. Although the film is still about 9 months out, the first official trailer is absolutely jaw dropping: all of the violence, details, and dark, ominous tones (to quote Peter Bretter from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) are back, along with some new faces, to include former Casino Royale “Bond Girl” Eva Green. Also new to the green screen is a completely different battlefield: the sea. Had I realized that prior to watching the trailer, the Marine in me would have been a little discouraged, but after watching the trailer, this thing will still be epicly violent, and yes, epicly is a word in my book. 300: Rise of an Empire lands in theaters March 7th, 2014, and this is one you will not want to miss – trust me.
Is it December yet? Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is the long-awaited and anticipated sequel to in my opinion, Will Ferrell’s best film as a leading role, and this December the entire Channel 4 news team will finally land in theaters in what will surely find epic box office success. All of your favorites are back: Steve Carell as Brick Tamland (“Brick, are you inviting me to a party in your pants?”), street reporter Brian Fantana played by Paul Rudd, Champ “Whammy” Kind, and even Miss Veronica Corningstone and the wheel-of-cheese eating, Spanish-speaking dog, Baxter. I think it’s safe to expect a truckload of big-time celebrity cameos as well, although I don’t know if anything can top the original, news team, back-alley brawl to the death; I guarantee they’ll try though! The official trailer is above, and it does not disappoint; this is Will Ferrell in his prime!
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Coming out in theaters today is This Is The End – a spoof of apocalyptic proportions – and we can’t wait to see it. Here’s why.
Adam Sandler movies will never get old; they may not be as funny as his Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison days, but they will sure sell tickets. Grown Ups was a nice surprise when it hit theaters three years ago, but Sandler brought all of his star power buddies with him for that one; then again, he pretty much does that with every film, doesn’t he? We’re not complaining. Well on July 12th Sandler & Co are back on the big screen for the Grown Ups sequel, Grown Ups 2; while I’m sure it will sell well, how will it rank amongst the towering stack of other Grade A comedies getting released this summer, like The Internship, or This Is The End? 2013 is one of the best looking years for comedies in years; label me excited!
Who should I thank? Christopher Nolan may be my first guess, but Zach Snyder probably deserves the biggest high-five since he’s the director. Superman has been a mammoth in the comic book world since its inception, but to this guy, the character himself, along with the television shows and lately the movies have all been super cheesy. Maybe I’m a little biased because of my preference for Batman, but I don’t want to bring in the superhero debate. I mentioned Mr. Nolan earlier on because Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to hit the big screen in just two weeks on June 14th, has that same dark feel that the most recent Batman director brought to the Dark Knight series, and that has me really pumped for this flick. Watch the trailer and I guarantee you’ll agree; Man of Steel looks legit.
I love a movie with a great villain. Paul Dano, who you may know from Little Miss Sunshine, Looper, or There Will Be Blood fame, looks like an awesome villain in an intriguing new mystery/thriller entitled, Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gylennhaal, Terrance Howard, and Melissa Leo, which hopes to creep viewers out in theaters this September 20th. The bottom line, at least from what I can glean from the great trailer, is that this is your pretty standard child abduction thriller, except Dano may prove to be the difference maker. Prisoners features a ginormous amount of Academy Award-star power with five nominees, and one winner in Mr. Howard; if Paul Dano can deliver as the villain, then this film may really shine.
On August 9th, rising comedic star Jason Sudeikis will attempt to deliver hundreds of pounds of marijuana across the US-Mexico border for fellow comedian turned billionaire Ed Helms. The movie is called, We’re the Millers, and it also stars Jennifer Aniston who plays a stripper, who goes on to pretend to be Jason’s, err, Mr. Miller’s wife. I’m a big Sudeikis fan, as he’s been one of the few truly funny actors/comedians on SNL over the last few years, but the real steal of the show might just be his fake son, Will Poulter, who looks familiar, but after looking through his IMDB profile I still have no idea where I recognize him from. The end of this trailer is awesome, and this movie looks like it will be a great one!
In 2009, Somali Pirates did something that hasn’t been accomplished in two hundred years: they captured and hijacked an American cargo ship in International waters. Based on this true story, Captain Phillips stars Tom Hanks in what looks to be a really bad ass movie, even if we all know what the outcome was (Navy SEALs 1, Somali Pirates 0). The film, which is directed by Oscar-nominee Paul Greengrass, is based on the real Captain Phillips’ book on the pirate experience, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates. The film hits theaters this fall on October 11th, and if I don’t get a chance to catch this one in theaters, I will definitely be looking for it on Red Box or On Demand.
I love sci-fi movies. Star Wars got me hooked as a kid, and my two most recent favorites have got to be TRON: Legacy and Prometheus. Gravity is a new space thriller that will hit local theaters this October, with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock starring as the two astronauts who get flung out into space after the International Space Station explodes. The trailer above has me interested, but I’m scratching my head as to how you can make a movie out of this; I guess having two Oscar award winners will help, but the trailer doesn’t show much else. It makes me think of the film Open Water, which films a recently-wed couple that gets stranded in the ocean, only to be, well, I won’t spoil it for ya. Enjoy the trailer, and hit the link below for a fun Frommer’s fact about Gravity’s director.
Everyone has at least one or two movies that you weren’t able to catch in theaters, and for whatever reason they still remain elusive. Red, which originally debuted in 2010 and starred Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, is one of those movies, and now I am in “urgent watch” mode because Red 2, with its official trailer above, will hit theaters this coming July. There’s still plenty of time, but this now series looks too good to pass up. John Malkovich looks hysterical, and Anthony Hopkins looks like he may be making a Tom Cruise/Les Grossman cameo/supporting actor … okay, maybe not Les Grossman-good, but it looks like Hannibal Lector may be stealing the show. Looking forward to July!