How people are still into magicians is beyond me; the whole “magic show” thing faded off my interest list as a kid right around the time I realized that the WWF (now WWE) was fake, and for the same reasons. Regardless, dudes still enjoy putting on those goofy, glittery, full-bodied leotards and getting on stage in front of at times, thousands of paying customers. It’s pretty amazing, really. Well, there’s a new magician/heist thriller en route to your local theater on May 31st entitled, Now You See Me, starring an impressive list of stars that should equate to a decent showing at the box office: Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eikenberg (who still looks like Mark Zuckerberg), Isla Fisher, and Michael Caine. Based on this brand new TV spot that was released hours ago today, the film looks more along the lines of an “Oceans 1x” movie, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however while this magic meets bank robber flick may boast a solid cast, it has nothing on the Oceans films.
Mud stars Reese Witherspoon, and lead actor Matthew McConaughey as they both attempt to escape a Mississippi island as they are hunted by bounty hunters and state police. Reese Witherspoon may look like her recent mugshot (too soon?), however this movie looks like it will be a great one. The trailer above starts off a little slow, but to quote the infamous Ron Burgandy, “that escalated quickly!” Mud hits theaters tomorrow, and this one has intrigued me just enough where I am going to try and convince the lady that we should be there. And for all zero of our lady readers out there, yes, Mr. McConaughey does take his shirt off in this trailer. Calm down.
Ray Liotta, mob movie. That’s all Hollywood movie studios need to say in their movie trailer to literally guarantee millions of dollars of box office revenue from pretty much the entire male population in America. The Iceman hits theaters soon on May 3rd, and it features a rather unique cast, at least in terms of your typical mob flick. Outside of Ray Liotta, who arguably defined the genre, and Michael Shannon, who just looks great in a mob role, did anyone else raise an eyebrow when they say Winona Rider, Chris Evans, and James Franco on the main cast credits line? Don’t get me wrong, Chris Evans and James Franco are great (not a huge Winona fan), but neither stand out to me for this type of movie. Sure, Mr. Evans has done some action flicks, but this appears to be an out of the ordinary film for him, and with the film’s almost sure success, will really help round out his career. The film looks dark, gruesome, and Ray Liotta: you don’t need to tell me much else for me to go see it. Now convincing my wife to go see it with me … that’s a different story.
On August 9th, Matt Damon will join Jodie Foster in Niell Blomkamp’s (District 9) latest film, Elysium, which looks like Mass Effect and Halo combined. That is definitely not a bad combination, as the entire sci-fi and action communities will surely eat this flick up in the box office come early August. Elysium is officially on my to-see list. Hit the link below for more details.
I didn’t always do my homework growing up, but I always made damn sure I read Calvin and Hobbes every morning before school. Calvin and Hobbes made such a huge impact on so many kids lives, including my own. I think the strip taught different things to different readers, which is one of the many reasons why it was so good. I loved the humor of his snowmen, and how he always antagonized his parents, but above all else I loved Calvin’s imagination. I have read every Calvin and Hobbes book, and I have yet to come across a new comic strip that can even hold a snowball to Bill Waterson’s masterpiece. Hit the link for more information on this great Calvin and Hobbes movie trailer!
I’ll admit, I was skeptical when Hollywood announced a Wolverine-only movie was in the works. After watching the official trailer for The Wolverine however, I am completely amped: it looks awesome. Maybe it’s the ninjas at the end, maybe it looks like Wolverine just got back from ‘Nam with that haircut (or lack thereof), or maybe it’s the dark, ominous tones in the trailer; whatever it is, this trailer does it for me. July 26, you’ll know where I’ll be, and you ain’t getting any of my Junior Mints.
Summer is almost upon us, and that means its time for the Hollywood film studios to bombard us with preparatory fires for their upcoming “summer blockbusters”. Brad Pitt’s chance at summer fame will land on June 21st in the form of “World War Z”, which is a humanity’s-last-stand, apocaplytpic zombie free for all that is based off the famous Max Brooks novel with the same title. I’m not into the whole zombie craze, but I appear to be in the minority in this country as it seems every other show or movie out these days has something to do with zombies. Regardless, check out the trailer for World War Z, and post your comments below!
No, this has nothing to do with the popular video game series from Bethesda (which I could never really get into; first-person RPG’s and me usually don’t mix), but it does look like it will be pretty stellar. On April 19th, Tom Cruise is back on the big screen alongside Morgan Freeman and former-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko in what looks to be a very cool, post-apocalyptic, fight-for-Earth, sci-fi thriller.
No this is not based on the Elder Scrolls: Oblivion role playing game, but it does look pretty awesome if you enjoy a good sci-fi thriller. Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and former-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, the film is set well into a post-apocalyptic future on earth as Tom Cruise attemps to figure out where he remembers his past, fights off what appears to be an always impressive alien counter-attack, and put the moves on Olga with his special forces, “operator special”, Yankees baseball hat. Oblivion lands in theaters in less than thirty days on April 19th; enjoy the trailer, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
If I could Fandango me some tickets to this tonight, I would. In other words, on June 7th, your butt had best be planted in your local theater’s seats to watch the premiere of The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. You know how some times you watch a trailer and absolutely know that the movie will follow through and rock once you finally do see it? Taken was like that for me (and probably all of America), and The Internship gave me that same feeling: this movie is going to be awesome.
All my X-Men fans will really appreciate the trailer as well!
Will Smith is back for his next Summer blockbuster in After Earth, but this time he’s brought his son along for the ride. Say what you will about the actual films, but Will Smith Summer movies always do well at the box office. And while a few in recent memory have been mediocre, they have all been entertaining. I don’t think anything will ever top Independence Day, but you never know.
Enjoy the trailer, and check out After Earth in theaters on June 7th, 2013.
Get excited. The wolf pack returns to Las Vegas, and movie screens around the world on May 24th, 2013. Personally I thought the sequel was sub par, but I think everyone’s expectations were sky high after the epic intro. Legendary comedic director/writer Todd Phillips made the write choice by setting the trilogy’s conclusion back where where it should be: Sin City.
Check out the trailer below, and drop some of your own Hangover stories from Vegas in the comments below!