Day 314-- movie trailers and news galore
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Well, maybe the news really isn't that great. In fact, I think it's pretty lame. But if you care about Indiana Jones at all, it's worth reading. (In short--the new Indy movie might turn into something that resembles the Star Wars prequels.)
But this is a summer of great trailers, folks (and some not-so-great ones):
- First you have the trailer everyone is talking about: the untitled project from J.J. Abrams (one of the names it's being labeled is Cloverfield, which sounds cool). Familiar, tired premise done in a very different way. This could be good (or, if you read my post yesterday, a lot of hot air).
- Martial arts + western = I'm interested.
- Alan Tudyk (Serenity) is a great actor, but...an English accent? What?
- Here's what looks to be a good remake of a very good movie. Could this be the western to get the genre back on track? Look at the names attached, too--pretty impressive.
- Another quirky, coming-of-age story that gets praises from hip sources? Yippee. (I guess this depends on whether you consider Peter Travers hip or not.)
- Jason Flinn and I will go see this together--I can just feel it.
- Film version of a very, very good non-fiction book. A few parts of the trailer might prove to be chilling to anyone that's read it, mind you.
- And the movie I really cannot wait for: what could be a near perfect adaptation of a stunning novel by two of the best filmmakers working today. I'm pumped.
posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 7/17/2007 12:37:00 AM,
- At 10:57 PM, chris said...
Ok. Still not sure how I feel about Into the Wild the Movie. Normally, I get pissed when people claim the book is better than the movie, because they're such different ways of doing things, BUT in this case I think I can easily state the movie will ruin the book and the book is far far better than the movie will be able to portray... that's just the way it is. The only redeeming quality to the preview was the Iron and Wine song.
I say pick up the book before the movie. Don't let the movie taint you. Vince Vaughn shouldn't pop into your head when you think of Alexander Supertramp.
I suppose I feel this strongly because Into the Wild is probably in my top five of books, and I hate to see it commodified.
Any thoughts Jason?
- At 11:02 PM, Jason said...
I'm going to tentatively agree, man. Krakauer is one of my favorite authors, and Into the Wild is an AMAZING book. I highly recommend it.
That said, I trust Sean Penn as a director. [i]The Crossing Guard[/i] was more good than bad, and [i]the Pledge[/i] was a sad, haunting movie. The trailer makes me worried that the movie might not be that great, but there a couple hints of the measured sadness that the book had.
I'd like to be proven wrong, though--if the movie ends up being great, well...great.