Saturday, 20 March 2010

Trailer Trash

Taking a look at trailers for films to come, The Wild Bore picks out what looks good and what looks shit in this quickfire round.

Vincere

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Based on the story of Mussoluini's wife and charting his rise to power, this film did well at Cannes last year and looks set to be a classic Oscar film - should it have not been Italian. Worth checking out.

Rating: 4/5


Tekken

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Oh dear. I was a tiny bit excited about this, but it's yet again proof not to make a film out of the pure basics of a video game. At least Tekken the game had a bit of a good story to it, three generations of men all fighting for power. However, this looks like the classic boy from the slums wins the big tournament. The only reason to watch is to see actors dressed as your favourite characters. That's it. It looks shit.

Rating: 1/5


Repo Men

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I hate Jude Law but it looks like I might be able to withstand him in this role as an agent which collects organs in a great futuristic setting. But what happens when his own company asks for their 'product' from out of his body? It's interesting to see if Law can pull off the whole action hero thing that he has tended to stay away from. Overall though, this could be a semi-decent action piece.

Rating: 3/5

The Switch

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This rom-com looks like it could be funny....ish. Main good points are that it has Jason Bateman and Jeff Goldblum in (who SERIOUSLY needs to be in more stuff) but unfortunately it has Jennifer Aniston in it (groan). All about a guy who switches his sperm with a donor which will impregnate his bezzie mate. The kid comes out just like him! Oh noooo! It's gonna be shit, but it might be bearable enough to go on a date on. It's by the Little Miss Sunshine people as well, so there must be something in it.

Rating: 2/5

The Greatest

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Handkerchiefs at the ready. This weepie looks set to get those spring hearts even warmer as we see young love destroyed and a memory kept alive by a young baby. Pierce Brosnan looks like he gets a decent dramatic role, something he hasn't done for a while British sensation Carey Mulligan proves she's not just a one-trick pony. Doesn't look too soppy, but fairly watchable.

Rating: 3/5

The Mechanic

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Basically, another Transporter film right? Well it's classic Statham action as he takes on the role of a hitman but has been training up Ben Foster (whom I love). More explosions, people shooting stuff and a lot of running about. Brain dead stuff and doesn't really stand out.

Rating: 2/5

Eat, Pray, Love

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Does anyone remember when Julia Roberts ruled the world? I do. Just. Well here she is again playing a woman who decides to let everything go and travel round the world and open up her mind. That's it. Based on some memoirs that did pretty well or something, I doubt it'll rock your world, but it'll probably make you want to go travelling.

Rating: 2/5


Megamind

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This is just a teaser but looks interesting. Animated film by Dreamworks where Brad Pitt is doing a voice, has he done this before? I'm not sure. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill are also involved so it might actually be quite decent.

Rating: 3/5

Predators

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AMAZING! Can't wait. Robert Rodriguez takes the Predator franchise and makes it his own. With a great cast including (strangely) Adrien Brody, Rodriguez regular Danny Trejo, Morpheus himself Laurence Fishburne, and SHANE from THE SHIELD! Wooo! aka Walton Goggins. This deals with a group of highly trained killers taken to an island where they are being hunted by a whole bunch of Predators. Can't wait for this - fanboy magic! Better be good.

Rating: 5/5

Clash Of The Titans

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If you haven't seen this already, where have you been? This looks like it will be one of the most incredible films to be released this year. The fact that it is in 3D and iMax means that it might even beat Avatar on the exhileration scale. If you haven't already seen it, then make sure you give this a click

Rating: 5/5

Tron Legacy

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My God. This might be the film of the year for me. This trailer is definitely one of the best trailers I've seen (I saw it in 3D and on iMax - incredible). It looks like it has taken all the great things from the first Tron and made it even better. The first Tron was one of my favourite films as a kid and I must have seen it a million times. I cannot wait for this and neither should you. Crazy Heart? Crazy Fart! Let's see Jeff Bridges in his REAL best role ever. Check out the trailer and tell me what you think.

Rating: 5/5

Knight & Day

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The Diaz/Cruise team-up sees Tom returning to his action best. This trailer actually looks quite good if it wasn't for Diaz acting like, basically, a silly little girl. Definitely worth checking out. Light hearted action means something you can take the Mrs too without feeling too guilty.

Rating: 3/5

Inception

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This will be one of the most talked about films this year. The teaming up of the incredible Christopher Nolan and DiCaprio looks set to rock people's socks off. Take a look at this incredible trailer and see what I mean. You'll be creaming yourself soon.

Rating: 5/5

Cyrus

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I'm still not sure if John C Reilly can do comedy. I think it's a passion of his but I'm not quite sure if he can really pull it off. However, this nice little film (which is NOT an indie despite what people are calling it) seems quite funny as Jonas Hill and Reilly go head to head as he dates Hill's mum. Worth a look!

Rating: 3/5

Despicable Me

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This has been banging about for a while and I don't know why it keeps getting pushed back, but this latest animation features the voice of Steve Carrell, Russell Brand, Danny McBride and Jemaine Clement to name but a few, so should be good - although the trailer looks poo.

Rating: 3/5

Legend of the Guardians

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300 & Watchmen director Zack Snyder takes on a completely CG project as he does his first kids film. About owls. This is based on a popular children's books and is basically about some warrior owls. Not for me I'm afraid ...

Rating: 2/5

Four Lions

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I remember meeting Chris Morris years ago and was travelling in a car with him. I asked him what his plans were for the future and he told me he was working on a comedy about terrorists, but that was all he could say. I didn't see anything come up about it until now and this looks absolutely incredible. Watch this clip, it'll make you laugh big time. Promise. Who knew terrorism could be so bloody funny?!

Rating: 5/5

Best Worst Movie


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If, like me, you used to stay up as a kid watching Bravo to see all the shit 70s/80s horror flicks that would never see the light of day now. Then you have to watch this. It's tearing up the festival circuit as a documentary about cult favourite Troll 2. Unlike a lot of bad films, this shows how such an awful film can make such an impact on society and delves into the idea of cult films. Check this trailer out, you'll love it.

Rating: 5/5

Hot Tub Time Machine

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A bit of comedy where a group of guys travel back to the 80s. Definitely one big nostalgia trip which has John Cusack (not known for his comedy), Daryl from The Office and some other guys in it. Oh and Chevy Chase. It looks quite funny so have a look and see what you think.

Rating: 3/5

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