It’s been two weeks since my last Trailerrific post, so high time for a new one with all the latest trailers! Which trailers have you seen recently that you liked?

Cloud Atlas

Wow. This. Looks. Awesome. And weird. And very confusing. My type of movie from the sounds of that. I still haven’t read the book, but I’ve heard how good it is. I really should read it before the movie comes out. Release Date: October 2012 (UK, US)

Life of Pi

Based on the book of the same name, Life of Pi is about a young man who gets shipwrecked together with a Bengal tiger. I again haven’t read the book, but this trailer makes me want to read it! It looks like it could be an awesome story, but I’m not sure it will translate well to the big screen. Release Date: 21 November 2012 (US), 21 December 2012 (UK)

Man of Steel

This looks like it could be good! It feels a lot like Nolan’s take on Batman but then for Superman… very curious to see how this turns out. I’m still not sure about Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent or Amy Adams as Lois Lane (as much as I love her, she’s not who I’d imagine for that role), but I love the rest of the casting (Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diana Lane as Martha Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Laurence Fishburn as Perry White). Release Date: 14 June 2013 (UK, US)

Oz: The Great and Powerful

It’s again a “from the producer of Alice In Wonderland” production, so that’s not filling me with much hope. However, that’s semi-counteracted by the fact that Sam Raimi is directing; I most of the time love what he does (although I have to admit there have been some misses too). I’m not the hugest fan of James Franco; he always seems to play the same character and somehow just gets on my nerves. Still, the rest of this movie looks beautiful and Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis as the three witches look great. I also love though how the trailer starts off in black-and-white! Release Date: 8 March 2013 (UK, US)


This trailer for the Russian sci-fi movie Branded came out last month, but I somehow missed it. It looks super weird though and I think it could be quite interesting. If I understand the trailer correctly, the idea behind it is that the world is full of invisible aliens or monsters that feed off someones brand devotion. Interesting concept and very curious to see how far they take it. Release Date: 7 September 2012 (US)

The Master

The idea behind this movie sounds interesting: following World War II a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a religious organization (described as being similar to Scientology). The trailer though just doesn’t do anything for me; it looks like it could be an amazing story, but it also feels like it could be quite tiring and slow. Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman both look great and I’m predicting at least one of them will get nominated for an Oscar. Release Date: 9 November 2012 (UK)

About Cherry

A drama about a troubled high school girl who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer. Release Date: September 2012 (US)


Yet another “The Hangover but with woman” movie. It also doesn’t look that funny at all. Release Date: September 2012 (US)

The Oranges

The Walling’s and the Ostroff’s have been friends forever. This all changes though when David Walling (Hugh Laurie) starts an affair with his friend’s daughter Nina (Leighton Meester), much to the dismay of his wife (Catherine Keener), daughter (Alia Shawkat), son (Adam Brody) and best friends (Oliver Plat and Allison Janney). Release Date: October 2012 (US)

It’s time for another Trailerrific Thursday! Which trailers have you seen this week? Which movies are you really excited for?

Rise of The Guardians

Australian Easter Bunny! I love the idea of having childhood mythical creatures as a sort of team of superheroes, and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny and Alec Baldwin as Santa Claus both sound awesome and hilarious. The only one I’m not too sure about is Jack Frost; Chris Pine is doing his voice and I have a feeling they should have gone with someone younger. Release Date: 21 November (US), 30 November (UK)

Jack Reacher

This is based on the popular book series of the same name by Lee Child. I hadn’t actually of the books before this trailer, and to be honest I’m not that excited for this movie. Yes, it’s got Tom Cruise in it, but frankly it doesn’t look like fun at all. Release Date: 21 December (US), 28 December (UK)

The Man With The Iron Fists

“They put the F-U in Kung Fu”. This looks over-the-top and ridiculous, but I so want to see it! Release Date: 2012


Wow, this looks awesome. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing the young and old versions of Joe, a time-travelling assassin. I love twisty intelligent sci-fi movies and I’m really hoping Looper fits that bill. Judging by the trailer alone, I think this could be great! Release Date: 28 September (UK, US)

Total Recall

I love the look of this! I mean I loved the old version with Arnie, but that one also at times felt quite cheesy (although I should give it a rewatch and see how I find it now). This new version with Colin Farrell looks a little bit more serious, but seems to be following the same plot. My only problem is with this trailer: I suggest don’t watch it. It again is one of those trailers that gives too much away. If you really want to watch it to get a feel for the movie, I’d say stop around the 1:10 mark. Release Date: 3 August (US), 29 August (UK)


This is definitely more of a teaser trailer, I’m still not completely sure what it’s about. Tiny people in a forest. Fern Gully 2.0? It’s from the same creators as Ice Age and Rio, so I’ll keep an eye on it. Release Date: 17 May 2013 (US), 24 May 2012 (UK)

It’s time for another Trailrrific Thursday! I know, I know, it’s not Thursday anymore, but my internet connectivity sucked yesterday and Trailerrific Friday just doesn’t have that same ring to it. I am really getting annoyed with some of the release dates for the UK though compared to the US! It’s mainly PIxar/Disney where the wait in between is so massive: 2 months for Brave and 4 months (seriously?!?) for Wreck-It Ralph.

Sidenote: I’m really loving Cineworld‘s Unlimited pass! For only £14.99 per month I get to go unlimited times to the cinema. I initially thought that means you have to at least go twice a month to the cinema, but with ticket prices getting more and more expensive it actually works out more like 1.5 times. If you want to get an Unlimited pass, use the promo code RAF-30GT-14RT-24MV-41CX to get a free month!


This looks awesome! I know Twitter was all abuzz about this yesterday, and not everyone agrees with me, but I really think this looks good. Release Date: 7 September 2012 (UK), 21 September (US)

Monsters University

I only saw Monsters Inc. last year, it’s again one of those movies that I missed seeing in the cinema (most probably cause that was my final year of high school and didn’t have the time for it) and then never got around to watching. I loved it though when I finally saw it, and this prequel looks great! There are actually 4 different teasers, but the only difference is the joke Mike makes while he’s dreaming. Release Date: 21 June 2013 (US), 12 July 2013 (UK)

Anna Karenina

It’s yet another Keira Knightley costume drama. To be fair though this does look pretty epic, and it seems to have a great cast! Release Date: 7 September 2012 (UK), 9 November 2012 (US)

Taken 2

In the first Taken it was Liam Neeson’s daughter that was kidnapped, now in the sequel it’s his wife’s turn. If they ever make a third movie, I wonder: which family member would be next? Release Date: 5 October 2012 (US/UK)

The Watch

I wasn’t that impressed by the first teaser trailer, but this looks great! I’m loving the sci-fi element to this. Release Date: 27 July 2012 (US), 29 August 2012 (UK)

Wreck-It Ralph

This pretty much looks like Toy Story but with video game characters. The cameos in this trailer alone are awesome, I can’t wait to see who they add in the actual movie! Release Date: 2 November 2012 (US), 15 February 2013 (UK)

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino does a Western… this could be epic. Release Date: 25 December 2012 (US), 18 January 2013 (UK)

Trailerrific: The Hunger Games

November 15th, 2011

I didn’t understand all the hype when it first was announced that this book series would be turned into a movie, and then I picked up the first book… I devoured it within a day. It’s one of those books that you can not put down. The premise is pretty much Battle Royale meets Big Brother.

I’m still not sure if a movie adaption is going to work though. What I loved about the book was that you get to see Katniss’ thoughts about every decision she makes. She knows she’s being constantly watched and it’s the internal conflict about whether or not to manipulate people that was the most interesting to me. I have no idea how and even if that is going to come across on the screen.

So now that a first trailer has come out, what do we think of it?

Some of the actors I think they’ve cast spot on (Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson). Others I’m not too sure about. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna looks great, even though I always pictured Cinna as Cillian Murphy. And Josh Hutcherson as Peeta… I’m still not convinced.

They’re staying very true to the book, but I’m not too sure that’s a good thing. The characters from the Capital are a bit over-the-top (pink hair, curled moustaches, etc) and seem a bit too comical for me. I was hoping they would tone that part a bit down, but it looks like they’re sticking to exactly what is in the book.

I’m curious to see how the movie goes; it’s definitely something I’ll be watching in the cinema. I still have that nagging feeling though that this shouldn’t have be turned into a movie. What do you think? Have you read the books? Do you like the trailer?

It’s been ages since I last did a Trailerrific Thursday; I’m quite shocked to see the last proper one was in May 2010. Wow. I’ll be trying to do these at least twice a month, hopefully every week.

The Avengers: This looks great! I loved Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, so of course I would be excited for this. I’m still not sure about Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, but the rest of the cast looks great! Release Date: May 2012

The Divide: A post-apocalyptic thriller about 9 strangers (all tenants of a New York apartment) hiding together in the building’s basement after a nuclear attack. I really like the look of this movie, but I think the trailer might give too much away. My tip: stop watching the trailer at about 1:10, when “One of the best apocalyptic tales in quite a while” appears. Release Date: January 2012

Happy Feet Two: Ehm, yeah… I wasn’t much of a fan of the first Happy Feet. I liked it, but didn’t love it as a lot of people seemed to at the time. The sequel? More of the same it seems. Release Date: Novemburr 2011

Act of Valor: “When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt.” Not really my type of movie, but looks interesting. Release Date: February 2012

Carnage: Two pairs of parents, whose kids got into a fight, meet to discuss the matter, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly. This could be good, but for now it just looks tiring. Release Date: December 2011

Sleeping Beauty: Lucy is a Sleeping Beauty, a prostitute who sleeps (is drugged) while men do to her whatever they want, with her not remembering anything of what happened. Release Date: October 2011

The Adventures of Tintin: I never read Tintin growing up, but this looks like it could be fun. Release Date: October 2011


The Raven: A string of gruesome murders seem to be inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s work. Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to solve the murders. Release Date: March 2012