I did a post like this way back in October (check it out if you haven’t seen the trailers yet of Repo! The Genetic Opera and The 10 Commandments; both unmissable, but for completely different reasons) and ever since then I had been planning to turn it into a weekly returning post. I noticed that a lot of the trailers I see on movie blogs, don’t show up on the Apple Trailer site for quite some time. So what I want to do is create a list of all the trailers that have come out during a week (most trailers come from FirstShowing and /Film). I’ll try to comment on each of the trailers, but I’ll have to see first just about how many we’re talking about. This first post will be a bit longer than usual, cause I’ll be showing the trailers from the last couple of weeks (instead of only one single week).

The Oxford Murders
This movie (based on the book with the same name) is about a professor (John Hurt) and a grad student (Elijah Wood) are trying to solve multiple murders linked by mathematical symbols. Most of the time I have problems with “mathematical” plots, cause they only lightly touch the mathematics and completely bungle up or misuse the real theory. I’m hoping this is not the case with this film, though, cause it could turn out to be a nice little murder mystery. [Trailer]

My Blueberry Nights
I’m not sure what to think about this movie. It’s about a woman (Norah Jones) who takes a soul-searching journey and meets a bunch of eccentric characters a long the way (Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz). It just looks a bit strange and different, but somehow maybe it could work. And what’s the deal with Natalie Portman’s hair and accent?? [Trailer]

My Blueberry Nights

This film just doesn’t look interesting at all: “Charlize Theron plays a rolling stone mother, Joleen, who abandons her daughter (AnnaSophia Robb) to take off on the road with a random guy, right after the two move in with her younger brother (Nick Stahl)“. It just sounds and looks boring as hell. [Trailer]

Star Trek
Do I even have to explain what this is about? It’s not a real trailer yet, just the teaser and (as usual with teasers) doesn’t really show anything yet, but boy does it look pretty. There’s also a whole viral marketing campaign starting again (what did you expect from JJ Abrams?); just click on the red light next to the “Under Construction” message and you get sent to a site (here) where there’s a ‘live feed’ from the construction site of the Enterprise. [Trailer]


Baby Mama
I heard about this movie some time ago and was looking forward to it. Although the plot isn’t really my cup of tea (a woman that wants a baby, but can’t have it herself and gets a surrogate), both the main two actresses (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) and the writer/director are from SNL, which led to me thinking this film might actually be funny. Seeing the trailer though… nope, not funny. [Trailer]

I usually don’t really go for war movies, but this one has grabbed my attention. It’s about three Jewish brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell) who join a group of Russian resistance fighters during WWII. I’ll bet it’s going to be a major contender for the Oscars next year. [Trailer]


The Life Before Her Eyes

I have a strange feeling this film will also do well with the Oscars next year. It’s about: “A woman’s survivor’s guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.” The woman is played both by Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood (different ages). [Trailer]

During the first minute of this trailer you’re going to think something like: “Hmm, some bad 28 Days Later rip-off with a bit of Children of Men thrown into it”. It’s not though; just wait till the latter part of the trailer and you’ll see what type of movie this really is: a Mad Max meets Resident Evil movie. In other words: a lot of action, not that good a plot, but still great fun to watch. [Trailer]