Trailerrific: Metropia

June 15th, 2009

This trailer look just weird. Here’s the description from FilmSchoolRejects:

In the near future (stop me if you’ve heard it), the world is experiencing a crisis in the form of oil shortage, and has taken safeguards by connecting all the cities of the world through underground tunnels. When Roger, a lower-level worker, finds out that he’s not in control of his own life, he tries to escape the system with the help of a beautiful woman.

Basically, it’s 1984 with subways. Plus, Roger might be crazy because he hears voices all the time.

I really like the sound of it, but the visual style creeps me out:

[Watch the trailer on]

Metropia – Release Date: November 2009

I’m not exactly a Martin Scorsese fan; I still have to see a lot of his older films and I fell asleep during both The Aviator and The Departed. This trailer of Shutter Island seems great though and much more my type of movie than what he has previously made. 

Shutter Island is based on the like-wise named book by Dennis Lehane, who also wrote the books Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River. It features Leonardo DiCaprio as a federal marshall investigating the mysterious disappearance of a murderess who escaped from the island’s hospital for the criminally insane. Also stars Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Jackie Earle Haley.

[Watch on MissGeeky]

I really like the look of this movie, even though most of the time I can’t stand Leonardo DiCaprio. But it looks like there’s more to the story than just a “find the bad guy” plot, and my mind is already coming up with possible explanations, twists and theories.

Shutter Island – Release Date: October 2009

Traillerrific: The Road

June 8th, 2009

I’ve heard a lot about this movie from people who read the book it’s based on: The Road from Cormac McCarthy (who also wrote No Country For Old Men). It’s set 10 years from now, where some disaster has destroyed most of civilization, and a father and his son try to survive by any means necessary. 

I didn’t like No Country For Old Men, so I’m a bit torn up about this movie. Here’s the trailer:

[Watch on]

The trailer does look great, so I’m hoping for the best. For those of you who have read the book: should I maybe read it first before seeing this movie?

And another movie with “9” in the title! That makes: 9, Nine and District 9. Like those other two, though, this one also looks pretty cool!

I don’t want to spoil you with a description, just watch the trailer:

[Watch the trailer on]

Intrigued? It’s produced by Peter Jackson, but written and directed by newcomer Neill Blomkamp, a South African film maker. I like the whole documentary feel, and then suddenly you see that big ass space ship floating above the city. And then that alien?!? Definitely one to catch in the cinema.

District 9 – Release Date: 14 August (USA), 4 September (UK)

I just love all the characters Robert Downey Jr has brought us the past year, and I think his incarnation of Sherlock Holmes will join that list of beloved characters. I heard about this casting more than a year ago, and it just sounded brilliant. Looking at this trailer only underlines that:

[Watch the trailer on]

While I wonder about the “historical accuracy” and how true it stays to the original story, this trailer looks pretty fun. I like the style that they’re going for and the slightly more humouristic Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes – Release Date: 25/56 December 2009 (USA, UK)

Trailerrific: Nine

May 18th, 2009

Two movies in 2009 both called “nine”: 9 and Nine. We didn’t have a something like this in 2008, did we? Anyhow, the two films couldn’t be further apart. While 9 is a sci-fi futuristic animation, Nine is a musical based on the Broadway production NINE, which was inspired by Federico Fellini‘s autobiographical film .

Here’s the description from

“NINE” is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren). The film is directed by Rob Marshall (CHICAGO). The original 1982 Broadway production of “NINE,” with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, won five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

And of course the trailer:

[Watch the trailer on]

I really like how this looks like, but I’m not too sure I’ll actually like the end product. It’s from the same director as Chicago, and I didn’t exactly like that (although that might be cause I don’t like the music). 

Nine – Release Date: 25 November 2009 (USA, UK)

Trailerrific: TiMER

May 14th, 2009

If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know? That’s the premise of TiMER.

Emma Caulfield (Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) plays Oona, a girl who lives in a world where an implanted device on your wrist counts down to the moment the wearer meets his/her true love. Everyone has a soulmate out there, somewhere, and each person’s timer will go off on the exact moment you two meet. But what if you have a timer and it remains blank?


I can’t  embed the trailer here, but head on over to YouTube to check it out. I really like the look of it; it just feels like a weird and unique romantic comedy. Plus I love Anya, Anyanka, ehm I mean Emma Caulfield.

TiMER – Release Date: 26 April Tribeca Film Festival (USA), not yet announced for wide release

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I’m a sucker for the old musical Disney movies, so I’ve been looking forward to The Princess and The Frog ever since I heard about it two years ago. And now we finally have a trailer!

Like most of the other Disney movies, this movie is based on a fairy tale, with one key difference. Here the setting has been uprooted and moved to another location and time: The Princess and The Frog is set in New Orleans’ French Quarter during the Jazz age (1920s). Take a look at the trailer:

[Watch the trailer on]

I’m not too sure about the change of setting, but with both main characters as frog and the New Orleans swamp as a backdrop, I can see what the writers were thinking. I’m really curious to see/hear a bit of the music; in my eyes, it’s always been the songs that have made me love/hate a Disney movie.

The Princess and The Frog – Release Date: December 2009 (US), February 2010 (UK)

I cherish the old action movies: Die Hard, Under Siege, even Speed. 12 Rounds seems to close though. It’s already been released in most countries, but here in the UK we still have to wait a little while longer (27 May).

Here’s the description from

When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher (John Cena) stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million-dollar heist, the thief’s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting the cop with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks …12 rounds…that Fisher must somehow complete to save the life of his fiancée.

And here’s the trailer:

[Watch the video on]

12 Rounds – Release Date: 27 May UK

I really liked the first two Ice Age movies (yes, even the second one, it had some great moments in it), and Scrat remains one of my favourite 3d animated characters. I wasn’t too sure about a third movie to be honest, but seeing these two trailers I don’t think I have anything to worry about.

The first trailer features mainly Scrat and introduces a new female Scrat-like character:

The second trailer is more of a real trailer:

[Watch the trailer on]

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – Release Date: 1 July (everywhere)