I’m running a few days behind with this, but WOW. This is what a Mortal Kombat movie should be like:

It first wasn’t clear what this clip was (promotion for the upcoming game? a real trailer?), but turns out it’s a test video shot by Kevin Tancharoen to promote his vision of an MK movie to Warner Brothers. I looove the look of this! Hopefully they’ll pick it up, cause I think it could be awesome.

A second trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs The World came out this morning and it looks awesome! It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, with a bit too many video game and comic references, but I love the look of it.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World is coming out in the UK on August 6th and in the US on August 13th.

The Adjustment Bureau: This looks great! Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, this movie features Matt Damon as a politician who crosses paths with a ballerina (Emily Blunt). Add to that a PKD twist and you’ve got yourself a good blend of romance and sci-fi. Release Date: 30 July 2010 (UK), 17 September 2010 (US)

Super 8: Ooh, another secret alien project from JJ Abrams. I loved the buildup to Cloverfield (although to be honest I still haven’t seen the movie) and this seems pretty similar. There’s also a whole viral game added to this (of course), check out the Unfiction forum for more info about that. Release Date: 2011 (US, UK)

Easy A: This looks like fun! After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Release Date: September 17th (US)

Jonah Hex: I’m not sure about this movie; it’s look a bit mediocre to be honest. It could be massive fun, but I’m not expecting a lot of this. Based on the comic book ‘hero’ of the same name, Josh Brolin plays Jonah Hex, a scarred drifter and bounty hunter. Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. Release Date: June 18th (US)

Buried: Ryan Reynolds stars as Paul, a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis, he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. This was released at one of the festivals last year and got quite a good reception. Release Date: September 24th (US)

Secretariat: Based on a true story, Secretariat is about the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, she manages to navigate the male-dominated business. Release Date: October 8th (US)

Charlie St. Cloud: I’ve got a bit of a weak spot for Zac Efron, but this movie looks a bit too soppy for my tastes. It’s about Charlie, a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother Sam. So much so that Charlie begins ‘seeing’ Sam, talking to him and playing catch with him every night. Release Date: June 25th (UK), July 30th (US)

You Again: I like the look of this, but mainly because of the cast involved. Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber and Betty White. Please let there be at least one musical scene! Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her brother’s wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. Release Date: September 24th (US)

I haven’t been convinced yet by Gemma Arterton. She’s been in Quantum of Solace and Clash of the Titans, but in both she’s was basically just playing pretty. This movie though seems to require more of her acting skills, so I’m curious to see how she does.

It looks good, right? It opens this Friday (30th April) here in the UK.

Tomorrow, When The War Began is one of those books I read over and over again as a teenager. I never imagined that more than 10 years later it would be turned into a movie!

Like the novel, the film is about a group of 8 teenagers from the Australian town of Wirrawee, who head out for a week of camping. When they return home though, they discover their town has been invaded and that local citizens are being held captive by a hostile foreign force. They decide to fight back and form a guerilla war on the invaders.

What do you think of the trailer? So far the glimpses I’ve seen of the characters are exactly as I imagined them to be! Can’t say much further about them until I see some more, but it looks good, better than I expected.

Most of you should have seen this trailer by now (it was a trending topic on Twitter last week when it was released), but for those of you haven’t I thought I’d share it with you to cheer you up this Monday morning. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for some time now and featured it in my Top 10 Most Anticipated 2010 Movies.

It’s about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), a 22 year old bass guitarist for the band Sex Bob-omb, who meets the girl of his dreams Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Before he can be with her though he has to defeat her seven evil exes. It’s directed by Edgar Wright who previously did Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, so it’s sure to be fun!

Here’s the trailer:

Awesome, don’t you think?

Predators: Starring Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne, this movie follows a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been dropped on an alien planet… as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators. This looks like fun! I loved the first movie, and this sequel looks like it could be a worthy follow-up. Release Date: 9 July 2010 (US), 22 July 2010 (UK)

Bluebeard (Barbe Bleue): I love fairy tale movies, and this French retelling of Bluebeard looks great. The fairy tale it’s based on is pretty dark, and not the most obvious one to turn into a movie. Based on Charles Perrault’s tale, Bluebeard tells the story of young Marie-Catherine, child bride to an aristocratic ogre with a reputation for murdering his wives. Marie-Catherine must employ all her cunning to outwit her husband and escape the most unpleasant of fates.

The Last Airbender: I’m still not convinced by this yet; but then I’m so attached to the cartoon version of this, I might be a bit too bias to judge this properly. Like in this trailer, the main thing that annoys me is the voice of Aang. It’s completely not right! But yeah, I guess anyone who hasn’t seen the cartoon won’t have a problem with it. Release Date: 2 July 2010 (US), 13 August 2010 (UK)

Despicable Me: After 3 short teaser trailers, that didn’t really show that much, we finally get a full length trailer of this 3D movie. It looks like it could be fun, although I don’t think it’s something I’d go see in the cinema. Release Date: 9 July 2010 (US), 15 October 2010 (UK)

The Switch: A smart, fun-loving single woman (Jennifer Aniston) decides it’s time to have a baby, with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later when her neurotic best friend Wally (Jason Bateman) finally gets acquainted with Kassie’s cute–though slightly neurotic–son. Release Date: 20 August 2010 (US)

Megamind: After super-villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Jonah Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. Hmm, based on the description it could be fun, but this teaser trailer seems a bit… simple. Release Date: 5 November 2010 (US), 3 December 2010 (UK)

And it’s time for another Trailerrific Thursday! There weren’t that many trailers released this week, but there were still a couple of interesting movies that are definitely worth checking out.

Toy Story 3: So far I haven’t been that excited for Toy Story 3; none of the previous teasers and trailers looked that interesting to me, but this trailer changes that all! It finally features some of the new toys (a couple of which look hilarious) and a bit more of the actual plot. Love the look of it now! Just one thing: why do all Pixar movies come out way later here in the UK? Release Date: 18 June (US), 23 July (UK)

Defendor: A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city’s criminal underworld. It’s a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn’t understand and doesn’t belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city’s innocents. Release Date: 26 February (US limited)

Get Him To The Greek: A sort of sequel/spin-off to last year’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, in which a record company intern (Jonah Hill) is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater. I really liked Forgetting Sarah Marshall and thought Brand was hilarious as rock star Aldous Snow. He was great as a side character, but putting him here as a central character next to Hill… I’m not convinced yet. Release Date: 4 June (US)

Leaves of Grass: An Ivy League professor (Edward Norton) is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother (also Edward Norton), a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord. Release Date: 2 April (US)

The Last Airbender: We already saw the Superbowl TV spot last week, and I was hoping to see a bit more of the acting in this one. I still think this looks amazing in the visual effects department and the martial arts. Acting wise though… still not convinced; it doesn’t seem promising that they’re not showing any proper acting scenes with Aang. I want to like this and I’m still excited for it, but I’m scared this could turn out to be a disappointment. Release Date: July 2nd (US), August 13th (UK)

The Losers: This looks like fun! The Losers centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Release Date: 9 April 2010 (UK, US)

Killers: Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl), a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love… and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Release Date: 4 June 2010 (US)

The Ghost Writer: When a successful British ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start—not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident. Release Date: unknown

Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec: Directed by Luc Besson, an adventure set in the early party of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. Release Date: unknown

She’s Out of My League: An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship. Release Date: 12 March 2010 (UK, US)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps: When Gordan Gekko (Michael Douglas) comes out of prison, he essentially has to redefine himself, redefine his character, he’s looking for that second chance. Shia LaBeouf portrays Jake Moore, who is the fiancé of Gekko’s daughter, played by Carey Mulligan; Josh Brolin as the head of an investment bank; and Susan Sarandon as Jake’s mother. Release Date: 23 April 2010 (UK, US)

MacGruber: The long awaited movie about America’s most awesome hero. Ehm, well, no. This doesn’t look as bad as it could have, but it’s still not something I’m interested in seeing. Release Date: 23 April 2010 (US)

Cemetery Junction: A 1970s-set comedy centered on three upstart professional men working at an insurance company. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Release Date: 14 April 2010 (UK)

I told you last week I’ve been waiting to see more footage of The Last Airbender. We saw a teaser last June, but since then we’ve only gotten glimpses of posters and screenshots. Well, the TV spot for the Super Bowl has just been released and supposedly some time soon we’ll get to see a full trailer:

This looks awesome! I loved the cartoon on which it is based and I think M. Night Shyamalan has the skills to make this work. I’m still worried about how they’re going to squeeze 8 hours of story into only 3 hours max of movie (yeah, not every single episode of the first season is important to the main plot, but you’d be surprised how many episodes are necessary for the story or feature recurring characters).

I also want to see some non-action scenes and see whether or not these kids will be able to portray the characters the right way. The TV show was pretty goofy at times, but that goofiness made the serious episodes all the more worthwhile. I hope that they don’t get rid of that for the the movie.