The Force Awakens, to tease us…

Monday, 1 December, 2014

Here it is, the big one, we’ve been waiting thirty years to find out what happened after events of Return of the Jedi, and now finally, the first official glimpse… the long awaited teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Have you figured out the storyline yet, then?

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“2001: A Space Odyssey”, a trailer for 2014

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

I’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey a thousand times, yet feel like I’d be watching it for the first time after seeing this brand new trailer, which is for the United Kingdom only, sadly, re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic.

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Coffee, the film, a trailer

Monday, 11 August, 2014

The trailer for documentary maker Brandon Loper’s latest feature A Film About Coffee, that focuses on “the little-understood world of specialty coffee”.

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And now, the 1976 trailer for “Star Wars”

Friday, 18 July, 2014

This trailer for “Star Wars”, dating from 1976, the year before the first film in the sci-fi saga was released, seems a galaxy removed from trailers we’re familiar with today, as do the trailer/teasers for “The Empire Strikes Back”, and “The Return of the Jedi”, all of which I spotted at Kottke.

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Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”, our century’s “Alternative 3”?

Monday, 26 May, 2014

Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar opens in Australian cinema’s later this year, Thursday, 6 November in fact. While watching the trailer though, I couldn’t help but think of a BBC produced documentary called Alternative 3, er, made on 1 April 1977.

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IKEA: A Spaced-out Odyssey

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013

The trailer for IKEA, Alfonso Cuarón’s… follow up to Gravity, his impressive in Earth orbit thriller.

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Trailer for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, the new Wes Anderson film

Thursday, 24 October, 2013

It seems like it was only a couple of months ago that Moonrise Kingdom was showing in cinemas, in-fact it was well over a year ago.

Still with The Grand Budapest Hotel slated for release in early March of next year, there hasn’t exactly been much time for US film director Wes Anderson for sit back and take things easy.

Going by the trailer though, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” looks a little more like, say, The Darjeeling Limited, that Anderson made in 2007, than “Moonrise Kingdom”, in that travel, of some sort, looks to be part of the story.

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He missed the plane…

Friday, 12 April, 2013

Richard Linklater, director of “Dazed and Confused”, “A Scanner Darkly”, and “Bernie”, collaborates once more with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke to make Before Midnight, the third installment in the Before Sunrise and Before Sunset series of films.

No word of an Australian release as yet (13 June is suggested here), but in the meantime check out the trailer (hmm, yes, possible spoilers). I can’t say what piqued my interest in these films since first seeing them on DVD eight or nine years ago. Eurorail maybe? Peneda-Gerês?

(Thanks Alice)

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I doubt the new Star Trek film is a remake of “The Wrath of Khan”

Monday, 25 March, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness, the second installment of the J.J. Abrams made “Star Trek” reboot movies, opens in Australian cinemas on 9 May… that’s less than two months away, and if the latest trailer is anything to go by, it’ll be one high-octane experience to say the least.

So what to say? Always outgunned, always outnumbered, but never out done?

Now all I have to do is somehow score a ticket to a preview screening… and ok, I’ll even wear a tux if I have to.

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“HENRi” a sequel, in another universe, to “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Friday, 8 March, 2013

HENRi is a short sci-fi film about a derelict spacecraft drifting through space that is controlled by a human brain, named, you guessed it, Henri. Yearning to be able to moved independently though, Henri builds a mechanical body from parts lying around the ship.

Henri is voiced by Keir Dullea, who portrayed astronaut David Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and, if you ask me, gives the brain a sound not dissimilar to that of “2001” super-computer HAL.

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