A new trailer for “The Martian”

Friday, 28 August, 2015

The latest trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi adventure feature, The Martian, that is due for release in Australia at the end of September. I have to say, this looks promising.

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Philippe Petit’s high-wire Twin Towers walk reenacted in “The Walk”

Wednesday, 15 July, 2015

The Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis, of Back to the Future fame, is a dramatisation of the death defying 1974 attempt by French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, to walk between the two World Trade Center towers in New York City, on a tightrope slung between both buildings.

The illicit undertaking was also the subject of a documentary, Man on Wire, made in 2008 by James Marsh. Aside from what I imagine will be protracted scenes of Petit making the walk, some six hundred metres above the ground, it’ll be interesting to see what the Zemeckis production, that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit, can add to the story.

There is no actual motion footage of Petit’s… walk, the accomplice charged with its filming was too tired to operate the camera, when the time came. Knowing that somehow made “Man on Wire” a little easier to watch, though I’m not sure I could sit through an actual reenactment, something the trailer for “The Walk”, offers a glimpse of.

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The first trailer for “Steve Jobs”

Wednesday, 8 July, 2015

The first trailer for Steve Jobs, a film based on the life of the Apple co-founder, has dropped.

It stars Michael Fassbender (“Shame”, “Frank”) as Jobs, is directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting”, “Slumdog Millionaire”), and Aaron Sorkin (“A Few Good Men”, “The Social Network”) wrote the screenplay, so it will be good, right?

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Are action trailers all the same, or are action movies all the same?

Friday, 8 May, 2015

All trailers are the same. For action films, that is. Or could it be that all action films are the same? Pretty much. Different character, similar sort of story?

It may be sacrilegious to say, but I’m steering clear of superhero type movies for the moment, on account of their sheer quantity recently. Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman, Superman, The Avengers, Thor, Transformers, and X-Men. They’re fast becoming one inextricable blur.

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A trailer, but for what?

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015

What does this… trailer, that was cut together with excerpts from three hundred films, tell us about contemporary film production? Are movies, especially action titles, becoming increasingly homogeneous, or are trailers?

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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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