A trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story. Wait, is that even a thing?

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016

Even though it was introduced as a fan-made clip, as I watched I thought, no, this must be an official trailer, for a Star Wars Anthology, or spin-off, film about Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But, no, it is not official, it is a labour of love by Canadian filmmaker Rich Williamson, for a would-be film that might be titled Kenobi: A Star Wars Story.

I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if this went on to spawn an actual film. Or trilogy of films, a prospect that has been on the cards for sometime, from what I can gather. Ewan McGregor, who played Kenobi in the Prequel Trilogy films, is said to be interested in reprising his role, if production were to proceed.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. An official trailer

Monday, 15 August, 2016

I was lurking on Twitter at just the right time last Friday afternoon, to catch word that the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, had dropped.

Up until now we’ve only been treated to a couple of teasers. This is a more substantial outline of the story, and there’s even a glimpse of Darth Vader. Rogue One opens in cinemas on 16 December. Not long to go now.

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Some film trailers give away too much. So stop watching them

Thursday, 28 July, 2016

It’s something I’ve been trying to do just recently, not look at trailers for films I plan to see. Not always possible, as many are played immediately before another film I am about to see, while at the cinema.

In some cases though, as Chris Ryan writes, trailers, especially when there are three or four per feature, can almost tell the whole story. And give away the best scenes as well.

Trailers are ruining comedies by including all the funny parts. Seth Rogen: Your movies are funny, and I don’t really need to pay to see them anymore because all the jokes are free in the four Neighbors 2 trailers. Trailers are ruining horror movies by revealing all the scares. Trailers are ruining great movies. Almost all of Sicario’s best scenes are In. The. Trailer. … What?

I will post, however, the trailer for Love & Friendship, a comedy based on the writings of Jane Austen. Trailers should be more like this, arousing curiosity, without revealing too much.

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Voyage of Time, a trailer for the new Terrence Malick feature

Monday, 4 July, 2016

The trailer for Terrence Malick’s new documentary, Voyage of Time, that explorers the birth, life, and death of the cosmos. It has me thinking of his 2011 film, The Tree of Life.

I can’t find a release date for Australia just yet, but this looks like one to see, especially on an IMAX screen.

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Trainspotting 2, a sequel to Trainspotting, is on the way

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

I first heard the chatter almost seven years ago, but now it’s official, a sequel to Trainspotting, made by Danny Boyle in 1996, to be titled T2: Trainspotting 2, is on the way, and is slated for release in early 2017.

The trailer/teaser reveals next to nothing, in fact it’s mostly footage from Trainspotting, but it looks like most of the original cast will be reprising their roles. Fingers crossed that the follow-up will be worth the wait.

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The trailer for Inferno, a follow up to The Da Vinci Code

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

Tom Hanks reprises the role of Robert Langdon, a Harvard University professor, in Inferno, trailer, the film adaptation of US writer Dan Brown’s 2013 novel of the same name.

As with The Da Vinci Code, and Angels & Demons, other films adapted from Brown’s books, Inferno will be directed by Ron Howard.

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If a film is thirty days in length, how long should the trailer be?

Thursday, 21 April, 2016

Ambiancé is, so far, the only movie that Swedish filmmaker Anders Weberg has to his name. But given that the documentary has a run time of seven hundred and twenty hours long, or thirty days, I can see why he’s had no time for any other film projects.

The film’s trailer clocks in at about seven hours, so if you have some spare time this weekend, or are going to be on a long flight, you might be able to look at that first.

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The trailer for Rogue One… a true stand alone Star Wars story then?

Monday, 11 April, 2016

The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, due for release in Australian cinemas on 16 December, is set shortly before events of Episode IV, and tells the story of how the Rebel Alliance managed to acquire the design plans of the Death Star.

It looks promising. So far. Here’s hoping Rogue One is truly standalone, and only makes necessary references to other films in the series, rather than being some sort of… duplicate.

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A modern trailer for Lawrence Of Arabia

Friday, 18 March, 2016

Yes, it’s amazing, I’ve still not seen Lawrence Of Arabia, as directed by David Lean. After seeing this modern trailer though, I’m thinking I need to take a look at it.

The original trailer is almost five minutes in duration, and people say trailers today are too long, but then the film is about three and a half hour long, so I guess that makes sense.

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What the crew of the ISS saw… a trailer for A Beautiful Planet

Thursday, 10 March, 2016

The trailer for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary that offers us the perspective of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, and only screening at IMAX cinemas, which probably makes a lot of sense.

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