Trailer Time: Conan (2011) (New Trailer!)

Ok, the last trailer we saw didn’t impress me much. This one shows much more of the world of Hyboria and what we will see in the film due out August 19th…

What do you think?

Synopsis

“I live.  I love.  I slay…I am content.”
- Conan The Barbarian

The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer. Having thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public imagination- in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in games and properties of all kinds- Conan’s exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure film.

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Deftly adapted from the original works of Robert E. Howard and faithful to the mythology and psychology of his iconic character, CONAN THE BARBARIAN stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui and Ron Perlman. The film is directed by Marcus Nispel, and written by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood.

–Fitz

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Trailer Time: The Three Musketeers (2011) – October 14, 2011

Hi again…

The Three Musketeers seem to get reinvented every 10-20 years in film. The Musketeer (2001) and The Three Musketeers (Disney, 1993) are the two reinventions I can recall from the last 20 years. So we were bound to see a new invention with the 3D boom and remake craze of the last few years.

In this version coming out in October 2011, we see Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief) starring as young, Musketeer-wannabe D’Artagnan. The trailer hints that he may do a bit better in the role than a young Chris O’Donnell at the time. Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) plays M’lady De Winter in an “Alice” kind of way – kicking butt and taking names much more than Rebecca De Mornay did in the Disney version. Matthew Macfadyen plays Athos, Ray Stevenson as Porthos, and Luke Evans as Aramis round out the trio of Musketeers. Christoph Waltz (Inglorioius Basterds) plays the evil Richileu.

The only role I’m not really all that excited about is Orlando Bloom as the Duke of Buckingham. Sure he was fine as an elf, but honestly his acting hasn’t really improved in anything I’ve seen him in. Plus, who the hell did his hair in the trailer? It looks awful!

Though I loved the fight choreography in The Musketeer, I’m a bit put off by the big hair plus martial arts mix of this film. Not sure what it is about the mix of costume history and modern fights, but it doesn’t quite jive yet. That said, I’ll still probably go see this one even if it is in 3D.

Question: Will you see this one at the box office or wait for DVD?

Synopsis:

The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas‘ story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D.

Check out more at the movie site – Three-Musketeers-3d.com!

The Three Musketeers (2011) opens at theaters on October 14, 2011.

–Fitz

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Trailer Time: Limitless

Hey guys…

What would you do if, with one pill a day, you could become a more perfect version of yourself?

That’s the question posed by Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper as struggling writer Eddie Morra who is introduced to a “smart drug” that not only allows him to finish his book, but do so much more. Once he becomes addicted to being his new “self,” he can’t help but attract the attention of folks who also want to better themselves pharmaceutically. One of these people is Carl Van Loon, played by Robert De Niro, who will stop at nothing to control Eddie and his drug…

Who wouldn’t want to live up to their full potential if they could? I know I would!

In a recent interview, Cooper said he was attracted to the character of Eddie immediately. “To play a guy that goes from A to Z like that would just be incredible,” he said. He liked “the idea that when we meet him, it’s not that he feels sorry for himself at all. He’s just actually resigned to the fact that his life is such that his potential wasn’t fulfilled.”

When asked how he gets into the mindset for a role in The Hangover vs. Limitless, he says it’s the same mindset. “It’s playing a role, and whatever that happens to be. It may demand different ways in, but the structure’s the same in terms of [how] you have to prepare. Acting’s acting, whether it’s comedy or drama.”

I have to say I’m actually quite intrigued by the premise of the film and the trailer has definitely kept me interested. The movie opens tomorrow, March 18, 2011.

Movie Synopsis:

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret “smart drug” that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer’s block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets—as long as he keeps taking the untested drug.

Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug’s brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.

Question: What would you do with the power to be all you could be? And do you plan on seeing the film?

–Fitz

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