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Trailer – Prisoners

9 Jun

Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Prisoners – a thriller about two missing 6 year old girls.  The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique, Incendies).

After Keller Donner’s (Hugh Jackman) daughter and her best friend are kidnapped, a young detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) heads the investigation to find the girls.  He’s lead to Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but is forced to release him due to a lack of evidence. Believing that the girls are still alive, Donner kidnaps Jones, holds him captive, and will do anything to find out what he did to the girls and where they are.

I think from watching the trailer you’ll understand the characters’ motivations, but there’s definitely some hints as to how far Jackman’s character will go.  I started forming opinions on the characters and their ethically questionable behaviours right away.  I’m a big fan of Villeneuve because he doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable and sensitive topics.  It’s obvious that Prisoners will have some great performances and I’m curious to see how audiences will react.

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The Wolverine: New Poster

3 Nov

I’m finding it hard not to love The Wolverine’s new poster.

Svetlana Khodchenkova in Wolverine 2

21 Jul

Last week, Jessica Biel dropped out of playing Viper/Madam Hydra in the new Wolverine movie. Biel’s departure created a bit of a problem considering Wolverine 2’s filming starts in less than a month.  On the bright side, fans didn’t seem particularly upset by the news.  Even though Biel would physically fit the role of Viper, her “acting” leaves something to be desired.

Fans tossed around some names for a new Viper that included Mila Kunis, Rooney Mara, and Kate Beckinsale. Surprisingly Marvel made a good decision and cast the virtually unknown Svetlana Khodchenkova. Svetlana’s only major American movie role to date was as Irina in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.

   

With the casting of Svetlana Khodchenkova and Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/The Silver Samurai, I’m starting to think that Wolverine 2 might not suck.

My biggest worry is director James Mangold who is pretty hit (3:10 to Yuma, Girl Interrupted) or miss (Kate and Leopold, Identity).

Guess we’ll have to wait and see…

 

Les Miserables: Trailer

30 May

Take a look at the first official Les Miserables trailer.  Tom Hooper, who directed the critically acclaimed The King’s Speech, adapted the latest version.  It’s scheduled for release in December 2012.

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