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Movie Trailer Roundup: Lucky, Cowboys & Aliens, The Ward, And Soon The Darkness, and Warrior

This week’s Trailer Roundup features movies we’ve talked, as well as some we haven’t. Maybe you’ll see something that interests you…

LUCKY

Well, I’m not a big Colin Hanks fan (seriously – who is?) but this looks pretty watchable. Ari Graynor is his dream girl, and once he hits it big in the lotto, she agrees to marry him. She later finds out – he is a serial killer. And the winning ticket belonged to a victim…

George Bluth Jeffrey Tambor plays a detective investigating the disappearance of some of Hanks’ victims. I like dark comedy, and the early feedback on this is all positive. Also features Ann-MargretMimi Rogers, and Adam Harrington.

Release Date: July 15, 2011 (Limited – NY, LA)

COWBOYS AND ALIENS (Newest Trailer)

Cowboys & Aliens is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and the screenplay, based off a Graphic Novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, was adapted by Orci & Kurtzman (Star Trek).  The movie stars Daniel Craig as a memory-challenged cowboy with a mysterious weapon, in the middle of an apparent Alien invasion. His love interest is the always stunning Olivia Wilde, and the rest of the cast is populated with familiar names and faces. Most notably Harrison Ford, but also featuring Sam RockwellClancy Brown, and our friend Walton Goggins.

Release Date: July 29th

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

With all the news swirling around Green Lantern lately,   it’s no surprise that DC and Warner Bros. animation want to get all they can out of him now. What with the new movie coming out, and all the major comic events he’s been the center of the last couple of years, it brings us to yesterday’s release of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. An animated collection of stories, much like Batman: Gotham Knight, which was released in 2008, just prior to The Dark Knight.

The early feedback on the DVD has been pretty positive, and the movie features Grizzly Bomb Favorite Nathan Fillion as the voice of Hal Jordan. It’s rated PG-13 and runs 84 minutes long. Here is the trailer…

In addition to Fillion, Emerald Knights has some other familiar faces voices involved as well. First off we have Jason Isaacs (Batman: Under the Red Hood), who I deem to be a perfect choice for Sinestro. And while most people now probably think of him as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, to me he’ll always be ‘that dick from The Patriot‘. This is great for Sinestro, who is of course Hal’s nemesis.

Then for the Mad Men fans out there, Elisabeth Moss voices Arisia Rrab, who appears to have a pretty big role in this one…

In addition, also featured will be Kelly Hu (X2, Hawaii Five-O), Henry Rollins (Heat, Sons of Anarchy), and Rowdy Roddy Piper (They Live, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). Rollins plays Kilowag, who is one of the most popular characters in the GL universe, while Pipper will be the villain Bolphunga, and Hu plays GL Laira.

The movie is now out on both DVD and Blu-Ray, and the Blu Ray gets you quite a bit more on it…

Available on the Blu-ray copy of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights:

  • Why Green Lantern Matters: The Talent of Geoff Johns – The noted comic book author discusses the lore and longevity of the character.
  • Filmmaker Commentary: With DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Co-Publisher Dan DiDio.
  • Green Lantern Virtual Comic
  • From Comic Book to Screen: Abin Sur
  • Beautiful… But Deadly – From Comic Book to Screen: Laira Omoto
  • Only The Bravest: Tales of the Green Lantern Corps – In depth profile of the interconnected men, women and creatures of the corps.
  • Sneak Peak: ‘Batman: Year One’ – Preview of DC Universe’s next animated original movie
  • A Look at Recent DCU Release ‘All-Star Superman
  • 2 Bonus Cartoons from DCU’s Bruce Timm
I’ll be picking this up real soon, how about you? Any interest?

Batman: Year One – Official Sneak Peek

Back in April we told you about the impending Animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. At that time all we had were some casting announcements and a few picture stills. What we have now however, is a whole lot more. Yesterday Warner Bros animation department released an “Official Sneak Peak”, which will appear on the upcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DVD…

Well, that was awesome. Cranston I think will be great as Gordon, and Dusku and Sackhoff will garner no complaints from me, but while I like Ben McKenzie, after hearing his bat-voice, it’ll have to grow on me. Alex Rocco had me excited initially because he played Moe Green, but after this I just don’t hear Falcone when he talks. I hope I’m wrong.  Regardless, I think this will be great, and I can’t wait to pick it up.

Batman: Year One is (accroding to IMDb) set to hit the shelves September 27th. So to hold you off till then, check out the video below. It’s from Comic Book Artist Will Sliney, who is most recently been working on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic book.

Shark Night 3D – Trailer

And I thought Piranhas in 3D were enough, now we get a shark? It’s a mystery to me why no one has ever tried to do a scary shark movie since Jaws, sure they could never hope to come close to the perfection that was Jaws, but something genuinely scary would have been good. Instead the closest thing we have had is Deep Blue Sea which was painfully mediocre, and a slew of terrible (Yet hilarious) made for SyFY movies such as Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, Blue Demon and Sharktopus.

Thanks to IGN for the poster picture

From the director of two Final Destination movies and Snakes on a Plane, the plot of Shark Night 3D is very basic. A group of young adults go to a lake house that is located on a small island to party hard for the weekend, but little do they know is that the waters are inexplicably populated by a shark or sharks. Hmmm… must be a salt water lake. Gore and chaos ensue as they try to get off of the island. Check out the trailer below:

I know it looks like the generic ‘creature feature’ horror movie, and the story is ridiculous, but I actually have hope for this one to be genuinely creepy. I’ve always had an uneasy feeling being in water so deep I can’t see what’s below me, so seeing sharks in a lake where they aren’t supposed to be is kind of unsettling. Not that it could ever happen… right?

And thankfully they didn’t go the Piranha route and intentionally make it ridiculous with a bombardment of old washed up actors. The only recognizable actor I saw in the trailer was Joel David Moore from movies such as Avatar, Dodgeball and Grandma’s Boy and the TV show Bones.

So here’s to hoping that we get something scary out of Shark Night and not just another movie like Piranha that should have skipped the theater and hopped straight onto SyFy. I’m sensing something that will at least outdo Deep Blue Sea and their stupid smart sharks that looked like inflatable rubber pool toys.

The Muppets: Green With Envy

Here is a movie that totally snuck under the radar when the poster came out, because well…it looks like some shitty Rom-Com. I mean, better than the average Rom-Com based just on the presence of Jason Segal and Chris Cooper’s name, but still a chick flick. The movie title reads ‘Green With Envy’ and makes no mention what-so-ever of out beloved Muppets…

So, keeping true to form, once you watch the trailer, you realize that Jason Segal doesn’t really do a lot of shitty movies. The hard part is not turning the trailer off before the 0:51 mark…

So a new Muppet movie, and Jason Segal actually wrote it. That’s good news, and keeping with tradition, this one will also be filled to the brim with celebrity cameos that include Zach GalifianakisJack BlackDonald Glover, and Danny Trejo just to name a few.

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For everyone else, you may remember when Disney acquired the rights to the characters back in 2004, but since had done very little with them, save a couple TV specials and some YouTube videos

It’s nice to see them coming back to the big screen, and come November, I’ll be at the theater to see the newest addition to the Muppet Movie catalogue.