So let me start off by saying that I hate Twilight pretty badly. The same goes for the majority of the actors involved, because they are mediocre at best. None more so than Taylor Lautner, the always shirtless werewolf kid who is attracted to the rat faced looking Kristin Stewart. I always thought to myself: How about this kid does something else other than Twilight movies? Maybe he wouldn’t be so bad in something else.
It looks like he’s still a pretty stagnant actor, but the trailer for his new movie Abduction definitely looks promising. Check it out below:
Now I didn’t see him with his shirt off once in the trailer, which is good because I’d have to instantly boycott the movie. That’s not to say he won’t run around shirtless for an hour in the movie (Much to the enjoyment of the ladies), but I’m hoping all of the seemingly constant action will help move us past that. Lautner may be a pretty shoddy actor, but it looks as if he will be surrounded by a pretty talented group of co-stars. The most notable of these actors would be Sigourney Weaver of Alien franchise fame, and many other movies since. Alfred Molina is in it as a government agent bent on capturing Lautner’s character. You may remember Alfred Molina for his turn as Doctor Octopus in Spiderman 2 and his most recent movies Prince of Persia and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Also starring, albeit briefly, are Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) and Maria Bello (History of Violence).
So it would seem like a monkey could do a good job in a movie surrounded by talent like that, so I’m willing to give teen-wolf Lautner a chance for this one. Plus the movie is directed by John Singelton, whose last movie, Four Brothers, definitely kicked some ass… even though it was almost six years ago.
So what does everyone think? Yay or nay on this movie being any good? I’m hopeful because some of these pretty boys need to break out of being type cast as the teenage heartthrob in everything. I might be able to stand them if they started doing some dumb action flicks instead of dumb romance movies. Leo Dicaprio did it, so can you wolf-boy!
Abduction is released in theaters September 23rd, 2011.
Finally after a few months of name changes, production pictures, and a very brief clip of what I assume to be Caesar – Rise of the Planet of the Apes has its first trailer. And let me tell ya: It looks awesome. Check it out below:
Now for me that was both visually pleasing, and a little creepy looking. The apes themselves look awesome, but what do you expect from WETA. (They did the effects for Lord of The Rings and Avatar.)James Franco looks to be at his best in the trailer, playing ‘Doctor Will Rodman’ who is experimenting on apes to develop a drug that helps the brain reconstruct itself. As he stated in the trailer though, these experiments make the apes smarter. No big deal right? Wrong. As you can imagine these apes run rampant, paving the way for a planet ruled by them.
At first I was just relying on this movie to be decent at best and wait out a sequel, because we all know that’s when the real good stuff is going on. (Apes with guns on horseback! Heyyooo!) But this movie now looks like one with the potential to be very interesting and even scary in its own way. Also, the apes look way more realistic through motion capture instead of going the makeup route that Tim Burton went in his epic failure.
Rise of the Apes releases on August 5th this year, no longer sharing a release date with those little blue bastards The Smurfs. Count me as someone who can’t wait!
For the Apes, not the Smurfs.
Sound off below, what did you think of the trailer?
Superis the latest in a long line of superhero movies. But it’s not like Superman or Captain America, even if his name and appearance draw comparisons to both. It’s more like the underrated Kick-Ass or Defendor. The synopsis is below:
After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.
Rainn Wilson plays the Crimson Bolt, and is joined by Ellen Page (Left), who plays his sidekick. Liv Tyler plays the wife and Kevin Bacon the drug dealer. The movie also features Captain Malcom ReynoldsNathan Fillion.
It’s from the IFC, so it’s likely to be less funny and more depressing than the trailer would indicate, but I hear it’s worth a watch. Here is the trailer:
The reason I say you’ll never see this is bcause this isn’t a wide release thing. It’s gonna be hard for a lot of you to find this, but I know in the Detroit Area it’s opening this Friday at the Royal Oak Art Theater. I think I’ll be there.
Over the weekend, as I was writing my Lincoln Lawyer review, I stumbled across the trailer for a movie called Cat Run. It looked interesting so I thought I’d share it. The trailer looks good, and it has a 7.2 on IMDb which isn’t terrible, so it may be worth a watch.
Plus Paz Vega and ‘Shooter McGavin’ are both in it, so that’s always good.
The movie’s synopsis:
When a sexy, high-end escort holds the key evidence to a scandalous government cover-up, two bumbling young detectives become her unlikely protectors from a ruthless assassin hired to silence her.
Anyhow, here’s the trailer…
There is also a Red Band trailer available at the Official Website.
The movie came out on Friday, so if anyone has seen it, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on it in the comment section, just below the following video…
Wonder Con has brought us quite a collection of geek tidbits this year. None of them quite stack up to the spectacular four-minute preview of the forthcoming Green Lantern movie. After watch the preview I was awestruck. It seemed as if they got everything right or at least looking comparable to the comics. Abin Sur and Sinestro looked like their comic counterparts, while Oa and it’s inhabitants were simply beautiful in their scale and variety.
We finally were able to get a good look at Tomar Re and plenty of other Green Lanterns including Kilowog! Before reading on you should just watch the footage already!
Not only do we get to see Tomar Re, we get to hear him speak with the voice talent of Geoffery Rush after it was announced several days ago. We still didn’t get to hear Kilowog speak but I was just satisfied to get another glimpse of him. Mark Strong seems to be doing a stellar performance as Sinestro giving an inspirational speech to a group of gathered Lanterns and it looks as if Parallax will play a large part in the movie.
If I was skeptical at all about this movie before, then it has all been wiped away by this preview. Even my skepticism of Ryan Reynold’s playing Hal Jordan has abated after seeing him in the preview. His costume looked a lot better when Jordan is in action and his humor wasn’t over the top. My favorite part was when his ring had created a replica of a mini-gun that Hal was unleashing on something.
Being a big fan of the Green Lantern comics and Sci-Fi movies, this movie has jumped past Thor and Captain America as my must see comic movie this year. It will be released on June 17th, 2011.