Not even yesterday's first look photo of Robert De Niro and his great big bushy beard could prepare us for the non-stop macho action in the trailer for the Jason Statham-Clive Owen starrer Killer Elite, which hit the web today. After the jump, watch the wealth of punches, power kicks, explosions, gunshots, inventive action moves, and unabashed man love on display in the span of a minute and forty seconds. Then mark your calendars for September 23.
Azazel Jacobs' Terri earned a warm reception at Sundance, where critics acknowledged its indie movie-conventional, vaguely Rushmore-like set-up -- lovable loser strikes up unexpected friendship with authority figure, cue twee soundtrack -- but embraced its unique charms. Now a lovely little trailer has hit the web. After the jump, watch John C. Reilly and newcomer Jacob Wysocki slog through life's great struggle together and just try not to smile.
Who can blame Taylor Lautner for capitalizing on his hard-earned Twilight fandom (those abs don't crunch themselves) by launching a teen-friendly action hero career? Marvel as the erstwhile Jacob Black enters Bourne territory, complete with romance, parkour, and existential identity confusion, in the first trailer for Lionsgate's teen action pic Abduction, directed by John Singleton.
Yes, yes. TNT's Falling Skies is some kind of film event even though it's a television show, thanks to the involvement of co-creator/big time movie producer Steven Spielberg. But that's not the only semi-related pop cultural reference that comes to mind during the frenetic two and a half minute trailer for the "powerful new original series," a trailer that dares your mind not to wander to just about a dozen other sci-fi properties that are not Falling Skies. Focus, class!
It's a good week to be an animation fan, what with Rango garnering rave reviews and a new trailer for the Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots hitting the web. (Unless, like me, you caught the Puss in Boots teaser in theaters at midnight in front of the aptly-named Beastly. Not a smart life choice, in retrospect.) But what mystical, family-friendly, Eastern-influenced laughs await us in the new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2?
Can we all agree that the Thor marketing materials thus far have been a little less than thrilling? Good. Because now we really have something to look forward to from the Kenneth Branagh-directed Marvel actioner -- an epic-scale tent pole set on two worlds with a sense of humor about itself, lots of swirling, hammer-smashing action, fantastical villains and creatures to ogle, and the acknowledged fetishizing of Chris Hemsworth's abs.
Now this is the way to get hooked into Kim Ji-woon's brutal cat-and-mouse serial killer thriller I Saw the Devil: By ratcheting up the tension, the dueling nemeses, the copious blood spatter, and the kind of insane, ultra-violent vengeance that Korean cinema has rained down upon the world in recent years. Because nothing says "I must avenge my dead beloved" like hunting down her killer and becoming a face-bashing, foot-stabbing serial killer-killer yourself.