This Week in Trailers: Oct 29th

 

THE BEST

Synopsis: Conversations death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people – and the state – kill.

I find it very interesting that all this time has passed and I’ve not ever seen a Herzog documentary. I find his voice over (even when I hear the trailers) kind of laughable, but at the same time when I put that fact aside and I recognize what Herzog is attempting to discuss with this film I’m sold. I’m one of those pansies out there in the world who believes – as said by an interviewee in the trailer – that no one has the right to take a life, no matter the reason. That in itself can spark a few heated debates with the right people, but honestly it’s what I believe. What good does it do to kill this man, no matter what wrong he did you and yours.

So as stated above. I = sold.

Synopsis: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and moronic grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Do you like stop-motion animation? Did you like Coraline? Then this is probably a film to watch out for. It definitely has a very “shiny” look showing that there’s a lot of CG blending going on with the stop motion work which generally I’m not a fan, but it could work.

I particularly like the character designs and while this doesn’t show us much what it does give us looks good to me.

Synopsis: The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

While I don’t know what kind of legs this franchise will have if they really try to continue it after this with Renner in the lead I know I’m already going to see this movie before I read any news. I’m a big fan of the films, except 2, and I doubt the fun action is going to change for me.

However, what makes this movie ever more appealing to me is that when it’s released this December it will officially be my first ever movie seen in IMAX and I can’t wait.

 

THE INTERESTING

Synopsis: Tul (Nopachai Jayanama), a hitman, is shot in the head on a job. He wakes up after a three-month coma to find that he sees everything upside down, literally. Then he meets a girl that turns his world even more upside down. Who was trying to kill him in the first place?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I find this trailer intresting. Maybe it’s the fact that the director turned this guy’s world upside-down (quite literally) and with certain choice shots in the trailer, I can only imagine how crazy it gets in the full film, I’m dying to see how it plays out. It’ll be really jarring but hopefully it’ll wake the audience up rather than just annoy them.

 

THE BAD

Synopsis: The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

I saw this movie when I was a child starring John Goodman, Hugh Laurie and a then very much younger Tom Felton. It wasn’t good then, and while I have the utmost respect for Studio Ghibli productions (the Japanese version of Pixar which eventually decided to become best of friends through Disney) I just can’t see this film (which isn’t directed by Hayao Miyazaki) being that good. The animation is great, as expected, but it doesn’t look like a good movie.

 

What’s your Favourite of the Week?

  • http://justatad.wordpress.com Corey Atad

    I’ve seen Into the Abyss and the anticipation is justified. And you’re right on with your second choice. Mission Impossible 4 looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see it in IMAX.

  • http://www.gmanreviews.com Andrew Robinson

    Glad to hear it…