Honest Trailers does Les Miserables by… singing their commentary of it.
Thereby making it one of the best honest trailers by far!
If you’ve seen all 4 Twilight films (or like me, just seen all 4 Honest Trailers of the twilight films), you’ll know that a huge part of the films involve the various characters (and wolves) engaging in staring contests.
Now, Screen Junkies has compiled the stares (defined as any shot of someone staring without dialogue or voiceover) from all 4 films.
Yes, all 24 minutes 37 seconds of it.
If there’s an art to dying onscreen, Sean Bean must have it covered. In fact, if you go to google.com and type in Sean Bean, you can see the helpful suggestions above.
In fact, there’s a Sean Bean death reel.
So the next time Sean Bean is cast in a movie, well.. spoiler alert!
Yup, let’s not waste any time. We’re already way into day 3 of 2013!
So without further ado, its time to look ahead and look at the upcoming slate of films.
These 13 films are some that I’m really looking forward to catch (in no particular order):
1. Django Unchained
Yes, it was released in 2012 in the US, but it will only hit Singapore theatres sometime in March or May, I think? I really enjoyed Inglourious Basterds, and since this one has Christoph Waltz as well, I say bring it!
2. Man of Steel
I never liked Superman as a superhero. Maybe its because his near invincibility just sort of made things boring, and that stakes weren’t as palpably high as with other more vulnerable heroes. In all the portrayals of Lex Luthor, I never got the impression of his genius too. So, bland superhero plus blah (& bald) villain equals ‘meh’.
So what made me wanna watch Man of Steel? The tag-team writing credits of Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer. Yes, the duo who together came up with the story for The Dark Knight trilogy.
I don’t think there’s any more justification required.
3. Iron Man 3
A new director in Shane Black may push some new ideas for the next Iron Man adventure. Plus, we get to see how events in The Avengers may or may not affect events or character development in this film!
So, does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit?
4. Now You See Me
There’s not been a decent film about magic since Chris Nolan’s The Prestige. Although I highly doubt this will surpass The Prestige, the premise is interesting. A group of magicians perform the ultimate heist by robbing a bank on another continent whilst performing on stage.
Now that’s a better trick than The Joker’s!
5. This is the End
The year 2012 had been highly anticipated by some as the year we’ll all end in an epic apocalypse. Well, that didn’t happen. But in This is the End, we can see how a bunch of actors (playing no doubt a highly fictionalised version of themselves) react to the end of the world.
Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this looks to be a funny one filled with celeb cameos.
6. Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass totally kicked ass! It totally blew past all my expectations, and I don’t know what they can do to better that. So, in Hit Girl’s own words, “Okay you cunts… let’s see what you can do now!”
7. World War Z
Despite budget blowouts, delayed production, reshoots, a third act re-write by Damon Lindelof and an ultimately unsatisfying trailer, its still a film about zombies.
8. Pacific Rim
Giant robots vs giant monsters? Here, take my money!
Remember that awesome movie District 9? This is from the same director!
10. The World’s End
The last of the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”, after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, who can resist Simon Pegg’s loser charm?
11. Thor: The Dark World
Like Iron Man 3, it’ll be interesting to see what Thor gets up to, post Avengers.
12. Star Trek Into Darkness
JJ Abrams has to be credited for single-handedly revitalising the Trek franchise, and for winning over new fans (like myself).
13. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey, was mostly unnecessary, but beautiful. The 2nd part, as its name suggests, should make for a much more exciting journey.
So there, my 13 films to watch this year. Any of these intrigue you? If you have any other films, do share in the comments.
So, the world didn’t end on the 21st, and we live through yet another apocalyptic prediction.
And with that, I guess we can safely say we’ll be sticking around for Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and more. But that’s for another post.
Today, its about the best films of 2012 that I’ve seen. Please fill in yours in the comments.
2 things never fail to get my attention. Zombies, and time travel. Throw in a convoluted mafia-controlled time machine where people from the future send victims into the past to be assassinated, and we’re good.
9. Life of Pi
A boy named Pi, a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and 227 days on a lifeboat. The resulting story is an amazing journey filled with incredible visual mastery by Director Ang Lee.
Ridley Scott. Aliens. Engineers. Damon Lindelof. Black Goo. Awesome.
REC3 sets the stage for REC4: Apocalipsis, the final entry in the series. It also, for the first time, brings us out of the apartment building of REC1 and 2. A parallel sequel that takes place at a wedding, which as you can see from the poster, seems to be a lot more happening than most other weddings I’ve seen!
Ben Affleck is a much better director than actor, although, when he acts in his own films, he does bring the acting up a notch as well. A rescue mission in Iran required a CIA agent to pose as a movie producer, and convince militants that 6 escaped US embassy staff in hiding are actually part of a Canadian film crew location scouting for their sci-fi film, Argo.
5. Magic Mike
Another sorta true story. This time based on Channing Tatum’s early exploits as a teen stripper. Only he’s too old to play his younger self, so he’s now a mentor figure to himself, played by Alex Pettyfer.
Never thought I’d like a movie about male strippers so much. Ooooh! 3 more words. Olivia Munn’s Boobs.
4. The Dark Knight Rises
It was always going to be an uphill task to better The Dark Knight, especially after that performance Heath Ledger put in as The Joker. And Christopher Nolan nearly succeeded with TDKR. I say almost because I feel that TDK is still the best among the 3 films. But TDKR comes pretty close!
3. The Avengers
How do you not love the superhero team-up we’ve all been waiting for? Between Avengers and TDKR, I really can’t tell which had more pre-release buzz around it.
Especially when you think back to 2008, when it was first teased with the end credits scene tagged to the back of Iron Man. With the Avengers, Joss Whedon has upgraded his status in my books as a director whom I’ll watch anything he releases, next to JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan.
Wow. I have no words to describe this film. Chronicle is 2012’s District 9. Both were filmed on a shoestring budget with mind-blowing effects achieved.
Both were done by first time feature directors.
Both stories went in astounding directions that took moviegoers to a special place; the land of unpredictability.
1. The Cabin in the Woods
2012 must definitely be the year of Joss Whedon. Although he wrote this film in 2008, and produced it in 2009, it was only released in 2012. And what a film this is. Its a monster movie, its a comedy, its satire, its a love letter to the horror genre. It is so many things, and then some.
This is a film I’ll definitely be watching over and over again.
What are your top ten?
Some of you may find it appalling, but I really liked The Human Centipede. No doubt it was sick and twisted, but it lingered in the realm of something that real sick people may commit, hence the 100% medically accurate tagline.
It was deranged, and ended in a way that really made you think “OMFG what’s she (#2) gonna do?!” She was really stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Then The Human Centipede 2 took it more than a few steps further, aiming for a 12-person-pede. It aimed to be a little meta, showing the events happening in The Human Centipede to be a movie, with an allegory that real life is often more brutal, sick and unrelenting than fiction.
But it simply devolved into a let’s-cram-as-much-gore-and-violence-as-we-can film. It got so bad the film had to be in black and white to lessen the bloody factor.
#humancentipede3 will have a 500+ person pede. XXXXL American style!
— Tom Six (@tom_six) March 13, 2012
Which is why I got really pissed off that Director Tom Six is planning a 500-person-pede for his finale.
Its just ridiculous now.
Would you be watching THC3?
One of the most memorable scenes in the original Total Recall was seeing a guy grope a mutant prostitute who had 3 breasts.
You’ll be happy to know that the Colin Farrell update will also feature the 3-boobed prostitute, only this time, she’s asian.
Looks like all the technological advances and improved film-making techniques over the last 22 years have all been for 1 purpose: More realistic looking 3-boobed girl.
Well, if 2 heads are better than 1, it only makes sense that 3 boobs are better than 2?