If only I were clever enough to come up with a punchline to that title. Sadly, I’m not. Hopefully, this selection of previews will make up for my lack of comedic skills. One of them features possibly the coolest scene I’ve ever seen in a trailer, which will tempt audiences to forget that it’s part of a franchise. The others are also visually arresting and fantastically quirky.
‘The Last Circus’
I’ll just come out and say it: I want this movie, and I want this movie NOW! Unfortunately, this doesn’t release in the States until mid-August – on a limited run, mind you. With my luck, it won’t be anywhere near my area. The Spanish film looks utterly insane and hilariously out of this world. It seems like a great mix of surreal horror in the tradition of Jodorowsky and super-black comedy in the style of the Coen brothers, with a pinch of Kubrick-like highbrow drama. This is my kind of drive-in flick. Hopefully, Magnet will make it available on VOD like many of the studio’s other movies.
Here’s another visually stunning feature that has me salivating like a rabid dog. While many parts of Asia and Europe have already had the pleasure of enjoying this, we are left in the cold with no plans as of yet to release it in the U.S. And like many other martial arts flicks, the story will not likely be anything special. It’s all about the fight choreography, which this film seems destined to deliver in the most imaginative and outlandish manner possible. Based on this very-awesome preview alone, I feel fairly positive that it won’t disappoint. Heck, I can’t wait much longer. I’ve just ordered my Blu-ray copy from the UK.
‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’
While I’m not a big fan of Guy Ritchie’s vision of Sherlock Holmes, I admit to enjoying it as an entertainingly fun escapade with one of the most famous iconic figures of literature. The sequel appears to promise much of the same with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth finally chasing after his great nemesis, Dr. Moriarty, as portrayed by Jared Harris. Noomi Rapace of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘ fame joins Robert Downey, Jr. on his crime-solving adventure, along with Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. Like its predecessor, the movie looks heavy on the action and comedy while tiptoeing around a light mystery. Nevertheless, I’m sure it will be just as fun and entertaining. However, I’m holding out for the Blu-ray this time around.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
I love Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man‘ trilogy. As such, I’m of the camp that the franchise doesn’t need a reboot. It would survive just fine with another good sequel. But studio heads obviously think otherwise and have given the series the reboot treatment. Tobey Maguire’s role has been recast with Andrew Garfield from ‘The Social Network’. The teaser looks promising, as if the movie might actually be a first-rate actioner, but I’m still quite weary and skeptical. The real clincher, however, is towards the end when the camera suddenly goes first-person perspective. Now, that is way freaking cool and looks even better on a really big screen. Yet videogame fans are claiming that the final part of the Spidey trailer is a knock-off of the game ‘Mirror’s Edge’, as compared below.
You be the judge of that.
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