Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Art of the Trailer: the new Gravity trailer.

Hey, Moviedozer's still on hiatus while I'm busy putting together enough written pages to call the stack a book. But there's a brand new trailer that is just too good to pass up for a post.

The newest trailer from Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) for his latest project Gravity has just been released and it's quintessential trailer art.

Boasting a basically two person cast of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock (in a role many critics are already saying will bring her another Oscar nom), director James Cameron has already called the film the best space movie ever made. I think you'll agree that the special effects appear to come closer than anything before in conveying a realistically believable sense of weightlessness. A neat trick after a generation of moviegoers has grown up with watching real space walks for decades on TV.

The trailer is neatly introduced, wonderfully filmed and edited with just enough of a feeling of vertigo to make the peril palpable. Lets just hope no one's planning to build a theme park thrill ride based on these scenes.

See for yourself and thanks for continuing to drop in on the blog. Here's the latest trailer for Gravity. (For a look at Gravity's earlier teaser trailer click here.)

Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures for poster art and trailer access.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Moviedozer's on Hiatus.

SparxLab Projects, the parent of both and has recently entered into a new literary entertainment project. As a result, will be going on temporary hiatus as of this post. Although a return date hasn't yet been set, I hope you'll take this break to explore our archives and enjoy past columns. I've also stripped out all advertising to help clear the clutter from your reading.

Thank you for dropping by and spending time on these pages and those at

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Turning Jeff Bridges' Seventh Son into a can't miss, Mega-Hit!

The first trailer is out for Warner Bros. January 2014 wide screen release of Seventh Son, which stars 6 time Academy Award nominated, and one time Oscar winning actor, Jeff Bridges.

The trailer teases at a medieval sword and sorcery tale that features Bridges as old but wise sage Master Gregory, assumedly enlisted to vanquish evil by tutoring a young apprentice.

The trailer speaks for itself, but suffice it to say, this is most definitely not a project I'd be betting my house, or a studio's budget on.

Take a look. What's your take?

But wait. I can play this Hollywood game with the best of them. There's a fix here to put at rest any trepidation anyone may feel about Seventh Son becoming the absolute biggest hit of 2014. And a sure path to banking a billion in home video downloads. And it's just so damn simple.

You simply take this guy...

And replace him with this guy...

There has never been a surer thing in Hollywood. I'd bet my house, my car and my sister's kids on it. And you very neatly already have actress Julianne Moore on board.

Imagine the Dude as an 18th century sorcerer guru. And the quest - to seek out the evil that stole the royal carpeting. You'd have to build a new bank to house all the excess cash. This is pure box-office gold.

"The Seventh Dude". I'd be the first in line for the IMAX 3D midnight preview. How about you?

Thanks to Warner Bros. and Polygram for trailers & art work.