Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Christmas in July.

With all of the hot days of summer still upon us and the biggest blockbuster of the year, The Dark Knight, saturating cinema screens with box-office heat, we thought a cool wind and a glimpse of the near future might be fun. And just so you don't think big action flicks are history after the temperatures begin to drop, there are a couple here that should keep the masses in check as they await the return of blockbuster season in 2009. (Which will boast movies titles like Terminator: Salvation, Star Trek (XI), Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Transformers 2, Up 3D (Pixar) and Night at the Museum 2.)
So here are the trailers that should put an extra shake in your snow globe. (Bet you'll use that somewhere.)

First up, a look at the remake of one of 1950's Science Fiction classics, The Day the Earth Stood Still starring Jennifer Connelly and Keanu Reeves. This trailer has the spotlight pick over on Moviedozer.com's Trailer Takes page in case you'd like to do some follow-up.



Next is one of the more unusual trailers we've been watching. This is the new Brad Pitt project that has lots of buzz and more than a bit of fantasy. This is a David Fincher project, the director behind Seven, The Fight Club and Zodiac. Throw in major support from the likes of Cate Blanchett,  Tilda Swinton and Julia Ormond and this film is set to dominate it's opening, just one week before Christmas. Here's the trailer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.



For Christmas Day, the movie industry's gift goes to comic book fans. That's the release date for the much anticipated The Spirit (or Will Eisner's The Spirit). Looking a lot like the movie adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City but with perhaps a blast of even more atmospheric backgrounds, The Spirit has a lot to prove if it's going to edge it's way into blockbuster territory. This may be a look that grew old with only one flick. See what you think. Here's the most recent trailer:



We've just pitted The Spirit trailer against the Spring 2009 release of Watchmen over at Moviedozer in our Stacking the Odds feature. Click here to check it out.

To wrap things up, a few of you may be familiar with a story about a boy wizard that is about to conjure up it's 6th movie. Opening on screens all over the place the weekend before Thanksgiving is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.



In the meantime, there's still more summer ahead and though we're certain we've see the biggest film of the year with The Dark Knight, we're still expecting that the biggest comedy blockbuster is still waiting in the wings. That one hits like a misdirected smart bomb on August 13 with the release of Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder.

To check out larger and HD versions of these trailers you can check out the official movie sites at these links:





Special thanks to the folks at TrailerAddict.com for their trailer embed services.

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