Well apparently today is supposed to be Rapture day. I wanted to be sure those of you that are still around had something fun to check out so I’m continuing on with the trailer wrap. Hey, we have to have something to keep up busy right? Right! So off we go.
First of all, there are loads of people in this. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Colin Farrell all make an appearance. This looks pretty funny and I’m hoping that the funny isn’t only what is seen in the trailer. Jason Bateman is so great at that dead pan humor and this one looks to have a lot of that. What I’m really looking forward to with this one is Colin Farrell. You’ll see why in the trailer. Basically the premise is that Bateman, Day and Sudeikis get together to hatch a plan to kill all of their bosses. Hilarity ensues. Horrible Bosses hits theaters July 8th, 2011.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Jim Carrey is back in what looks to be a good-natured family film. Here he plays a guy who has it all but is seriously lacking in a quality life. That is until he inherits some penguins. It looks cute and amusing and I’m sure the kids will love it. Perfect family outing film. Mr. Popper’s Penguins starts on June 17th, 2011. Just after school lets out for the summer.
The Adventures of Tintin
Technically this is an animated film, but the animation looks incredible life-like. It’s almost creepy. I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of people reliving their childhoods while watching this. It’s got some serious power behind it too. Directed by Speilberg, written by Stephen Moffat (Dr. Who), Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) and starring Jamie Bell (Jumper, The Eagle) and Daniel Craig (do I really need to reference 007??) and of course the king of mo-cap, Andy Serkis. That’s quite the bench right there. This is just a teaser but it does a great job of piquing interest. It’s almost rude though considering this film isn’t released until December 23, 2011.
Oh I do like James Marsden. Here’s he’s reunited with co-star Kate Bosworth. He’s a screenwriter, she’s an actress and the two relocate to her childhood home in the deep south. Tensions rise, and all hell breaks loose. This is more or less a remake of the 1971 version starring Dustin Hoffman. Locations have changed but it seems the foundation is still there. This one also has Alexander Skarsgård (Eric from True Blood), who I really like. Looks pretty decent with some good ole suspense. We’ll find out on September 16, 2011.
Yup, they remade it. I remember the 80′s version with Christopher Sarandon being so campy and fun. One of the old theaters in my town actually used to show it as their midnight movie. Along with Rocky Horror of course. Sadly that theater is long gone. I’m not sure how I feel about this just yet. I’ve seen the trailer a few times and I can’t decide. I’ll go see this film and will keep my fingers crossed. Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennet and Toni Collette star. Yes, another Colin Farrell film. That makes me happy because I really like him and it seems like he hasn’t been around much lately. Fright Night hits theaters on August 19, 2011.
Well there ended up being more to this week than I originally thought there was. Happy Rapture day (is that wrong?) everyone and if you’re so inclined, sit back, relax and have a beer. I’m pretty sure your friends will still be around to hang out with.Tags: Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Anton Yelchin, Charlie Day, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christopher Sarandon, Colin Farrell, Daniel Craig, David Tennet, Dustin Hoffman, Edgar Wright, Fright Night, Horrible Bosses, James Marden, Jamie Bell, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Joe Cornish, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Stephen Moffat, Steven Speilberg, Straw Dogs, The Adventures of Tintin, Toni Collette