L I M I T E DFlash Point Well, that's one way to sell a foreign actioner. A trailer with absolutely no story or even words. None. Only fighting.
Funny Games The great Michael Haneke remakes his own audience punisher. Naomi Watts and Tim Roth sub for Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe as the tortured spouses.
Sleepwalking (I'll be reviewing this for Pajiba next week so watch for that). Charlize Theron plays a neglectful mom. Anna Sophia Robb deals with her abandonment. Charlize was on David Letterman promoting this the other night and she was looking fine. ("duh", says everyone) But now that she's established herself as a serious actress, I would love it if she took a really glamorous role again soon. Use the beauty!
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Doomsday This looks atrocious. But then... The Descent was quite good and its the same director. So maybe it's only pretending to be utter crap hack moviemaking?
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who I've been trying to understand my aversion to Seuss movies and I think it has a lot to do with the simplicity of line artwork w/ flat color versus over art directed multi billion dollar sets and, in this case, traditional CG three dimensional animation. That's my best guess. I just don't respond well... though I love the books.
Never Back Down When I wasn't really watching the tv commercials for this I thought it was Fight Club only younger...Baby Fight Club without politics, great acting, 12 step meetings with Helena Bonham-Carter and challenging psychologies. But now, watching the complete trailer, NBD looks more like Karate Kid only older. Djimon Hounsou stands in for Mr Miyagi in the 'exotic mentor' role. You know how struggling white boys always need one. Never Back Down is obviously aiming for Fight Club's overt beefcake, though.
But fight movies crack me up when they cast lookers (Sean Faris & Cam Gigandet here) because how long would these pretty boy faces last with this lifestyle? How long before these mugs look like Jared Leto's in Fight Club?