28 August, 2008

Our Trail of the Month (August 2008)

Some new trailers for some upcoming movies.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It's the sixth installment in the Harry Potter series, and we get more wizardry goodness, and evilness of course.

Max Payne
Max Payne is a film based on the popular video game. Some (actually, a lot) may argue that Mark Wahlberg doesn't look anything like Max Payne, and I kinda agree. But I will say though that this character suits Wahlberg way, way, waaay better than that whiney school teacher he played in The Happening.

The Day the Earth Stood Still
This is a remake of the 1951 film. I'll probably post a little something about film remakes later, but for now, enjoy the pretty trailer with the pretty cast and the pretty graphics in a pretty frickin cool sci-fi movie.

The Quantum of Solace
It's the sequel to Casino Royale, and James Bond is back for more suave action. I've been hearing complaints that the trailer doesn't really give any oomph factor, and that it isn't exciting enough. But if they give all the good parts away in the trailer, I bet people would be complaining that there aren't any surprises left, and that the trailer ruined the movie. I'm just happy that I get to take a peek at the new Bond film.

The Princess and the Frog
How cute is this? How frickin cute is this? I'm so glad to see Disney go back to its roots and give us some classic 2D mush. And the best part? It's being directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of Little Mermaid and Aladdin, my favorite Disney classics, and it has music from musical guru Randy Newman. I am so watching this.

The House Bunny
I know, it's a cliched chick flick comedy, complete with geeky girls in fashion montages. But it's written by Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah Lutz, writers of Legally Blonde. It's produced by Happy Madison. And Anna Faris is one of the few actresses who can get me to really laugh. And yes, your eyes are not mistaken, American Idol season 5 runner up Katharine McPhee is in it. And Rumer Willis too (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, for those of you who don't know). So yeah, I'm watching it.

Rachel Getting Married
Seeing Anne Hathaway in this kind of role threw me for a loop. But I think it's pretty cool that she's stepping aside from the good girl routine.

A new trailer for those avid Twilight fans. And a second look for those who aren't.