.:Trailer Report #2

February 4, 2008 at 8:17 pm (Uncategorized)

All right everyone, week 2 has arrived, and I actually remembered to continue this.  I hope you all saw the new Jumper trailer during the Superbowl.  I know I did.   So, I think I’ll include another Superbowl trailer in this week’s 5.

Romulus, My Father
Genre:
Drama, Foreign
Release: Feb 29th th, 2008
Synopsis: Based on Raimond Gaita’s critically acclaimed memoir. It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is the tale of a boy trying to balance a universe described by his deeply moral father, against the experience of heartbreaking absence and neglect from a depressive mother. It is, ultimately, a story of impossible love that celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son. (from Apple Trailers) (Eric Bana)
Thoughts: Interesting.  Definitely a drama that would pique my interests, but I don’t know if it is enough for me to seek out once released.

Son of Rambow
Genre: Comedy
Release: May 2nd, 2008
Synopsis: A runaway audience smash at the Sundance Film Festival, SON OF RAMBOW is a hilariously fresh and visually inventive take on friendship, family, film heroes and the death-defying adventures of growing up in the video age. It all begins in 1980s Britain, when young Will Proudfoot, raised in isolation among The Brethren, a puritanical religious sect in which music and TV are strictly forbidden, encounters something beyond his wildest fantasies: a pirated copy of RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD. His virgin viewing of the iconic thriller blows his mind – and rapidly expanding imagination – wide open. Now, Will sets out to join forces with the seemingly diabolical school bully, Lee Carter, to make their own action epic, devising wildly creative, on-the-fly stunts, not to mention equally elaborate schemes for creating a movie of total commitment and non-stop thrills while hiding out from The Brethren. But when school popularity finally descends on Will and Lee in the form of, oui, the super-cool French exchange student, Didier Revol, their remarkable new friendship and precious film are pushed, quite literally, to the breaking point. (from Apple Trailers)
Thoughts: This has me surprisingly interested.  It looks fun and cute and definitely worth a watch.

Nim’s Island
Genre: Adventure/Children’s
Release: 2008
Synopsis: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she’s reading. Based on the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard. (Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler)
Thoughts: It looks cute, and it’s from Walden Media, who tend to put out solid work so far.  Gerard Butler always cracks me up as he goes from being the Phantom to King Leonidas to the late love interest of PS I Love You… now he does double duty as Nim’s father and the fictional adventure hero that travels with Jodie Foster.

Over Her Dead Body
Genre: Comedy
Release: Feb 1st, 2008
Synopsis:  A ghost tries to sabotage her former boyfriend’s current relationship with a psychic.
Thoughts: The trailer and concept cracks me up, but I can almost guaruntee that it will be a box office flop.
…and the winer of the week is…

Iron Man
Genre: Action/Superhero
Release: May 2nd, 2008
Synopsis: A corporate arms merchant/developer, Tony Stark, barely survives an encounter with terrorists, and builds a new weapon… him. (Robert Downey Jr.)
Thoughts:
The music was awesome, and this was just the TV spot.  The shot of Iron Man shooting at the tank and walking away before it explodes with the knowledge that he has bested it is just super-cool anyway.  I’m definitely going to go see this Marvel flick.

I hope you’ve found something in here that interests you!

-Ryan

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