// Is anyone else underwhelmed by this?
Check out the trailer for the two-part epic, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, underneath the movie poster.
I don’t think this first trailer will do justice to movie. I’m expecting bigger and better things… but aren’t we all?
Synopsis: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
The cast includes: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner
I wasn’t near a comp yesterday, so let me know your thoughts.
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// Stop what you are doing and watch this.
With the teaser campaign in full swing, Nolan has dropped another trailer for you to feast upon. It looks fantastic. As you would expect.
The trailer focuses on the intro of the threatening presences of Bane and Catwoman, with some awesome looking scenes such as the disappearing football stadium. There’s a real sense that this could be the end of the Dark Knight. Next July is a long time to wait for what will undoubtedly be an EPIC conclusion. My only gripe is the tearful michael Caine at the start. Come on pal, you’re from London. Toughen up!
In case you missed it… Here’s the awesome poster that was released last week.
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// The Stath is in it. What more do you want?
As you may recall from previous posts, I am a big fan of the original installment having been responsible for creating loads of content for the Facebook page back in the UK. What’s that? You didn’t see the interview I did with my mate “Jase” – Here it is again – I watched part 1 again yesterday and whilst the story is absolute toffee, there’s no denying the fact that it’s SUPER fun. I will be first in line to put on my big boy pants when this arrives in Oz. For now I’ll just re-watch the Statham back-cat… You should do the same.
Here’s the teaser trailer. Doesn’t give away too much, but should give you a flavour. More gun and explosions with some daft lines delivered by Hollywood’s most awesome actions stars.
Synopsis: The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Directed by Simon West
Arrives 2012. Prepare your gut for getting busted.