I’ve been a bit crap with keeping up with trailers lately. So I’ve had a bit of a binge, and here’s my thoughts:
Jet Li’s Fearless - Looks like one of the old school tournament fight movies that Van Damme started out with. Albeit one with the wire-fu and Crouching Tiger treatment. Looks like it could be fun.
Charlotte’s Web - I can recall reading the book when I was at school (I think) and this looks like as faithful an adaptation as I suppose we can expect. Not sure about Julia Roberts as Charlotte, but I’ll wait and see. Prime Christmas fodder, methinks.
Clerks 2 - don’t even get me started. Randal, Dante, Jay, and Silent Bob return. Can’t wait.
Invincible - Good cast, and looks like good direction. And I do love a good NFL movie.
John Tucker Must Die - The gardener from Desperate Housewives and a bunch of Cheerleaders. Yawn
The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - difficult to make much of the trailer, but I still hope this one’s good.
Running With Scissors - Annette Benning, Brian Cox, Alec Baldwin et al in a surprisingly good looking picture. Probably one for DVD, but I must remember not to overlook it.
Borat - The man behind Ali G returns for another feature length outing. Which might not be a good thing.
The Wicker Man - Whoever decided this was a good idea for a remake needs to be shot.
Pulse - Potentially creepy looking remake. The cast all look a bit too young and pretty which could be a bad thing - and one of them’s Christina Milian, which can’t be good - but I like the idea. Maybe I ought to watch the original first.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Beginning - I nearly walked out of the first film, and this was in danger of being more of the same. I’m quite please to say it looks to be quite a bit better though. In fact, from the trailer this seems to have more in common with the original than the first remake. Plus, David J. Schow is joint credited with the screenplay, so it can’t be that bad. I’ll give it a go.
Miami Vice - I’m a big fan of Michael Mann’s work, and when I heard he was taking care of the cinematic version of his series I was pleased. In the hands of anyone else, this could have sucked badly. With Mann at the helm, I’m quite looking forward to it.