Frank Darabont is a name that I identify with quality. I love The Shawshank Redemption and The Majestic. More recently he helped get The Walking Dead adapted into the hit AMC series. Unfortunately, he was fired during the show’s second season. But soon after, there was rumblings in the rumor-verse that he was working on a new TV show. This show would be a crime noir show set in Los Angeles. Unrest with some of the actors on The Walking Dead set hinted toward certain actors jumping ship. Jeffrey DeMunn, a Darabont mainstay, was one of the first to be killed off. Jon Bernthal was not far behind. The then-titled “Lost Angels” was beginning to take shape. I hadn’t been following much since then, but now I was blown away by the first trailer for the series, now called Mob City. Check it out below.
The cast looks amazing. Not only does it include the aforementioned Jon Bernthal, but it will also include the talented Milo Ventimiglia. Simon Pegg will also apparently have a part in the pilot. I’m definitely looking forward to the show’s December premiere.
George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire explores the dichotomy of the elements in human nature. The show is visually stunning and pulls those elements into the world these characters live, fight, and scheme in.
As I have mentioned the CYaN staff did a 6 month marathon read of the series and we get together and watch the show. We are loving each minute, so you can imagine how jazzed we were when the trailer dropped arrived.
This trailer has so many teasers of story lines from book 3 A Storm of Swords. We see glimpses of Wildlings, dragons in flight as well as a potential unsullied army. The Lannister’s are still moving the pieces on the board and we see more of the aftermath from the battle of Black Water Bay. While none of this was said explicitly, the trailer does help the loyal fan jump to these conclusions.
I have some stills and the full trailer after the jump. Read More…
From the director of In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths is a new crime comedy about a group of dognappers who steal a Shih-Tzu from a crime lord. It sounds like a goofy indie comedy, right? Well it looks like one, too. I’m sold just on the cast alone: Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, and Colin Farrell. Looks like a lot of fun. Check it out (from Machinima).
Sam Raimi has been hard at work with a new venture into the world of Oz with James Franco. Along with Comic-Con comes great trailer premieres, including this one. Check it out:
I love Raimi’s decision to not only do the opening scenes in Kansas in black and white, but also in the 4:3 aspect ratio which matches the time period. The small touches of the flame escaping those boundaries will add to the 3D experience for this film, but whether that can be maintained in the color widescreen world of Oz is questionable. The story looks interesting as we get a glimpse of the various witches of Oz. I am definitely looking forward to this one.
It seems that everything now-a-days has a trailer, or a teaser for a trailer…
Movies, video games, music videos, books, and albums.
Most of us grew up with Green Day as one of our go to punk bands and it is always good news when they come out with a new album let alone a trilogy of albums.
“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives… This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming. Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy. Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels. We just can’t help ourselves … We are going epic as f—!”
Green Day is no stranger to staying on top of trends and so here is their trailer for their new albums: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, & ¡Tre!
The first of these albums,¡Uno!, is set to drop on September 25, 2012. Keep your ear out.
There’s a new Arrow trailer. This one is a little bit longer and gives more of the backstory for (Green) Arrow’s backstory. But the really cool tease is at 3:22. Take a look and keep your eyes peeled for a certain mask.
Hit the jump for some ponderings and just whose mask that is… Read More…
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote many marvelous stories and a couple of the favorites have been successfully adapted for the big screen: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Great Gatsby. This year it is Baz Luhrmann who is directing this latest adaptation and I must say I am excited. The jazz age was all about liquor and music and the story does a great job of incorporating this environment into the lives of these characters.
Quick Story Detail:
Nick Carraway is the narrator who moves to Rhode Island to start his career. His second cousin Daisy lives nearby with her husband Tom Buchanan. Carraway’s other neighbor is the millionaire and titular character Jay Gatsby. Gatsby and Daisy used to be lovers during WWI, but were separated. Gatsby remained obsessed with Daisy and procured a fortune to try to win her back. When he finds out she has married he uses his newly acquired fortune to move into the neighborhood and throw lavish parties to get her attention, but she never attends. Gatsby befriends her cousin Nick and convinces him to arrange a clandestine meeting for him and Daisy. Their love affair begins again and sets the rest of the plot in motion.
Do not be fooled, this is not a love story people! This story has deceit, booze, women, secret pasts, money, and car crashes. All while delving into characters and examining selfishness at its core. Insight and action rolled up into one. That is just the book. Now you take this exciting plot and add Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan as seen through the lens of Baz Luhrmann and you have a promising movie. So dust off your copies of this amazing book and brush up before its release this Christmas. Perhaps also re-watch Leonardo DiCaprio in Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet.