In which I look at a viral video about the upcoming Watchmen film.
The under-numbered season 4 trailer of Dr. Who is released, and to save you the hassle of looking, I've embedded it below:
The Season 3 trailer for Battlestar Galatica is on Youtube. BSG is a great series, and well worth giving some time. In season 2, the fleet hadn't seen the Cylons for some time, and decided to settle on a convenient looking planet, not without some controversy. Unsurprisingly, the Cylons showed up.
The Sam Jackson film with the incredibly silly (yet strangley compelling) premise has a trailer out.
Snakes on a Plane.... I love the sound of this. No pretensions at seriousness, just snakes. On a plane.
This is from the Snakes on a Plane Website:
There's another promo from Newline
Snakes on a Plane is getting a huge following on the net, despite the film not even being seriously promoted yet, as this article in the guardian discusses:
No possible cinematic good can come of a plot which revolves around an attempt to assassinate a mafia suspect, travelling under FBI protection, by smuggling several hundred deadly vipers, adders and constrictors aboard the aircraft transporting the miscreant to trial. This film - and nobody is pretending otherwise - will suck. It will blow. It will totally chomp, absolutely bite, and eat it raw. It is nonetheless guaranteed queues round the block, staggering opening week receipts, and colossal DVD sales. It is the talk of cyberspace. It has already spawned an extensive line in merchandise. Songs, poems, paintings and photo-montages have been created in its honour. And it's all because of the title. This self-evidently terrible, stupid, intelligence-mocking hound of a movie about snakes on a plane is called - with a contempt for its audience so undisguised that it has proved bizarrely endearing - Snakes On A Plane.
Snakes on a Blog is probably as good a place to start on the web as any.
When I saw the clips above, I have to admit to laughing out loud, especially with the teaser trailer. It looks hilarious, it looks fun. As I say, no pretensions to plot. Just snakes. On a Plane.
Snakes on a Plane is probably one of the first films that has been influenced in a huge way by the potential audience, as this article discusses, watch out for the line that there are (ahem) Motherloving snakes on the (ahem) motherloving plane!
I just love the quote which can be found on this site, especially 'The Sixth Sense' reference.
Finally, this site has a nice quote
...Hollywood is recycling movies that are long forgotten by the mainstream public and passing it off as cutting edge.
I am so desperate for real entertainment that I am going to fork over my money and see that Snakes on a Plane. Sure, it's stupid, it's just snakes on a plane. But hey, it's not a remake and there will be snakes and there will be a plane.
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Voici, il y a une bande-annonce pour la nouvelle de Pixar qui s'appelle 'Ratatouille'. Ce film sortira partout sur les écrans en 2007. Je ne suis pas excité à le film de 2006, 'Cars' - mais Ratatouille? Je pense que le film sera formidable!
Au fin de la bande-announce: "Le diner sera servi... en été 2007"
For the curious, france2.fr has a 'behind the scenes' look at the new Bond Film, Casino Royale. (Scroll down for Tournage du nouveau James Bond) It looks pretty good to me - mostly as it's 'Back to Basics' time. There are Dr. No references to signal this, and there don't seem to be any stupid invisible cars. The opening scene in the interview with Daniel Craig standing in the sea is a direct Connery reference.
The Bond Franchise started to use it's gadgets, but it started to over-rely on the gadgets - and the gadgets got sillier and sillier (yes, Roger Moore, I'm looking at you). Until by the time of Brosnan (who was otherwise a good Bond) the gadgets got rather outlandish. I like the source material and so I want Bond to be, as Dame Judi Dench said in one film, a 'mysogynist bastard'! ... and I want Bond to be the star, not the gadgets.
There is a danger that this could make Bond look like some of the pretenders out there, but I'd argue that it makes the pretenders look to be just that - Bond, after all, is Bond.