Yi-Ha!!…The G-S-T Trailer Round-Up!!

With this being the end of my first week back from my Honeymoon, I am now absolutely, positively caught up on all that I had missed while being in Australia. Wow, a lot can happen in 2 weeks, huh?!

So for anyone out there who also missed a sizable chunk of entertainment goodness, here’s a comprehensive collection of films trailers I’m going to call “The Trailer Round-Up“…well, comprehensive as far as films I want to see anyway. If you haven’t seen any of these, please enjoy them for the first time with me. If this is old news, perhaps some of you might think they’re worth a second look:

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Toy Story 3 looks to be the most adventurous film in the Toy Story line up. Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy’s toys have been donated to a Children’s Day Care and once again they attempt to make the wild, zany way back home…and as is Pixar’s forte, it looks an epic journey for the whole gang. Disney will be bringing Pixar’s Toy Story 3 to theaters everywhere in digital 3D starting on June 18th this Summer.

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Previously we’ve shown the teaser for Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec) and while this 2nd teaser doesn’t look to clarify anything more than that teaser it still looks pretty damn imaginative and fun. Also anything that is even remotely associated with Luc Besson will automatically have 3 things: 1. Style and amazing visuals 2. Insane action or story and 3. My ticket money. Best I can gather is that this is some sort of period piece mix-up of The Mummy and Harry Potter…oh yeah, I’m there!! No American release dates yet but fingers crossed, it’ll hit some smaller independent cinema…if not I know we’ll see it one day on Netflix:)

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Who out there doesn’t just love Ricky Gervais? Admittedly his 2 attempts at winning American audiences in the cinema have met luke-warm results but the man is still comic gold. The Office and Extras are so damn smart, funny (in that dry British way) and his stand up is some of the best I’ve ever heard. It’s now good to see him associated with something where he can play off other smart (and British) actors. I love the guy but his efforts just seemed wasted amongst the stateside actors in Ghosttown and The Invention of Lying. With less of the spot light on him here, he and Stephen Merchant‘s latest Cemetery Junction should prove to be a better vehicle (as they are writing, directing and Gervais’ role) for the two of them.  Not to mention that the rest of the cast look to be pretty charming in this. Cemetery Junction is set for release April 14th this year. That’s the UK release date but hopefully is should hit stateside in the Fall.

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To whet your appetities before the (what should be) awesome official trailer for The Expendables (oh man, I really can’t wait for that one), here’s another macho “shoot ’em up” movie more or less in the same vein as The A-Team. I don’t know much about the D.C. Comic series that inspired this movie, but with so many comics getting the ‘Big Screen’ treatment this looks to be better than the rest of the drivel we’ve been treated to. I like the casting of Zoe Saldana , Chris Evans , Jeffrey Dean Morgan , Columbus Short, Idris Elba, and Óscar Jaenada so this looks slightly better than the run of the mill Summer popcorn film. Plus with The Losers coming to theaters on April 16th, 2010 it’s not quite a summer flick now is it? Who knows, it could be fun…plus the last 20 seconds look AWESOME!!

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From Roman Polanski (Chinatown, The Ninth Gate, do I really have to tell you who Roman Polanski is?) comes his latest thriller/drama The Ghost Writer which looks complex, dark, and best of all cast perfect. Yup, I said it, and furthermore, I don’t think Pierce or Ewan can ever do wrong…OK they chose some bad films but it never keeps them from giving their all. In The Ghost Writer Ewan McGregor attempts to write the memoirs of a very controversial Prime Minister, the more he learns about the PM, the more secrets he discovers and the deeper his life gets into danger. Wow, this looks goooood! Have a look and let me know what you think. This film will be found in limited release today February 19th but no news if it will get a wide release later on.

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So that’s what I’ve got and that’s what I’m really interest in seeing. How about the rest of you? Like what you see? Anything you’re looking forward to that I may not know of yet?