We’ve been treated to some beautiful looking trailers that past few days, especially with the 6 minute (new thing to do now) international trailer for Cloud Atlas, from the creators of The Matrix Trilogy. I haven’t read the book, but I do enjoy the “connection between every human” storyline because I’m a firm believer in that kind of thinking. Naive, dumb, whatever you want to call, I like movies that have characters that are connected, but it also has to be done in a very intricate and precise manner. Hopefully Cloud Atlas will deliver. Cloud Atlas will be released on October 26th, 2012.’
The adaptation of the widely successful book has now released it’s first trailer. Ang Lee, breathtaking 3D, it will quite an imaginative ride considering the themes and elements that are played throughout this story. Life of Pi comes out this fall.
There were a lot of aliens this summer. But there are more similarities than just extra-terrestrials. Check out this video created by FunnyorDie.
My undying love for Little Miss Sunshine is well known, and my appreciation for Paul Dano as an actor is great considering I think he’s an underrated actor (look at his work in both Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood). So it comes to no one’s surprise that I would ecstatic for both teams joining together in their next film, Ruby Sparks. I’m not the world’s biggest fan of writing turning into real life films, but from the looks of it, this could be a fun and enjoyable movie. Ruby Sparks comes out in limited release this Friday.
Throughout all of this chaos and finding out the motives for an individual like James Holmes, this is somewhat of an impossible act to do, especially when we don’t know Holmes personally. The even those who knew him didn’t really know him. The sociopath never gave traits of his identity or the things he struggled with throughout his time where he started to begin the idea of mass murder. If there’s any movie that can somewhat resemble a similar situation to the Colorado shootings is the film We Need To Talk About Kevin. One of the best (imo) last year, it really dives into the mindset of a young killer waiting to happen while the people around him have no clue, except one.
Though all major studios are currently keeping their weekend estimates under wraps in respect to the victims of the Aurora shooting, there are unofficial numbers that have been released in regards to the Dark Knight Rises’ long awaited opening weekend. If the numbers are true to the current estimate, which is around a 160 million dollar weekend, it would be a major disappointment as many were hoping for numbers close to The Avengers all time record of 200+ million. Even if those numbers were somewhat impossible (considering The Avengers had the 3D format that allows for higher ticket pricing), studio heads were still projecting at least $180 million.
There are a lot of things to notice with the weekend gross, specifically how much the tragedy in Colorado affected weekend numbers. Though personally I feel that theaters are an extremely safe place, one incident can change the mind of many, especially on a busy weekend like the opening of the final installment of possibly the greatest super hero trilogy of all time. No matter what the influences are, the fact is is that TDKR was unofficially recorded of having an $80 million Friday, which means, it would lead to possibly have the greatest fall off percentage wise from Friday to Saturday considering the Friday gross would equate to half of its earning in one weekend.
No matter what, The Dark Knight Rises should have some legs considering the word of mouth is mostly positive and if the opening weekend numbers were affected cause of the tragic event, I firmly believe that people who really wanted to watch the film but did not will eventually make their way towards a theater (hopefully at least). There are a lot of dynamics that can be explained through this somewhat of a low weekend number, but no matter what, I think it’s safe to say that the events that have transpired these last few days have really affected The Dark Knight Rises. It’s sad that one man’s dumb and relentless actions have ruined what was suppose to be a fun and memorable weekend at the movies.
Reminder to continue to pray for the victims, their families and also for Holmes and his family.
One of the few bright spots of watching The Dark Knight Rises was seeing this wonderful teaser trailer of next summer’s potentially biggest movie, Man of Steel. Though under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and Nolan (producer), the trailer gives off a very Terrence Malick feel (which is pretty refreshing for a super hero film). Nonetheless, this trailer has gotten me pretty excited and eager to see this film.