Let’s not ever doubt the power of family movies during the summer months. Many of us including myself thought “The Amazing Spider-Man” would hold strong at the number one spot for a while. But it was dropped down to second place and replaced by “Ice Age: Continental Drift. Those furry creatures have lasted for a while, and from the look of it, have no interest in becoming extinct anytime soon. Finishing off the top five is “Ted” at number three, “Brave” at number four and “Magic Mike“at number five.
This week the massive event known as Comic-Con is happening. It’s the only event where everything in the world of pop culture gets discussed except comics. Studios and celebrities are pimping their latest movies and for a movie fan like myself it’s kind of cool to see footage of films not yet released. Yet I still get a little annoyed that not enough comics are getting much coverage from the media during these events. After all these are the ones that are most likely going to be the next big blockbuster next year.
OZ: The Great and Powerful. 03/2013
What a cool premise and a great preview too. A prequel to the events in “The Wizard of Oz“ has James Franco as the title wizard who ends up in the magical world. With a great cast that includes Michelle Williams,Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis,I am game to check this out. My only gripe about this preview is that they only mention Director Sam Raimi’s work on the early “Spider-Man” trilogy. The man has done so much more then just one franchise and deserves a little more respect than that.
A scientist who reminds me of Rick Moranis’ character in “Honey I shrunk the Kids” discovers a world of miniature fighters in this new action movie from the same studio that brought you “Ice Age“. Word of advice to the people who cut this trailer. Just because Pixar mentions their past movies in trailers doesn’t give you a free pass too. They can get away with it because a lot of their movies have won multiple Academy Awards while the first “Ice Age” garnered only one Oscar nomination.
Dreams of a Life.
A woman’s deceased body is discovered inside her apartment after three years of no one looking for her. This very creepy documentary chronicles the life of a woman who suddenly faded away. She had many friends and it looked like a promising singing career as well. So why did she all of a sudden decide to disappear without anyone finding out? I don’t know if this is real or fake but it’s got my interest.
A boy who was once raised by hippie parents(David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga) decides to go to the same college his biological dad went to. Yes it’s another one of those indie comedies where two complete different personalities somehow find a way to get along with each other. The cast looks good,but the predictable plot doesn’t leave me with much hope.
For a Good Time Call.
Two roommates who are low on cash decide to start a phone sex line to make ends meet. If this had a catchy theme song I wouldn’t mind catching an episode every now and then. The premise is silly but both characters are fascinating enough to have my complete attention for just thirty minutes. Anything past that seems like a waste.
Trailer Hitch: Return To Oz. 06/1985
In honor of the upcoming prequel “Oz: The Great and Powerful” that is being released soon. I thought I would take a look back at the trailer to the very first sequel “Return to Oz” Released in 1985 and starring a very young Faruiza Balk as Dorothy. This fantasy movie was made back when Disney used to have some bite. They were not afraid to have some frightening elements in their pictures. It’s been a long time since I have seen this, but might give it another look soon.
Let me know what you think about this week’s trailer tidbits in the comments below, Have a great week.