The third and final theatrical trailer for next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released by Marvel!
This is the first trailer that doesn’t center around the epic battle between Hulk and Iron Man (though it still comes crashing in). We do get a bit more insight into the relationship between Ultron and soon-to-be-Avengers Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver. But perhaps the most exciting moment is right at the end with our first glance of Vision!
Here are the first two trailers from Marvel along with our fan-made trailer. How close did we get?
The ever-growing festival of non-fiction is back for it’s 12th year as it continues to become one of the most popular and prestigious documentary film festivals in the U.S. Luckily for us living in the DMV, the week-long celebration of 84 films from 22 countries is right in our backyard. Here’s what we’re most excited about!
1. Dinosaur 13
Fri, June 20, 6:15 p.m. Naval Heritage
Sun, June 22, 4:00 p.m. AFI Silver
2. 112 Weddings
Fri, June 20, 6:30 p.m., AFI Silver
Sat, June 21, 1:15 p.m., Goethe-Institut
Sat, June 21, 4:30 p.m. AFI Silver
Sun, June 22, 1:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut
4. Happy Valley
Sat, June 21, 1:30 p.m. Naval Heritage
Sun, June 22, 6:30 p.m. AFI Silver
5. The Internet’s Own Boy
Thu, June 19, 7:15 p.m. Naval Heritage
Sat, June 21, 3:45 p.m. AFI Silver
6. Bronx Obama
Sat, June 21, 11:00 a.m. Portrait Gallery
Sun, June 22, 3:30 p.m. AFI Silver
Tickets and passes are on sale now. You can find everything you need at http://afi.com/afidocs/
AFI DOCs is weeks away and tickets are on sale now! Be sure to check out the full film line up and find a screening near you. Here are the top five docs we’re most excited about this year!
1. 12 O’Clock Boys
Fast and the Furious meets The Wire! This fast-paced thriller follows the life of Pug, a young boy growing up in West Baltimore. Forget the drug crews of Marlo and Avon Barksdale, Pug wants to be a member of the notorious dirt bike gang- the 12 O’Clock Boys. Strap in for a ride through the streets of Charm City and explore a different angle of inner city living beyond the drugs and the corner.
Thinking of visiting SeaWorld this summer? You might first want to check out the rare, behind-scenes footage in this forceful doc about marine parks. Audiences who remember the death of whale trainer Dawn Brancheau may be surprised to learn that acts of aggression from Orca whales happen more often than they may think. But perhaps what’s most alarming about these “killer whales” in captivity is the corporate-led effort to keep such big profit practices and attractions in business.
3. Expedition to the End of the World
Though the trailer almost makes this doc look like it follows the boys from Jackass, I assure you there’s much more to it. I doubt Johnny Knoxville and company have the insightful views (and IQs) as this rugged band of zoologists, biologists and geologists. With stunning images and a diverse soundtrack, this film about a crew of scientists exploring Northeast Greenland is sure to entertain and enlighten.
4. Camp 14 – Total Control Zone
When it comes to North Korea, little is known and even less is seen to the outside world. Focus on the isolated nation’s labor camps and the shadows grow even darker. But thanks to former prisoner Shing Dung-hyuk’s interviews, audiences can now hear of the hardships of life in a “death camp.” Implementing creative graphic images to show the hard work, starvation and torture that Camp 14 prisoners endure, this doc’s intimate look at life before and after escape is sure to be a powerful experience.
5. The Act of Killing
What’s more shocking than asking a group of men who helped commit genocide reenact their crimes? How about the boastful pride and enthusiasm they bring to the task. In what is surely a very chilling and disturbing doc, filmmakers ask Indonesian death squad leaders to replay their brutal acts of murder from 1965’s military coup on camera. The result is an unforgettable look into the minds of killers. This film is not for the faint-of-heart.
Well it’s finally here… Paramount Pictures released the first official World War Z trailer starring Brad Pitt. And that’s pretty much all we have to say about it…
Online critics and The Kibitzers alike have been pretty harsh on the trailer- most notably for the drastic changes the film seems to have from the book. That, and the ridiculous way in which these “zombies” attack.
Director Marc Foster not only decided to allow his undead horde to be fast-moving (a break from tradition but as we saw in the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake- it can be done) but also to behave like a school of piranha or swarm of locusts. The trailer’s opening scene with Gerry Lane guessing what creature his daughter is thinking of alludes to this wild animal theme.
Paramount and star/producer Pitt also had to bring in Damon Lindelof (co-author of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus) to re-write a new ending for the movie even after footage for the third act had already been shot. Its release date has been pushed back from winter of 2012 to summer of 2013 as well. So it seems World War Z is off to very rocky start. But hey- no one said the zombie apocalypse was easy, and turning it into a successful movie seems even harder…
For now let’s look back at the Kibitzer’s fan-made trailer and see how close we got to the real thing. YouTube users and zombie fans might hate on us for making a fake trailer, but something tells us they’ll be wishing we had been in charge of the film!
Have you noticed that Ryan Gosling seems to be everywhere lately? Well, at least the trailers for his two movies, Drive and The Ides of March, seem to be all over the TV. While both films are receiving high praise (and Ides even generating some Oscar buzz) we realize your time and money may be limited. So we here at The Kibitzers took the liberty of doing what we do best… mashup trailer!
Tirelessly monitoring the Twittersphere this morning I came across this post from Gawker revealing the similar, albeit not surprising, resemblance between last January’s No Strings Attached and the upcoming Friends With Benefits. The post shared this awesome mashup trailer from BlindFilmCritic.
It reminded me of this trailer we made about The Hangover Part II.
It’s not a new criticism that Hollywood too often depends on sequels, prequels and re-makes to pull in the big bucks (will Transformers: Dark of the Moon really be any different from the first two films?). But with The Hangover Part II surpassing Part I by grossing almost $530 million worldwide, why would they do anything different?
Still, following comedic templates for a sequels is one thing, following the the same template for an entirely different movie is another. But as one YouTube viewer pointed out, “I’d try to say something smart but I’m sure these movies made money so the jokes on us.”
So it turns out Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the same movie! As the ScreenJunkies and cinefilojermain23 point out, rather than repeating the transformers template, Michael Bay just borrowed scenes from another one of his action films, The Island.
The year 2009 brought us some great movies (and trailers), Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air – and those are just the ones nominated by the Oscars (Harry Potter, Watchmen, Star Trek, etc). Well what can we expect from 2010? Well the Kibitzers are here to get you ready for the movie season. Now that Hollywood has dumped all their crappy movies in January and early February – we can get into movies actually worth paying for.
This list will comprise February til September. I know there are some great/anticipated movies coming out late 2010 (Harry Potter, Twilight, Arrested Development, etc) – however none of these have much info on it or more importantly, a trailer to accompany it. Thus I have decided to end in September. Once the year progresses, I’ll be sure to give you more.
With all that being said – let’s get to it! Here is a list (with trailers) of what to watch for at the movies!