With a little blend of Alice in Wonderland and a smidgen of Avatar, you’ve got the eye candy for 2014. Maleficent directed by Robert Stromberg, is Disneys promising look into the real story behind the beloved Sleeping Beauty novel, but unlike the novel, this one tells the story from the villains point of view. This trailer looks good, so one would hope that the hype surrounding it’s release is warranted…we’ll just have to wait and see.
“A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom — and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.”
- Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Poster Revealed, Trailer Out Tomorrow! (justjared.com)
- Angelina Jolie is deliciously wicked in first ‘Maleficent’ trailer! (themovieclubbers.wordpress.com)
- Angelina Jolie is “Maleficent” in Disney’s new teaser poster (jedimouseketeer.com)
- Disney Unveils New ‘Maleficent’ Poster Featuring Angelina Jolie (variety.com)
- First Poster for ‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie; Trailer Out Tomorrow (slashfilm.com)
- Maleficent – First Trailer (betheredcarpet.co.uk)
The commemorate the release of Neill Blompkamp’s ELYSIUM starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, some amazing illustrators have created their own poster art for the film. Some of which have a bit of that retro vibe and some mondo, but all very very good. I hope you guys run right out and catch this amazing movie! I’m hearing good things.
All artworks come compliments of The Short List
- Cool Mondo Poster Art for ELYSIUM (geektyrant.com)
- Mondo Announces Beautiful Martin Ansin ELYSIUM Poster (badassdigest.com)
- New ‘Elysium’ Poster and Featurettes Detail Neill Blomkamp’s New Vision (slashfilm.com)
- John Ary’s Video Review Of ELYSIUM!! (aintitcool.com)
I’m still not convinced whether this should have been done, but it has and there ain’t nothing we can do about it. The Korean cult film OLDBOY has been redone by director Spike Lee and today we get to see the red band trailer for the film. It looks pretty true to the original, so esthetically it pleases me, but they sure as hell give a lot away in the trailer, course not the big surprise and those of you who’ve watched the original know what I’m talking about. But yes the whistles and bells are there. It should be promising.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
As you might’ve guessed I’m backing the shit out of this film…as if they need it. Yesterday we got to see the full trailer for director Neil Blomkamp‘s (District 9) futuristic epic Elysium and it was outstanding,at least visually, it was stunning. It’s been kind of a long process getting this baby to screen. The film ran into a snag a few months ago when Sony decided to push it from it’s original March release to an August release, simply to make room for the uber-complicated Robocop remake. Since then all systems are a go, evidence by the trailer that released yesterday. The footage is down right astounding!
Today we get another treat from Elysium’s official website itsbetterupthere.com , in the form of exclusive production stills that feature, yet unseen, moments with Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. By the way, I can’t wait to see what that damn exoskeleton Matt and Sharlto are rocking in the trailer can do.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.
There wasn’t anything cheesy about District 9, contrary to popular belief, in fact it was some of the best science fiction I had ever seen. This is why Neil Blomkamp has earned my undying respect. Director Neil Blomkamp is another one of those GCI artist turned Director, whose eye for action and story has carried over from his days with the Halo storyline to District 9 and now Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. So far he’s been able to deliver that level of punch that has kept this cynic in the theaters and for me, he will go down as one of the best directors in the world if he’s not careful.
The movie is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life.