Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Trailer Spotlight: Skyfall, The Master, The Great Gatsby

Wow. This is a doozy of a week for trailers. I bring you a vast assortment of teasers, feature length, and even a faux trailer today, all of which hold some value. Let's dive right in.

Prometheus Story 3 (Never, Unfortunately)
We begin with an ingenious mix that both sates my Prometheus appetite for another week and reminds us all of the brilliance of Toy Story. Behold!

Skyfall (November 9) - Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes
In the vein of the teaser trailer for The Bourne Legacy, this first look doesn't give us just a whole lot to go off of. Still, I love the cast that Sam Mendes has brought together to surround Craig and I expect this to be outstanding. I think this is supposed to be Craig's last outing as Bond and while I found Casino Royale to be excellent, Quantum of Solace was misguided. I'd like to see Craig end his run (if in fact this is his last film in the franchise) on a high and Skyfall has that capability.

The Master (October 12) - Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
The latest from the mind of PT Anderson (There Will Be Blood) has been garnering rave reviews from the Cannes film festival and this brief clip shows why. This is Anderson's stab at either summarizing or mocking Scientology (not sure which yet) and despite how early it is, it looks like a near shoe-in for a Best Picture nomination. Phoenix is an insane talent and in the hands of a guy like Could be amazing.

The Great Gatsby (December 25) - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Milligan
Now comes the part of the column when I get grumpy. The Great Gatsby is one of my five favorite books of all-time. Baz Luhrmann is not one of my five favorite directors of all-time. I'm going to do my best to hold out hope for this one but I'll be honest: the trailer makes me more nervous, not less.

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