I don’t usually post trailers here at The Popcorn Junkie but today I’m making the exception for something really special.
It’s currently worldwide Tolkien Week and Warner Bros has dropped the second trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.
Tolkien Week celebrations encompass the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel (21 September) and the worldwide celebration of Hobbit Day (22 September), which is the shared birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.
‘Unexpected Journey’ is the first film in a (recently) planned trilogy of films under the guiding hand of director, Peter Jackson.
‘The Hobbit’ was one of ther first books I read as a child and it’s a wonderful read. To see the characters and adventure come to life is wonderful and hopefully the film can match the book in greatness.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is released:
14 December 2012 USA & UK
26 December 2012 Australia
‘The Avengers’ is one of my favourite films of the year so far and what writer/director Joss Whedon did was really special.
The film is about to hit DVD and Blu-Ray in Australia on 29 August and there is a trailer to promote the release that features The Popcorn Junkie.
The commercial originally aired on television in Australia when the film first came out and it’s getting rolled out again for the home release.
Check it out below.
And if you blinked during the trailer here it is again.
Read the original gushy review of ‘The Avengers’ here.
I wanted to also take a moment to personally thank anyone who has read one of my reviews. Your support means a lot and although we might not always agree, it’s always fun geeking out over films together – the good, the bad and the Michael Bay.
Thank you so much you ridiculously good looking film lovers.
The Popcorn Junkie
If you’ve ever wondered that a historian’s nightmare looks like, it’s ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’.
All historical accuracies aside (or lack thereof) the film looks like a lot of fun and the latest red band trailer features lots of blood and vampires.
It’s the best trailer for the film so far and sells the concept well.
The film is based on the novel of the same name and reimages the life of Lincoln as an axe wielding vampire killing badass.
“Get ready to ride the Palomino stallion”
The teaser trailer for ‘Anchorman 2’ or ‘Achnorman: the legend continues’ debuted in the US on the weekend in front of ‘The Dictator’.
The teaser is now online and below for your viewing enjoyment with a nice glass of scotch.
The film hasn’t begun production yet and the script is still being written, but we’ll officially see the team (minus Veronica Corningstone at this stage) back together next year.
“Some men are coming to kill us, I’m goning to kill them first”
Impressive teaser trailer for the next James Bond outing ‘Skyfall’.
‘Skyfall’ is released:
26 October 2012 UK
9 November 2012 US
22 November 2012 Australia
The Australian film ‘The Sapphires’ has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
The film played out-of-competition and following the screening it’s reported to have received a 10 minute standing ovation.
The film stars Jessica Mauboy, Deborah Mailman and newcomers Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell who play four women that were plucked out of country Victoria to become an Australian version of The Supremes.
The film has been acquired by the powerful US distributor The Weinstein Company, that is known for championing films such as ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Kings Speech’ and, we’re predicting it could be the next ‘Red Dog’ at the Australian box office.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
First trailer for ‘Gangster Squad’ has appeared online.
Directed by Reuben Fleisher of ‘Zombieland’ fame, ‘Gangster Squad’ tells the story of the LAPD’s fight to keep the East Coast Mafia, run by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.
The film also stars Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Ryan Gosling, Robert Patrick, Anthony Mackie and Josh Brolin.
Hit the jump the check out the impressive trailer.
The first trailer and poster for Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ has appeared online.
Based on true events, ‘Argo’ chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.
The first thing a friend pointed out while watching the trailer was how Affleck’s work as a director has begun to outweigh his acting. He’s doing both in ‘Argo’ and is joined by an excellent supporting cast that includes Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishe, and Alan Arkin.
The trailer has an odd shift in tone at the halfway point but it looks really good and anyone with shares in a fake beard and moustache company must have made a fortune off this film.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.
On ‘Avengers’ eve in America, Sony Pictures has decided to hijack the party and drop a new super long potential spoiler-filled trailer for ‘The Amazing Spiderman’.
There is a lot going on in the new trailer with lots of big action, a better look at bad guy The Lizard/Dr Curt Conners in action and multiple plot points firing like stray web-shooters.
The film has teased that it will tell “The Untold Story” that is obviously the backstory of Peter Parkers parents and what role they will play in the wider Spiderman universe.
Sony are hoping to establish the new Spiderman screen comic-verse with the reboot for future sequels, spinoffs and superhero team ups – they want their own version of ‘The Avengers’ just like every other studio.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and be warned of potential spoilers (like every new trailer now).
Film festival favourite ‘The Beasts of the Southern Wild’ finally has a trailer and it’s easy to see why the film was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 as well as being selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
The film has also been selected to play at the Sydney Film Festival 2012 in July.
No synopsis for the film really accurately captures its fairy tale style and by the looks of the trailer it’s a really tough film to pin a genre on, that might allude to why critics have been losing their minds over it.
Speaking of critics, it’s great to see Collider writer, Matt Goldberg getting a mention in the trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer.