Here are the the trailers for this Tuesday, the seventh day of June.
The most noteworthy one is Breaking Dawn, obviously.
OMG, is that u, Taylor bb? U look so buff! RPattz who? #teamlautner
Here is the second trailer for The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
You know how I would get out of this mess? Use the gas to make smart bears and then be nice to them so they would help fight the apes. #teamursidae
Lastly, this book trailer for Wild Fire didn’t win the Worst Book Trailer category in the Moby Awards (it was nominated), but perhaps it should’ve.
Saci Lloyd wrote The Carbon Diaries 2015 and The Carbon Diaries 2017 and, shortly, will publish a new book, called Momentum. It is set in London, in the very near future, when energy wars, wealth disparity and martial law are constant headlines. Also it has parkour! Which is pretty cool I think. Here is the trailer:
Happy Feet 2! Will it be about a penguin who can neither sing nor dance, but instead expresses itself through oratory?
No, it won’t.
Ooh and there’s a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2. It does look good, doesn’t it? In a few years we will be able to watch ALL the films back to back, like you can do with The Lord of The Rings (or whatever).
It IS Wednesday, sure, but I was on a course yesterday, and ‘Trailer Wednesday’ lacks alliteration. And today it will also lack content.
What’s this movie? You’ll be like, “is this some kind of rom-com nightmare?” But then about half-way through it all changes in a quite funny way! I won’t spoil it. Just watch it.
Ta daa! The end.
I was away yesterday, so here’s Trailer Tuesday on a Wednesday. It’s a good one! The new teaser for Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn has been released, and doesn’t it look goooooooood
It’s in 3D, as usual, but I place my faith in Spielberg’s (and Peter Jackson’s!) immensely talented hands.
Here’s a new teaser for Super 8, which we’ve mention before. It’s mostly people screaming! And some explosions.
Here’s a comedy called Zookeeper. I don’t know how I feel about talking animals. It’s kind of weird? Unless they’re animated, then it’s not too chilling.
I wonder if Snowy talks in the Tintin movie?
Trailer! Tuesday! This week; books!
This book is titled Die For Me, and is the first in a series called Revenants, by Amy Plum. It’s about a newly orphaned girl who has to move to Paris (oh the tragedy), where she meets and falls for good-looking Revenant, Vincent Delacroix.
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the first in a planned trilogy. It’s a ‘dystopian thriller’, and apparently the filming rights have been purchased already. The trailer looks pretty! I can’t hear it though, as I am on a public desk, multi-tasking.
Soul Surfer is the true story of a teenage surf star who lost one of her arms in a shark attack. She made a huge comeback, re-teaching herself to surf one-armed. We have the book by the same name in the library, and you’ll be able to see it on the big screen shortly after Queen’s Birthday-ish sort of time. The trailer is here:
Incidentally, the movie’s catapulted the book to the top of a New York Times best seller list. Can’t beat the movies for raising the profile of books.
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s weirder efforts, which is not a bad thing; it makes it great material for a movie, and here’s a trailer:
There’s Russell Brand, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren as Prospera (Prospero, but female – it’s been done before and it works very well, particularly with someone awesome like Helen Mirren). It’s out at the beginning of June. The official site is here.
Speaking of Shakespeare, Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston concludes the urban faerie trilogy started with Wondrous Strange (and featuring a few things Shakespearean). We will be getting the book soon, in the mean time here’s the trailer:
HarperTeen, the publishers, have a sneak peak here.
Last week we brought you four seconds of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Here’s a couple of minutes more (so cool):
This should be out in August this year. Can’t hardly wait.
On an entirely different note, the William and Kate movie will be released on DVD shortly before the wedding of the year (April 29th, don’t forget to watch on the telly). Here’s its trailer.
There will no doubt also be books commemorating the occasion. Here’s a couple you can already reserve: Katie the Royal Wedding Fairy by Daisy Meadows and Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Gobie. No, we’re not making either of those up. For those who especially love a good royal wedding, here’s the commemorative book about Charles and Diana’s (written by Gordon Honeycombe, nice name).
And finally, another digression: not a trailer but a real flash game: make the pig fly! You will, no doubt, be better than me. Thanks, Stu, for passing on the procrastination tool.
Thor! Two and a half minutes of him! Including a funny bit with a cup of coffee! He will be in 3D in May.
Plus here is four seconds (count ‘em: four!) from the still-in-production Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The ape here is by Weta, and he looks a bit very creepy and intelligent. Read the original classic novel!
And finally this week, the book trailer for Abandon by Meg Cabot, which will be released at the end of this month.
Until next Tuesday.
Here is a trailer for the Lego adaption of Pirates of the Caribbean! It is what it is. It is also in German? Das Videospiel!
In the 80s a film called Teen Wolf came out. It starred Michael J. Fox as a teen who was also a werewolf, and so played basketball really well. It’s now been re-made into a TV series by MTV; you can watch the fairly lengthy trailer below. It’s a bit like The Vampire Diaries but with, you know, werewolves. Oh wait, werewolves are in The Vampire Diaries? Maybe Teen Wolf will have vampires too?
Four minutes (and a few seconds!) of footage from the forthcoming Green Lantern film were screened at something called the Wonder-Con recently. While not an actual trailer, we figured it does the same thing (i.e. makes you want to see it).
The sixth series (or whatever! It’s been around FOREVER) of Dr Who is coming soon to UK telly and, hopefully, NZ teevee. Here is the full trailer, below, beneath the more inside as it’s so big. It looks pretty awesome, and I don’t even watch the show. But I will now!
It’s Tuesday, here’s some trailers.
First, there’s the new The Three Musketeers film (shot in 3D, the trailer points out).
This one stars Orlando the Bloom, and Matthew McFaddyen (from Spooks, and also a former Mr Darcy). There have been other musketeer movies; from 1933 there’s a black and white version with Lana Turner and Gene Kelly (for all you students of film history - costs $4 for one week on a young adult card). Students of classic literature will want to read the book, The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas. He also wrote The Count of Monte Cristo, which has also been adapted to film. There you go. Even further sidetracking: this (Monte Cristo) film version features Henry Cavill, who is the new Superman.
The non-superbowl, long trailer of Captain America: The First Avenger:
For people needing to do some Captain America revision, we have lots of comics.
Where She Went, the sequel to the bestselling If I Stay by Gayle Forman (available next month – reserve it now!) has a pretty arty trailer:
And finally, and on a very very different note: the sequel to the mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After: