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Thursday
Jul222010

Avatar Special Edition trailer is here with new footage

I'm skeptical about this, but it's happening. I reported a week ago that Avatar was coming back to theaters with 8 minutes of extra footage. Well, now we have a TV trailer for said, re-release. It should be noted that Alice in Wonderland's release in March did kick Avatar out of many 3D theaters sooner than its success deserved. We shall see if there is any pent up demand to see it on the big screen again.

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Thursday
Mar042010

This weekend's new releases - ALICE IN WONDERLAND and BROOKLYN'S FINEST

Another weekend has arrived, and it couldn't be soon enough. I can't wait to relax, watch some good movies, and fill up on popcorn. Hollywood is slow lately. We get a few new releases each week as Avatar fever slowly dies down, but it's been pretty weak. Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (review) is the first real hit we've had in 2010. It has been on top of the box office for the past two weekends and should crack $100 million in the near future. This weekend Tim Burton's long awaited Alice in Wonderland (sequel) hits theaters along with Brooklyn's Finest. Can you guess who's coming out on top?

Trailers, info, and my thoughts on each release after the jump.

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Wednesday
Oct282009

Movie News Bits - ALICE IN WONDERLAND extended trailer, Adam Sandler pulls an Eddie Murphy, trailer for INVICTUS by Eastwood, Galifianakis lands another role

Here are some of the more interesting bits of movie news I saw on the web today. Be sure to check out the Hitchcock collection, as it's 55% off on Amazon today. 

New trailer for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

When I first saw the trailer for "Alice in Wonderland" I thought it was a bit Burton-by-numbers. Burton has such a unique style that sometimes he relies on it too closely. With that said, it's starting to grow on me, as is the insane mashing of different technologies used to get the look in this film. Are you guys excited? 

More news after the jump.

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Thursday
Jul232009

Alice in Wonderland teaser (trailer)

Time to see Johnny Depp in motion as the outrageous Mad Hatter. Yep, IGN accidentally posted the teaser trailer to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland a day early.

IGN ruined Disney’s fun. Disney didn’t get to finish its somewhat ridiculous Facebook contest. Three Facebook fan pages were made: one for “The Disloyal Subjects of the Mad Hatter” one for “Loyal Subjects of the Red Queen,” and one for “Loyal Subjects of the White Queen.” Whichever page had the most fans by tomorrow would get to see the trailer first! How clever.

Without further adieu, I give thee the trailer, thanks to FirstShowing. If it doesn’t work, I apologize. The trailer keeps disappearing from each source I find it at. (Sorry it’s a bit too wide for the site.)

EDIT (4:05AM): First Showing has removed the trailer from their site at the request of Disney. The trailer will go public on Thursday.

EDIT (4:12AM): I’ve replaced the broken trailer with a better video by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Enjoy.

I watched the actual trailer and am not all that impressed. This seems like Tim Burton by the numbers. It reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a lot. It’s not a bad interpretation, but Tim Burton is capable of such odd shit that it feels very tame and predictable. I’ve seen Tom Petty videos with as good a vision. Am I off base?
Sunday
Jul192009

Actual Alice in Wonderland screenshot shown

Thanks to EW, we have a new screen of Alice in Wonderland. I’m not usually one to post a single screenshot (well, unless it’s The Hobbit), but this film is just odd enough that every screen I see makes me want to see a bit more. Tim Burton is directing, which means it’s going to be darker and odder than any Alice in Wonderland before it. Let’s hope he does a better job than he did with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which wasn’t a bad movie (it was closer to the book), but it certainly wasn’t as good as the original.

This image is released in anticipation of a “semi-trailer” Burton will show at Comic-Con. Alice is still in filming, thus there’s no finished trailer yet. He should show off the footage at the Disney 3D panel on July 23. He’ll also be showing off footage for his new CGI animated film 9.

Burton’s version of Alice will be a completely new take on the story. Instead of being a young girl and following the white rabbit, Alice has now aged to 17 and she is returning to the fantasy land she knew as a child. Seems like this would ruin some of the enchantment. We’ll be excited about everything, but she might be “Winona-Rider-in-Beetlejuice-bored” with it all. Let’s hope not, but Tim Burton does like depressed characters.