Monday, 27 August 2012

Movies Janet is Essited About: Alternate Realities

Just a quick dump of some trailers/pics of upcoming films that make me go 'Oooohhhhhh...'. And I don't know, I tried to find a theme amongst them and came up with something ridiculous like 'Alternate Realities' because, well, these things don't happen in real life I guess. But do stories in movies ever do? Except docos and movies based on true stories *cough*.

First is a trailer for kids animation Rise of the Guardians, which is about magical characters children are all familiar with, including Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman. How great does this reinterpretation of them look? Plus they're made by the same people behind How to Train Your Dragon, yay!

More ridiculously awesome eye candy with Oz: The Great and Powerful, which stars James Franco and is an imagined prequel about the wizard in The Wizard of Oz. Looks beautiful but not so sure about the content, familiar Alice in Wonderland territory?

Combining epic visuals with epic storylines is Cloud Atlas, an adaptation of the bestselling book that I am currently hunting down. Hopefully the giant team of Hollywood heavyweights doesn't up the cheese factor on this awesome cross-dimensional, time-travelling, multi-narrative flick (enough hyphens yet?).

Oh and the trailer is crazy long:

Along the same lines of fusing surrealism and constant questioning of life itself, we have indie film Love. A lonely astronaut questions his sanity and other existentialist questions while we're bombarded with other scenes that are probably quite meaningful as well. Reminds me of Moon, which I need to watch. Obviously it's too hard to tell what the themes are yet but here's the trailer:

But oh my god that awesome soundtrack by Angels & really is the icing on the cake. Hopefully it really is awesome despite the low rating it has on IMDB right now.

Last on the list is a bit on the bloody side, with new photos emerging of Chloe Moretz of Kick-Ass fame and Julianne Moore from Carrie, which is more a re-adaption of the Stephen King book than a remake of the 1976 version.

Keeping the picture small so I don't get creeped out by my own blog *wuss*
No that is not her own blood, but that doesn't mean the story isn't creepy. I read the book a long time ago and am excited to see the main character Carrie portrayed by the awesome Chloe, while her psychotic mother is portrayed by the equally awesome Moore.

Yay hopefully I'll get to watch some of these! Unlike others that have been hyped and neglected..... Prometheus *cough*


  1. To be honest, I had no idea what's happening in that Love trailer, but I just read the synopsis and it sounds AWESOME??? Then again it also seems to be one of those deep, non-linear films that I won't understand.

    I've never actually watched the original Carrie but I've always thought that the girl in that movie looked way too old to be a teen. Chloe is probably going to be great.

    1. Lol you wrote everything I thought. Love looks awesome but I feel like I'll probably be too dumb to get it.

      And I haven't watched the original either haha, but looking forward to this version!

  2. OH MY GOD, umm, can I just say I really love all of your picks? I've been fangirling over Rise of the Guardians for what feels like ages now ( isn't Bunnymund kind of awesome?! and North is so fierce ), and don't get me started on Oz the Great and Powerful! I even blogged about it just for the trailer eye-candy. XD
    Carrie looks fantastic, especially with Chloe Moretz - she's just so talented. And I actually haven't heard of Love before, but my...thanks for sharing it. :)

    1. Hahaha omg you have great taste ;). Yes I know right, ever since I saw the trailer I was like :ooooo, and all the casting choices are so right, like Hugh Jackman behind Bunnymund =).

      I literally just went over to your blog and checked out the Oz post, and I agree with a lot of your points. Must've taken aaages putting that post together, and it's so in-depth, especially compared to mine XP.

      Followed you cos you have awesome taste ;D.

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  4. AHHH cool. excited for carrie! i know the basic plot...but i really should read the book first! julianne was carrie??? i loved her in 30 rock.

    1. Julianne was in 30 rock? Wow cool! And nah sissy spacek was the original Carrie, Julianne's just playing Carrie's mother in the new version =).