Well there’s been plenty of trailers coming out online today but none as big as the latest trailer offering us glimpses of what to expect from the Marvel risk-taker Guardians of the Galaxy. This time it’s Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) giving the individuals of the group an introduction and we also get to finally hear of what to expect Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel’s Groot to sound like. We also get a brief glimpse of Lee Pace’s villain Ronan the Accuser and some pieces of action….lots of it. Definitely has that Indiana Jones/Firefly combo vibe to it, as well as a potentially killer soundtrack on are hands this summer. I was looking forward to it and now my expectations are almost sky high.
Now mother trailer released today was Foxcatcher, with Steve Carrell in weird transformation as John DuPont, a paranoid schizophrenic who coaches Olympic Wresting Champion Mark Schultz. The events that unfold are horrific and traffic and with the trailers creepiness and intensity and added with the fact that Bennett Miller (Capote and Moneyball) is directing, this may be a hidden gem of 2014, regardless of your thoughts on Channing Tatum.
A brief teaser trailer of Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut film Lost River was released and does what it says on the tin and teases the hell out of you with Ian De Caestecker (Agents of SHIELD) encountering Matt Smith (Doctor Who) telling us to look at his muscles with few images in the middle. The synopsis goes as follows – A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. Interesting to see what the official trailer will look like and hopefully that’ll be out soon.
And finally I noticed that there was a trailer out for a potential film over at Cannes this year and hopefully with any sense, the film will not be picked up. Director Rupesh Paul has created a film based on the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. He explains in to Variety that a Malaysian journalist contacted him about the plane and a theory about what happened and then we get The Vanishing Act in return. I expected it to be more of a documentary reconstruction based film but from the gun i’ll assume we’re going for a more terrorist angle. Not to say the least is the timing of this film being made/pitched to potential investor, the plane hasn’t even been missing for THREE MONTHS YET! It’s just the sheer insensitivity of it all….I’ll be here all day typing about how distasteful I find this, I’ll just say it’s a bad move from Mr Paul.