This week’s double header takes us on a trip down memory lane as we take in two childhood movies (assuming you are of a certain age) that are driven by a youthful sense of adventure. Somehow, whenever you had your own mini-adventures in the summer holidays they were never quite as eventful as the ones experienced by the kids in these two films. Whenever we did get on our bikes and head off into a wood or down the abandoned railway line, not once did we find a dead body or find an old pirate ship chock full of gold. Granted the pirate ship would have been pretty unlikely in landlocked Staffordshire, but there we go.
There are plenty of great childhood movies to choose from here but the two I’ve plumped for are both absolute classics. They both hark back to those carefree days long before the drudgery of work and the responsibilities of adulthood. First up is a Rob Reiner classic about four friends who set off into the Oregon countryside on the hunt for a missing local boy who is presumed dead after being hit by a train. Along the way they begin to open up to each about their own hopes for the future. It’s the ultimate coming-of-age tale Stand by Me. Next it’s a slightly more light-hearted affair which sees a group of friends setting out to find a dead pirate’s treasure in order to stop their neighbourhood being sold to the local country club. It’s the great childhood adventure movie The Goonies.
Released in 1986 and 1985 respectively, these two films both became staple VHS viewings for a whole generation of us and are still much loved today.
Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it's love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.
In the year 2042, a mob hitman assassinates targets that arrive from the future of 2072. For him it's just a job... till he receives a new target: himself from the future.
It hasn’t been a very busy fortnight for film trailer releases in this week’s feature, but the few picks that we do have include a number of excellent first trailers for some already highly-anticipated films. With the first sequences of footage from Rian Johnson’s upcoming thriller Looper, to a remake of the 1990 film Total Recall, we even have a glimpse of the astounding Woody Allen’s latest film To Rome With Love, as well as the latest role from the stunning Michelle Williams in the romantic drama, Take This Waltz. From this – albeit small – collection of trailers this week, we’re sure in for some great cinema later this year.
It's not all Avengers today, you know? James Bond wants some of your attention to, with the release of a series of Skyfall images via the official Facebook page.
Avengers marketing has been a little excessive of late, with enough promotional clips released that you could probably edit them together and have most of the movie by now, but there is still room for some interesting buzz surrounding Marvel's epic blockbuster.
Marvel's The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble, if that's how you choose to live your life) will open in the UK on April 26th, and rolling out around the world over the following weeks. Since 2008's Iron Man, Marvel have built towards The Avengers, but where do they go from here?
Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige talked to Collider about the future of the studio, including some news on sequels to Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and The Avengers (assuming it succeeds).
Yesterday we presented the first look at Django Unchained's marketing, a teaser poster that was minimalist in design and Spanish in language, and we now have a version that is more palatable for all the English-speaking mono-linguists out there.
After three days of teaser previews, the official teaser trailer for Looper has finally arrived, guaranteeing some high-octane action and a sufficiently Bruce Willis-ified Joseph Gordon-Levitt.