Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
Hello, fans of the multiplex, and welcome to my first weekly round-up of the latest film trailers and posters. From a remake of a Nicolas Winding Refn classic to Ewan McGregor’s salmony bits, a lot has been released on the web this week to get us excited for a number of great, and some not so great, films that are set to be released over the next couple of months. So have a read and I’ll tell you what I think of these new releases - feel free to comment at the bottom of the page to let us know your own opinions as well.
Daniel Auteuil, of Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources fame, makes his directorial debut in the rather gentle, rather old-fashioned, but really rather sweet The Well-Digger’s Daughter. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (who you may recognise despite the lack of mermaid tail from Pirates of the Caribbean 4, but don’t hold that against her) is the daughter in question, Patricia, a beautiful 18 year old who was brought up in Paris and has a repressed yearning for the finer things in life. Her father (Auteuil) thinks that he will be able to keep his beloved daughter close if she marries his good-hearted workmate and friend Felipe. She however only has eyes for the rich general store owner’s son Jacques, who is in the Air Force. Faced with the choice between a middle-aged well digger and a dashing pilot with a motorbike it‘s hardly a tough decision.
New pictures and a teaser trailer have emerged for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from Timur Bekmambetov of Wanted and Day Watch/Night Watch fame.
Royal family and governmental figure biopics seem to be growing in popularity at the moment; what with the success of The King’s Speech last year and the Iron Lady’s critical acclaim, I don’t wonder at it.
The Libertine writer, Stephen Jeffreys, has recently penned a screenplay based on the life of Princess Diana and guess who they’ve got in line to play the title role? Naomi Watts...not who I would’ve picked, but hey ho. At least she’s British, I guess. The film is set across the late Princess’ somewhat happier years, in which she became the international campaigner and humanitarian that she is most well-known for.
Something ancient and evil is alive in the darkness beneath the Blackwood Mansion.
When young Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) arrives in Rhode Island to visit her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the Victorian mansion they are restoring, she already feels like an outsider and her ornate new home seems a cold and unwanted prison.
Finding comfort and escape in her solitary exploration of the property, and despite the warnings of the caretaker Mr. Harris (Jack Thompson), Sally embarks on an adventure that leads to the discovery of a hidden basement, undisturbed since the mysterious disappearance a century earlier of the mansion's builder, famed nature illustrator Emerson Blackwood.
Once the private studio of Blackwood, the dark and dank underground chamber houses the secrets of the past of this unstable and unholy place, and perhaps something even more sinister.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is out on Monday - follow the jump to win a copy right now.
It would appear we’re going to be in for a treat with the Avengers movie which will be released later this year. Not that that’s entirely surprising, what with Joss Whedon at the directorial helm. There have been several rather cheesy and badly done Avengers editions over the years, so it’s not that it’ll be hard to make a good ‘un, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been lazy with it.
“Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that.”
It's 70 years since Ilsa Lund walked back into Rick’s Café Americain over all the other gin joints in all the towns in all the world, and to celebrate this landmark Casablanca is getting a much deserved theatrical re-release.
First impressions count, and the first impression of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was not a favourable one. Watching abstract slow motion shots of Tom Hanks falling through the air, it became clear that this film could become very emotionally manipulative.
The central storyline is about a young boy learning to deal with the loss of his father is sad and moving in itself but by setting it against the backdrop of 9/11 it forces people to project their own feelings and experiences of that event onto the film. This will have polarising effects on people as just 10 years on the topic remains incredibly raw and difficult to talk about for many.