Saturday, December 22, 2012

Top 10 BEST Trailers of 2012

Movie trailers have become bigger and grander in scale over the last few years. Opting out of the cheesy and generic, baritone voice-over, electing instead, to stream them to coolly-cut, cleverly fitting music. A trailer alone, these days, can even hold their very own soundtrack - how ya like that? It comes down to this: If you want your movie noticed, its paramount you have an eye-catching trailer. And this past year we've seen some pretty spectacular, chilling and exciting ones - some of which are even better than the movies themselves. In no particular order, I give to you the Top 10 Best Trailers of 2012.

Holly balls, Batman! This trailer is definitely one incredible thrill ride filled with slow-building haunting music.  And this time around we get even more action and even more bat-toys. An epic conclusion to an epic trilogy.

Terrence Malick sure has a way with his films. There's something whimsical and enchanting, yet haunting and heartfelt at the same time. The music, though, is what captivates me the most. It holds a sense of hope and inspiration if you will.  
Release Date: 4/12/13

One of the most beautifully crafted trailers of the year. Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream inevitably invokes strong emotion. How can you not get goosebumps when watching this?
Release Date: 12/25/12

Sure this trailer is confusing (like 5 movies in 1) and incredibly long, but the very idea of it - past, present and future - simply shines with flying colors. There's something innocent and sweet about it, intriguing even.  Plus the score, here, is just like heaven.

The music alone is enough to captivate you. It's edgy, exciting and full of glitz & glam. Definitely eye-popping. Looks like Baz Luhrmann does it again - simply magnificent. 
Release Date: 5/10/13

It's rich, dark, rippled with deep emotion, and packs one hefty punch. The music is also incredibly powerful and haunting. I'm seriously looking forward to seeing this movie the most come next year.
Release Date: 6/14/13

It's eery and dark. It's beautifully crafted, backed by some menacing music. Too bad they ruined it by casting Kristen (can't act) Stewart as Snow White. All that aside, though, this trailer kicks some serious royal boo-tay.

This highly anticipated sequel hit the ground running. Dig the music and the editing. Love the color, feel and vibe of the entire trailer. That is why this heart-pounding trailer makes the cut. It. looks. epic. 
Release Date: 5/17/13

This is incredibly dark even for Iron Man, which is part of its cool factor. Lots of great one liners, filled with explosions, action, fear and doubt. It definitely has my attention. Loved the choice of music mingled within as well.  
Release Date: 5/3/13

Honorable Mentions:
Gangster Squad
Seven Psychopaths
Oz: The Great and Powerful

Share with me some of your favorite trailers of 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Filmography 2012

Source: Genrocks

Yet another spectacular year-end reflection video from our friends at Genrocks. They have done some amazing annual wrap up videos in past years: 2011 and 2010, so I was excited when they wrapped up this years video.  And even though it's a little long -  clocking in at 7.07 minutes - it's definitely worth a look-see.
For a list of every film used in the video and the spectacular soundtrack, check out Genrocks Tumblr page here

What are some of your favorite movies of 2012?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' Trailer


He was convinced the world wasn't ready.  What do you think?

The trailer I've been waiting for has finally arrived - Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.  You'll definitely NOT want to miss this breathtaking, emotional trailer.  Henry Cavill totally looks the part as one of the most beloved super hero's of all time.  This new take on the cape crusader looks dark, rich and full of action - the story looks well developed and intriguing.  This trailer will be playing in front of The Hobbit, out this Friday.  But if you're anything like me, and can't wait till then, take a look now and enjoy!

A child sent to Earth from a dying planet is adopted by a couple in rural Kansas. Posing as a journalist, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) uses his extraordinary powers to protect his new home from an insidious evil.

Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously.  Not the biggest fan of his work, but knowing that Christopher Nolan produced, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), puts me at ease considerably.  Warner Brothers is releasing Man of Steel on  June 14th, 2013.

Are you impressed?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Year of Reflection: 2012

Source: Firstshowing

Ah yes, it's that time of year again - reflection. Take a journey back in time and experience the world of film ala 2012. It's not quite as eloquent as some of the edits we've seen in the past (and will most likely see in the near future), but there's some great moments here backed by some amazing music. Take a look and enjoy!

For a full list of the movies in this video, check out Tumblr here, and for a list of the songs head to the actual YouTube page. Stay tuned for more of the "reflection" videos and other year-end coverage.

What were some of your favorite movies this past year?

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