Boyhood trailer


I’ve been waiting for this one for a while.  This Richard Linklater movie was filmed over the course of twelve years so we get to actually watch the main character age before our eyes, from a child to a young adult.  That’s such an awesome concept, and it seems to provide the main inspiration for the trailer, which is otherwise thin on plot details.  Looks very interesting, I’ll definitely be looking forward to it.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 teaser trailer


A teaser for the upcoming 2014 How to Train Your Dragon sequel has arrived, featuring epic dragon flying.  It will be interesting to see Dean DuBlois direct a feature on his own.  His usual co-director, Chris Sanders, went off to direct The Croods, proving that, um, he could not direct on his own.  (Well, I guess he still had a co-director on that film, didn’t he?  It just wasn’t DeBlois.)  Because The Croods was pretty bad.  Ahem.  That last shot in the teaser, I thought, what’s the point?  Oh.  He’s older.  Um.  Wow, that sure is amazing.  At least his hair looks a lot less dorky.  Shoulda been like that in the first film.

Seventh Son trailer


The trailer for the Seventh Son recently came out.  The film, based on a book series, is set for release December 2013.  I love the look and feel of the film, though the dialog seems bland as usual for these sorts of fantasy adventures.  I’ll be keeping my eye out for it.  Still not sure whether or not I’ll see it in theaters.

Saving Mr. Banks trailer


The trailer for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks (December 2013) recently came out.  The film chronicles the making of the classic film Mary Poppins, centering around the legendary clashing of personalities between the author of the Mary Poppins books, P. L. Travers (Emma Thompson), and the media titan creative overlord Walt Disney (Tom Hanks).  It’s interesting to see a portrayal of Walt Disney as a character.  Given that he lent his name to his company that went on to become the world’s largest media conglomerate, his image is still tightly controlled by a business with deep pockets, so I’m interested to see what sort of character he’ll be.  Of course, in biopics, real personalities are always simplified and exaggerated; they’re turned into characters for the purposes of a story, after all.  It looks like they’ll of course be very gracious to the famous personalities involved.  Overall, it definitely looks like something I’ll be interested in seeing, even if what I’ve heard about the true stories weren’t quite so poetic.  Here it is:

The BoxTrolls teaser trailer


Huh, I didn’t even know Laika was making a film called The BoxTrolls set for release in 2014, but the teaser was recently released.  Aside from the rather blatant celebration of the modern non-procreative-sexual-indulgence-and-its-consequences-on-family-units-are-great mindset that Hollywood loves trying to get everyone to feel good about, the animation and character design look fantastic.  Still, after the films Coraline and ParaNorman, both of which also had great trailers and wonderful animation but not so impressive storylines, I’m not sure I’ll see this one in theaters.  Here’s the teaser trailer:

The LEGO Movie teaser trailer


The trailer for the upcoming animated LEGO movie has arrived.  It’s just a teaser and story-wise, there’s nothing much of interest here.  But the animation looks fantastic, and I love how they make CGI look like it’s stop-motion.  It’s also interesting to see how the toy company behind LEGO uses other franchises to advertise their own; it reminds of how Disney did so with Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph.  Anyway, I’ll definitely be interested to see this movie.  As of now, it’s set to be released February 2014.  Here’s the trailer:

Ender’s Game trailer


The official trailer for Ender’s Game has finally arrived.  The film is set to be released November 1st, 2013.  I think the special effects look nice, but the overall tone and spirit of it look too, dare I say, cheesy and YA-ish.  We’ll see.  Can’t judge a film until you’ve actually seen the whole thing.  Check it out:

New trailer for Turbo

Earlier this month, DreamWorks released a new trailer for their upcoming film, Turbo.  I can’t say it looks very impressive.  Looks like a standard “I wanna be somebody!”, “genie out of the bottle” story.  But, of course, trailers misrepresent films all the time, so we’ll see.

Short Peace trailer


I came across this trailer on a post on Cartoon Brew.  It’s for an upcoming Japanese animated film called Short Peace, a collection of four animated shorts.  I can’t understand Japanese, so I have no idea what the trailer is saying, and I have no idea what any of these stories are about.  But I love the animation style, and so I’ll be very interested in looking out for this, when it ever makes it to the US.