I’m optimistic about tomorrow, but nervous. Let’s not think about it. Here are some trailers.
First up: Wong Kar Wai’s THE GRANDMASTERS, the other movie about Ip Man. (Sorry, no English subtitles.)
Beautiful, right? Tony Leung of HARD BOILED, HERO and RED CLIFF, and frequent collaborator with Wong, plays Ip/Yip Man. You can see Zhang Ziyi in there, and Cung Le is in it too. The fight choreography is by the great Yuen Woo Ping.
No American release date yet.
I didn’t know about this one until I saw the trailer. /film is calling it a remake of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, but I think it must be intended as a sequel, since it doesn’t have the same plot at all and refers to this “urban legend” of a killer Santa. Director Steven C. Miller did THE AGGRESSION SCALE – didn’t somebody say that was good? I don’t know anything about it. Writer Jayson Rothwell did the Van Damme movie SECOND IN COMMAND, which I have almost entirely forgotten. I think he was in a tunnel for a while? That’s all I got.
But you know me, I’m gonna watch a movie that is not a comedy but has Santa with a blowtorch. So I’ll let you know.
I don’t know about comedy trailer narrator there, but the movie looks good and weird and I trust Don Coscarelli. Good for Paul Giamatti getting into one of his movies, as he’s been trying to do for a few years now (but BUBBA NOSFERATU never got off the ground).
Bet you didn’t expect him to show up.
Okay, not that different from the last trailer I don’t think. But I didn’t remember Christian Slater being in this. Not saying that’s a positive or a negative.
And there’s always room for some Bruce:
This trailer reminds me more of the enjoyably crappy first GI JOE movie than the other trailers did. I don’t know man, all signs point to bad except for the director, the cast and the trailers. We’ll see. Maybe the executives who pulled it just don’t get it. Or maybe it had to be pushed until after the election, like ZERO DARK THIRTY.
Ah shit, I’m thinking about it again. Oh well.