Tron Legacy — Fantastic Mr. Fox — The Cove — trailers
Posted on July 31, 2009 by Kris Nelson
Okay, you’ve heard the hype. This is in case you haven’t yet seen the hype. Disney goes “ca-ching!” This is some effects test footage; not an actual trailer, but still undeniably slick. I never made it through the original movie (oops, this isn’t a remake? Looks quite similar)… I’m actually more excited about Daft Punk doing the soundtrack!!
Release date: 2010
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson’s new film is a slightly crude-looking taxidermy-ish Jan Švankmajer-esque (one of my faves!) stop-animation creation of a beloved Roald Dahl story. George Clooney, reprising his talent for speaking for animals from that South Park episode, and the oppressed (i.e.: Darfur), now combines the two platforms; speaks for oppressed animals. Hmm, actually these characters seem grossly dependent on humans, but anyway… Clooney plays Mr. Fox, dapper and cunning (of course), who steals livestock from three farmers who shamelessly display convenient alliteration (Boggis, Bunce, Bean), until they, in true villain fashion, decide to trap and kill their furry foe. Ever thwarting the farmers’ advances, Mr. Fox digs around, meets a wide variety of other animals, including Wes Anderson as the Weasel, who work together to provide shelter and sustenance for all in a cute little underground utopia.
It seems like a tale about being the best father you can be, the best husband, and the best thief. It’s also a veritable barnyard Robin Hood. Also stars: Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson.
Release Date: November 13th, 2009
Dolphin trainer (the very one who trained Flipper) Ric O’Barry squires some inner demons by becoming a foremost activist for the aquatic mammals in captivity. Set up to horrify viewers and deify the dolphin, O’Barry and crew take you to Taiji, Japan, a tiny town where a handful of fisherman hunt and kill what they have deemed “pests” and competition for the already slim pickin’ seafood left in the area. In top documentary form, you’ll be shocked and awed.
Release date: July 31st, 2009