Lost in Previews – Round Up #1

Here is my first Lost in Previews Round Up!  In this edition are the trailers for Extraordinary Measures, Crazy Heart, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Salt, and Kick-Ass.

I’ll start with one I just saw today and loved.  I actually shed a tear during the trailer.  It is Extraordinary Measures starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, and Keri Russell.  It is a movie that is similar in feel to Lorenzo’s Oil and inspired by a true story.  Harrison Ford has second billing which according to IMDB hasn’t happened since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983.  I really like the music in the trailer.  Extraordinary Measures opens January 22, 2010.

This is the trailer for Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, and Colin Farrell.  It has a The Wrestler vibe to it, and there is already some Oscar buzz for Jeff Bridges. Tentatively released December 11, 2009, but I am sure that will be a small release since no one has heard about this movie yet.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is based on a video game of the same name.  That’s about all I can say about it since I don’t play video games.  Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer are both involved so there may be an attempt to make another Pirates of the Carribean franchise.  Jake Gyllenhaal, Jemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina star in this movie.  The movie news websites have been buzzing about this movie for a while.  The trailer looks pretty good, but I am afraid that it might be either one of those movies that is really good or really bad.  Judge for yourself.  This movie is released May 28, 2010, so expect more trailers in the future.

Salt is a new Angelina Jolie action movie coming out July 23, 2010.  The basic premise of the movie is that her character, Evelyn Salt, is a CIA officer identified as a Russian spy by a defector.  She basically uses all that she has learned in the CIA to prove her innocence.  Liev Schreiber costars.  Decent trailer, but the movie reminds me of The Fugitive.

And the best is for last. Kick-Ass is a quasi-superhero movie about a kid who wants to be a superhero and really has no powers to speak of. The movie has a cast of basically no-name talent except for two:  Nicolas Cage, who is not even in the trailer, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad).  It should be known that this movie was independently financed and had no distribution deals at all until the preview at the San Diego Comic Con got the ball rolling and the buzz on the movie picked up.  It is scheduled to be released in theatres April 2010.

by Sarah Ksiazek

About Sarah Ksiazek

Sarah is a Zookeeper extraordinaire who writes, edits, and is the resident trailer addict for Lost in Reviews. Do not underestimate her snobbery when it comes to trailers. She also owns/runs The Host Movie News which is a fan site for The Host movie adaptation.

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