In this edition of Lost in Previews, we have the trailers for Kick-Ass, Creation, Alice in Wonderland, Repo Men, and Red Riding.
Sorry, it’s been a while. There have not been a lot of good trailers out there, but I am sure that will pick up soon. I know I already did a Kick-Ass trailer in a previous Lost in Previews, but this trailer is longer and you get a better look at the characters. I am really looking forward to this movie coming out. To watch the previous trailer and to read my synopsis, click here. Kick-Ass is still planning on kicking some ass on April 16, 2010.
Creation is a movie about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution and its effects of his wife and his family. I probably would not call this a biopic because it seems to revolve around the conflict between evolution and religious faith in Charles Darwin’s life. It looks to be a top notch movie. Being a zoologist and a period film lover, I will be seeing this. Real-life husband and wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly play Charles and Emma Darwin. There are also some other heavy hitters in the movie, like Jeremy Northam and Toby Jones. IMDB says Creation was released November 5, 2009, but it also had a limited release January 22, 2010. I don’t think I have seen it anywhere in KC, but I could have missed it.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is finally upon us. In less than a month, we will be able to see what looks like a really visually fantastic movie. There’s a heck of alot of CGI, green screen, etc. effects in this movie. Johnny Depp is heavily featured as the Mad Hatter. I have never read the book and it’s been awhile since I saw the Disney cartoon, so I don’t know if the Mad Hatter is in the movie more because it’s Johnny Depp or if that is really how it’s supposed to be. Whether they are just voices or actually acting in the movie, Alice in Wonderland has plenty of stars to draw in the movie-going audience. Helena Bonham Carter, Mia
Repo Men revolves around a pretty cool concept. What if you could buy new non-biological organs for a high price? What happens when you can no longer afford to make the payments on your organs? That’s where the repo men come in. They take back what you can’t afford, and in this day and age, it’s a pretty current issue for many. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play the repo men and Liev Schrieber plays their boss. The tables get turned on Jude Law when he gets a heart replacement after an accident and cannot afford it. This leads to him being on the run and Forest Whitaker tracking him down to repo his heart. Repo Men comes to theatres March 19, 2010.
Red Riding is a British trilogy about the Yorkshire ripper and the investigation and corruption that went along with that case. The three movies are Red Riding – 1974, Red Riding – 1980, and Red Riding – 1983. Each of the films was directed by a different director, and I believe they were filmed simultaneously. It seems that the films are being shown on the TV (or telly) in the UK, so I don’t know if they will be in theatres or on TV in the US. IFC Films has the distribution for it here. It has been shown at at least five US film festivals so far, but I cannot find a release date for it. It is questionable if they will be released all at the same time, individually, or will they chained together for you to watch in one sitting. The films have a good representation of British actors that I am sure you will recognize. All I can say is that this trilogy is looking to bring in some awards when the time comes. I am including the trailer for all three movies below and then click here a trailer with brief interviews with the cast. They disabled embedding or I would put it on this post. Both trailers are worth watching.