12 MONKEYS Series Gets First Trailer

At first glance, turning Terry Gilliam‘s brilliant time-travel brain-twister 12 Monkeys into a weekly TV series seems… well, crazy. But after watching the first trailer for the forthcoming SyFy show, I think it’s… well, not as crazy as I used to.

Clearly they had to make changes to the storyline, and I’m not sure I agree with them — like having Dr. Railly give Cole the mission to travel into the past, and introducing a new potential Big Bad in Zeljko Ivanek‘s Leland. It’s not clear if this James Cole will meet a wacky Jeffrey Goines.

The movie starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt — who earned an Oscar nomination as Goines. The series will star X2: X-Men United’s Aaron Stanford in the Willis role and SuitsAmanda Schull taking over for Stowe’s psychiatrist.

At least the 13-episode 12 MONKEYS gives us something to look forward to this January.

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Jessica Alba Cuts Up in New ‘Sin City’ Clip

Here’s still  more teaser footage from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, this time featuring Jessica Alba‘s Nancy Callahan, Bruce Willis‘ Hartigan and Powers Boothe as Senator Roark. Oh, and hey, there’s Mickey Rourke as Marv!

SC:ADTKF opens Aug. 22.

Is This Animated ‘Looper’ Trailer Truly Loopy?

The wait is almost over for Rian Johnson’s time-traveling mind-bender Looper (It opens Friday), but the producers are determined to make that wait seem as long as possible by introducing a unique animated trailer for the flick.

I know that anyone without prior knowledge of the film will not be able to make heads or tails of this trailer, but by incorporating a lot of different animation styles and constant motion and conflict, the wordless trailer gives the impression of a wild action movie with stunning visuals. I hope the real thing turns out to be just as good as this makes it look. I can hardly wait for the weekend!

Check Out Looper’s International Trailer

What’s better than a cool new Looper trailer? How about a cool new Looper trailer in French?

Nah, just kidding. The French subtitles on this international trailer actually get in the way of this action-packed clip, which features more and much better glimpses of the future world, and adds a bit of context to scenes we’ve already seen. As you may recall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hitman named Joe who is tasked with executing his future self, played by Bruce Willis.

This great trailer makes me more eager than ever to see this time-traveling gangster flick when it opens Sept. 28.

Will Looper Tie Us Up in Knots?

The international trailer for this fall’s time-travel thriller Looper makes the movie look a little more complicated than it seemed before by adding a trite element seen in most “assassin” movies: Old Joe is supposed to kill his boss, the capo di tutti capi. Sigh.

I expected a little more from director Rian Johnson and collaborator Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But then again, perhaps they will come up with a unique twist on the clichéd plotline and it was used specifically for that goal. “A double-cross like you’ve never seen before!”

I still like the premise of trying to kill your future self — especially as the younger Joe specifies that what happens/happened to the older version of himself (played by Bruce Willis) doesn’t necessarily have to happen to him. Meaning that his own future isn’t set, and Old Joe’s past can be altered. That’s a very fluid situation!

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One thing we cannot change: Looper will not be released until Sept. 28.

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer

The first movie in the live-action G.I. Joe series, 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, was a piece of shite that made little to no sense; even the explosions were silly, and the visual effects, weak. It was easily one of the worst films of the year. However, as this trailer suggests, the sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, looks much improved. Only Channing Tatum returns from the cast of the first movie, and all the other characters are killed offscreen in the opening sequence that sets up the premise of this movie: The Joes want revenge. This movie wasn’t even on my radar until I saw a couple of short clips of Bruce Willis… being Bruce Willis, and then I was intrigued. Now, after seeing this trailer, the movie has creeped onto my “will see” list. This clip sets it up pretty well. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes over as the lead hero, and Willis plays… well, a guy named Joe. His laugh line in this clip seems to be worth the price of admission itself. http://youtu.be/kNUBV9trDoA Continue reading