Trailer Talk

It’s official, 2013 is going to be a great year for the sequels ( and trilogies, and prequels – in fact any and all follow up movies seem to be popping up this year…). As I sat and went through the movies I was most looking forward to, I decided that maybe this would be something good to share here. So sit back, relax  and take in the brilliance of the following trailers.

Kick ass’ 2 – 

<Warning explicit language >

Oh.  Dear. God. It’s beautiful. Explosions, car chases, general violence – exactly what a trailer for an action movie should be . I also think that comic book superhero fans will appreciate the tip of the hat to the original superheroes. It appears that ‘Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Johnson) and ‘Hit-girl’ (Chloë Moretz) are facing that age old problem of being the superheroes the city deserves not the ones it needs right now (see what I did there?).  Chloë Moretz was certainly the star of the first movie, and we see the return of her scarily violent character in this trailer, promising more of the same brilliant action shots. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing more of Jim Carrey’s character ‘Colonol Stars’ who bears a resemblance to a G.I Joe Doll (action figure – sorry!) that my little brother once had. Kick Ass is due for release in August 2013

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Actor Highlights: James McAvoy and Billy Connolly

Sometimes its hard to believe just how connected Glasgow is with Hollywood. But it’s true, our bonny city in the heart of Scotland has plenty of famous stories to tell, from actors born and bred on Glaswegian soil to our familiar streets being used in movies. And it’s easy to see why Glasgow is so popular, although us locals can forget just how lucky we are. After my last blog post I realized just how little I knew about Glasgow and its links to movies, which is why for the next couple of posts I’ll be researching and talking about just  that.

Busy Buchanan Street (photo from Chris Kueh -Flckr)

Busy Buchanan Street (photo from Chris Kueh -Flickr)

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Prometheus

I started watching Prometheus late one night, purely because I was bored and I wanted something to kill an hour. I ended up so engrossed by this sci-fi film that two hours later, as it finished, I was tempted to watch it again. Set in 2089 the film follows the crew of  the  spaceship ‘Prometheus’ on their mission ‘seeking the origins of humanity’. After two years of hyper sleep the crew awakens to find they have arrived at a distant planet, thought to be the home of our ‘Engineers’. However it seems that our potential gods are less interested in meeting the Prometheus crew and more interested in annihilating humanity altogether.

The Spaceship Prometheus (pictures 20th Century Fox)

The Spaceship Prometheus (pictures 20th Century Fox)

***FUN FACT: Two members of the crew (Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway) discover what they believe to be a map to the ‘engineers’ on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and this final piece of the puzzle is what gets the team the funding from The Wayland Corp for the mission.***

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Let The Skyfall

ONE BILLION DOLLARS

ONE BILLION DOLLARS

Skyfall is the James Bond film to beat all others. This, the twenty third installment of the Bond series, has more than made up for the disaster that was Quantum of Solace. With 143 minutes of action packed first-class adventure and the edge of your seat chase scenes that accompany every Bond film, its easy to see where the $150-200 million budget went. In one scene we see Bond destroying FIVE  Volkswagen Beetles ( making my heart ache – could you not have saved one for me, James?) with a digger before ripping apart the back of a train carriage. And for those of you poor students like myself that find the production price heart stopping, the amount the box-office made is something that would make your jaw drop. Over One Billion dollars.

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