The 10 Most Sensational English Movie Trailers
"It's Neverland and Oz and Treasure Island all wrapped into one," says the talented young Chloe Moretz in Scorsese's old-school and gorgeous new family adventure, coming to theatres this Christmas.
It's an adventure involving a heart-shaped keyhole, a robot, Sacha Baron Cohen in a Clouseau-esque turn and Jude Law reminding us of Lemony Snickets, but the energy and enthusiasm is very infectious.
The film, one where Scorsese doffs his weatherbeaten hat to cinema itself, from creation to pulsating life, marks the master director's first turn at 3D, and while cynicism for the technology is rife, the first run of reviews are gushing already and Marty's approach to the doubters can be summed up in his young hero's retort when the girl warns him that they could get into trouble:
"That's how you know it's an adventure."
Image: Hugo trailer
Now, as we see Charlize Theron trying hard to ignore a barking pink handbag, it seems Reitman's trying a fresh spin on the cliched Hollywood tale of a loser returning home in search of a high school sweetheart.
David Bowie's Queen Bitch sets the tone and the film follows, with an utterly unlikeable (and baby-hating) Charlize being given relationship advice by a befuddled Patton Oswald.
Image: Young Adult trailer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't alone in coming to grips with the fact that he has cancer; his friend Seth Rogen is just as confounded, if not more. Gordon-Levitt's told his chances of making it are 50/50, which, Rogen feels, are better than any odds a casino game can offer.
Will everything be fine? And what if it isn't? Here's a film that really may have something to offer -- even if not all the answers.
Image: 50/50 trailer
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
This beautiful book is a devilish one to adapt, but Tomas Alfredson won us over with the superlative Let The Right One In a few years ago, and his English language debut has a cast to salivate over: John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones and Mark Strong all star, led by Gary Oldman as the legendary George Smiley.
And the music, taken from Danny Elfman's Wolfman soundtrack, is an immaculate choice.
Image: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy trailer
This bunch could eat the X-Men for breakfast (well, maybe not Wolverine.) Directed by Serenity's Joss Whedon, the trailer is crackling good fun -- hitting peak with a smashing retort from Iron Man to Captain America as Thor looks on and laughs -- with just the right kind of energy and spirit.
The star power on board is formidable (Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johannson) but this isn't about the stars, it's about the heroes, and there are a lot of them here. And Mark Ruffalo's little 'episode' at the end is priceless.
Image: The Avengers trailers
Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg play estranged sisters, and the latter looks in especially good form. Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling all star, making this visually delectable film one to watch out for.
Image: Melancholia trailer
The Rum Diary
It is Puerto Rico, and we are inside one of the late Gonzo journalist's most entertaining narratives. The story here seems to have been made more cinematic, but a romp this film certainly, certainly seems to be.
Richard Jenkins and Aaron Eckhart add interesting angles even as Depp bemusedly staggers through it all, with the very tasty Amber Heard for company, not to mention many, many miniature bottles of alcohol.
Image: The Rum Diary trailer
The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo
Such is the case with Trent Reznor's phenomenal reworking of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song, blaring at us here, and such may well be the case with David Fincher's latest film, an English-language take on Stieg Larsson's book of the same name.
Completely different from Fincher's last film, a masterpiece called Social Network, this is a visceral trailer promising us far, far more than we are accustomed to from most movies. Can it deliver? We bloody well hope so.
Image: The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo trailer
We Bought A Zoo
Image: We Bought A Zoo trailer
Pitting Mixed Martial Arts superstar Gina Carano in the middle of a very cool ensemble cast -- Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas -- this looks like a sexy spy thriller.
The trailer seems like it's giving too much away, but Soderbergh is the kind of director who'd have saved up all the best stuff for the film. This is gonna be a ride.
Image: Haywire trailer