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Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #3 (2016) *Blood Will Win Out*

The final trailer for Assassin’s Creed is, also in my opinion, the best we’ve seen so far.  The last trailer was awful; the first trailer was extremely promising, and now this leaves things on a hopeful note that we’ll finally get a good film out of a video game franchise.  The plot as explained in the film is essentially the plot of the first game in the franchise only with a different protagonist and historical setting.  The look of everything (with the exception of making The Animus a little more exciting than the table it is in the games) is true to the series, and the plot seems dead-on.  My biggest reason for being worried is that this is getting little to no marketing push.  Compared to Passengers, which it opens against, you barely hear about this film.  I’ve analyzed this industry enough to know that if they really felt they had something that could go up against Passengers and Rogue One in its second week, we’d be seeing advertising everywhere.  I hope I’m wrong, because AC is my favorite video game franchise and with it’s material and the caliber of actors, if this falls flat….maybe video games really can’t be adapted for the screen.  Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016.
Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender

 

Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #2 (2016) *Time War Gone Tone Deaf*

Assassin’s Creed is my favorite video game franchise.  I also think it’s the best chance we may ever have to get a good movie out of a video game franchise of the ones in work right now (no, not betting on the Tetris trilogy).  The first trailer was awesome and did a fantastic job explaining the premise of the games.  I really, really hate this second trailer.  It’s a mess.  If you didn’t know anything about the games or hadn’t seen the first trailer, you’d have no idea what the heck was going on, plus it ties the first Star Trek Beyond trailer for most off-putting use of music in a trailer this year.  A minute into it, I just wanted it to end.  Now Star Trek Beyond (which I tragically have not seen yet) generally got very good reviews, so you can’t judge it by the trailer alone, but my expectations and hopes for this took a nosedive.  Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016. Continue reading Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #2 (2016) *Time War Gone Tone Deaf*

Trailer Time: Allied Teaser #1 (2016) *Zemeckis, Pitt, Cotillard*

When Robert Zemeckis makes a live-action film, you have to pay attention.  Following a break of a decade, Zemeckis has made Flight, The Walk, and now returns this summer with two fellow Oscar-winners, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, in the World War II espionage thriller Allied.  The film will open in theaters on November 23, 2016.

The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Marion Cottillard, Brad Pitt, Robert Zemeckis

Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #1 (2016) *We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light*

Assassin’s Creed is my favorite video game franchise.  The video game and movie industry have a long history of not working and playing well with others.  If this film doesn’t break the curse, nothing will.  Essentially the entire team from last year’s phenomenal Macbeth adaptation (including stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, director Justin Hurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw) is returning to bring this thing to life.  You have a good director, a fantastic cinematographer, and Oscar-caliber leads.  This is the best chance a video game adaptation has ever had, and Fassbender in interviews has been extremely enthusiastic about it.  Read below for Coming Soon’s summary.  Assassin’s Creed opens at Christmas, where it will have to deal with the force that is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (I hate typing that title). Continue reading Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #1 (2016) *We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light*

My Favorite Scene – Big Fish (2002) “The Story of My Life”

What’s more important: the story of our life or the stories we tell that make up our lives?  If you don’t think there’s a difference, you’re probably much like Billy Crudup’s reporter who’s spent a lifetime being exasperated by his father.  Edward Bloom Sr. (played wonderfully by both Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney) lived a life of stories; stories he delighted in telling.  Were they tall tales, were they exaggerations, were they flat-out lies?  To Crudup that’s all that mattered and to Finney he couldn’t see why the question mattered in the slightest.   Continue reading My Favorite Scene – Big Fish (2002) “The Story of My Life”