Sorry I’m a bit late with my round up of the trailers shown before The Bourne Legacy, folks. My intense Renner-crush took a few days to wear off enough to leave room for other thoughts.
Three of the previews shown in my theater have been covered in other Before the Movie posts, but the four below were new to me and all look worth a shot, honestly.
As always – the info is from IMDb, clips from YouTube, and commentary from this gal right here.
Life of Pi (Release date, Nov. 21, 2012)
Director: Ang Lee
Writer: David Magee, based on the novel by Yann Martel
Stars: Suraj Sharma and Rafe Spall
The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
I don’t like to admit this kind of thing, but I can’t make it through this trailer without breaking out in goosebumps and tearing up just a bit. OK, OK – crying big fat girl tears. I love the novel on which this movie is based in that deep, powerful way only book-nerds understand. I rarely get mad at people when they don’t like what I like, but I find myself thinking just a little less of people who don’t like Life of Pi. I hope the movie lives up to it. If it doesn’t, I will be sad in my girly, sappy, heart.
This is 40 (Release date, Dec. 21, 2102)
Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow
Staring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Jason Segel
A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
I’m a big fan of Apatow. I just find his stuff funny as hell. I’m also rapidly approaching 40 myself and going seeing The Bourne Legacy reminded me that 1) women and men in their 40s (Renner and Weisz) can still be cast in action movies instead of 20-somethings and 2) this trailer proves that the topic of being 40 is interesting enough to drive an entire movie. Bravo, Judd Apatow. Bravo.
Zero Dark Thirty (Release date, Dec. 19, 2012)
Director: Katheryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Stars: Chris Pratt and Jessica Chastain
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011.
Katheryn Bigelow has proven she has major chops as a director with The Hurt Locker. In the hands of almost anyone else, I would be skeptical, but I’m sold on this one.
Flight (Release date, Nov. 2, 2012)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: John Gatins
Stars: Denzel Washington and John Goodman
An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.
Listen, this will probably be a good movie. It’s not exactly the kind of movie that gets me excited, but I’ll see it. If I hear it is just out of this world good, or in the unlikely event that I have a date or something and the fella wants to see it, I’ll go to the theater for it. Or, if I’m just really in the mood for popcorn one day and it’s the only thing I haven’t seen.
That’s it for me, folks. Let us know if you’ve seen any trailers lately that have you all hot and bothered.
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