**Trailer Time** Arthur & A New Thor Trailer

18 Feb

The drag of January and February in movie selections and movie news continues to plague us but with only a little over a week until the Academy Awards, we’ll soon begin our ramp up to the spring and summer.  The blockbuster season can’t come soon enough, and two films that fall near the beginning of that season are beginning their marketing campaigns with brand new trailers:

Arthur

A remake of the 1981 film starring Dudley Moore in the titular role, this film stars Russell Brand as a drunken rich playboy whose inheritance becomes in jeopardy when he falls in love with a woman his family doesn’t approve of.  Adding to the list of remakes that no one asked for, Arthur not only stars Brand but also Jennifer Garner, making that two stars I dont’ care for on-screen.  However, Brand seems to be a good fit for this character and may show a little more range than he has in previous roles.  Helen Mirren rounds out the cast as she ventures back into comedy after RED, and seems to be a pleasant addition.

Thor

A second trailer was released for Thor but nothing about it convinces me the film we be anything more than a stepping stone to the upcoming Avengers movie.  The first half of the trailer unfortunately featured a heavy dose of Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) who seemed to be Jane Foster’s (Natalie Portman’s) friend/comic relief.  On the plus side, this trailer features a lot more Asgard than the first trailer, which appears to be where the more interesting parts of the film take place.  Also in the trailer is the introduction of Loki as the primary villain from the film, something that was left to ambiguity in the first trailer.  Finally, this trailer features a lot more Natalie Portman than the first released trailer, which always captures my undivided attention.


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    […] **Trailer Time** Arthur & A New Thor Trailer (via Chris and Pac Take on Hollywood) Posted on 19 February, 2011 by Jarle Petterson The drag of January and February in movie selections and movie news continues to plague us but with only a little over a week until the Academy Awards, we’ll soon begin our ramp up to the spring and summer.  The blockbuster season can’t come soon enough, and two films that fall near the beginning of that season are beginning their marketing campaigns with brand new trailers: Arthur A remake of the 1981 film starring Dudley Moore in the titular ro … Read More […]

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