Trailer Stash: Twilight, The Unborn, Defiance
And now, a brief look at a few of the latest movie trailers to hit the web:Twlight
Release Date: Nov. 21
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson
In the cheerfully heavy-handed new trailer for Twilight, star vamp Robert Pattinson throws around tree branches, whisks through forests and dents cars, the latest we've seen of his apparent parade of affection for a human girl (Kristen Stewart). This is basically an extended version of the teaser trailers, with new dialogue to cringe through ("I'd rather die than stay away from you") and more sleek visuals orchestrated by director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen). The first adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's books looks as if it's been sufficiently jazzed up to fit into its predestined role as the fall's event movie.
Release Date: Jan. 9
Director: David S. Goyer
Starring: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman
Yes, it’s another horror movie about possession involving a chalky, saucer-eyed little kid. Yes, there are CGI sequences of phantom characters crawling around with noodle limbs. Yes, this is all about tormenting a pretty young thing (Odette Yustman of Cloverfield), and yes, that’s Gary Oldman on board to help. But for all the familiar genre excesses on display in the new trailer for The Unborn, there is also the undeniable fact that the trailer strikes a cold, disconcerting rhythm. There is a hint of a clever twist on the usual adolescent anxieties teased out in these movies, and beside that, it’s set for release in January, which is right about the time filmgoers will need it.
Release Date: Dec. 12
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell
Edward Zwick's latest hybrid of action-adventure and historical prestige piece follows a group of Jewish brothers who flee Nazi Poland and set up a backwoods resistance movement. The film looks to fall into the customary Zwick conceit established in films like Glory and The Last Samurai, steadfastly traditional thrillers that seek to provide a healthy history lesson alongside their explosions. But with talent like Craig, Schreiber and Bell in the leads and this spot-on new trailer in tow, it looks like his most viable film in years.