When The Bee and I would have to head out to her old school, we would be up early enough to catch a show that was nothing but movie trailers. How we used to love that show, we could plan what we wanted to see, were hipped to some movies that may have fallen off of our radar and, let’s face it, movie trailers are just fun.
Now I am fortunate enough to get e-mails with a heads up of some upcoming movies and now so are you all!
I know John Carter is already out in theaters but a librarian friend was waxing fondly about reading the books as a kid. Naturally I was thinking a book versus movie program for work but in the meantime here is a trailer with a cute alien creature.
Coming in Rachtober (October) is Frankenweenie. From the press release:
From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
The Bee read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a few months ago in school and I think this would be a cool way to get her to talking about the book.
Pixar is coming out with Brave based on a true story. The release date is June 21st for the United States. We are fans of Pixar in our house and are looking forward to a kick butt gal.
From the Facebook page:
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
And last, but definitely not least, Marvel’s The Avengers. Dating a comic geek (his words) have made me anticipate this movie too. I love the Marvel characters and look forward to seeing them in action.
To borrow Siskel and Ebert’s tagline: Save me an aisle seat!