Trailer Watch: Thursday 22nd Nov, 2012


Today’s featured trailer

In this day and age, books are the common source material for Hollywood execs in terms for (hopefully) big money earners. Not just any book mind you, but popular classic stories or recent best-sellers. Enter fairy-tales.  2012 saw its share of fairy tale adaptations, and the trend seems to be picking up with the adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk into what is now titled Jack the Giant Slayer

Plot Summary: “Jack the Giant Slayer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Popular novel. Check. Well known director attached. Check. Although some in our quarters may argue against Bryan Singer’s abilities to handle fantasy/adventure flicks (Superman Returns anyone?), normal procedure has been followed. What’s left to see are the marketing techniques for the flick and the audience’s reception come D-day. What do you think so far?


2013 is a BIG year for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. What with GI Joe 2: Retaliation, Pain and Gain, Fast 6 coming out. To add to that, here’s…

Plot Summary: Inspired by true events, the fast-paced action thriller “Snitch” stars Dwayne Johnson as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission- risking everything, including his family and his own life.

Killing them Softly

Plot Summary: Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.


Plot Summary: “Epic” is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of “Ice Age” and “Rio,” “Epic” tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.

Parental Guidance

Plot Summary: Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend — and not holding your ground — that binds a family together.

Rise of the Guardians

Plot Summary: Join your beloved childhood legends as they join forces to protect the children of the world in DreamWorks Animation’s RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. Legends Unite on November 21st!


Movie Posters Taken Literally

Someone must have askedMumbai-based designer Danish Ahmed what would happen if recent Hollywood releases were reimagined quite literally? Specifically when it comes to promotional posters… Here is the result of what was most likely

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