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Trailer Watch: Thursday 22nd Nov, 2012

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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

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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?

Snitch

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…

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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

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

Epic

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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

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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

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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!

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WARCRAFT | Official Trailer #2

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Warcraft – Official Trailer
In Theaters Kenya, June 17, 2016
http://www.warcraftmovie.com

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures. http://www.warcraftmovie.com

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SUICIDE SQUAD | Blitz Trailer – Worst. Heroes. Ever.

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See SUICIDE SQUAD in theaters Kenya August 5th.

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