The Last Airbender
This TV spot that will be playing during the Super Bowl shows some epic grandeur and way cool special effects. Based on the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender (hmmm, wonder why they changed the name) this represents a serious (and welcome) change of style for director M. Night Shyamalan. This one hits on July 2.
It takes guts to call your film The Losers because if it tanks even the least talented film critic in the world will have an easy joke to fall back on. Based on a comic book but not having a particularly comic booky feel this is the story of a group of mercenaries out for revenge against the government that framed them. The resemblance to The A-Team wouldn't be so annoying if there wasn't already an A-Team remake on the way. Watch for this on April 9.
A young man with a large birth mark on his face learns there are demons living in London and is offered an irresistible deal for helping them. Looks like an interesting modern take on the pact with the devil story. This opens in the U.K. on May 21. No U.S. release info yet.
Set in 1970s England, three young men try to make the transition to adulthood. Written and directed by Ricky Gervais who also appears in a supporting role. This will be out on April 14 in the U.K. No U.S. release info yet.
Sometimes, not often, but sometimes a trailer comes along that makes me think, "to hell with the movie I came to see, I want to see THIS one right now!" A.D. has just such a trailer, giving us the briefest peek at what appears to be an animated zombie apocalypse. No release info, and I'll be darned if I can even find an IMDB entry for it, but this looks like it could be really cool.
This Week on AOL Moviefone
- The Eclipse - A recently widowed man is visited by disturbing visions.
- City Island - Things get complicated for an Italian-American family when the husband would prefer let his wife think he is having an affair rather than letting her know he is taking acting classes.
- The Karate Kid - A reimagining of the 80s classic starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Based on the popular book, this one takes a light-hearted look at the awkwardness of one boy's adolescence.
- The Runaways - Biopic of the hard rocking all girl band.
- Cyrus - A divorced man's new chance at love is threatened by his girlfriend's creepy adult son.
- MacGruber - Action comedy based on a series of Saturday Night Live sketches.
- Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps- Michael Douglas returns in this sequel to 1987's Wall Street.
- The Losers - Based on a DC Comic, a group of mercenaries plot revenge against the CIA after they are framed.
- The Art of the Steal - Documentary about the Albert C. Barnes collection, perhaps the most remarkable private art collections in the world.