An new extended trailer for Pompeii has a shirtless Jon Snow and loads of CGI disaster effects, with everybody trying to outrun the fireballs and tidal waves (as people so often do in these movies), but I thought the whole point of the tragedy of Pompeii was that everybody died instantaneously, in the middle of feeding the dog and taking a leak and having sex and whatnot. Was there really a two-hour window to jump on your horse, find your gf, battle the bad guy, and save some ancillary characters before getting out of Dodge? I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ll see it because of all the heaving man-bosoms, but I’m giving this the side-eye. Pompeii opens February 1.
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For his final masterpiece, The Wind Rises, legendary writer/director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. From the LA Times: “The film, based on a short story by Japanese poet Hori Tatsuo, follows Jiro through pre-World War II Japan, the country’s devastating 1923 earthquake, a tuberculosis epidemic, and economic troubles that preceded the war. It’s a departure from Miyazaki’s previous work, which often relied on myth, magical realism, and a strong focus on nature.” The Wind Rises was released briefly earlier this month for an Oscar-qualifying run, but is due out in theaters February 21st, 2014. It will be interesting to see if it can beat the heavily favored-to-win Frozen.
Compared to other recent YA-novel-to-screen adaptations, I’d say this looks 97% better than Mortal Instruments, 110% better than Beautiful Creatures, 3,000% better than The Host, and almost but not quite as good Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (nothing beats a Logan Lerman movie). Theo James is the main draw here (his backside is SPECTACULAR), with Kate Winslet adding a touch of class. Yeah, I’ll see it.
Fun fact: If you stop at exactly :11 there’s a penis in the air, floating above Maleficent’s head.
The trailer for the upcoming Pierre Bergé-approved Yves Saint Laurent biopic, starring Pierre Niney as Yves, is here. And because the movie has Bergé’s blessings, its creators had full access to the house’s gasp-inducing archives, and they were able to swathe the cast in real vintage looks. It’s pretty unreal.
It’s the year 2028. Joel Kinnaman (soooo cute on The Killing) (SEASON ONE ONLY!) is Alex Murphy, a loving father, hunky husband, and a good cop. After being critically injured in the line of duty, he is transformed by the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp into a unstoppable super-cyborg. Co-starring Gary Oldman, Samual L Jackson, MY BELOVED JAY BARUCHEL (THE HOTTET GUY IN HOLLYWOOD!), Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, and Jackie Earle Haylie. In theaters February 12.
It’s the Red Band trailer for the dark and trashy erotic thriller California Scheming about a ”teen seductress who pulls three privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and the unforeseen consequences that force the group to face their own fears and mortality.” Devon Werkheiser (whom our millennial readers will recognize as Ned from Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide) and Spencer Daniels (the hottie from the new Anna Faris series Mom) play Nick and Jason, the two best friends and surf buddies who are drawn into beautiful new girl Chloe (Gia Mantegna)’s web. I am so there. Opens January 5.
Nick Jonas stars in his first movie! From EW: “In a new teaser for the thriller Careful What You Wish For, Nick Jonas is seen pining after the life Dermot Mulroney leads, from his house to his Jag to his wife, who’s played by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen‘s Isabel Lucas. By the end of the 23-second teaser, it seems Doug Martin (Jonas) is the one who better be careful, considering the fire he faces and the married woman he kisses.” Watch the trailer here. Or just gasp at the GIF.