Well this has got gay, gay, GAY written all over it. Christina Aguilera leads the upcoming Burlesque as a talent-in-plain-sight who just wants to perform; Cher plays the momma of the venue who gives Ali (Aguilera’s character) her shot at stardom; and Stanley Tucci watches on with a queen-y stare and bitchy swagger like he did in Devil Wears Prada. (As an aside, I feel like Tucci is pioneering, or maybe just furthering, a kind of the “magical homo” ala the magical negro.) Throw in theater-queen Alan Cumming and eye-candy Cam Gigandet and you have the musical event of November. Start mixing the cosmos!
With a lead character voiced by Paul Giamatti and a story that surrounds “ghosts, ghouls, skunk-apes with an unnatural hunger for pie, extra-dimensional aliens, and mad scientists,” you can safely count me in for The Goon. This is an early (but healthy) promo for the film, which is based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name by Eric Powell.
I missed out catching Monsters earlier this year at SXSW 2010 and damn if I’m not kicking myself now. The indie creature flick comes out in October, but there’s been little coverage of it for the most part. While the style and themes aren’t exactly ground-breaking, this looks like a solid, taught little thriller.
Dame cougar Helen Mirren must have a thing for playing retired ass-kickers. Earlier this week we glimpsed her in the first trailer for The Debt as an ex-agent of the Israeli Moussad. And now we see her in Red in a similar, but albeit campy role, alongside veterans Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and John Malcovich.
Son of a bitch this is looking good. The new trailer for Tron Legacy out of Comic-Con reveals a bit more of the plot and characters, and makes one even more impatient for the film’s December 2010 release.
Popscorn fave, Sam Worthington, stars in a new thriller, The Debt, out this December. The film surrounds three Israeli Moussad agents from the ’60s, and smacks just a touch of 2005′s Munich. (Ciarán Hinds actually stars in both films, though he’s not so believable as the older version of Worthington’s character.) Judging from the first trailer, The Debt seems a pretty taught story with a great cast, but otherwise feels run-of-the-mill.
“Set in an office building, five strangers enter an elevator that suddenly stops between floors. As they try to find a way out, even as the building’s security works to free them, strange and inexplicable things begin to happen. As the events increase in violence, the five prisoners realize one of them is the Devil.”