A new featurette for Les Miserables, a trailer for Gambit, videos for Skyfall, posters for Looper and a new release date for The Great Gatsby!
Les Miserables has a new featurette on the style of filmmaking employed, and it’s honestly quite interesting. I KNOW. WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT?
What they did was actually have the actors singing the songs on set, rather than in a studio and just lip syncing on set. This is a pretty bold thing to do, and it’s honestly taken my interest level in this film from a 7 out of ten to a solid 9!
Gambit finally has a trailer, and it doesn’t look all that good. All the awesome in Les Miserables must have stolen it from Gambit. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t look terrible. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the screenplay, which is generally a good thing, but this is a comedy, and their stuff can be a bit… shitty when it’s straight comedy. Sure, there are some legendary films like The Big Lebowski, but then there’s Intolerable Cruelty, and it was actually intolerably cruel. I think Gambit is going to skew closer to Intolerable Cruelty than Lebowski, and that is something I’m sad about.
Skyfall has a couple new videos, one of which deals with the new Bond girls, which is hilarious because the filmmakers convinced the actresses that it’s not just about their looks (HAHAHAHAHAHA), and the other is a new Heineken commercial that basically shows what my life is like… I’m always breaking the arms off of ice sculptures.
Looper has two new posters today, and I’m pretty sure they’re for America. I can totally read that language. Scribbly scribbly… Wu Tang Clan… Sweat and Sour Pork Tenderloin… Bruce Willis… Looper!
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby was originally slated for this Christmas, then it probably wasn’t very good and needed more work or something, so it was pushed back to next summer, well, Warner Bros. has settled on its release date: May 10, 2013. That’s actually a really good date, because it means no one will see it because they’re too busy seeing Iron Man 3 again or playing golf or whatever people do.
So I can see it without other folks in the theater.
And cry. Cry. Cry.