Orcs Sir. Thousands of them.

I have to admit to being somewhat conflicted about Duncan Jones’ World of Warcraft adaptation. There hasn’t really been a decent adaptation of a computer/ video game so far – whatever you may think. But he is an outstanding filmmaker, so I’m holding out, hoping for a quality production.

Anyway, to tide us over, here’s a new trailer with lots of Orcs.

Warcraft hits these shores on 30th May 2015, while our friends across the pond will have to wait until 10th June.


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Bourne. Is. Back.

Clearly, the “thing” in Hollywood advertising departments at the moment is to cut trailers on the beat of the music they use. I’ll be honest; it’s effective. You’ve just got to look at the latest Jason Bourne trailer to see why.

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass walked away from a successful franchise nine years ago. The same franchise which breathed life into Bond; whether the Broccolis want to admit it or not. Anyway, I’m hoping it’s taken something special for this particular filmmaking dream team to go back to where it all began for them.


Add to that Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassell, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles reprising her role and it feels like a recipe for success. We’ll have to wait until 28th July 2015 to find out.

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Suicide Squad bringing the funnies? Who cares?

Now, a lot has been made of these additional pick-ups for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The negative reaction to Batman v Superman’s “gritty reality” spawned numerous internet theories about the reasons for said pick-ups, mainly along the lines of the need to add more humour. Then along came this new trailer:

Whether it brings the funnies or not, I’m still very much looking forward to this one. I like apples and oranges.

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Down & Dirty?

I’m loving the feel of this first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s looking a bit edgy, the Star Wars universe getting a little down and dirty and that’s not a bad thing. Check it out:

At this particular time, words fail me, but in a good way. I. Can’t. Wait.

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In a small part of Hertfordshire, big things were going on.

Sometimes it’s the “ordinary” people that make something extraordinary. Of course, if your acting résumé includes Star Wars you really aren’t ordinary at all. Here’s a trailer for Elstree 1976, a documentary about 10 people who didn’t get top billing alongside Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher but were – and still are – just as important to cinema’s best-loved franchise.

Imdb shows this as having an October 2015 release date, but I don’t think it had a UK-wide release. Looking online, it seems they’re getting a May 6th 2016 release in the US at a few indie theatres and as for a Blu Ray/ DVD release, well, I just don’t know. Which is a shame, because it looks like Jon Spira has created a really great piece of documentary cinema.

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Before Snow White

Fairytale characters have never looked so lovely. Following on from 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, there’s just a whole bunch of gorgeousness coming our way with The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Not only do we get the return of Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth (he really should try and copyright that half-turn to camera, “wet” hair look – he’d make a bloody fortune!) and Charlize Theron (nice to see her hair grew back after all those Mad Max antics), we also get the equally beautific Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain (who’s probably had enough of the sci-fi thing for a while).

Here’s a trailer just to prove how eye-wateringly good looking they all are:

As if that weren’t enough, here’s some character posters to gaze upon:

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is released today, April 4th.

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Deepwater Horizon trailer

Peter Berg is an accomplished film maker, bringing us such gems as Hancock, Friday Night Lights and Lone Survivor (he also directed Battleship, but that’s 131 minutes of my life I’m never getting back). His latest offering, Deepwater Horizon, is a depiction of the oil rig disaster that took place in April 2010. Not the most pleasant of subject matters, but with a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich one that will probably be well worth watching. Here’s a trailer:

And here’s a poster:


Deepwater Horizon is released in the UK on 30th September.

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