This post is actually dedicated to the trailer for Argo, Ben Affleck's latest (as director and actor). However, it just so happens that the trailer for another goody debuted today - the already controversial Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey. Since we're on a trailer roll, I've also added embeds for the new trailer for The Amazing Spiderman as well as the equally spectacular looking Piranhaconda. Yes, you read right. Hit the jump.
Ah Ben Affleck, how you impress more and more. We loved you when you penned the brilliant Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon and won an Oscar for your efforts, we started worrying when you became Michael Bay's golden boy in Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, but what we could not abide was your J-Lo shenanigans. It has taken years to heal those wounds, but you showed promise with Gone Baby Gone, approached near complete absolution with The Town, and now, with Argo, you look set to become a hero once more. Argo not only has a top notch cast (including Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling), but the true story it's based on is insane. See the official synopsis after the trailer below.
Based on true events, Warner Bros. Pictures' and GK Films' dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.
This one is pretty controversial already, having received the much-feared NC-17 Rating. See the official synopsis after the embed below.
When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, "Killer Joe" is a garish, proactive black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.
The Amazing Spiderman
This is the third trailer for The Amazing Spider Man, which has been doing the rounds for a week or so. Despite my general lack of interest in seeing the Spider Man franchise rebooted, I have to admit that this movie is looking pretty good. The villain is big, bizarre and scary; the acting and humour looks solid (how can it not be with Marc Webb at the helm and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads); the CGI gets better every time we see new footage; and the 3D looks insane.
Wow, you can safely say that the B-Movie industry is alive and well. Who watches this stuff? I am at a loss for words. The worst thing about it is that Michael Madsen, a Tarantino regular and Vega Brother, is in it. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
(Embed via Twitch - the only place on earth where you can find things like this.)