Saturday, July 7, 2012


I realize that we are only in the middle of summer but I have some seen some fascinating trailers for films being released later this fall and over the holidays that I can't wait to share:

For a while, it didn't look like it was going to happen anytime soon but 007 is finally back. Daniel Craig returns in this teaser for "Skyfall" which is his third time in the role and the twenty-third film in the long-running series.

This film (which marks fifty years since the first James Bond cinematic adventure, "Dr. No" appeared in 1962) is directed by Sam Mendes and features an impressive cast including Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney and Judi Dench who makes her seventh appearance in the series as "M".

"Skyfall" is due in the U.S. on November 9, 2012.

"Django Unchained" is a revisionist western set in the deep South during the nineteenth century from the mind of America's version of an auteur, Quentin Tarantino. Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave who will be set free if he helps a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) track down a gang of killers and in exchange, help Django rescue his wife being held by a ruthless slave owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

I don't know how audiences are going to respond to this sure-to-be-controversial film, (most especially after all the uproar over Chris Rock's Twitter joke about slavery on July 4th) but I'm sure with it coming Mr. Tarantino, it will most certainly be very entertaining.

"Django Unchained" should be out on Christmas day:

Baz Luhrmann, the visual mastermind behind "Moulin Rouge" and "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet", has returned with a stunning new vision for F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan plays Daisy and returning after a long-absence from the screen, Tobey Maguire is Nick, the narrator of this tale.

Although this story has been filmed many times over the years but there's not been a commercially successful version to date, perhaps this "Gatsby" could be the one. This film appears to be another grand spectacle by Mr. Luhrmann (and in 3D) so, it looks like this should be something to see.

"The Great Gatsby" is scheduled to be in theaters on December 25. 2012:
UPDATE: "The Great Gatsby" has been pushed back until summer of 2013:

This simple but moving teaser for the musical, "Les Miserables" features a stunning rendition by Anne Hathaway of the signature song, "I Dreamed A Dream". Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe also sing in this classic story based on the French novel by Victor Hugo. Tom Hooper, who won the Oscar for his work on "The King's Speech", directs.

"Les Miserables" should be in theaters on December 14, 2012:
UPDATE: "Les Miserables" will now be released on Christmas Day: