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Trailer Watch: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Fueling my disappointment with Indy 4 was the lack of any big trailer debuts….Indy isn’t tracking as high as I thought it would box-office wise, but it is a very big debut and millions are heading to theaters over the holiday weekend, so any studio wanting people to know about their movie would be dumb not to take advantage.

Instead, I was stuck watching a trailer for something called Benjamin Button (something to that effect, anyway) that looked really weird, a trailer for a heavy-drama Australia, and a bunch of really old trailers I’ve been watching for months.

Where’s the Potter trailer, The Mummy 3 trailer, Star Trek, or something else that would have been unexpected….Quantum of Solace, anyone? 

Hopefully in the coming weeks, trailers will start to improve as even more summer blockbusters are released.  I hear the Potter teaser will be in Get Smart, which doesn’t quite make sense, but I’ll still be seeing it anyway because Carell looks hilarious in the role.

Look for updates later this week…I’ll be out of town, but will still be on the prowl for movie news.

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May 24, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Indy 4 Reviews Piling Up

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You know, the one thing I hate about getting all my movie news from blogs is that all the big ones, which is most of them, manage to get press passes to the premieres that happen before it’s officially released.

Then, all the reviews, or even teases of the reviews get posted online….most of the time revealing spoilers, either inadvertenaly or not.

In particular, Movies.com posted a snippet about a news item I’d already read regarding an Indiana Jones 5, but then they casually mention how something might be a spoiler WHEN IT’S NOT a spoiler until they say that.

Here’s a tip…put a spoiler warning BEFORE you’re about to say something about a movie you’ve seen that hasn’t released to the public yet.  It’s just stupid not to.

I’m really embracing my role as a spoiler shield for everyone seeing this movie…aren’t I?

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May 19, 2008 at 11:22 am

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Indy IV Rumblings….

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Reviews are trickling through for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the most part seem to skew to the negative side.

What good could come from this news, you say?  Well, after skimming them to avoid spoilers, I’ve noticed that all the people who went to see this one wanted it to be the next “Raiders”….like it’s the holy grail (no pun intended) of all the Indy films….

The pecking order they have say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the worst, when I easily rank that one as my favorite, with Raiders a close second, and Temple of Doom a very close third.  By that account, I think I may enjoy this more, because if they hate “Last Crusade”, then they clearly have a different Indy movie taste.

Number 2….they say in at least one review that this could be the “Die Hard 4” of the franchise…Well, considering Die Hard 4 was my favorite of the Die Hards…despite it being taken to a PG-13 rating, which was still not the best idea….I think that I could be in for a treat. I had A LOT of fun at Die Hard 4, and now I’m itching to see Indy 4 and see if this trend continues.

So I say bring on even more negative, whiny reviews…..They just make me realize how much I’ll actually enjoy this one…..

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May 9, 2008 at 1:15 am

New Indy 4 TV Spot!

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Normally I don’t watch or post these things anymore, just to avoid spoilery stuff.

This new TV spot for quite possibly one of my most anticipated movies ever, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is just too awesome to pass up.

Take a look about halfway through when Harrison Ford is looking off toward somone offscreen….Looks pretty badass if you ask me!

Via TheRaider.net

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April 27, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Indy 4 starts filming…tomorrow.

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Never thought the day would arrive, but production is finally set to being on Indiana Jones 4….

Honestly, the moment I see this trailer, I think I might actually cheer.  It’s going to be so weird to see Harrison Ford back up on the big screen as Dr. Jones…

Plus, this’ll be the first time I actually get to see one of the movies in a theatre….hopefully they’ll have one of those all-day marathon events….I’d totally go.

Via Coming Soon!

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May 29, 2007 at 12:53 pm

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Indiana Jones 4 Tidbit

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I’m sticking this a rumor until anything remotely being close to confirmed about this film is released.

It’s been tossed around before, and again it’s mentioned that Johnathan Rhyes-Davies, who played Sallah (or may be better known as Gimli, from Lord of the Rings), is not in the next installment.

Personally, I think it’s disappointing. As mentioned in the linked article at Cinema Blend, I thought he was pretty funny in the other movies and a good overall character. I always enjoy the little part in Last Crusade when he tells Brody to run….

I’m sure the movie will still be enjoyable, I just figured they would at least want Sallah in it….

Via Cinema Blend

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April 17, 2007 at 9:54 pm

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LaBeouf confirmed for Indy 4

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This time, it’s official.  Shia LeBeouf (Transformers, Holes) is officially signed on for the latest go-round in the Indiana Jones saga.

Honestly, my opinion of the kid still hasn’t changed. I’ve never enjoyed the way he carries himself in an interview.  It always seems like it’s an expletive filled outing with Shia, except, of course, in USA Today.

Still…the kid is pretty good in most of his movies, and he is funny at times (his role in I, Robot was pretty funny).  I’ll give him that.

We’ll see how he does in Transformers this summer, and then a year later he’ll have another one under his belt after Indy 4 comes out.   Plot points are still shrouded in secrecy, so who knows if he’s playing Indiana Jones’ kid in this one, or if he’s just a goofy sidekick.

If I were a betting man, I’d say he’s the former….not the latter.

Via USA Today

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April 12, 2007 at 10:32 pm

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Indiana Jones 4 possibly delayed?!

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If this tip is correct, I will be severely disappointed in Harrison Ford…..

According to the tip, Harrison Ford is scheduled to lead a new “immigration drama” called Crossing Over, which starts filming this month.  Apparently it was just announced.

I seriously doubt that Harrison’s people, or George Lucas or Steven Spielberg would seriously approve of this, so I have to question the possibility of it pushing back the start date.  Clearly, Indy 4 should be a much bigger priority for Harrison Ford considering all of his flops lately.

We’ll see if this pans out or not….but for the sake of Indiana Jones 4 coming out on time next summer, I hope it’s not true.

Via Movies.com

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April 9, 2007 at 11:01 am

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Indiana Jones Trailer coming this Thanksgiving

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Tip from my morning reads talks about an article in the USA Today.

It’s nice to hear that filming hasn’t even started and George Lucas can guarantee us an Indiana Jones trailer for this Thanksgiving.

Honestly, I think it’s going to be surreal to see what goes on in an Indiana Jones film after an 18-year break.  I grew up with an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade VHS tape, and it’s easily one of my favorite films.  I like movies that can find the perfect mix of comedy, action and drama….Always entertaining.  I just hope this one lives up to all the hype they’re giving it, because they certainly have delayed and re-delayed enough.

Now….if only they’d get Sean Connery back on officially, because he is definitely engrained in the minds of fans as Indy’s father.

I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving even more now.

Via Coming Soon! 

Here’s a link to the original article over at USA Today’s homepage.

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April 5, 2007 at 9:02 am

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A possible Indy 4 title?

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I was snooping around my daily news sites, and came across an interesting tidbit I hadn’t heard about yet.

Apparently the latest Indiana Jones adventure will be called Indiana Jones and the City of Gods.

I’d approve of that….it’s better than Indiana Jones and the Opal of Destiny or whatever the heck they were calling it before.

Via Movies.com

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March 19, 2007 at 8:45 am

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