Remember a few weeks back when I kicked off the summer movie and wedding seasons simultaneously? Well, I wasn’t kidding about the whole wedding thing. Today marks my second ceremony in three weeks and let’s just say that I’m writing portions of today’s Top 5 from a church while awaiting pictures. To make matters even worse, said church is located on a stretch of old highway that is nowhere near an Internet connection that can support anything better than up to 128k up or down. I never thought I would say this, but I’m currently missing my home DSL connection that is slow and unreliable at best. But enough of my bandwidth-starved complaints…
On tap in this week’s Top 5 is the first trailer for the latest Bond film, Skyfall, Men in Black 3 video interviews with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and more, G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘s new release date/third dimension, the first trailer and poster for The Great Gatsby, and a plethora of coverage for The Dark Knight Rises. Join me after the break for a brief recap and link to each.
1. First Trailer for SKYFALL (i.e. Latest James Bond Pic)
I’m certainly far from a Bond connoisseur, so I’ll ask has Agent 007 always been such a badass? Not in the suave, intelligent, cunning, and handsome sort of way, but in the “I’m going to murder people’s faces because that’s what I do” sort of way. Regardless of whether this is a unique trait for Daniel Craig’s Bond or something that’s always been around, the baddassery is most definitely on display in this first trailer for Skyfall.
2. MEN IN BLACK 3 Interviews with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and More
Honestly, I can’t say that I had any sort of expectations, even of the modest variety, for Men in Black 3. But that’s the thing about expecting little to nothing from something/someone. When they deliver any sort of enjoyment, you’re pleasantly surprised. Not that the reviews have been sparkling (check out Matt’s here), but the fact that people don’t seem to loathe the movie is a step-up in my mind. Whether you’re part of the crowd that couldn’t wait for the third installment, or someone who will be satisfied if they just don’t hate the pic, I encourage you to check out our video interviews with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and director Barry Sonnenfeld.
3. Paramount Pushes G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Back to March 29th, 2013 for 3D Conversion
Were you among the many who were looking forward to catching G.I. Joe: Retaliation on June 29th? Yeah, me too. But, alas, it now looks as if our anticipation will have to be postponed all the way back to March 29th, 2013. “Why”, you ask? Post-converted 3D. That’s right, we’re just going to have to accept that the Joes are getting pushed back 9 months so that we can allow the always precisely executed 3D post-conversion process to run its course. Damn you, The Avengers & The Hunger Games, for being insanely successful in 3D and in the month of March respectively.
4. First Trailer and Teaser Poster for THE GREAT GATSBY
The first trailer and poster for Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby landed online earlier this week and it’s a rare case in which I’m more entertained by the poster than the trailer. In spite of the solid cast and slick visuals, the scatterbrained cut on display here leaves me with two unanswered questions: 1) Why do I need to see this in 3D? and 2) Wait, forget 3D, why do I need to see this at all?
5. All of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Coverage You Could Ever Dream Of
It’s getting closer, folks. As July 20th approaches it’s a foregone conclusion that Warner Bros. is going to continue to whet an appetite for The Dark Knight Rises assets until the saturation point reaches max capacity. If you’re already there, then I won’t encourage you to read on. If you’re still in need for bits and pieces from the film, then you can check out this Catwoman poster, these new banners, our set visit preview and more new banners, loads of new images, character posters, Matt’s editorial that touches on his thoughts for the trilogy’s ending, and, you guessed it, yet another poster. Phew….I’m exhausted.