October 15, 2012


Two new clips to share with you today: one comes from director Rich Moore’s animated arcade game homage, Wreck-It Ralph; the other hails from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s Paranormal Activity 4.  The previously released clip from Wreck-It Ralph showed our titular hero (voiced by John C. Reilly) meeting Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman).  This time around, Ralph meets up with “Hero’s Duty” drill sergeant, Calhoun (Jane Lynch).  The Paranormal Activity 4 clip gives more frantic looks at creepy stuff like dead-eyed kids skulking about and a girl levitating off of her bed. So, there’s that.

Wreck-It Ralph, also featuring the voices of Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling and Adam Carolla, opens November 2nd.  Paranormal Activity 4, starring Katie Featherson and Kathryn Newton, opens October 19th.  Hit the jump to see both clips.

I had the privilege to see Wreck-It Ralph at an early screening last night and it definitely lived up to my expectations.  Screenwriters Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston have turned in a smart script that is chock full of laughs for young and old alike, along with a ton of Easter eggs for gaming fans that span from the arcade age to contemporary shooters and MMORPGs. There are great lessons for the kids, moments of nostalgia for the adults and lots of laughs for all.  The voice casting is spot-on, though Alan Tudyk stands out from his peers, as he actually does a character voice rather than just a slightly modified version of his own natural voice. (I even liked Silverman in this, which was a pleasant surprise as I normally don’t find her all that funny.)  It’s refreshing when you can tell that the filmmakers really put their hearts into a project.  Wreck-It Ralph is one of those rare finds.  Check out the new clip below:

Here’s the official synopsis for Wreck-It-Ralph:

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy(R)-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing andseeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D(TM) in select theaters.

Here’s the clip for Paranormal Activity 4 (via Yahoo!):


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