Tuesday 14 October 2014

Looking Forward: NOVEMBER 2014

Bless you, November, you are awesome! Not only is this the month of my birthday, but it really has a...and I can't believe I'm finally using this word...SURPLUS of blockbuster movies...yes, indeed...

Interstellar (Nov 7-USA, Nov 7-UK, Nov 6-Singapore)

          Christopher Nolan is a true genius in this industry, and his works have dazzled me and many others, time and time again. This one, yet again, looks to be another of his iconic masterpiece. The kind that incorporates science-fiction in ways we never imagined, while having a very human drama in its core. So far, details have been pretty much in the blur, but if the trailers are any indication, there will be lots of twists and revelations, and certainly no shortage of human drama that will storm our hearts and minds. And the array of talent in the cast is also amazing. I'm expecting a jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, heart-crushing (maybe I'm slightly exaggerating...slightly) kind of film that is another masterpiece by the great Chris Nolan. 
          The final trailer is simply stunning, and a must watch!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WzHXI5HizQ (Teaser)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWdZVtXT7E (Trailer #2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePbKGoIGAXY (Trailer #3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahUSiynvRlc (Final Trailer) (Must See!!!)

Big Hero 6 (Nov 7-USA, Jan 30-UK, Nov 13-Singapore)

          I was initially excited by the idea of having (now Disney-owned) Marvel comics characters in a Disney animation film. What I did not realize, is the characters their taking are...well...not what I expect. The only thing sustaining my hope for this film is that it is a Disney animations project, the kind that produced the amazing Tangled & Frozen in the past years. Now it will really have to work hard and prove me wrong, because the trailers kind of looked unbelievably childish so far, and without proper theme & story. The action sequences looked promising, but the characters don't. As of now, I'm just kind of half-interested with this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvgyXKDXdZY (Teaser)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3biFxZIJOQ (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IdMPpKMdcc (Trailer #2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdUxawrR484 (NYCC Trailer)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Nov 21-USA, Nov 21-UK, Nov 20-Singapore)

          It's been quite the journey with our heroine Katniss, and now the story takes a swift turn as we leave the games and turn towards the big thing behind all this, the revolution. As we left Catching Fire, audiences are still left in the shadows with questions unanswered, and plots left hanging. So, now, we will get to see what the events in the first two films transpire into, and hope it can replicate the brilliance of its predecessors. Trailers have come and teased us, but still left a lot of plot in the dark. But it's enough to get us back in the ride with the Mockingkjay. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfrJFtEwucc (Teaser)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PkkHsuMrho (Main Trailer)

The Imitation Game (Nov 21-USA, Nov 14-UK, Jan 22-Singapore)

          The smallest budget of the bunch, yet promises quite the story & drama, and even comedy too. A dramatic take on the historical events of Alan Turing and the cracking of the enigma code, yet that particular event may be of less interests, with a powerful story revolving the character. The film boasts an all-round talented cast in Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Charles Dance, and quite the comedy and drama surrounding the historical discovery. And then comes the trailer that more than convinced me that this is one awesome movie I just can't miss.


Penguins of Madagascar (Nov 26-USA, Dec 5-UK, Nov 27-Singapore)

          The Madagascar films have always been funny while also keeping strong with the emotional ride with the characters. What sets them apart is that they have uniquely distinctive characters. And now we follow upon the bunch that is most intriguing yet is rarely focused upon in the films, instead having to run in their own TV series instead. Here we are now, with the first feature film focusing on the Penguins of Madagascar.
          These penguins are adorable yet they live the lives of espionage, which makes them both cool and cute at the same time. Each of these penguins, one with the other, have distinctive characters which makes them quite the unique team to solve all kinds of problems. Teaming up with an elite undercover task force to stop a villainous force from taking over the world, this may be the definitive crossover genre of animation & spy thriller. What a combination! Not convinced? Check out the trailers. Still not? Let me tell you that among the voice cast is Benedict Cumberbatch (hmmm...name seems familiar...) and John Malkovich. If you are still not convinced, then go jump off a bridge, because, man, this is going to be one awesome animation film!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHGHEpUeUwo (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retX8Wj7JdM (Trailer #2)

Other Movies:

Dumb and Dumber To (November 14)
-A sequel to the successful 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber...

Horrible Bosses 2 (November 26)
-Another sequel to another successful comedy...

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