'Fun With Dick and Jane'

So the Fun With Dick and Jane trailer is out. The remake of the 1977 Jane Fonda-George Segal comedy stars Téa Leoni and Jim Carrey as suburban marrieds who rob banks to keep up with the Joneses, and features funny antics from a cute little dog, the obligatory Starbucks dig, and that Edgar Winter Group […]

'King Kong'

Okay, we already knew from the Ring movies that Naomi Watts (left) could scream, but day-um! The first King Kong trailer, which debuted Monday night on NBC’s broadcast networks and now lives on Volkswagen’s website, has us pounding our chests already. The highlights:1. Ann Darrow (Watts) screams for the camera; in the distance, we hear […]

'Corpse Bride'

As for Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, the trailer posted here (along with some wallpapers and other goodies) suggests that the movie is going to be a macabre-yet-sentimental folk tale in the vein of Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Providing the voices for the stop-motion animated movie are Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, and […]

'Elizabethtown'

The site for Elizabethtown, writer-director Cameron Crowe’s first real visit to romantic drama since Jerry Maguire nine years ago, doesn’t have much yet, just some mysterious movie stills of stars Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, and a lot of character actors you probably won’t recognize. No word about the plot, which reportedly […]

'Rent'

Rent The seasoned moviegoer’s heart will sink upon seeing the Revolution Studios logo at the beginning of the trailer, and anyone who hasn’t seen the play will be mystified by the lengthy, dialogue-free montage of well-groomed bohemians hugging. Still, that ”Seasons of Love” song is pretty rousing, it’s hard to beat Taye Diggs, Rosario Dawson, […]

'Fantastic Four'

Fantastic Four The tongue-in-cheek approach hinted at in the first trailer is even more alarmingly apparent in this second clip. Clearly, the marketers want viewers to be reminded of The Incredibles, but it reminded me instead of, um, Daredevil. But I’ll give the clip points for its use of Oasis’ killer instrumental ”F—in’ in the […]

'Bad News Bears'

Bad News Bears Yeah, it still looks like Bad Santa meets School of Rock on the baseball diamond, but this second clip introduces a nicely deadpan Greg Kinnear as a rival little league coach, and it gives Billy Bob Thornton a hilarious exit line that gives me hope for this remake.