From the 8th: Today in Movie Trailers: Not Matt Damon

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 2:42 PM

After the trailers for Invictus and Green Zone were released yesterday, it was starting to look like it was Matt Damon day. Luckily, for all you movie fans who are sick of Damon and want something different to sink your teeth into, then you may want to take a look at the new trailers for Shutter Island and Alice in Wonderland.

Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a US Marshall who is summoned to Shutter Island, a prison/asylum for the criminally insane. It houses some of the creepiest and most dangerous criminals and therefore, it's built like a fortress. DiCaprio is charged with investigating just how one of the prisoners, a woman, managed to escape from the island. As his investigation deepens he discovers that Shutter Island holds many dark and disturbing secrets. In the trailer we see a variety of prisoners, each more creepy than the last (the old lady and the guy with his face pieced together), and the film looks like a rather interesting psychological thriller. Obviously DiCaprio's character is bringing some baggage onto the island, which takes its toll on his fragile psyche. I'm very excited by the inclusion of one of my 'it' guys at the moment, Jackie Earl Haley, who really is a brilliant actor especially when he is given a rather weird and kind of scary role, in this case. The trailer looks good and the more I watch it the more I want to see it. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and is based on a book by Dennis Lehane. It hits theaters February 19 2010.

The new Alice in Wonderland trailer is personally a bit of a let down. From what I can gather it is pretty much just a reworking of the original trailer, with certain parts moved from the finish of the original to the start of the new one. I thought I did see a new shot of Anne Hathaway as The White Queen and of Depp as the Mad Hatter, captured by the Red Queen's henchmen. Overall though the trailer doesn't really give us anything new but it is still enjoyable to watch for anyone who has seen the original trailer. Alice in Wonderland seems to have all the elements of a typical Tim Burton film while Depp looks to be in remarkable form as the Mad Hatter. Alice in Wonderland hits normal and IMAX cinemas on March 5th 2010.

The trailers aren't being co-operative so you can head on over to my post on the 8th to see them. Once again thanks to the 8th for posting this.



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