Trailers: 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked', 'The Woman in Black', and 'Shame'

Trailers: 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked', 'The Woman in Black', and 'Shame'

Oct 14, 2011

Poster for Steve McQueen's Shame

With another work week ready for the books, what better way to close out your Friday than with some new trailers? We’ve got you covered with new clips from the latest Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Woman in Black, and Shame.

First up, a sneak peek at a sequel absolutely no one was clamoring for…

Alvin and the gang are back in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which finds the furry rodents (including the female Chipettes) stranded on a desert island while Jason Lee tries diligently to find them. Lots of corny jokes and odd renditions of annoying pop songs follow.

We get that we’re not the target audience for these films, but this clip would annoy even the seven-year-old version of us. Kids films can be clever – but Chipwrecked just feels grating based on this footage. Maybe the full version will surprise us when it dances its way into theaters this December…

Next up, we have something for the grown ups.

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the upcoming gothic chiller, The Woman in Black, and today we get a look at the UK trailer for the film. All in all, we’re impressed. Radcliffe ditches Harry Potter and plays a young lawyer who travels to the English countryside to finalize the affairs of a recently deceased client. While there, he encounters a malevolent female spirit hellbent on revenge.

Directed by James Watkins, the clip nails the spooky Victorian vibe perfectly. Will audiences accept Radcliffe in a role other than the infamous boy wizard? It’s too soon to say for sure, but The Woman in Black seems to prove there’s more to this guy than we saw in the Harry Potter flicks. The real question here is why isn’t this film being released in October, when film fans are looking for a good fright? Debuting The Woman in Black in February seems like missing a golden opportunity.

If you’ve been following the festival circuit, then you already know that Steve McQueen’s Shame is generating some serious awards buzz. However, unless you’ve seen it at a festival, you’ve still only been able to read some previews and see a few clips and photos from the film.

That changes today, with the official release of the first trailer for the feature – which reunites McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender in a tale of a man whose sex addiction is slowly affecting every facet of his life. We don’t want to say too much about the clip (experience it for yourself), but the last time Fassbender and McQueen worked together was on the brilliant and haunting film Hunger. Shame looks every bit as amazing.

Sony Pictures Classics will be releasing Shame on December 2nd – provided the film isn’t slapped with an NC-17 release. 

[source: IndieWire, /Film, and ComingSoon]

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