It’s Friday and if you want to get your weekend started off on the right foot, check out these three new trailers – including the latest TV spot for The Dark Knight Rises.
The newest clip for Christopher Nolan’s third, and final, Batman movie is only thirty seconds long, but it shines a spotlight on Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman. It’s a bit of an odd ad, honestly – Batman and Catwoman come across more like an old married couple than a pair of young, sexy comic book characters with sexual chemistry. The closing gag is sort of amusing, but it feels a little odd given how dark everything else has looked in The Dark Knight Rises so far. Hey, maybe a little comic relief will lighten the mood of the film. We’ll know for sure when it swoops into theaters this July 20th. Until then, enjoy the clip.
Next up, we’ve got a creepy new trailer for the period horror flick The Awakening.
Rebecca Hall plays an early 20th century ghost hunter sent to a reportedly haunted boarding school to investigate a supposed paranormal incident. The skeptical Hall thinks she’s solved the case, but soon discovers there may be something lurking in the halls after all – something not quite of this world.
Dominic West co-stars in the film – and while “ghost hunter” movies are a dime a dozen these days, we’ve got to give The Awakening credit for at least going for a period setting and not using found footage (oddly enough, there weren’t a lot of video cameras floating around back in 1921…). The trailer looks suitably spooky and atmospheric, but we’ll have to wait and see if it delivers the ghostly goods until its August 10th debut.
Finally, we’ve got a new clip for the Andrew Adamson’s Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. If you’ve always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil performance, but never got around to it, this might be the film for you.
Adamson’s movie (which was produced by James Cameron) takes material from the various Cirque du Soleil performances and morphs them into a fictional narrative. Erica Linz plays a woman who winds up entering a magical realm populated by characters from the troupe’s shows. This whole “entering another magical world” thing shouldn’t be a stretch for Adamson, given that his previous credits include The Chronicles of Narnia.
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away was shot in what should be (given Cameron's involvement) stunning 3D and will swing into theaters on December 21st – just in time for the holidays.