If District 9 looks familiar, it should. It is the feature-length adaptation of his early short film, Alive in Joburg. (Video here). In any case, District 9 is the story of a group of aliens forced to live in squalor in a slum on Earth. If that sounds like Alien Nation in general, you’re not alone.
We don’t have a new trailer for 9, but we do have a clip from the movie. In the following clip, 9 and 7 are trying to fight off a monster that is attacking the dolls. I must say, this movie simply looks amazing and the monster’s power here reminds me of the monster from It.
Wait, I spoke too soon! A new trailer was released yesterday. Sweet!
I hate it when I get aliens in the attic. Usually I have to call the exterminators and then all sorts of high tech hijinks ensue. Much like in the trailer for Aliens in the Attic! Which looks like a cross between E.T. and Critters. It actually has some funny bits in the trailer and it certainly looks like something my kids would like.
Making the jump from anime to live-action is Blood: The Last Vampire, from the producer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The quick rundown: “On the surface, Saya is a stunning 17-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old “halfling.” Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.” Aww, yeah. Did I mention that blood features prominently in the film?
By the power of Oprah, Cormac McCarthy’s novel makes its way to the big screen this fall. The Road tells the story of Aragorn as he makes his way across post-apocalyptic America, just one step ahead of the forces of Mordor. Only with guns, and Coke that doesn’t go flat after a nuclear war.
Fresh off his successful stint in Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. returns as the next Sherlock Holmes in, err, Sherlock Holmes! Directed Mr. Madonna (he’ll never live that down), this is yet another filmed version of the venerable Arthur Conan Doyle character, only this time Holmes has a comedic/action hero vibe going on that I’m not sure I like. Sure, parts of funny, but it’s not Sherlock Holmes. Then again, if it wasn’t Sherlock Holmes, nobody would go see it.