Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Trailers for 9, State of Play and Monsters vs. Aliens


When 9 (Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.
State of Play

D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey (Russell Crowe), whose street smarts lead him to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures in "State of Play," from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland").

U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (Helen Mirren), who has assigned him to investigate. As he and partner Della (Rachel McAdams) try to uncover the killer's identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.
Monsters vs. Aliens

When California girl Susan Murphy is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a "monster" named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious
alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country.

As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction.

9 looks very weird and creepy, but also kind of interesting. Its nice to see studio's taking a more darker tone with animation and this one looks pretty cool. The cast and crew look solid and I'm interested to see how this film turns out.

State of Play looks alright, but I guess I was just expecting more. I have been keeping an eye on this movie for some time now and when they finally released a trailer for it, it looks alright. I have yet to see The Last King of Scottland, but alot of people said it was great so I have complete faith in this movie. I hope it turns out good.

Monsters vs. Aliens looks definitely like a fun movie. The trailer was pretty funny and I'm down to see this in theaters. The voice talent looks good and the animation looks like it's up to the challenge.

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