Morning folks! Well, what a weekend, eh? While the rest of the world carried on as normal, Australia had a public holiday on Monday to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday (that’s Queen Elizabeth, folks). While I was out and about with the family over the weekend, plenty of awesome new trailers and thunderously geeky news and stuff dropped online. Not to mention one of the most heartbreaking episodes of Game Of Thrones yet. You still talking about it? I know I am.
Ahem. Anyway, down to business. One of the biggest things to come out of the weekend’s videos was this little piece about Terminator: Genysis, which hit cinemas last week. It’s a sit-down interview with James Cameron, who waxes lyrical about how awesome the new Terminator film is, and in doing so, effectively burned Jonathan Mostow’s Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and McG’s Terminator Salvation in the process. The director made a point of saying he felt Genysis was “the third film” in the franchise, effectively rendering moot all that occurred in the third and fourth sequels. Too bad if you’re Mostow or McG, I guess. Anyway, you can see Cameron blow his verbal wad in the video below.
Fresh off his critical success in films like Nighcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal takes up his version of Raging Bull in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, which hits cinemas not long from now. Gyllenhaal looks amazing as a bulked up pugilist, and he’s ably accompanied by Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, and naturally Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Because Fiddy gotsta eat, I guess. The latest trailer for the film dropped today, so here it is.
Also dropping over the weekend was a trailer for Ridley Scott’s new film, The Martian, in which Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet while awaiting rescue. Now, Scott’s last few films have been decidedly hit-and-miss, so it remains to be seen whether he delivers another Prometheus-level film of huge expectations and soul-crushing disappointment, or Gladiator-level success. But the cast here is brutally awesome, and the concept itself is terrifying, so once more I hold onto hope that Scott knocks this out of the park. Check out the trailer below.
Now, if that’s not enough, there’s a new version of Wes Craven’s Scream film franchise coming shortly, in television series format, so if you can find a YouTube clip of that that plays in Australia, please feel free to link it here in the comments below.
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