NINE Musical Trailer 3

Man, I’ve been giving so much free publicity for the Weinsteins but I can’t help myself. I thought the second trailer of the NINE musical flick couldn’t get any more awesome. Well I was wrong. In this third trailer, we finally hear the man speak. Daniel Day-Lewis is sporting a believable Italian accent as Guido Contini, perhaps because the actor did learn how to speak Italian for the movie according to IMDb trivia. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, the trivia page also lists some amazing names who were at one time either interested or considered for this movie, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger (both Chicago alums), Amy Adams, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway. George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas were also considered for the role of Guido, although I can’t imagine any of them in that role after seeing such a virtuosic performance by Day-Lewis.

Anyway, I LOVE this trailer. Though I didn’t mind the musical montages of the previous two, it’s nice to finally get the gist of the story and the kind of predicament the renowned director is in. We also get a glimpse of the roles the nine women play in his life. Is it just me but in the little snippet I heard of Nicole Kidman’s singing brought back memories of Moulin Rouge. I’m assuming most of the actress playing the starlets are doing their own singing in this movie.

So, anybody else excited to see this flick?

The Wolfman’s Awesomely-eerie Posters & Trailer

The Wolfman recently released a series of awesome-looking posters. I’ve got to admit I wasn’t too interested in this flick until I caught the trailer as my hubby was watching. It boast an all-star cast including Benicio del Toro as the cursed monster and Emily Blunt as the woman he loves, Gwen Conliffe. Surely you can’t judge a movie by the cast alone, but with Sir Anthony Hopkins AND Hugo Weaving involvement, it can’t be all bad.

The Wolfman centers on an American man, Lawrence Talbot, who upon his return to his ancestral home in Great Britain is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. The haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. From the trailer (take a peek below the posters), this looks terrifying but also tragic and heartbreaking, which is a good thing as I couldn’t care less watching a heartless monster running around like say, that madman Jason from the Halloween series.


These posters are viscerally terrifying but definitely artistic. They totally capture the dark Gothic mood of the original 1941 film this one is based on. EMPIRE also has the third poster with Emily Blunt hiding in the woods, not as scary as you don’t see much of the Wolfman himself.

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According to IMDb, this movie was at first slated to hit cinemas in 2007, but difficulties to find a director made this release date impossible. Then a new release date was set for February 2009, then November 2009 and then finally February 12, 2010. Just in time to counter all those cutesy romance movies released on Valentine’s Day!