In today’s movie media roundup: We take a look behind the scenes of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s next big book-turned-movie, The Host; We’ll check out another new clip from Pixar’s foray into princess fairy tale epics with Brave; Get another high-speed chase through the future in the latest TV Spot for Total Recall; and attempt to laugh at the latest and (not-so-)greatest Adam Sandler comedy, That’s My Boy thanks to a few TV spots.
With The Host, Stephenie Meyer leaves the supernatural teenage romance of Twilight behind for the teenage romance of… science fiction:
A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan). Instead of carrying out her race’s mission of taking over the Earth, “Wanda” (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
The Host will be in theaters on March 29, 2013.
With Brave Pixar hopes to bring a modern (read: post-feminist) spin to the classic princess fairy tale, while also mixing in a bit of Celtic mythology and mysticism:
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
In this clip, Merida’s father King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) tries to help his wife Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson) find a way to get through to their stubborn, tomboy of a daughter:
Brave will be in theaters on June 22, 2012.
Len Wiseman (Underworld, Die Hard 4) attempts to both re-interpret the original story by sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick and remake the film by Paul Verheoven, in what will hopefully be a fun new Total Recall experience:
As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Colin Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.
Total Recall will be in theaters on August 3, 2012.
That’s My Boy
Will That’s My Boy be a return to form for Adam Sandler? Or does it seem like the once-funny comedian is staking claim for his next Razzie Award? Watch the clips below and Judge for yourself.
While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down as, just before his marriage to lovely Jamie (Leighton Meester), Donny comes stumbling back into the picture.
That’s My Boy will be in theaters on June 15, 2012.
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