Keeping in theme with the new regular consolidation posts like Friday’s Movie Poster Roundup and Monday’s Movie Image Roundup, we’ve decided to start a regular Video Clip Roundup on Wednesdays. So be sure to check back every Wednesday to see what clips were released by the studios for their upcoming films. Some people consider video clips to be a tad spoilerish as some studios tend to give away the best parts of their films in hopes of drawing a bigger crowd come opening day. However, others, like myself, find short clips an interesting way to get a better feel for a movie’s overall tone that can sometimes be lost in a trailer.
In today’s video clip roundup we have 26 scenes from 7 movies ranging from independent films showing at SXSW (South by South West) to mainstream action films releasing soon are are listed by release date: Limitless, Win Win, Insidious, Source Code, The Ward, Fubar: Balls to the Wall and The Divide.
Before we show you all the humor, drama, action, comedy and horror, we want to take a moment to honor an actor who left this world way before his time and was snubbed not once, but TWICE by the industry he worked in – Corey Haim. Take a moment to watch this touching tribute to Corey Haim below then be sure to check out the other clips on the following pages.
Corey Haim Memorial
After starring in more than forty productions including television shows and major motion pictures, actor Corey Haim was taken from the acting community by an overdose of prescription drugs. Haim is the first person in Hollywood to raise to stardom quickly only to fall hard from the limelight years later and then tragic die of drugs and unfortunately, he surely won’t be the last. However, Haim holds the unique distinction of being snubbed by both the SAG Awards and the Academy Awards this year during their memorial tribute. Neither outfit could bother to find three seconds of time to honor the memory of Haim who was nominated for three Saturn Awards in the 90s and six Young Artist Awards in the 80s, two of which he won.
Though Haim went through a very rough patch in his life during the mid – late 90s he will still be remembered by fans everywhere for his roles in Lucas, License to Drive and of course the cult favorite The Lost Boys.
Synopsis: Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra’s (Bradley Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to MDT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive.
Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie’s read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions.
But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long enough to elude capture and fulfill his destiny. If he can’t, he will become just another victim who thought he’d found invincibility in a bottle.
Limitless opens March 18th, 2011.
Synopsis: Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.
7 Clips Combined
Win Win opens March 25th, 2011.
Synopsis: A family that moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son’s condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they’re dealing with powers beyond human comprehension.
“What is It?”
“The Hand Print”
“This is What I Believe”
“There’s Something We Can Try”
Insidious opens April 1st, 2011.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Synopsis: When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
“This Isn’t Our Stop”
“Less Than 8 Minutes to Live”
“How Far Would You Go to Change the Past?”
Source Code opens April 1st, 2011.
Source: MTV Movie Blog
Synopsis: Kristen (Amber Heard), a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of a Psychiatric Hospital.
She is completely disoriented, with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life before being admitted. All she knows is that she isn’t safe. The other patients in the ward, four equally disturbed young women, offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realises things are not as they seem.
The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone. One-by-one the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before she, too, becomes a victim. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.
“She Won’t Let Us Out”
“Into the Morgue”
The Ward opens April 15th, 2011.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Fubar: Balls to the Wall
Synopsis: Headbanger relics, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence), are tired of trying to give’r while barely scraping by, so they head up North to make sweet cash working on the pipelines. Flush with money and confidence, Terry starts dating Trish, a local waitress, and things get serious in a hurry. Meanwhile, Dean is playing up the part of ‘cancer survivor’, and upon hearing about the glories of Worker’s Compensation, purposely bungs up his leg in an attempt to qualify.
“The Real Origin of Christmas”
Fubar: Balls to the Wall opens April 19th, 2011.
Synopsis: When a cataclysmic explosion devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building, a converted fallout shelter designed by their paranoid superintendent Mickey (Michael Biehn). With just three connecting rooms it’s barely big enough, but with stockpiles of food and water, the group are at least safe from the horrors outside, and they settle in and attempt to fathom the catastrophe that has ended the lives of so many of their loved ones.
“Cutting Through the Door”
“Stench and Heat”
The Divide opens later in 2011.
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