I’ve yet to sleep. When it’s 4am and you should be going to bed, but you are thirsty as all hell — the only thing to drink in the fridge is a Nos: Zero power drink — you know shit is about to get real. So I did some apartment work, read/commented on some blogs, and am now attempting to unwind. I’m off the “juice” and washed my Brita filtered water pitcher. So back to the water, but it tastes a bit funky. May have to go buy my bottled water today. Maybe before I pass out. Maybe not. Have appointments to keep today.
Let’s get to the trailers. The plan is to get this entry ready, sleep for a bit, and post it sometime between Noon and 1pm; early for me, by all accounts. Let’s see if I can’t make it happen...
I am a bit torn on this third installment of the Riddick series. I loved Pitch Black, but I completely avoided the sequel: The Chronicles of Riddick. This was because it seemed too over the top, xXx-esque (if anyone recalls that movie). xXx marked the beginning of the end of my “bliss” period for attending movies at the theater. It was the first movie I ever wanted to walk out on. It was an incredibly odd feeling. After that there was no turning back; a switch had been flipped. I have since had the urge to walk out of movies on multiple occasions and the only thing keeping me in my seat was the money I had spent to view the films.
Back on track... This movie seems good and I’m sure the special effects are amazing. There is no doubt in my mind that Riddick was made for Vin Diesel; he owns it. I just fear how much I will be expected to suspend my disbelief. I understand it’s sci-fi and seems a bit toned down from the second, but I may have to wait until I hear some feedback from friends that go to see it on release.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones:
I’ve never read this series, but it was mentioned in the book club I was in. The individual(s) who had read it said it was a great book [series]. The trailer originally made me think of Twilight, but with demons instead of vampires; even werewolves were hinted at. This doesn’t make it too appealing to me, but perhaps it will be better than expected? Still, I will likely wait to see this once it shifts out of theaters.
In the piles of free books I received this weekend, Odd Thomas was the one I was the most excited about. I have quite a Dean Koontz collection, most still needing to be read, and this was a series I have been wanted to read for some time; I’d heard good things about it. When I saw this trailer originally, I posted it on FB in hopes that someone who had read the series could verify if it seems to follow decently to the book. No one was able to tell me.
I am uncertain how many Dean Koontz film adaptations I’ve seen — as I may be completely unaware they are based on his books — but two stand out: Watchers and Hideaway. I saw both of these movies long before ever reading the books. Surprisingly I liked the movie version of Hideaway a bit more than the book (mainly the ending), even though they really tweaked a lot of aspects. I loved Watchers. It scared the shit out of me as a kid. After reading the book, though, I was pretty pissed off at just how badly they butchered the novel.
Supposedly there have been a few viewings of Odd Thomas, all of which were met with positive reviews. This gives me hope it’s a faithful adaptation. Rumor has it, though, that it may never make it to the big screen. The issue seems to be an ongoing lawsuit that was filed in Jan 2013, and until it’s resolved Odd Thomas seems to be stuck in limbo. I hope that it isn’t a permanent limbo; the trailer looks great.
The World’s End:
Not sure what to say about this movie except it seems freaking awesome! I’m a fan of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman. I figure if you liked Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and/or Paul, then you you should pretty excited about this movie. It looks hilarious and I’m sure it won’t disappoint!
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Only one game trailer this week. This was another First Person Shooter (FPS) that caught my attention during E3 a few weeks ago. Not just “caught my attention”, but really excited me. It looks like it will be a bit more in depth (playwise) than some standard run-of-the-mill FPSs. It’s hard for new games in a genre to stand out in a market already dominated by long-running series. In this case, series like Halo and Call of Duty. It’s possible, though, and I’m hoping this is one of those games!
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The Apollo Academy:
In my first | Trailer Tuesday | I mentioned how books now have trailers. I wasn’t sure exactly how many believed me, but this may be because I was so shocked when seeing my first a few months ago. I am kind of slow, so there is the chance that everyone under the sun already knew about this “new” development. Even so, I thought I would share one I came across the other day, while catching up on some commenting, at Behind These Pages where they hosted a cover reveal! Exciting!
Information about The Apollo Academy, and it’s author Kimberly P. Chase, can be found via that link provided. Check it out!
11am. Possibly no sleep for me...
Are you looking forward to any of the movies highlighted? Are you a Riddick fan? Have you read The Mortal Instruments series? What did you think about the book trailer for The Apollo Academy? If publishing a book, is that a marketing technique you’d consider utilizing?