Posts Tagged ‘movie trailer

09
Sep
08

“In a world…”

“In a world…” “In a time…” “Only one man…” “In a place…” Any and everyone who has grown up watching movies undoubtedly heard “The Voice”: Don LaFontaine. LaFontaine’s signature phrases and renown has occurred more within the past ten years through TV ads, the most recognized being the infamous Geico ad. In honor to the late LaFontaine, and in respect to the career of the voice-over artist, here are a few others you should know about:

 

Al Chalk – Voice-over artist for such movie trailers as, “Kings of Comedy,” “Underworld,” “The Fugitive,” “Independence Day,” and “Madagascar.”

 

Joe Cipriano – Cipriano does the spots for CBS and FOX TV shows. Next time you hear a promo for “The Simpsons,” or “Family Guy,” it’s from this guy.

 

Hal Douglas – Often mistaken for Don LaFontaine (especially when he says, “In a world…”) Douglas does the other half of the majority of movie trailer voice-overs, as well as promos for A&E and The History Channel.

 

Mark Elliot – Any time you pop in a Disney DVD or VHS, or hear the words: “And now, our Feature Presentation,” it’s this guy.

 

John Leader – From the “Indiana Jones” series to “Back to the Future,” and all movies in-between, John Leader has provided his voice to hundreds of trailer, commercials, and promos since 1984. He retired as of September 1, 2008.

 

Nick Tate – From the land down under comes Nick Tate who lucked into the VO world with the trailer for “Jurassic Park.” Originally a stage, TV, and film actor, Tate has also voiced-over the trailers for “Braveheart,” “GoldenEye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The Edge,” “Deep Impact,” and “The World Is Not Enough.”

 

Rodney Saulsberry – Performing on “Soul Train,” and “Dance Fever.” Videos on VH1 and BET. Doing books-on-tape. Saulsberry has also provided his voice to such trailers as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Friday After Next,” “Drumline,” “Undercover Brother,” “The Best Man,” and “Clockers.”

 

 

For more information on voice-over actors, check out this link on Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_voice_actors

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26
Aug
08

Movie News and Views August 26, 2008 Trailer Edition

 

 

“Phoebe in Wonderland” – Elle Fanning plays the titular character, a little girl who doesn’t want to deal with the rules of the grown-up world. Also stars Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman. Opens September 12, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1265&item=0

 

“Nights in Rodanthe” – Richard Gere is a work-obsessed doctor whose wife left him. Diane Lane is a mother whose husband cheated on her with her hest friend and now he wants to come back. James Franco is Gere’s estranged son. Opens September 26. 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1086&item=1

 

 “An American Carol” – Kevin Farley (Chris’ brother) plays infamous unpatriotic filmmaker Michael Mallone (a shallow version of Michael Moore) who is contacted by three spirits of the past: General George S. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), John F. Kennedy, and George Washington (Jon Voight). Also stars Trace Adkins, Dennis Hopper, and Bill O’Reilly. Opens October 3, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810011696/video/9334213

 

“Appaloosa” – Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris are friends hired to police a small town. It’s a Western. Also stars Renee Zellweger. Opens October 3, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1152&item=0

 

 “Max Payne” – Mark Wahlberg plays the video game anti-hero: a maverick cop who is hunting down those responsible for killing his partner and family. Opens October 17, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1212&item=0

 

“The Secret Life of Bees” – Dakota Fanning is a 14-year-old girl on the run who lands at the beekeeping premises of the Boatwright sisters. Also stars Alicia Keyes and Queen Latifah. Opens October 17, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1155&item=0

 

“Frost/Nixon” – Based on the real life events of British talk show host David Frost interviewing ex-president Richard Nixon after his impeachment. Stars Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, and Oliver Platt. Opens December 25, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=900&item=0

 

“The Fast and the Furious 4” – Vin Diesel. Paul Walker. Michelle Rodriguez. Jordana Brewster. Fast cars. Fourth movie. Opens June 5, 2009. View the Vin Diesel-rific trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1056&item=0

 

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” – No summary; I’ve not bothered watching any of these movies. Opens July 17, 2009. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=561&item=0

 

“Good” – Viggo Mortensen is a professor in Germany during the German pride/uprising of the Nazi party. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=142&item=0

 

“The Imposters” – Based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel about a 1983 L.A. with rock stars, movie execs, a vampire… You know, the usual stuff. Stars Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke, etc. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1049&item=0

 

“It’s Alive” – Remake of the Eighties movie about a couple who give birth to a child that kills when scared. Starring Bijou Phillips. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9875&count=25

 

“New York, I Love You” – An anthology of twelve short films, all shot in the Big Apple. Stars include Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, James Caan, Eli Wallach. John Hurt, Natalie Portman, etc. Directors include Brett Ratner and Scarlett Johansson. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9900&count=0

 

“Winged Creatures” – A group of survivors and how they survived a random restaurant shooting in LA. Stars Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsdale, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=809&item=0

29
Jul
08

Movie News and Views July 29, 2008 Trailer Edition

 

 

 

“Fly Me To The Moon 3-D” – Three insects plan to hitch a ride to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Animated/CG. Featuring the voices of Christopher Lloyd, Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, and Tim Curry. Opens August 15, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/fly-me-to-the-moon-3-d/31337/trailer?trailerId=2175044

 

“Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys” – Love, career, wealth, relationships, affairs… all between two families struggling to work together. Stars Jennifer Hudson, Kathy Bates, Cole Houser, Robin Givens, and Tyler Perry. Opens September 12, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1166&item=0

 

“The Duchess” – Keira Knightley plays 18th aristocrat Georgiana Devonshire. Opens September 19, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=813&item=2

 

“The Lucky Ones” – Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Micael Pena are all U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq to find life has gone on without them. Opens September 26, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1239&item=0

 

“How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” – Based on the magazine article, Simon Pegg is a British journalist who is hired by a New York magazine. Also stars Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, and Kirtsen Dunst. Opens October 3, 2008 View the trailer at:

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/how-to-lose-friends-and-alienate-people/27150/trailer?trailerId=2164233

 

“Body of Lies” – Russell Crowe and Leo DiCaprio in a movie about trying to trap a dangerous Al Qaeda operative. Opens October 10, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1008&item=0

 

“W” – Oliver Stone presents a story of a man who knows how to party, how to gamble, how to have a good time. This man has some lows; notably, bad management over a sports team and oil company. However, he triumphs and becomes President of the United States. This piece of Americana opens October 17, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/review.php?id=1237

 

“The Brothers Bloom” – Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo are brothers pulling a con job on a wealthy woman (Rachel Weisz). Also stars Robbie Coltrane. Opens October 24, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=779&item=0

 

“Saw V” – More horror and carnage from the franchise that, like Jason, refuses to die. Opens October 24, 2008 View the teaser at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1128&item=0

 

“RocknRolla” – London. Underground. Gangsters. Guy Ritchie. What more do you need? Also stars Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Ludacris, Jeremy Piven, and Tom Wilkinson. Opens October 31, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=972&item=3

 

“Quantum of Solace” – Bond is back! Opens November 7, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.moviefone.com/movie/quantum-of-solace/26922/trailer?trailerId=2150289

 

“Yes Man” – “Yes is the new ‘no’” as Jim Carrey is a guy who begins saying “yes” to everything, and eventually winds up with Zooey Deschanel. Opens December 19, 2008. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1076&item=0

 

“Watchmen” – Based on the graphic novel/comic book series, this follows an alternate 1985 where a superhero is killed and the investigation into his murder reveals a plot to discredit all superheroes. Opens March 6, 2009. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=590&item=0

 

“Terminator: Salvation” – Christian Bale takes the role of John Connor, lone savior of our future against the giant Cyberdine/Skynet cyborgs. Opens May 22, 2009. View the teaser at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=333&item=0

 

“Ghost Town” – “Office” and “Extras” creator Ricky Gervais is a jerk dentist who, after being dead for 7 minutes, is able to see ghosts. He’s imposed upon by Greg Kinnear to stop his former wife (Tea Leoni) from getting married to the wrong guy. Opens September 19, 2009. View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=933&item=0

 

“Surfer, Dude” – Matthew McConaughey is a surfer with a problem: there’s a drought in the wave department. His manager (Woody Harrelson) gets him to try to endorse a “3-D” surfing game. Dude. Also stars Willie Nelson. Coming Soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=1139&item=0

 

 “Up” – Quoting the Official Plot Summary: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. “Up” takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. Coming Soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9519&count=0

 

And, stuff from Comic Con:

 

 “Origins: Wolverine” – Here’s the bootleg of the new “Wolverine” movie; basically, a “prequel” of sorts. View the footage at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=143&item=0

 

“Tron 2” – More bootleg stuff from Comic Con. Disney Pictures has given the “go ahead” for “Tron 2” (or “2.0”) and it looks like Jeff Bridges is back as well. View the footage at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9511&count=25

 

“Untitled Friday the 13th Sequel” – Let’s get this straight: you already know that a hockey-mask wearing psychopath named Jason Vorhees is out to kill teen/twenty-something campers as they’re about to have sex. You may proceed… View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=158&item=0