Humpday Trailer Dump: New Trailers & Clips for "The Hobbit", "Evil Dead", "Carrie", "Skyfall" & More

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If getting the first trailer for Shane Black's Iron Man 3 wasn't enough action for you this week, then you're in luck because there's a huge pile of trailers, TV spots, clips, and featurettes that went live this week. Easily the most momentous of those would be a TV sport for Peter Jackson's The Hobbt: An Unexpected Journey, the new, gory red-band trailer for the Evil Dead remake starring Suburgatory's Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez, the first teaser trailer for the Kimberley Peirce's Carrie remake with Chloe Grace Moretz, and the latest from Sam Mendes's Skyfall (with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007). The fun doesn't stop there though as additional clips and trailers abound for Cloud Atlas (with a huge cast led by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugo Weaving), the video game BioShock: Infinite, the spectacularly expensive Empires of the Deep, and more.

Check them all out below!

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After Peter Jackson's astounding Lord of the Rings trilogy, hopes are incredibly high for The Hobbit series which, due to recent developments and dealings, is now set to be a trilogy as well (by tying in other J.R.R. Tolkien writings to fill it out). The latest TV spot suggests the first chapter holds true to the level of quality he set in Lord of the Rings, but we'll just have to wait until December 14th to find out.

 

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There's always a risk when you remake a film franchise, especially in the case of Evil Dead when the original comes from the fan-adored Sam Raimi and stars the equally revered Bruce Campbell. You either have to go above and beyond the call of the average horror film to make old fans begrudgingly accept the reset, or simply go for the easy cash grab of a low-budget teen-targeted horror flick. Luckily, this uber-violent trailer for the new Evil Dead suggests they went the former route. Which is a very good thing.

 

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If the past trailers and clips haven't made you excited for Sam Mendes's Skyfall, you're not paying attention. This looks like it will be the film that gets the 007 franchise firmly back on the promising track that Casino Royale put it on (and which it was flung off of by Quantum of Solace). Skyfall looks fantastic.

 

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On the bright side, the remake of Carrie, adapted from Stephen King's novel, means that they're not attempting to pin on another horrible sequel, and it gives Director Kimberley Peirce a chance to show us what Carrie could have looked like had special effects technology not held it back. This is a story about a telekinetic teen driven to a homicidal frenzy, so you have to figure that a modern reinterpretation could do some genuinely horrifying things with today's special effects. The teaser doesn't show us much, but we do get to see Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie.

 

Warner Brothers is pushing really hard to get the most out of the independently produced Cloud Atlas by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings, and so to make the high-concept plot a little more palatable (and to essentially prepare audiences with some background so they won't be lost), they've been releasing a number of featurettes and interviews with the cast and crew to make the film's point as clear as possible. Here's the latest in that effort. Either way, Cloud Atlas certainly looks incredible, and hey, that was enough for the otherwise crappy Avatar.

 

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Speaking of films produced outside the Hollywood system, here's an example of how that can go horribly wrong. Empires of the Deep is an underwater drama that looks like it should be the conceptual blueprint for an Aquaman or Sub-Mariner movie. Instead, it's a special effects disaster that cost a wealthy Chinese financier about $130 million to make, and in spite of that price tag, the visuals fall to pieces once the CGI fish come in. This looks to be a spectacular failure, and in its own right...that might be worth seeing.

 

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After reminding people he was still very much alive in The Expendables 2, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the Universal Soldier franchise for his fourth time around and, well, if you love the series, you love it. Otherwise you'll likely never even know it came out.

 

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Simply put, Holy Motors is one of the most bizarre but beautiful films you'll have the chance to see this year, so if you can find it playing anywhere near you, you should find it and go see it. It's out in theaters right now, and to raise its profile they've been releasing clips and trailers for the last few weeks. For a taste of what you might be in for, check out these two clips.

 

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BioShock won lots awards when it debuted in 2007, and now 5 years later we have BioShock: Infinite, a sequel that looks to have all the visual beauty and creative gameplay of the original.

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2012
Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.

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