Clip Mania: Elysium, Gravity, Kick-Ass 2, Planes, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Blue Jasmine, & Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter
After taking last week off, I’ve got a full slate of new clips for your viewing pleasure. I’ll be attaching three clips for Planes and two clips for Elysium and Kick-Ass 2. I’ll also have one for Gravity, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Blue Jasmine, and the for-extra-features Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
Two clips for the fast approaching sci-fi pic Elysium made it online this past week. The first one, titled “Heist,” is pretty self-explanatory and reminds me of District 9. Those that know things about the movie know Neill Blomkamp directed both these movies. Starring Matt Damon (who appears in the second clip as well) and Jodie Foster, the movie releases August 21st.
It could almost be considered a trailer of its own, but a new clip (or what I’m considering a clip) released for Alfonso Cuarón’s (Children of Men) Gravity. I saw an even longer clip at Comic-Con (check out the panel recap here) and can only describe it as breath-taking. Gravity stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock and is about a duo of astronauts stranded in space. The clip, titled “Detached”, shows the actual accident that causes the detachment. The full film will be available October 4th.
Jeff Wadlow’s (Never Back Down) action-superhero-comedy Kick-Ass 2 unveiled two clips, too. The first shows stars Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) talking before she beats the crap out of him. The second focuses much more on Moretz as she parades around in full costume. The film hits U.S. theaters August 16th.
Three clips for Disney’s Planes – a spin-off in the same universe as Pixar’s Cars – made their way online. They are a good way to meet some of the characters, including Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook), Bulldog (voiced by John Cleese), and El Cupacabra (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui). Planes will release alongside the D23 Expo on August 9th.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, a sequel to 2010’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, debuts August 7th. Before that, they released a clip titled “They Don’t Have Eyes,” which you can see above. Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) directs Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) et al in the movie.
Woody Allen’s (Midnight in Paris) newest film Blue Jasmine opens in limited release starting today. If you are on the fence on whether to see it or not, check out the attached clip. It’s not the most uplifting clip – it features Alec Baldwin and Cate Blanchett bickering at each other – as it is a drama about a housewife going through a crisis. Check the movie out if you get a chance.
Although it’s not technically a movie, I thought I’d show a clip released as part of a short series called Marvel One-Shots. Titled Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, the clip (called “Action Peggy”) will be part of the special features on the upcoming Iron Man 3 Blu-ray. That Blu-ray will release September 3rd. The clip itself features Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) from Captain America: The First Avenger kicking some tail. You can see her next in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Alright that does it for this week. Check back Monday for the newest trailers. As always, have a good weekend.
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