Tuesday, October 1, 2013

'Desolation of Smaug' Trailer; 'Gravity' Reviews Are In

We enter the next wave of big 2013 movies this week with the release of the Oscar contender 'Gravity' starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney. Following the May-July onslaught of Summer movies, October-December always provides another wave of films just in time for both the holidays and awards season. 'Gravity' is getting a ton of positive buzz all across the board from the story, to the special effects and performance of Sandra Bullock, which could net her another Academy Award. It currently sits at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Alfonso Cuaron has done it again, and shown how to properly make a film in 3D, which amounts to much more than just a cash grab.

The latest commercials have been enough to show that the film does a great job showing the desperation and panic of astronaut Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) as she floats away into deep space. The 3D will only amplify this as you feel like you're stuck in the vast blackness of outer space with her. Cuaron stated, "We didn't want it to be 3D for the sake of fake excitement."

Possibly the biggest release after 'Gravity' and during the Holidays will be 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'. The full trailer has been released [watch below], and it gives enough to hold people over until the December 13, 2013 release date. The most impactful was hearing Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug the dragon. You get a nice view of the precious ring, as well as the return of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) in action for his first time since 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy.

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