Trailers for the two highly anticipated (at least by me) new movies by director Clint Eastwood, Flags of the Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima have been released.
Both films tell the story of the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II except that Flags of the Fathers tells it from the perspective of the United States soldiers and Letters from Iwo Jima tells it from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers.
This has got to be one of the coolest ideas I have ever heard of for a war movie and I can only assume that they will be highly entertaining and touching movies, especially if the trailers are any indication.
Flags of the Fathers trailer (Windows Media)
Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese)
The first commercial for the Playstation 3 has been released and like most of Sony’s commercials it’s incredibly stupid. Most of the ad is video of some guy working out (live-action footage) while some English chick talks about video game artificial intelligence; then there’s a few seconds of the game “Resistance – Fall of men” which looks pretty cool but nothing that special.
Overall the ad fails to impress and at this critical moment impress is exactly what Sony need to do, especially with the Europe and Australian release of the PS3 delayed until March 2007.
You can download or stream the commercial here or on YouTube.
A new trailer for James Bond’s next big adventure, Casino Royale, has been released and frankly it looks like its going to kick the arse of every bond movie back to the Connery days.
Check out the trailer here in AOL (Crap Quality) and two higher quality quicktime versions.
Direct Quicktime links: High (47MB) HD (170MB)
Casino Royale premiers on the 17th November in the U.S and on the 7th of December in Australia.
Steve Irwin, otherwise known as the Crocodile hunter, was killed today in an animal attack while filming a documentary in Cairns, Australia. Irwin was killed by a sting ray barb through the heart, he died instantly.
I was never a fan of Steven Irwin’s over the top documentaries but that doesn’t stop me from recognising his great contributions to charities, environmental conservation, and Australian tourism.
He leaves behind his wife Terri, and two children, Bindi, 8, and Bob, 3.
Rest in Piece Steve Irwin.
In the world of movies Australia’s role in the World Wars hasn’t really been covered much, with the exception of a few films like Gallipoli. Well finally the Australian film industry has produced a new movie that shows that not only can our soldiers fight as good as the rest of the world, so can our film makers produce war films.
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