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Trailer Watch: Thor: The Dark World teaser

The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World is now online. There’s an immediately apparent difference in tone (at least in this trailer, if not the film) than the first Thor — darker, less silly, hints at Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster getting taken captive (or killed)… Since Gwen Stacy is almost certainly dying in Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Pepper Potts’s days look numbered in Iron Man 3, are we going to get a dead-girlfriend hat trick? Two out of three? Place your bets, folks.

The big-budget sequel stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins. Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) from a script by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely. The film hits theaters on November 8, 2013.

Trailer Watch: Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

Even when he misses, Michel Gondry delivers movies with utterly unique visuals. (Well, except Green Hornet. It had maybe half a dozen great shots, and a whole mess of… mess.)

The French trailer for his next film, Mood Indigo, is online and it looks wonderful. The story may not hold together, or it will be a little too weird for many of you, but it’s a safe bet that some of the images will make me smile, so I’ll be there.

Here’s the synopsis (courtesy Coming Soon): “In a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole, Colin, a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas and best friend Chick, he meets Chloe, the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved’s life…”

Mood Indigo stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, Philippe Torreton, Aïssa Maïga and Charlotte le Bon. It comes out in April in France. There’s no telling when we’ll get it over in the States.

Trailer Watch: Cloud Atlas domestic trailer

A little over a month after the five minute international trailer for Cloud Atlas hit the web, we now have a domestic trailer, which gives you the barest details of the plot(s) and showcases a few of the film’s stars. The film (like the novel) weaves together six separate-yet-connected stories: a 19th century sea expedition, 1930s Belgium, 1970s California, present day London, a dystopian future Korea, and a post-apocalyptic Hawaii.

Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Bae Doona, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, James D’Arcy and Hugo Weaving star in the October 26th release. Andy and Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer co-wrote and co-directed the film.

Trailer Watch: The five-minute international trailer for Cloud Atlas is a stunner

Maybe it’s just me reacting to beautiful music and impeccable visuals, but the five-minute international trailer for Andy and Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer’s feature adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas sent chills down my spine. The trailer promises something incredibly, impressively ambitious, and it will be amazing if they can even come close to pulling it off.

Like the novel, the two hour and forty-four minute movie weaves together six separate-yet-connected stories: a 19th century sea expedition, 1930s Belgium, 1970s California, present day London, a dystopian future Korea, and a post-apocalyptic Hawaii. The film’s official synopsis describes it as “an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.”

Head over to Indie Wire for more about the film, including interviews with the directors/co-writers. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Bae Doona, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, James D’Arcy and Hugo Weaving star in the October 26th release.