Monday, February 24, 2014

SCN: Harold Ramis and New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer.

Harold Ramis Passes Away!

In a tragic turn of events, filmmaker and comedian Harold Ramis passed away earlier today. According to reports, Ramis has had issues with a auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis for four years; and it seems that things took a turn for the worst. 

Ramis' resume speaks for itself. He was best known for his films in the 80's. Ramis both wrote and star in the comedy hits Stripes and Ghostbusters as well as its sequel Ghostbusters 2
Ramis was not only know for his work as a writer and a actor, but he was a director as well. Ramis made his directorial debut in the 1980 film: Caddyshack. He would also go to direct another 80's comedy: National Lampoon's Vaction. In later years, Ramis work was less scarce. In 2009, Ramis returned to the director's chair in the comedy Year One. He also seen along Seth Rogen in the 2007 movie Knocked Up.

Ramis was famous for his comedies, but he no doubt had a career full of variety. His skills in the business would no doubt be missed as the movie world has lost great talent today.

RIP Harold Ramis.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Rise of Electro Trailer
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicks off the summer lineup this year, and being almost three months away, it is safe to say that we're getting a lot of content for the film. The latest on the film is a three minute international trailer. Now seeing that this trailer is a three minutes, I was a little skeptic to watch. The reason being goes all the back to 2007 when Sony Pictures release a super trailer for Spider-Man 3. The preview gave every plot point and did no favors for the third installment when it hit theaters. So I was worried that this new trailer did the same thing. Was that the case for the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

With my skepticism about a three minute trailer, I came out actually liking this video. Sure it was three minutes, but the preview does a great job at showing you this big blockbuster film and not really spoiling anything. For those of you wondering, there is new footage within the trailer. A few lines here, an extra clips, but honestly there is nothing in this trailer that I would consider being a called a spoiler. In my opinion, it's a good mix of a solid trailer

It's hard not to be excited for this film after seeing this trailer. It looks as those this new Spider-Man franchise is upping the scale as everything, from the action to the overall scope of the film, just feels bigger. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, I recommend it. In fact, push the play button now!