Saturday, March 12, 2011

“The Teaser trailer for new 'Conan the Barbarian' movie - Monsters and Critics” plus 1 more

“The Teaser trailer for new 'Conan the Barbarian' movie - Monsters and Critics” plus 1 more


The Teaser trailer for new 'Conan the Barbarian' movie - Monsters and Critics

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\nThe violent action fantasy stars Jason Momao, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Pearlman, Said Taghmaoui, Steve O\'Donnell, Leo Howard, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp, Raad Rawi and Milton Welsh. \n

\nWatch the trailer for "Conan" below in standard or high definition (720p/1080p);

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\nThe most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer. Having thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public imagination - in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in games and properties of all kinds- Conan\'s exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure film.\n

\nA quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.\n

\nDeftly adapted from the original works of Robert E. Howard and faithful to the mythology and psychology of his iconic character, "Conan the Barbarian" stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Said Taghmaoui and Ron Perlman. The film is directed by Marcus Nispel, and written by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood.

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Nickelodeon's 'iCarly' movie, 'Best Player', has controller issues - New York Daily News

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'iCarly's' Quincy (Jerry Trainor) and Chris (Jennette McCurdy) in Nickelodeon's 'Best Player'

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'iCarly's' Quincy (Jerry Trainor) and Chris (Jennette McCurdy) in Nickelodeon's 'Best Player'

'Best Player.' Saturday at 8, Nickelodeon

"Best Player" represents a rare stumble for the smart and likable "iCarly" franchise.

This new two-hour movie, starring "iCarly" mainstays Jennette McCurdy and Jerry Trainor as rival video game wizards, has stretches of both smartness and likability.

It's got a good heart, which isn't something you want to say out loud in the hip world of "iCarly," but which nonetheless accounts for much of its success.

Unfortunately, the plot of "Best Player" lurches a little too far over the line between good silly fun and dumb.

Plot, of course, is hardly the most important element here. Characters and banter and a general sense of good-natured cool count for more.

Still, an outlandishly contorted plot can get in the way of that other stuff.

Trainor plays Quincy, a guy in his 30s who lives in his parents' basement and has transformed it into the cocoon of a geek god. His worldly possessions largely consist of action figures still in their original packaging.

Aside from the few hours he grudgingly spends as a Chinese-food deliveryman, his life's work is honing his skills at interactive video games. In that world he is known as Q, and Q rules. His name is legend. No one beats Q.

If the gaming world is impressed, however, his parents are not. They announce they're moving to Florida because "that's what aging people do." They mention that the place to which they're moving does not allow children "of any age."

The plot to here is shaky, but hanging on. Then Quincy gets the idea that he will win enough money to buy his parents' house, because even though they're asking $175,000 and he doesn't have 175 cents, there's this huge gaming tournament coming up where the first prize is $175,000.

Complication: A rival has suddenly popped up, known only as Prodigy.

Quincy enlists an admirer named Wendell (Amir Talai) to help him scope out and neutralize Prodigy - only to find out Prodigy isn't some fellow slacker geek, but a shy high school girl named Chris (McCurdy).

We won't spoil the plot from here, mostly because the movie does that all by itself.

But it involves Chris' mom, Tracy (Janet Varney), who soldiers her way through a role that would make a cartoon character ask for rewrites.

Yes, there is a gaming showdown.

It's aiming for good silly fun - with a heart - and if you're willing to suspend a lot of disbelief, it gets there.

These likable characters would have been better served, though, if the plot were even as credible as the ones in monster destructo video games.

dhinckley@nydailynews.com

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