And so begins another edition of Trailer Park Tuesdays! I won’t keep you long as we’ve got a lot of films coming out this week that you might be interested in checking out. Some seem interesting, and others less so. You be the judge. Got any thoughts on these films coming out? Comment away!
This is a rather unexciting week for film. We’ve got yet ANOTHER Sandra Bullock rom-com, an ignorable Mike Judge flick, and then a film that makes The Punisher look like Barney the Dinosaur. If you get a chance to see any of these films, let us know. They’re definitely ripe for commentary fodder!
We’ve got a few interesting flicks coming out this week that I’d like to highlight for you on this edition of Trailer Park Tuesdays. Give ’em a gander and see what you think. I’m still looking for the best site to embed trailers from, as youtube and hulu have their inherint strenghts and weaknesses.
While there may only be three trailers to show you this week, I’m sure there’ll be enough discussion to go around. The first trailer we have for you this week is for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Tom hates it, I’m probably going to see it and Graham is reserved. Does QT have the chops to make films in this generation or should he have stopped with Kill Bill? Will Basterds be a fun and ultra-violent WW2 romp or just stupid? This fellow is looking for a surprise.
Also on the roster this week is Post Grad, a forgettable romantic comedy about life after graduation, and Worlds Greatest Dad, a Robin Williams dark comedy. Note: You’ll need to have a Hulu account to view the World’s Greatest Dad Red Band Trailer. ENJOY.
Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesdays. We’ve got an interesting lineup of films coming out this week that I think you might enjoy. So get yourself down to the cinema and give these a shot. I’m not really feeling one of these films, and I’ll leave it to you to guess which one I’m severely “meh” toward (Hint: it’s animated).
Here we are with another edition of Trailer Watch. Thought I would point out two of the more obvious films coming out this week as well as highlight two other films you may or may not have heard about. Give the trailers a look see and plan your movie-going accordingly!
I decided to check out the youtube trailer page when I heard about it and I have to say that it’s going to make finding trailers for my weekly trailer recap series so much easier to compose, especially since a lot of the entries are in HD. So, I figured I would get used to it by posting a newer trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, which is coming out on July 15th.
ZOMFGWTFBBQ, is pretty much all I’ve got to say about that. Can’t fucking wait to see this, as it was my favorite book out of the series and looks to be the Empire Strikes Back of the series. And if you know me, you know that Empire Strikes Back is perhaps my most favorite Star Wars movie ever!
I’m very polarized when it comes to Quentin Tarantino. Reservoir Dogs was stellar, Pulp Fiction was okay, Jackie Brown was a mess, and Kill Bill needed to be one god-damned movie. And Death Proof was perhaps the weakest half of that poorly released Grindhouse film. So now we’ve arrived to the newest film by Quentin Tarantino and I really don’t care. The trailer is poorly done and the shot of Hitler at the end is laughable.
Who knows? Maybe this film will rock my cock when I go see it out of sheer curiosity. Based off this trailer, however, I’m guessing that won’t be the case.
Guess what, I’m a Beatles fan. Now I want to force my opinions of them all over you. As someone who was born waaaaaay after they disbanded, (hell, I was born after one of them was already DEAD) I’m happy that new ways of hearing/analyzing their music crop up. Some of them are super-gimmicky, like that “1” album, but I’ll respect anything that brings something new to the table. Yes, that includes the “Love” mashup/compilation album. If you haven’t heard it, give it a try…just skip the god-awful Cirque du Soleil show. It’s a painfully drawn-out embarrassment.
Anyway, that being said, I want to establish how excited I am for the Beatles version of Rock Band that’s coming in September. At first, like many I’m sure, I was convinced this was gimmicky and cheap. Didn’t pay it much mind, especially since the music I love most from their catalogue wouldn’t exactly be fun to play along to on a guitar. “Hey Jude”, anyone? Then, out of the blue, they premiered the opening cinematic for the game:
My GOD, it’s transcendent!! It hits all the right notes (pun intended?) and has lots of little Beatles references peppered throughout. It’s clear the makers of this game have done a liiiiiitle bit of homework. I’ve watched this almost a dozen times and it still gets me all worked up. They way they quickly track through the phases of their career is phenomenal!!! I ask you: Watch this a few times so you can really get the full effect.
One question…why can’t the whole game look like this?
So I was thinking about trailers and how people go gaga goo goo over them, right? That’s fine and all, but a trailer is almost false advertising. Let’s break down a trailer:
– All the good parts of a film condensed into two minutes.
– Kinetic, energetic editing which enhances the action / appeal.
– Music is is probably not in the movie, and is really only a superficial addition to, again, enhance the bad-assness.
– Sensory overload.
That’s all well and good, but what does it mean? Well, it means that you are seeing all the cool action scenes for Terminator: Salvation, and not seeing the other 88 minutes of talking, plot, and character development. Now, I fo
r one, am all about plot and character development, but I’m pretty sure most people go into T:S for some robots being dun’ blowd up. So, the trailer makes it look like a non-stop thrill ride, and yet… It’s not.
Similarly, let’s take Strange Wilderness. The shark laughing is brilliance on celluloid. It’s featured heavily on the trailer. And yet, it’s 30 seconds of a 2 hour movie. The trailer promised a ton of nature show parodying, but what we REALLY get is a handful of out of place bits surrounded by a nonsensical, bizarre, unfunny story with shallow, terrible characters.
Maybe some would say that films are made to entertain. That’s fine, and even true, perhaps. Maybe I’m over-thinking. Maybe, I need to cool my jets. But chopping up the best parts and bad-ass-ifying them into a 2 minute concert of lights and sounds seem to kind of sell a product that you aren’t actually getting.