Category Archives: Trailer

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Trailer – The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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Director: Peter Hedges

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Cameron Adams

Year: 2012

After watching this trailer, two questions came to mind: why did Peter Hedges sell out and when will Jennifer Garner stop making movies? Seriously, wasn’t Elektra torture enough?



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Trailer – Drive

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Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks

Year: 2011

Action movies aren’t my thing. I understand that they’re produced to sell tickets, not create art, but I’m not buying. Bad plots, worse scripts, actors that aren’t good enough to make it in dramas; no thank you. However, this film may have none of those things. It may just be that perfect blend between art and adrenaline that both critics and audiences will love.



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Trailer – The Sitter

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Director: David Gordon Green

Starring: Jonah Hill, Max Records, Sam Rockwell

Year: 2011

I think Jonah Hill (Superbad, Cyrus) is funny, don’t get me wrong. But I’ve seen Adventures In Babysitting and it was just alright. If I really wanted to see it again I’d rent it. So far, I haven’t.



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Trailer – Tower Heist

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Director: Brett Ratner

Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck,

Alan Alda

Year: 2011

I’m not sure why I want to see this movie, but I do. Maybe it’s because so many comedies are so horrible that I’ll get excited about one that’s even remotely funny. Or maybe it’s because Ben Stiller has been doing far too many Focker movies and I’m excited to see him back. But, regardless, well-made dumb comedies don’t come along very often, so I’ll be seeing this one.


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Trailer – Margin Call

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Director: J.C. Chandor

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons,

Simon Baker

Year: 2011

It’s difficult enough to create a dramatic film based on dramatic events. But it’s harder still to create a dramatic film about something that puts most people to sleep. There was nothing either exciting or thrilling about the recent American financial crisis, and to compare it to the Great Depression is just plain foolish.


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Trailer – The Guard

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Director: John Michael McDonagh

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham

Year: 2011

I almost wrote this film off before seeing the trailer. I thought it would just be the typical black/white buddy cop movie that we’ve seen a thousand times, only set in Ireland. But I was surprised at how funny some of the old jokes were coming from Gleeson (Braveheart, Troy), and how original the film looked as a whole. Might be worth the watch.


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Trailer – New Year’s Eve

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Director: Garry Marshall

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron,

Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, Josh Duhamel, Lea Michele,

Robert De Niro, Abigail Breslin, Alyssa Milano,

Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry


Year: 2011

Adding eighty-seven B-list celebrities to your crappy movie will not make it better. Throwing in one or two washed-up A-listers in order to add a little credit to your crappy movie will, also, not make it better. Nothing could possibly make this hour and a half of cinematic vomit even remotely watchable.


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Trailer – Crazy, Stupid, Love

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Director: Glenn Ficarra

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore,

Emma Stone


Year: 2011

I know, I know. It’s overly romantic, it’s been done before, and we all know how it’s going to end. But that doesn’t stop there from being something real about this movie that might just hit you where it hurts. Take your SO and claim that you’re being dragged to the theatre, but go see this movie.


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Trailer – The Amazing Spider-Man

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Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen
Production year: 2012

I feel very confused. Columbia pictures couldn’t get things rolling for a Spider-Man 4; director Sam Raimi refused to work on the project, citing a lack of artistic integrity. So, instead, they have decided to start over. Garfield (The Social Network, Never Let Me Go) will play Peter Parker, and audiences will see a new approach at portraying this comic book legend. The trailer looks good and I’m interested, but isn’t there some rule about remaking your own movie just ten years after the original?


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Trailer – Contagion

Category : Trailer

Director: Stephen Soderbergh
Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow
Production year: 2011

Yet another virus threatens to destroy the entire world population. I understand that it’s possible, and that fear drives audiences to go see movies like this, but there has got to be some saturation point. And this may be an all-star cast, but that only makes me suspicious as to what’s being covered up by these big names; i.e. the dialogue and the plot. This movie may not have an original bone in its cinematic body, but, like the rest of America, I’ll probably see it anyway.