Thursday, January 13, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Week of January 10)

Today kicks off a new regular feature at F This Movie!: "Watchin' Trailerz with Doug," in which Doug seeks out a few noteworthy movie trailers every week and then says things about them. In a world! Record scratch.

As far as I can tell, trailers aren't released on a specific day* (unlike, for example, DVDs, which typically come out on Tuesdays). Instead, they trickle out from their respective studios in different incarnations on an open-ended cycle: teasers, TV spots, and subtle variations of basically the same original source. Frustrating, right? Moreover, some websites out there have exclusivity deals with certain studios, which mean some trailers are only "officially" released through them (I'm looking at you, iTunes).

In the spirit of accessibility and convenience, we here at F This Movie! will only be linking to YouTube clips, the video streaming gold standard (also, Socialism [see: Obama's America]). Therefore, some of the quality may not be perfect. But you didn't come here for perfection, you came here for CONVENIENCE (otherwise, you'd just -- DUH -- go to iTunes [please don't!]).

Without further ado, here are a few new trailers that came on my radar this week.

Drive Angry 3D
Release date: Feb. 25, 2011

Nicolas Cage! NICOLAS CAGE! Is this a batshit "fun" performance, or a batshit "crazy" performance? Or both? Who cares! NOT THE BEES! Narrated, seemingly, by the same guy who voiced Machete, this movie looks like fun, and it features our new favorite lesbian, Amber Heard. Also muscle cars, and guns, and bad CGI, and AMBER HEARD. Google "The Informers," will you?

The Other Woman
Release date: Feb. 4, 2011

Apparently, this thing has been sitting on the shelf for a while, and it was originally titled Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (really, very good title, guys). The trailer features a grownup yelling, "Shut up!" at a child, and Phoebe from Friends, so I'm in. Unfortunately,
Natalie Portman's character's name is Emilia Greenleaf (more like Emili-BARF Green-UGH, amIright?). Rated R for sexual content, which is promising.

Cedar Rapids
Release date: Feb. 11, 2011

MAEBY! This trailer looks funny, and it has a few good bits of dialogue (survey: is the reference to The Wire endearing or douchy?). I love The 'Nard Dog (who doesn't?), and John C. Reilly is why I got into gaining belly weight. For your health! It's also directed by the same dude who gave us Chuck & Buck and Youth in Revolt. Now I'm just listing facts. See it in February!

*If any of you F Heads out there know more information about trailers, or if you know of any cool looking trailers coming up, please let me know by email at fthismoviepodcast[at]


  1. What a fun new feature. As a big F head, will you please "Watchin'" The Thor "Trailerz" for me? I would ask Patrick, but he doesn't even like Iron Man 2.

    ... or Ramona and Beezus.

  2. Doug-Dog, I actually watched the "The Other Woman" trailer before reading your comments, and when Miss Portman's character said her name I thought to myself, "UGH-BARF." Which is pretty damn close to BARF-UGH. Also, batshit is batshit, and if Nic Cage is the bat, I'm fine with that. Season of the Witch trailer? Yipes!