Friday, May 13, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Week of May 9)

I just flew back from Abbottabad, and boy are my arms tired!

The Devil's Double
Release date: July 29, 2011

Last week, U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six put two bullets in Osama bin Laden's terrible brain ("double tap -- boom, boom -- to the left side of his face"). I thought I should feature an appropriately themed trailer to mark his death. This one comes courtesy of Uday Hussein's decoy in Baghdad, Iraq, circa 1987. Except ... he has a British accent? WHATEVER. Now, the first question you may ask is, "Doug, why are you highlighting a preview about an Iraqi dictator's son when bin Laden was from Saudi Arabia, operating Al-Qaeda out of Afghanistan and, later, Pakistan?" Very good question. My response? "REACH OUT AND TOUCH FAITH!"

30 Minutes or Less
Release date: Aug. 12, 2011

The above video is the "red band" trailer (i.e., NSFW, a-holes). If you're too pussy to deal with it, check out the "green band" (i.e., general audience) trailer, here, which is pretty much the exact same thing, minus the F words. We here at F This Movie! LOVE F words, however, which is why we link to the dangerous shit. ANYWAY ... does anyone else feel like Aziz Ansari, while really funny, is a pretty bad actor? And that maybe his "character" Randy in Funny People wasn't really a "character" at all, but just ... another version of his comedy self? I mean, yes, I get it -- he's channeling Dane Cook and every other HORRIBLE comic out there. But then, after the movie comes out, he still "performs" Randy during his comedy sets to close out his shows? Like, that's the BEST way he can end his sets? By performing really bad jokes through a cartoonish "character"? Again, I like Mr. Ansari, but can't help but think JUST A LITTLE BIT that he's been swept up in the douchebaggery that this Randy "character" sought to parody. His audiences (most of them probably douchebags themselves) fucking SALIVATE for "Raaaaaaaandy!" They scream and cheer and whoop and holler. For what? So they can all say they "get" the "joke"? And what's the joke again? That this is lame? ANYWAY (x2) ... I'm looking forward to 30 Minutes or Less!

Horrible Bosses
Release date: July 8, 2011

In a post-bin Laden world, I guess murdering your boss isn't such a big deal?

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