Friday, June 24, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Week of June 20)

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Release date: Oct. 14, 2011

Remember what I said last week about Fright Night? Yeah, forget that -- this is the official "we're out of ideas" trailer. I mean, what the funk? Look, as a person who's actually seen both the original 1984 Footloose AND 2010's revolutionary(?) Step Up 3-D, what more is there left to say about dance? Even Turbo and Ozone are all like, "Really?" Some final thoughts: is that really how you spell "Bomont"? Couldn't he get a cooler car than an old, beat-up Volkswagen Beetle -- like what about a totally awesome new Camaro that turns into a ROBOT? Also, what movie WON'T Dennis Quaid appear in? And finally, WHY DOESN'T THIS STAR ZAC EFRON?

The Muppets
Release date: Nov. 23, 2011

I know I featured the teaser trailers (i.e., Green with Envy and The Fuzzy Pack) for this movie back in May (who can remember that long ago?), but this is the first official OK-you-guys-we're-done-fooling-around long-form preview. Was it worth the wait? Also, I missed the third and final teaser, which features a Ryan Reynolds-esque superhero voiceover. Sorry? Listen, I've made it clear before that puppets just aren't my thing. But I'm also struck by something new in this preview that I'm hoping you Muppet-philes out there can help answer -- in previous Muppet vehicles, were humans featured, like, THIS much? I dig Jason Segel, and Amy Adams is pretty adorable, but it really feels like they're upstaging the film's namesake (for real, Kermit and Miss Piggy are relegated to third and fourth billing. What's up with that?). Do we really care to see humans fighting humans in a Muppet movie? Or a big human dance number? Wouldn't we all rather just see, oh, I don't know ... Muppets?

Release date: July 15, 2011

Colin Hanks is great. I mean that sincerely! Just because he's the son of probably the best, most-beloved Hollywood star EVER doesn't mean he can't also be pretty charming. Because he is! Charming! He's also talented! I mean, he was in Band of Brothers! Wait, so was Jimmy Fallon, so forget that. He was in The House Bunny! Hmmm ... that was kind of a wreck, so disregard that too. King Kong remake? Yeah, sorry. Let me quickly check his IMDb page ... and, ew, guy's made a bunch of bad stuff. Mostly TV, which isn't the worst, but still. ANYWHO, this movie looks pretty huuuuuuuuh? Like, shouldn't this have come out in the 1990s? Lottery winner-cum-serial killer? Very edgy. Very Love and a .45. Oh well, let's hope this is Colin's Joe Versus the Volcano!

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