Friday, December 2, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (December 2)

Back to new trailers this week. You: "Thanksgiving!" Me: "You're welcome!"

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Release date: On Demand Jan. 27, 2012; In theaters March 2, 2012

I'm a big fan of shrimp and white wine, so, naturally, I'm a big fan of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Their now-defunct show on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] programming block was ridiculous (especially the first two seasons; the last few? Meh), which is why I'm so excited about their feature film debut, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. I know their brand of offbeat, non sequitur humor isn't everyone's cup of Cinco tea, but it's hard to argue that when Human Giant hosted a 24-hour takeover of MTV in 2007, their bit on Shrek the Third wasn't F'ing inspired. With a list of collaborators that reads like a who's who of people I'd allow my wife to kiss (John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Will Forte, Michael Gross ... Erica Durance), I have high hopes for this movie. I just hope it doesn't assault my senses with 90 minutes of complete nonsense. Methinks their shtick may work better in 15-minute chunks. We'll see!

Being Flynn
Release date: TBA

I guess we should all be ... glad(?) that Robert De Niro is doing more, uh ... "serious" work, right? Films about writing and family problems and prison? This is a, um ... welcome return to ... respectability? Like, De Niro's through with his Analyze This and Analyze That phase, is that correct? And this should make us ... pleased? Well, file this in the "Be Careful What You Wish For" column, because I almost fell asleep halfway through the trailer. The inclusion of the song "Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes is a nice touch, and I'm sure the nominating committee(s) will take that into consideration.

A Warrior's Heart
Release date: Dec. 2, 2011

Hello? McFly? This opens ... TODAY?! How is it that I've missed this trailer before now? Answers people! I need ANSWERS. Because, uh, yeah -- ONE PLEASE. I can't even wrap my mind around what "this" is. Is it a teen romance? Yes. Does it look like a failed film school project? A little bit. Is it a movie about lacrosse? Looks like it. A war allegory? Probably, unfortunately. A cast of Twilight reunion? Obviously. And does it star Tom Cruise's cousin/Ethan on Lost, William Mapother? Most definitely! So, yeah -- sorry Arthur Christmas, I'll be spending my holiday money on THIS. #TeamKellanLutz


  1. "Of course writers, especially poets, are particularly prone to madness..." I've been obsessively thinking about that line and its implications and the hubris of its assumed authority and I can't TELL YOU how cra.... oh.

  2. Full-length red-band trailer for 'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie':