Friday, May 18, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (May 18)

If you haven't already heard, it's totally BABY CITY around here (population: Patrick, his lovely wife, Erika, and their BRAND NEW BABY, who, I'm told, is ADORABLE [unfortunately, I'm not allowed to see her, for fear I may infect her with BRAIN CLOUD]). As I type this, F This Movie! is literally knee-deep in meconium. I spoke to our fearless leader yesterday, and he was all, "Come on baby. Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby."  True story! Let's watch some trailerz, and secretly pretend that Patrick is our father, too.

Gangster Squad
Release date: TBA

Just like a new mother's breasts produce milk when she hears a baby's cry, EVERYONE here at F This Movie! produces sex juices when we hear Ryan Gosling's voice (especially Erika). This looks pretty great, and appears to be an improvement over director Ruben Fleischer's last film, 30 Minutes or Less. BUT, I have two minor quibbles (if you will) ... I don't really buy Emma Stone in her 1940's garb (or, for that matter, Giovanni Ribisi), and why does this trailer feature a Jay-Z song from 2006 ("Oh My God," from Kingdom Come)? These two things seem ODD, and totally sucked me out of the preview-watching experience. Nice try, Gangster Squad!

The Campaign
Release date: Aug. 10, 2012

In theory, I should love this movie. It stars some very funny people, and it riffs on politics, which is a subject both ripe for riffing, and something I'm genuinely interested in. So why does this trailer leave me empty? Is it because it feels like a preview for The Hangover Part III (complete with a popular, thumping song du jour [in this case, "Gold on the Ceiling" by The Black Keys])? Is it because Will Ferrell appears to be doing a variation of his (once-popular) Dubya impersonation from SNL (which, by the way, is only funny in short bursts. Don't believe me? I dare you to sit through more than five minutes of his HBO special, You're Welcome America -- A Final Night with George W. Bush). Is it because Zach Galifianakis, while an inspired performer, needs to STOP IT RIGHT NOW? Probably all of the above. If you're dying for more, here are two fake political ads. "HAHAHAHAHAHA!" -you.

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Release date: July 6, 2012

This looks better than the trailer for Jeff, Who Lives at Home (the Duplass brothers' last film), which I said felt like work (and, therefore, did not see when it came out), but which I know was well received (currently at 77% at Rotten Tomatoes), so what the hell do I know? It looks better, yes, but it also looks ... strange? Like, why the hand-held video documentary style? And why didn't I laugh at all during the preview, even though I was expecting/hoping to based on the poster and plot synopsis? These are questions that demand answers, I'm sure.


Release date: TBA

Oooooh, a NSFW teaser for Elijah Wood's new horror movie playing at Cannes! #dodougsjobforhim

1 comment:

  1. #dodougsjobforhim: Someone is trying real hard not to be a Hobbit