Friday, May 10, 2013
Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (May 10)
Release date: Nov. 1, 2013
I didn't know what an "Ender's Game" was before watching this preview. Aaaand ... I've lost credibility with all the nerds who frequent our site. So, it's based on a popular sci-fi book, right? And, judging by the always-reliable comments on YouTube, lots of people don't want Hollywood to screw this one up (spoiler: they most likely screw it up). The trailer looks good until it kind of doesn't look good anymore. And, without knowing anything about the plot, it could easily pass for outtakes from Oblivion. I don't know enough about Asa Butterfield to determine whether or not he can carry a movie, but I do like the addition of inclusion of Hailee Steinfeld in the cast, if only [REDACTED FOR AT LEAST TWO MORE YEARS].
Release date: Oct. 11, 2013
I was going to make a bunch of dumb comments about nitpicky stuff, but no need -- this movie looks F-ing awesome. Tom Hanks in a Paul Greengrass movie -- you really can't go wrong. And this true hijacking, once the biggest story on the news, is now a distant memory. And that's a shame, because wow! The Somali hijacker is all like, "I'm the captain." And Tom Hanks is like, "You ah? Wicked!"
The World's End
Release date: Aug. 23, 2013
I trust Edgar Wright. Wholly. Completely. So yes, please. Despite a [HONESTY TIME] lackluster trailer.
Release date: Oct. 18, 2013
This feels like a Miramax remnant from the early 2000s. And that's not all bad, because who doesn't love a dramatic history lesson. For a movie about the struggles of black Americans and race relations, however, it seems odd that two white actors receive top billing (John Cusack and Jane Fonda ... you know, box office heavyweights). Also, I know we've made great strides in makeup and prosthetics technology, but can we please stop J. Edgar-ing everyone's faces with melted candlewax?
Girl Most Likely
Release date: July 19, 2013
I literally cannot think of one interesting thing to say about this preview.
White House Down
Release date: June 28, 2013
I can't believe I haven't featured this trailer here before. I also can't believe I didn't even see it until Iron Man 3. Anyway, here it is, and you're welcome. Obviously, people will make the HILARIOUS comparison to Olympus Has Fallen, and that's fair, I suppose, but also easy. I didn't see Olympus Has Fallen (did anyone? Oh, wait. Apparently, Adam did), but White House Down seems more my speed. A buddy cop movie starring Channing Tatum can't be all that bad, right? This movie knows what it is.