January 17, 2014

HOLY CRAP A MOVIE SHOT ON CAMPUS AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY.

And I had to carefully freeze-frame this at the :33 mark to see if the blue duplex in the trailer was my third-year off-campus apartment. 

It’s not - unless my brain is fuzzier than I thought - but it’s real damn close.

popculturebrain:

Trailer: ‘Adult World' - Feb 14

Directed by Scott Coffey, starring Emma Roberts, John Cusack,  Evan Peters, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Reed Birney, and Catherine Lloyd Burns.

All I can say is LOL Cuse.

(via laughterkey)

August 2, 2013

All Is Lost trailer, directed and written by J.C. Chandor and starring Robert Redford in an almost dialogue-free movie, at least according to Hollywood Elsewhere.

There is nothing - not. a. thing. - that falls into my cinematic wheelhouse more than “ordinary man survives by his smarts and resources”, i.e.:

  • Cast Away
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Die Hard
  • Witness
  • and, to bring it full circle, Three Days of the Condor

So All Is Lost looks pretty terrific.

But wow: even for a non-blockbustery type movie like this, they sure do give the whole thing away in the trailer, don’t they?

July 16, 2013

A Calvin & Hobbes documentary/retrospective WITH interview footage of Berkeley Breathed?

It’s like someone took all my formative years and glue-sticked them into a collage.

Too bad Dear Mr. Watterson will be in theatres in Pittsburgh roughly around never.

June 14, 2013
I wish, in all of my best efforts at comedy and satire in all of the most foolish elements of cinema and pop culture, that I could conjure something so ridiculous as John Travolta.
From the beard to the accent, what’s on display in the Killing Season trailer is really something amazing to behold.
(via popculturebrain: collider.com)

I wish, in all of my best efforts at comedy and satire in all of the most foolish elements of cinema and pop culture, that I could conjure something so ridiculous as John Travolta.

From the beard to the accent, what’s on display in the Killing Season trailer is really something amazing to behold.

(via popculturebrain: collider.com)

June 6, 2013

gooso:

from Luc Besson

Maybe I’m in a softie mood, but this looks pretty darn good. The idea of a new Luc Besson action movie after 16 good-God-has-it-been-that-long-whhhhhyyyyyyy years is certainly enough to get my attention. If there were new movies from Michael Mann or John McTiernan, my head would probably explode.

I do love Michelle Pfeiffer’s clever twist on the cool-people-walking-away-from-explosions bit in this trailer. It’s a great bit of actorly business and in a broader sense, really sells me on the movie if there’s strong performances and great action to be found here.

May 10, 2013
Wait, did you all see the same Gravity trailer that I did?
(original image via eclecticbanana: ucresearch: today.ucla.edu)

Wait, did you all see the same Gravity trailer that I did?

(original image via eclecticbanana: ucresearch: today.ucla.edu)

March 8, 2013

The trailer for Disconnect, a story about the IRL perils of living in a wired world.

Ah yes. This is not terrifying at all. Bum-de-dum-dum-de-dum…

*fingers in ears, runs away*

(via ‘Disconnect’ Trailer — Jason Bateman & The Perils of the Internet - Movieline)

February 18, 2013

From The Company You Keep trailer, seen this morning on IMDB.

February 1, 2013

The other day, I rather snarkily poked fun at a trailer for The Brass Teapot because the clip featured a title card with a common (although inexcusable) grammatical error.

Then an LA-based PR agency wrote me a delightful little email and asked me to repost this new version where the error was corrected. Maybe they made other changes as well; I couldn’t say for sure.

BUT OH HOLY CRAP MY LITTLE BLOG IS ON THE RADAR OF THE FILM INDUSTRY PROMOTIONAL MACHINE ELITE.

Ahem.

Anyway, I am nothing if not a fair-minded man, so here’s the revised trailer above. It looks like a fun enough diversion; an intriguing little story about a down-on-their-luck couple who discover a magical teapot that spits money everywhere when they hurt themselves.

And to think I was unable, in 9+ years in Hollywood, to come up with a marketable high-concept script.

Ahem. Again.

January 24, 2013

popculturebrain:

Trailer: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, starring Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlunch, Alex Karpovsky, Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham.

(via gaslight)

If it’s wrong to kick down a door, violently push past my coworkers, run full-tilt a half-mile to the nearest theatre, cause several traffic accidents (and fires) by blatantly disregarding jaywalking laws, destroy the entire glass-door front of the theatre, loudly demand to purchase admission, savagely gut-punch every theatre employee who doesn’t know what I’m screaming about because the movie’s not even close to being out yet…

…then I don’t want to be right.

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