28
Oct
08

trailer park tuesday. 10.28.08

Yesterday I was recovering from FF&J (which was awesome by the way) and working on my Greek midterm instead of blogging. Thus, I need to get a post in today and tomorrow to make up for it. In addition to making the extra post, I will also include some extra trailers this week as an little added restitution. That being said, that might mean that the trailers might not be as new, and/or good. We’ll see.

Seven Pounds:

“It’s time.”

Who’s In It?: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Barry Pepper, Michael Ealy

What is it?: A man who made a tragic mistake in the past resolves to change the lives of seven strangers.  

Why I’m Interested: I’ve already seen this one in an advanced screening, and already mentioned it in a previous five things. I loved the movie, so I am glad the trailer is finally available to share here on trailer park tuesday.

Watchmen: (newest trailer) **this is not the older trailer from over the summer, it’s new**

“God help us all.”

Who’s In It?: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup and Matthew Goode

What is it?: Without any hyperbole, the most acclaimed, most influential graphic novel of all time gets the movie treatment.

Why I’m Interested: Holy shit, I can’t wait for this movie.

To watch with the necessary quality, you have to click this link.

Let The Right One In:

“Will you be my girlfriend?”

Who’s In It?: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

What is it?: A lonely young boy befriends a young girl who just so happens to be a vampire, adolescent romance and horrifying carnage ensue.

Why I’m Interested: The trailer looks like a sigur rós video gone horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. This figures to be a deeply disturbing film.

The trailers for Twilight look to me like that film will be a lackluster adaptation of, from what I hear, are actually good books. Let The Right One In looks like it will engage fairly similar ground, the relationship between a vampire and a human, albeit a higher quality engagement of a very different tone to be sure.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:

“We’re almost the same age. We’re meeting in the middle.”

Who’s In It?: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond,

What is it?: Brad Pitt is Benjamin Button, born an old man, and aging backwards throughout his life. 

Why I’m Interested: A strong cast, the potential for some good storytelling, and what looks to be wonderful amount of imagination is enough to get me to the theater. We’ll have to see whether or not they deliver on the potential.

JCVD:

“Steven Seagal?!?”

“He promised he’d cut off his ponytail.”

Who’s In It?: Jean-Claude Van Damme (yes, you read that right)

What is it?: Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself, down on his luck, and thus deciding to take hostages at a bank.

Why I’m Interested: Early buzz from those who’ve seen it is that it is actually really good. That leaves me pretty damn curious about the prospect of a guy who was always really more of a joke legitimizing himself by playing himself as, well, a joke.

Gran Torino:

“What was it like to kill a man.”

“You don’t want to know.”

Who’s In It?: Clint Eastwood

What is it?: Clint Eastwood stars as an old man who turns into a vigilante to protect two teens. The result is him going all Dirty Harry on an local gang. 

Why I’m Interested: To be honest, a large part of why I’m curious is because I don’t know what the hell to do with this trailer. Clint Eastwood is a brilliant filmmaker, as looks to be evidenced in his most recent directorial effort, currently in theaters, The Changeling. So, I don’t know how to wrap my brain around what looks like his move into a fairly formulaic vigilante film. Perhaps the trailer doesn’t do a very good job of indicating that this will perhaps engage vigilante films the way Unforgiven engaged westerns. I’m not really excited, and with Clint Eastwood involved, that confuses me.

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2 Responses to “trailer park tuesday. 10.28.08”


  1. 1 Jesse
    October 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I saw “Let the Right One In” at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s an incredible movie. Gruesome at times, but mostly quite beautiful, and very touching. It’s a great expression of the profound sadness underlying the vampire myth, which is something that most movies in the genre don’t even consider.

    I haven’t heard such complimentary things about the “Twilight” books, haven’t read them, and don’t plan on seeing the films.

  2. 2 Jesse
    October 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    In other news, I have broken down and downloaded “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” from Amazon. I dig it, and its use in the trailers, despite the predictable outcry from the nerdlings on the talkbacks at Ain’t It Cool News and The A.V. Club.

    We could definitely use a trailer with some dialogue though.


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