Posts Tagged ‘watchmen

14
Nov
08

five things. 11.14.08

1. The New Watchmen Trailer –

Thanks to Jesse’s comment on this week’s Trailer Park Tuesday I was able to see the new Watchmen trailer. I know, I’m slipping this last two weeks.

Anyway, it obviously needs to be included in this week’s ‘five things’.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/watchmen.html?showVideo=1

2. Drunk History –

If you’ve already been blessed by the hilarity of Drunk History then this is just a refresher. However, if you are still a virgin to this wonderful world then today your life changes for the better.

It’s just like the History Channel, but the historians are drunk and the actors recreating the scenes are talented individuals like Jack Black and Michael Cera, among others.

Here is where I insert the language warning as a courtesy to my readers, the ‘gloaming and dawn’ equivalent of the parental advisory sticker. Then, with that out of the way, it’s on with the show.

Drunk History: Vol. 1

Drunk History: Vol. 2

Drunk History: Vol. 3

Drunk History: Vol. 4

Bonus:

Drunk History: 2.5

3. TNF –

My hope this year before the football season started was to invite as many people as would come to our place on Monday nights to enjoy some Monday Night Football on ESPN. Sadly, my friends and I quickly realized that the counseling students had a class on Monday nights, making our MNF dates impossible.

That led to plan B, Thursday Night Football. We had to wait a while since Thursday night games weren’t starting on NFL Network until Week 10, but alas, the time has come.

Two weeks ago we had two guests to watch Brady Quinn’s debut against the Broncos, but last night our numbers grew to six guests for the Jets/Pats game. It was a great night of beer (including the tasty Rogue Dead Guy Ale), football, Drunk History, laughter and great company. I hope there is more to come!

4. Quantum Of Solace And The New Cinerama Seats –

At the time of this writing, I still haven’t experienced either of these yet. That will come later this evening. However, Em and I have been looking forward to this for some time. We’ve been excited about the new seats at Cinerama since word came that they were on their way, and I myself have been excited about the new Bond since the moment the credits rolled on Casino Royale the first time I saw it.

I suppose there is always the potential for disappointment in both respects, but I can’t wait until tonight either way.

5. Brian’s Interview At The Art Institute –

Brian had a good first experience at The Art Institute and he seems really excited about what the opportunity might mean for him. Em and I are excited on his behalf, hoping that the potential of this moment bears fruit and that Brian moves further into his vocation.

It’s an exciting time to see someone you love on the verge of something exciting and new, and I’m grateful for it.

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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