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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

Oh man this is funny. I don’t know if it’s worse than the one I made but it’s definitely close.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

The new trailer for The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams isn’t bad, it’s just not very original. To be fair, it IS based on the true story of “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his older half-brother/trainer Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) so it has some credibility. Many of the scenes are filmed in the exact same places the events really happened. But you just can’t make a boxing movie about a nobody tough-guy with a thick accent becoming a big-time boxer, without it being compared to Rocky. You also can’t make the primary story line about the clash between a boxer and his brother/trainer without it being compared to Raging Bull. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you’re not allowed to make boxing movies anymore, but there should at least be something original about it. Million Dollar Baby for example, showed a female-boxer and highlighted touchy subjects relating to death. Ali was about the quintessential boxer and his fascinating life not only in boxing but his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War. In contrast, I’m not really sure what The Fighter brings to the table that we haven’t already seen. Of course we only have the trailer and not the entire film. The cast, in my opinion, is excellent. Amy Adams was a joy to watch in Sunshine Cleaning and I’m sure she’s an asset to the film. Whatever you think of Christian Bale personally, it’s hard to deny that he’s been in some good action movies. I’m curious to see how he does in a role that is probably more challenging than he’s used to. Mark Wahlberg will probably do an adequate job playing a boxer. He’s always been pretty good at playing the tough-asshole but not much else. The big negatives are the writers. IMDB credits 3 people, 1 of which hasn’t written anything previously, and the other 2 are the geniuses behind such classics as 8 Mile and Air Bud. Originally the film was supposed to be directed by Darren Aronofsky but now we have David O. Russell who made I Heart Huckabees and Three Kings (both of which starred Mark Wahlberg). That’s a pretty big downgrade but not horrible. At this point I expect a competent, if unoriginal, boxing movie that will adequately waste an afternoon at the movies. Maybe I’ll rent it.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

If after watching the brand new trailer for Priest you think to yourself “That reminds me of Legion, that crappy movie about fighting angels.” there is a reason for that. It has the same Director, Scott Stewart, but this time instead of Angels Vs. Angels it’s Priests Vs. Vampire Satanists. If they had titled it “Priest With A Shotgun” I might have been more interested. Vampire movies have lost all their street cred at this point and one more is probably the last thing we need right now. It’s in 3D too, but at least this is the type of silly action movie that might benefit from it. What I liked about the trailer is also what bugged me the most. It steals from good movies. At the beginning I could have sworn I was watching a Blade Runner remake trailer with the way the dystopian city looked and the futuristic outdoor elevator. Later it felt like those crappy Star Wars prequels with the sci-fi bike in a desert and of course the Jedi hood. Then it mixed with The Matrix to do a slow motion bullet-time fight scene on top of a moving vehicle. Plus anytime an action movie starts talking about getting expelled from “THE Order” or “THE Council” (like there’s of course only one of those and we’re all supposed to know what it is) you know you’re in for a cliché tsunami. The movie is loosely based on a Korean graphic novel. When I say loosely I mean like Lindsey Lohan looks tight compared to this. Basically they’ve changed everything. So yeah, maybe we’ll get some cool effects and a mindless but entertaining 2hrs but I wouldn’t put any money on it. At least it’s not Twilight.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

I don’t remember the last time I laughed this hard at a trailer. Oh wait yes I do. It was when I saw the first trailer for Hobo With A Shotgun. That fake trailer was so good it won the Grindhouse fake trailer contest and they decided to make a real movie out of it. So here is the first real trailer for the real movie made because of a fake trailer. Still with me? So yeah, if the title alone didn’t make you go straight to Fandango and buy your ticket, that “I am tired. Need $ for Lawnmower.” sign should have. I’m the kind of guy who loves watching the kind of movies this is paying homage to. The “So bad it’s good.” element here is just too good to be true. I’m 10x more excited to see this than Machete. In fact, I thought that was probably the weakest of the faux trailers, although the actual movie is getting pretty decent reviews. It is odd to say I feel more comfortable in the hands of first-time director Jason Eisener than Robert Rodriguez but I do. Rodriguez has been hit or miss for me. Eisener has gone to great lengths to keep the look/feel of this movie true. He even set up a library of old 70’s/80’s cult movies for the cast/crew to study while filming. I can’t wait to see this.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire) is a film genius. In fact, for my money, he is one of the top-5 Directors alive today. That is why it pains me so much to say this but, what the hell is this crap. This looks outrageously bad. This might be one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen.  It’s literally all over the place.  All 3 stars were for them listing Danny Boyle‘s name at the beginning. I mean it’s the entire premise so I’m not ruining anything by saying that this is a minimalist film where a guy is all alone, gets his arm stuck and then at the end he cuts it off with a dull knife and goes home. I would have a really hard time stretching that idea into a feature-length movie. Plus everyone already knows what happens so what do they do? Obviously they invented some filler where he meets some girls at the beginning so let’s say that lasts 30 minutes. Let’s say him going home lasts 30 minutes. That’s at least an hour of watching this dude be stuck, considering all his options (when we know what he’s going to do anyway), and cutting his arm off. I’ve heard good things from people who’ve seen test-cuts of the film, but this trailer just made me a whole lot less excited to see the movie. The casting of James Franco the pothead from Pineapple Express, is only interesting in that it seems like such a bad choice. Hopefully he is a better actor than I think he is. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk this up to bad marketing…for now.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Justin Wagner]

Switching over from wrestling to ballet dancing, Darren Aronofsky‘s latest film, Black Swan, is a thriller about two opposing dancers in an upcoming production of the play “Black Swan”. There are many Lynch-esque moments throughout this trailer. From the “woman-in-trouble” premise to the competitiveness between two leads in an ongoing production, Black Swan seems to play like Mulholland Dr. meets Showgirls, but with the obvious presence of Aronofsky behind the Director’s chair. Much of the same style and camera work presented in The Wrestler seems to be present here in Black Swan though the tone of the film seems to be vintage Aronofsky. If there is one thing to love about this trailer it’s that it still keeps the mystery of the film in tact without giving too much away like most recent movie trailers have been doing. Black Swan will premiere at the 67th Venice International Film Festival this September and will have a limited theatrical release Dec. 1, but for now we have this lovely trailer to watch over and over again in preparation for what looks to be one of the best films this year has to offer.

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Trailer Review: 
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

The first trailer for the relatively low-budget Sci-Fi flick “Skyline” was released today.  Not much is known about it, and this trailer doesn’t really show us anymore than we already knew.  It’s about an alien invasion just like “War of the Worlds”, “V”, “Independence Day” etc etc.  What makes this different? Well it follows the survivors after the alien invasion…well wait no that’s not different.  It DOES feature large spaceships hovering over important parts of the globe…wait that’s the same.  It uses television news stories to make it seem more real….actually that’s the same too.  The answer is, there’s nothing new about this.  It seems to have computer-generated people which isn’t really original either.  How good this trailer is, really depends on your imagination.  Since they don’t show you anything at all,  I feel like they have something to hide.  If it really is about a bunch of people having a party who survive an alien attack, which is what IMDB says, this could be really lame.  I like the name, I like Sci-Fi movies, but I don’t like un-original garbage.  I mean the effects don’t even look that great and that’s all they show us!.  The directors are the brothers behind “Alien vs Predator: Requiem” so that’s another strike against it. I like the Sci-Fi genre enough to give it a shot though, but I’m not expecting much.  We’ll keep you updated and hopefully the next trailer they release is a lot better.