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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Justin Wagner]

The long-awaited movie Machete (based off the faux trailer shown during Quentin Tarantino’s half of the Grindhouse double feature, Death Proof) has finally been set for a feature film release this September 3rd. Though I’m sure many people are excited about this (me included), this trailer lacks some of the excitement the one featured in Grindhouse had. While the old trailer had a sense of tension and humor, the newer one seems as though the movie is taking a much more serious route. Maybe it is just the way the trailer is edited, but I really hope that Machete can keep the campiness shown in the Grindhouse trailer and mix it with some serious tones instead of getting rid of the camp altogether. Knowing Robert Rodriguez, though, he will probably pack in some of his classic camp, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out with an all-star cast like this one. With the addition of Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, and Michelle Rodriguez to the film, I’m sure the story has more depth and has mildly changed from the original concept shown in Grindhouse making me even more excited in how Machete will turn out. Now I’m interested in how a Thanksgiving movie would look.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Do you remember the exact moment when you lost COMPLETE faith in all humanity? I do! It was, oh, about 1:57 ago when I watched the worst trailer I’ve ever seen. Have you ever heard a joke so bad that it actually made you physically angry? I just heard like 10 of them in a row. I mean Twilight is bad…really bad. So the idea of a movie that makes fun of Twilight is very appealing to me. I mean talk about an easy target! But this actually looks like it’s going after the FANS of Twilight. This is like an homage to that Godawful nightmare of a movie. THEN add a few lame pop-culture references to things like Lady Gaga and The Jersey Shore, and you have something so stupid it baffles the mind. What kind of sick twisted individual would not only subject themselves to this, but PAY MONEY to do so? Not me, I can tell you that much. This trailer is for true masochists only. The makers of “Vampires Sucks” will probably meet plenty of vampires on the way to that special place in Hell that is now reserved for them. I mean honest to God I’ve seen laundry detergent commercials funnier than this piece of shit. Just take my advice and don’t watch this trailer. I’ve suffered enough for the both of us.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

UPDATE: Full Movie Review

I give the first half of this trailer a 0, and the second half a 5. Somehow that averages out into a 4, don’t ask me how. What is this movie about?! I mean, I know it’s probably something lame and stupid, but still this marketing is genius. This movie looks horrible, yet, I really want to know what happens. I mean is this chick actually dead? Is it all a big practical joke? Is this all staged? I’d bet money on it. I find it hard to believe that something genuinely bizarre (whatever it is) just “happened” to happen while they were shooting a lame documentary about finding a chick on Facebook. Movies about online-dating are nothing new. They at least go as far back as 1998 with AOL’s feature-length commercial “You’ve Got Mail”, if not further. This looks more like “The Social Network” mixed with “The Blair Witch Project”. I also don’t like this apparent trend of amateurish looking movies that pretend to be documentaries. In any case, their marketing stunt worked. I’m (cautiously) interested, but my gut tells me it’s gonna suck. Still an interesting trailer, regardless.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

First off I’d like to apologize for the embed quality. This video is getting shut down all over the web and this is the best I could find. In fact if you are reading this and the video doesn’t work, then that’s probably what happened. I’ll replace it with a better one once Marvel realizes the jig is up and releases their own high quality feed.

[UPDATE: Yup, they took it down. It’s pretty much down everywhere. ]

But on to the trailer, it sucks. Fanboys all over the net are going wild but honestly guys, it sucks. In fact, all of the 2.5 stars I gave it are for Natalie Portman. Hopefully she’s survives this epically large terd of a movie. I mean you give me mediocre special effects, a caveman trying to pick up Excalibur (Oh sorry, I meant the hammer), yelling “Khan!” in the rain like the he’s the first guy to do it, and you end it with an Acura commercial. I mean there were like 6 or 7 cars there and they were all Acuras…do you think we’re stupid Marvel? I mean I know you gotta pay for this crap somehow, but that’s just ridiculous.  I have a special hatred for movies that don’t respect their viewers and this one doesn’t even seem to respect itself. If the trailer has this many cliches just imagine how many are in the actual movie! *shudders* Watch the trailer only if you want to shake your head one more time at Hollywood for not having the guts to actually make something good. This will probably make them loads of money though so I guess you can’t blame them. It’s the viewers that keep going to watch every piece of crap like this that comes out who are really to blame. But don’t take my word for it, watch it for yourself and make up your own mind! I’m sure there are plenty of you who love Thor enough to see it no matter how bad it looks.

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

So apparently all you have to do is make a raunchy youtube style video 90mins long, and Will Ferrell/Adam McKay will drop by and Produce it. At least that’s what this trailer leads me to believe. This looks like Superbad mixed with Borat. It makes a big deal about things that aren’t a big deal (Superbad) and it acts like it’s a documentary when everything seems pretty staged (Borat). I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole damn thing were scripted, which is fine, but then why give it this unscripted feel? It just seems fake. It could also be easily mistaken for another episode of MTV’s True Life: I’m a Virgin (which is also scripted). Actually the only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 was the line “I am going to do to your virginity, what Alfred Hitchcock did to birds.” Now that’s funny. The rest of it, not so much. I’m not ruling out watching this movie at some point but the chances, ironically like its production values, don’t look good. But watch it and make up your own mind. Let us know what you think in the comments!

On a total side note I’ve made all the youtube embeds on the site bigger so enjoy!

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

The Toronto International Film Festival will run from Sept 9-19th. The festival will be showcasing over 50 new films. Until it begins, we’ll be doing some previews of the most exciting ones. None, however, are more exciting than today’s choice. “Norwegian Wood” will be making its North American debut. Based on the outstanding Japanese Novel by the same name, it follows a young man named Watanabe and his relationship with two girls. One is very much like him, but they share a history which has a lot of sadness. The other embodies everything he is not, and they share no history at all. It is definitely not just a love story, however. The novel was of course named after the Beatles song, which is also part of the story. In addition, the song is played in the background of the teaser trailer, which I have embedded after our look! (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Interesting that they waited until Comic-Con was over to release this trailer. Perhaps they knew that it would be overshadowed by tons of other news (like Tron) if they released it sooner. Smart move on their part. Supposedly this film is like Alice in Wonderland with machine guns. It’s about a girl who has been lobotomized, and in order to escape the institution she’s been put in, escapes into her dream world. But then that world and the real begin to mix. Something like that. I would have never known any of that from this trailer. The only thing this trailer taught me is that Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) is still a visual master. Basically you mix a cool futuristic look, with hott chicks, and a song like that, and you at least have my attention. My respect is another thing entirely. I liked 300 but I wasn’t crazy about Watchmen. I will say I’m more excited about this movie after seeing this trailer than I was before it. But we are still in the teaser phase of the advertising and I don’t know enough yet. I could see it going either way. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

David Fincher is a personal favourite of mine. Fight Club is, in my opinion, one of the most important film of the 90s…and in cinema history (and thus, was fairly ignored at time of release), which automatically makes every project he does of a fair amount of interest to me. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was loved by the Oscars, and has pretty much completed Fincher moving from having his first film in the limelight (Aliens 3), to moving away from it (Se7en, The Game, Fight Club), and then back to the mainstream (Benjamin Button). Very little in the year 2010 is more mainstream than Facebook, and that is exactly what Fincher is tackling in his latest movie, The Social Network. The trailer itself does not tell anything new about the story, which itself is a fairly interesting story about a company that everyone in the Western world knows. The subject matter should secure it as a box office success, but will it get the same love that Benjamin Button got from the award givers…? I doubt it, but it does not seem to be too bad, I certainly hope that Fincher can make something with a bit more depth than maybe another director may have done. Hopefully Fincher can make it something more than just a story about Facebook, but we will just have to wait and see. To be fair to Fincher, he has given himself an uphill battle here, at least from cinema-snobs. Social Networks are bound to be a matter of hate for them, and having Justin Timberlake in an important role is just asking for a backlash! But, I am sure Fincher can do something pretty interesting with The Social Network.