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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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[Posted by: Justin Wagner]

With Machete coming out next weekend, and Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving in the beginning stages of screenwriting, it only feels right to take a look back at ALL of the faux trailers from the Grindhouse double feature. (more…)

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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.