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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

Don’t listen to the marketing campaign – Catfish isn’t the movie they want you to think it is. The posters ominously warn you to not “let anyone tell you what it is,” and seem to suggest some sort of thriller or horror flick. It’s unfortunate that they resort to making you play guessing games in order to see this film. With a story that’s driven primarily by events occurring on the internet, and a plot that constantly has you questioning the truth from those in front of and behind the camera, Catfish captures life in 2010 in a way that few other movies do. I’ll try to avoid giving away any of the specifics in this review, but it’s impossible to discuss this film without changing the way you’ll perceive it. If you want to go in with no preconceptions at all, stop reading now. Otherwise, read on. (more…)

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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!