Trailer Mix: Which Trailer Works for You?

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Okay, moviegoers... today's questions are: Which trailer is most effective? Which one makes you say, "I'm going to see that!" And why? … [Read more...]

Abraham Lincoln: A Trailer, A Speech, and “Divine Providence”

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Yes, the trailer is here. And it looks... well... huh. To me, this preview makes it look like a big sappy Spielberg movie that is reverent to a fault. It looks like it takes place in the same world as Amistad, where the themes are louder than the details, and everything is filmed so that characters look more like noble wax museum representations than living, breathing human beings.Of course, this is just a trailer. Perhaps the film will be better than this trailer makes it look.Since … [Read more...]

Worst/Best Fake-Out Trailers of All Time

I submit that this was the worst fake-out trailer of all time. When the audience realized the real subject of the movie, and saw the horrible execution of an already idiotic idea, there was almost a riot in the theatre.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhwHZ0Cs8AIWow. Every time I see it, I feel physical pain. Not only does it lack a single original idea, but it parrots the genre cliches without even trying, without a single spark of enthusiasm, style, or bravado. What a spectacular … [Read more...]

“Unless you love, your life will flash by…”

Here comes what may well be the most memorable movie event of 2011 for me... … [Read more...]

Oh, Danny Boyyyyyyle…

Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and my favorite... Millions... has a new film, and here's the trailer... … [Read more...]

Let’s go save lost souls!

Dawn Treader: the new trailer... … [Read more...]

The Affleck Affect: Actors Who are Better at Directing

Sure, Ben Affleck starred in a couple of disposable films. I still like the guy.Maybe if I'd had to suffer through Gigli, I'd feel differently. But I loved his turn in Good Will Hunting, thought he did his best as Jack Ryan, and I even enjoyed him in the not-so-memorable films Bounce and Jersey Girl. I just think he needs the right roles, the right scripts. … [Read more...]

Here it is: The trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!

Have you read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?If you haven't, the time to do so is now. Because on December 10, the movie will arrive. (Fortunately, it's a quick read.)Want a preview? Well, here it is... … [Read more...]

Beware of Spoilers: Avoid the Trailer to “Never Let Me Go.”

One of my favorite reading experiences ever was experiencing the slow, subtle, and eventually overwhelming revelations in the book "Never Let Me Go." … [Read more...]

The Dawn of a New Narnia Film…

Are you ready to hear a bunch of dramatic statements of foreboding from Aslan?I'll post the "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" trailer tomorrow night...  … [Read more...]


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