Trailer Hopping

Total Recall 2012 May Need a Recall

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Posted April 8th, 2012 by popcorn
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I wasn’t very excited to hear that they’re remaking Total Recall, especially Total Recall with Colin Farrell as the star. Nothing against Colin Farrell, but the imagine of a stoic, big, tall, gruff and muscular Arnold Schwarzenegger being reduced to a fun-loving, smaller statured movie star not known for action movies but whose off screen imagine of being a bad boy often times over-shadowed his wide variety of entertaining movies just doesn’t cut it.   More »

Rise of the Guardians is a Wonderful Feast of Bright Imagination

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Posted April 1st, 2012 by popcorn
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Wow! Such vivid imagination and vibrant colors! How is it possible not to see a movie about your favorite holiday characters saving holidays for the children?! The art is a spectacle in itself. I like how each of the holiday characters are brought to life, not in perfect form, but with a slight flaw, like Santa Claus and his naughty and nice tattoos and black eyebrows, despite his hair and beard being snow white. I’m not sure I understand why the use of the accent though.   More »

The Samaritan Lacks Likeability

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Posted March 31st, 2012 by popcorn
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The Samaritan trailer is a straight-forward and bland trailer about a guy trying to avoid the life he once had. It lacks something that would draw the viewer, such as a likeable character or something suspenseful not already shown in the trailer. The young lady who plays the damsel in distress, Ruth Negga, sounds like she’s doing a Broadway show in the scene at the night club. She’s standing tall in a shimmy blue dress, with her chin tucked and eyes cast upwards, and talks loudly in a sing-song manner like she is ready to start singing any minute now.   More »

House at End of Street Can't Keep Story Straight

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Posted March 30th, 2012 by popcorn
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The story of a mother and daughter uncovering the murder mystery to the house at the end of the street sounds interesting, but the trailer is a convoluted mess. I'd much prefer a straight-forward trailer than a trailer mixing backwards and forward sequences.   More »

The Long Awaited Breaking Dawn Finale Countdown Begins

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Posted March 26th, 2012 by popcorn
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The first peek at the finale to the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn Part 2, finally hits theaters this past weekend, during the big opening weekend for Hunger Games. The online version is a 50 second teaser of Bella living her life as a vampire and some glimpses of our two hunky male leads, Edward and Jacob. There is not enough to go on to determine whether or not the movie will be an ending worth waiting for or a boring sleeper that only the Twilight fans will watch. Regardless of how the trailer or movie turns out, Twihards will watch it anyway.   More »

The Perfect Family Has Flaws

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Posted March 25th, 2012 by popcorn
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The Perfect Family is an indie family drama about a family who is anything but perfect. The trailer shows why they are not a perfect family and why Kathleen Turner, who plays the saintly Catholic mother, would try so hard to prove that she has the perfect family. Yet, Kathleen Turner seems too understanding of a mother to force her children into the perfect Catholic molds, and the trailer feels forced, slow and tense to be an enjoyable movie.   More »

Three Stooges May Not Stand the Test of Time

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Posted March 23rd, 2012 by popcorn
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The Three Stooges trailer is a two minute tribute to the black and white originals, showcasing Moe, Larry and Curly’s signature physical comedy and slapstick humor. Although, I’m not certain they can keep an audience entertained for at least an hour and a half with the same repeated physical comedy.   More »

See the Light in Dark Shadows

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Posted March 16th, 2012 by popcorn
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Dark Shadows is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s zillionth film together. With each subsequent film, they have started taking the roles less seriously and testing Johnny Depp’s more flamboyant and “Jack Sparrow” side. Dark Shadows has become a comedic rendition of a vampire gone mad. The movie also appears less Tim Burton, and may not appeal to hardcore fans, but worth watching for its odd humor.   More »

Too Much Trouble with Bliss

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Posted March 14th, 2012 by popcorn
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The trailer for “The Trouble with Bliss” lacks as much focus and direction as the life of its main character, Morris Bliss. The small indie population who enjoys quirky films may enjoy it, but it does not have a big enough mass appeal to draw the general public. Morris is a jobless and unmotivated thirty something man who lives with his father and dates an 18-year old girl and daughter of a high school friend. Besides pointing out the obvious, the trailer didn’t indicate that the movie had any direction or purpose.   More »

The Raid Worth Being A Part of

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Posted March 13th, 2012 by popcorn
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The diamond in the rough this year is a small Indonesian film called The Raid Redemption. It has been generating good buzz at some of the major film festivals, Toronto, Sundance and SXSW. From a two minute glimpse, I can see why. The trailer brings energy, excitement and hand to hand combat so well-choreographed that it could be comparable to an actual Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight.   More »

Meeting Evil Lacks Suspense

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Posted March 9th, 2012 by popcorn
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The trailer for Meeting Evil has nothing enjoyable or exciting. If you’re not a fan of Samuel L. Jackson or Luke Wilson, I say, buy buttered popcorn and watch some other movie. The trailer has too much text scrolling through, describing the movie. Text should be limited in trailers, because I want to see visuals and not read words on screen. It would help a little if they kept the text to one or two words, instead of full sentences dispersed in almost every other scene.   More »

Leave Behind the Cabin in the Woods

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Posted March 9th, 2012 by popcorn
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Cabin in the Woods trailer has some common scare tactics often shown in other horror trailers, like an object popping out of nowhere – boo!, mysterious sounds, things banging or lurking behind doors, only lacking a deep-voiced narrator saying lines like “don’t go to sleep or else”. Yet, the feel of the trailer is not one of jump out of your seat horror, and more of a sci-fi thriller. Because of the mix message and confusion, I’m going to pass on this movie.   More »

Skip the Piranhas and the 3DDs

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Posted March 7th, 2012 by popcorn
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If you didn’t read my last Piranha 3D trailer, skip it and read this one. I’ve basically copied and pasted the text here and added the extra D for you. In fact, in this Piranha movie, they’re no longer subtly admitting to the sleaziness and over-exposure of breasts to please the teenage boys, as the narrator croons, “…double the terror and double the D’s,” while a woman with over-size breasts slowly runs towards the audience.   More »

Watching Out for Neighborhood Watch

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Posted March 2nd, 2012 by popcorn
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This trailer is a humorous and light-hearted introduction to a gang of misfits out to do no good. I enjoyed every 30 seconds of its silly, sarcastic humor.   More »

Immaturity Lives on in That's My Boy

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Posted March 2nd, 2012 by popcorn
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Everything’s wrong about this movie, from the first second of boobs to the last four letter f word coming out of Leighton Meester’s mouth. Considering a majority of Adam Sandler movies are trashed by critics, this one will no less be another welcomed addition to the trash bin. But will it be a big hit with teenage boys, immature men and Adam Sandler fans everywhere? F**k yeah.   More »