November 25, 2011

Trailer Friday for November 25, 2011

An all new set of trailers and our hearty commentary. Enjoy.


The Sitter (December 9)


"Adventures in Babysitting meets Superbad with a smattering of Sex Drive."

"Adventures in Babysitting is right. The movie's already drawing tons of criticism around the internet for copycatting. And deservedly so -- it's the exact same movie, only with tons of f-bombs!"

"It really is disgraceful how much they stole from that movie -- reluctant babysitter, same number of kids (3), taking them into the city to an all-black nightclub, criminals chasing them... The list goes on and on."

"This seems really raunchy. What kind of parent would let their child act in a movie like this? Still, I did laugh when he whispered, 'I f**king hate you too. I'll destroy you,' to the little girl."



Melancholia
(Now playing)



"Melancholia is the perfect title for this film. I wanted to like that trailer but it was really depressing."

"In fairness, it's a movie about a shaky marriage set against the backdrop of a rogue planet crashing into the earth. So tell me, in that scenario, what's there to be happy about?"

"I think an intriguing thing about this film is the fact that Kirsten Dunst's performance earned her Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival."

"That's also where the director (Lars von Trier) sabotaged himself by making jokes about and sympathizing with Nazis during a press conference. Check it out on YouTube here. It's painful to watch."

"Nazi jokes to a roomful of Frenchmen?... Dude, know your audience!"



New Year's Eve (December 9)



"Ensemble pieces like this, Valentine's Day, He's Just Not That Into You, that have the multiple storylines going on at the same time, always seem really gimmicky to me."

"Box office poison Ashton Kutcher in the same movie with box office poison Katherine Heigl... Why didn't they throw in Nicholas Cage too?... This film has no chance."

"Zac Effron, Jon Bon Jovi, Carson Daly, Seth Myers... I can't imagine any heterosexual men would want to see this."

"Okay my focus will be on the women. Halle Berry still looks amazing on screen; Jessica Biel looks great too; this movie proves that Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank are NOT, in fact, the same person; and someone needs to tell Sofia Vergara that her spicy Latina schtick is wearing thin."

"I guarantee you, Robert DeNiro will only be in that one scene you saw at the very end."



The Hunger Games (March 23)



"I know this movie's based on a popular novel but there's not a lot of originality here. I see elements of Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery", "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, Stephen King's "The Long Walk", and the movie The Running Man with Arnold Schwartzeneggar."

"It's also very similar to the 2007 movie The Condemned, which maybe not so coincidentally was distributed by the same studio -- Lionsgate."

"The release date is what concerns me. March and April are typically the months where studios clear the decks for summer releases they think are going to make a lot of money. Scheduling this for March 23rd makes me think studio execs in the know don't believe this movie's any good."

"Stunt casting Lenny Kravitz and featuring him so prominently in the trailer should also be a warning sign."



My Week With Marilyn (Now playing)




"I'm planning on seeing this. Michelle Williams is the new Jennifer Jason Leigh. Young actress who started off doing light, teen-oriented stuff. You didn't think much of her at first but she turned out to be super-talented."

"Absolutely. The Station Agent, Shutter Island, Blue Valentine... She always chooses interesting roles and she's always really good."

"This is based on a (disputed) real-life incident that took place when Marilyn was filming The Prince and the Showgirl. True or not, it looks like an interesting story."


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