Trailer Talk - The Bang Bang Club (2011)

Ramsey: In the heat of the apartheid in South Africa, Bang Bang Club shows the final events through the eyes of professional photographers played by Ryan Phillippe and Taylor Kitsch. This will be documentary filmmaker, Steven Silver, first narrative feature, and he definitely adds a docu-style to the narrative in this gritty drama. Not necessarily a Summer popcorn flick, but it will have me in my movie seat this Summer.


Trailer Talk - Captain America (July 2011)

Evan: I was less than enthused on this one. As if we needed more superhero movies, now there’s going to be a hundred more coming out, featuring characters no one cared about. But, seeing this trailer actually kinda made me want to see this one. Maybe it was Chris Evans’s smile and unmistakable charm.


Trailer Talk - The Silent House (2011)

Evan: This trailer wasn’t really that frightening, but I’m definitely interested in seeing this film just for the novelty of an entire horror movie in one continuous shot. It did evoke some shades of “Blair Witch Project” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” so they could be heading in the right direction. If pulled off, it could be an incredibly intense experience. Hope to see it with a midnight crowd. Trailer: B- Movie: B+

Jess: I’m a sucker for one-shot movies, and with a scary movie it’ll be interesting to see how the actress does. I’m also a wuss when it comes to scary movies, and you throw a creepy looking little girl in the corner I’m going to scream. I thought the trailer was ok, but the hook for me is that it’s a one shot movie.

JR: I love a trailer where you know what you’re getting from the logo that appears at the beginning. I love horror, and seeing films from countries I’ve never seen films from before, both of which this movie boasts. A film in one continuous shot is extremely difficult to pull off, but if done right, it creates an absolutely amazing effect. A great slogan like “Real fear, in real time” gets me every time. This movie may be gimmicky, but it looks like a gimmick I can completely buy into. I absolutely can’t wait.

Megan: Oh wow! This was shot all in one takzzZZzzz. Scary movie is a scary movie is a scary movie. It’ll be good for cheap thrills I’m sure!


Trailer Talk - The Hangover Part II (2011)

Jess: I laughed hard at this trailer which is concerning to me. Usually when a trailer is really funny you’re getting the only funny parts of the movie. Hope that it’s more than a same-shit-different-city premise, but keeping my expectations low. That always makes movies better anyway.

JR: Seems like a bad idea. Will probably make billions.

Ramsey: Same jokes different day, but the jokes still work. Or at least I hope so… This dynamic trio…um, lone wolfpack has left a void in comedies since the movie. I am hoping they deliver again. I plan on watching this the same way as I did the last. Sitting at the Starlight Drive In with adult beverages, grilling some food, and laughing with my friends.

Megan: Oh goddddd monkeys are so disgusting. That nasty little thing is sure to cancel out the three funny jokes this movie contains (that I probably already just saw in the trailer).


Trailer Talk - True Legend (May 2011)

JR: One: Isn’t David Carradine dead? Two: If so how did he make this movie? Three: If not, I’m glad he came back to life to make it. Yeah!

Ramsey: The martial arts look great in this movie along with the special effects, but I am afraid this will fall flat on the story. This has been a problem with martial arts films as of late. They bog themselves down with special effects but aren’t able to deliver a complete film. This movie has already received mixed reviews, and there is only been praised for past films and how this film looks….I am afraid this film will fall short.

Megan: I might see this if I’m at a dude bro’s house and it happens to be on. RIP David Carradine, you old weirdo.

Jess: That first shot is crazy, also a little creepy looking. From the makers of all those different movies it sets the bar high for some stellar martial arts / special effects action. I’d say trailer does it’s job. I’ll see the movie.


Trailer Talk - Hesher (2nd Edition)

Jess: I think the first trailer was MUCH better. This new one is just JGL looking kinda gross and we know there’s a kid and Natalie Portman with 80’s glasses.

Ramsey: I have no idea what this movie is about after watching the trailer, but it has me excited. I won’t miss this.

Megan: I am torn. Long haired dude with crappy tattoos who is stuck developmentally at like, age 15? Yes, please. Unfortunately it’s JGL and I’m just not really a fan. And don’t get me started on Natalie Portman doing quirky : /


Trailer Talk  - Crazy Stupid Love (July 2011)

Megan: I know that I’m alone in this but I think abs are really, really gross. They look like an insect’s exoskeleton. Ew. Anyway, I don’t really buy Gosling as a lady killer, but whatever, I’m sure this will be cute and fun.

Ramsey: I think I just vomited in my mouth. Has Steve Carrell changed characters since 40 Year Old Virgin. Woe is me that he still can’t find love.

Jess: I will see this movie. Shirtless Ryan Gosling. Pathetic Steve Carrell. Adorable Emma Stone. Say no more.


Trailer Talk - Passion Play (May 2011)

Ramsey: Two of my favorites actors, Murray and Rourke, finally in a movie trying to win the affection of Megan Fox…I am down. Honestly though, this will have me in the theaters. Murray is the one actor than rarely disappoints…well, there was Garfield…and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Jess: I don’t even know… I’m torn between wanting to see Bill Murray, especially as a bad guy, but the whole old dudes battling over a trapped, beaten down Megan Fox is creepy to me.

Evan: Looks like it’s trying to be a David Lynch film with not enough weird.

JR: It’s just so hard for me to take anything with Megan Fox in it seriously, and this movie seems like no exception.


Trailer Talk - The Perfect Host (July 2011)

Jess: I’ve thought about just acting totally crazy if my house were ever broken into. Guess we’ll see how it works in this movie.

Evan: It could be fun if David Hyde Pierce doesn’t go too over the top. Hopefully what we see in the trailer are just moments that punctuate a fun kooky atmosphere.

JR: I’m intrigued beyond belief. It’s been way too long since I’ve seen David Hyde Pierce in anything. Plus, I love parties!


Trailer Talk - Stake Land (April 2011)

Evan: A long trailer done very well until the very end, when it kind of just devolved into standard fare. The music really set a nice increasingly creepy mood. Kudos to them for trying something different in the trailer game.

Jess: Looks like a really intriguing short film until we reach the end were the titles came off very “B-movie” esque.

Ramsey: Was this a PSA about texting and driving? This trailer pretty much sums up the entire movie…Boy and girl driving, girl tells boy she is pregnant, boy gets in car crash, and then crazy people come out of the woods.

JR: This trailer is kind of boring in the beginning. I know it’s supposed to be creepy and all that, and I’m waiting for something to jump out at me the whole time, but what jumps out is just a bunch of broken glass. I’m really the type of person who jumps at almost all loud noises, but I honestly didn’t find this that scary. What’s scary about a bunch shattered glass? Also, they seem to answer the question of whether she will get out of the car by showing you a bunch of scenes of her on the road later, so it takes too much of the suspense away. What’s this movie even about? I don’t think I care enough to see it.