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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Shane Black's The Nice Guys


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:04 pm 
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Awesome.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:42 pm 
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Trailers, especially for lighter entertainment like this, have been for nearly four decades one of my favorite parts of the experience of attending and anticipating movies. I've never been one of those people who wants set photos and clips and all the other parts of the hype machine, but I've never been able to shake the habit of seeking the thrill from a good trailer that builds anticipation for a movie that hadn't been on my radar.

After watching this one, though, I've finally decided to embrace the stereotypical film snob stance of avoiding trailers whenever possible so that I can retain the experience of seeing large chunks of the plot and many of the better gags during the actual movie itself. I'm not sure why this particular trailer was the straw that severed this particular camel's spinal column, but I just can't take the feeling of regret smothering any sense of excitement after watching one of these anymore.

Yet another small piece of my long-gone childhood's ability to experience joy killed by the Hollywood marketing machine. Sigh.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:39 am 
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DarkImbecile wrote:
After watching this one, though, I've finally decided to embrace the stereotypical film snob stance of avoiding trailers whenever possible so that I can retain the experience of seeing large chunks of the plot and many of the better gags during the actual movie itself. I'm not sure why this particular trailer was the straw that severed this particular camel's spinal column, but I just can't take the feeling of regret smothering any sense of excitement after watching one of these anymore.

Yet another small piece of my long-gone childhood's ability to experience joy killed by the Hollywood marketing machine. Sigh.

I can relate to this. I used to love trailers, but now I've stopped watching them on the internet almost altogether, and I only see what I see in theaters. And even then, I've started noticing that most movies are little more than hugely extended versions of their trailers. It's deflating when a movie's over, and I realize that I wouldn't have missed anything if I had only seen the 2.5-minute trailer.

That said ... I've also come around to the idea that a really good movie can't be "spoiled" by a trailer. This is true even of movies that have a straightforward or even predictable plot - the good ones have more to offer than can be condensed into a couple of minutes runtime. I suppose it's the same quality that makes movies rewatchable and enjoyable even when (sometimes especially when) you know exactly what's coming.

So while I no longer go out of my way to watch trailers, I don't sweat it too much, either.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:21 pm 
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Brian C wrote:
That said ... I've also come around to the idea that a really good movie can't be "spoiled" by a trailer. This is true even of movies that have a straightforward or even predictable plot - the good ones have more to offer than can be condensed into a couple of minutes runtime.

Oh, I totally agree... it's not the experience of watching very good to great movies that is hurt by these trailers, it's the experience of watching the trailers themselves (and to a lesser extent, mediocre to good movies that have their few good scenes overexposed in the advertising, diluting whatever appeal they may have had). That said, there are definitely moments in The Nice Guys that would have been more enjoyable to see for the first time in the context of the movie than in the trailer, in particular
[Reveal] Spoiler:
the gun thrown through the window and the fall into - or next to - the pool.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:21 am 
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Teaser for Steven Spielberg's The BFG


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:55 pm 
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Independence Day: Resurgence.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Teaser for Steven Spielberg's The BFG
I've wanted someone to adapt this properly since I was a kid -- it's my favorite Dahl book, second only to Matilda -- but Spielberg, while I'm generally a fan, seems like an odd choice. The book is so full of odd, off-kilter humor and I can't imagine him coming even close to its tone. I do appreciate the relative vagueness of the teaser.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:12 pm 
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Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:59 pm 
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Shintaro Shimosawa's Misconduct. Based on the trailer this seems like a confused narrative.


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Almodovar's new film (here in March), now is retitled as Julieta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTWAkRRw4C8


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:23 pm 
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Promising Red Band trailer for the Key and Peele movie, Keanu, which appears to be a parody of John Wick


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Miles Ahead


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:56 pm 
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Captain America: Civil War
X-Men: Apocalypse
Jason Bourne
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Independance Day: Resurgence
The Jungle Book
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Elle (Paul Verhoeven). Will probably show up at Cannes.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:28 am 
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Almodovar's Julieta trailer has been released today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkGsbz8rLY

He has used a Chavela Vargas' song.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:24 am 
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Yet more disaster porn. I'll stay as far away from this as possible. As if there ever was any doubt that superhero comics and Hollywood deserve each other.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:16 pm 
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The third Pee-Wee Herman movie (and the first since 1988), Pee-Wee's Big Holiday, begins filming in three weeks and is due for release later this year. It is being produced by Judd Apatow and will be distributed exclusively by Netflix. As a life-long Pee-Wee Herman fan, I'm very excited about this.

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Trailer for "The Light Between Oceans" starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. Looks good!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:33 am 
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Find it mildly upsetting that Tim Burton's movies seem to now have become uninspired visually as well as in the other departments.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:14 pm 
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I'm okay with the more sunlit look of what they're showing us. I'm finding it more upsetting that Burton's resorting to what looks like such familiar, hackneyed material -- the plot outline, in what is of course merely a trailer, borders on cliche. And the presence of the robot known as Asa Butterworth isn't making it any more appealing.


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Deepwater Horizon


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:09 pm 
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Loving Vincent looks gorgeous. A biography of Van Gogh, each frame is an oil painting in the style of the artist.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:48 am 
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Loving Vincent looks gorgeous. A biography of Van Gogh, each frame is an oil painting in the style of the artist.

I'd like to see this 20-year trend of titling films "Verbing the Proper Noun" die out at some point in my lifetime.


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