This cold of mine has put quite the damper on my week. I havenâ€™t been able to contribute much in the way of news posts or reviews as Iâ€™ve been too busy hiding underneath a blanket and fighting off my cough syrup induced hysteria. But if thereâ€™s one thing I will NOT do, is deny you all a Trailer Round-up, that and whatever Meat Loaf was talking about in â€œI’d Do Anything for Love (But I Wonâ€™t Do That)â€.
Let’s do this before my medicine kicks in.
This cold of mine has put quite the damper on my week. I haven’t been able to contribute much in the way of news posts or reviews as I’ve been too busy hiding underneath a blanket and fighting off my cough syrup induced hysteria. But if there’s one thing I will NOT do, is deny you all a Trailer Round-up, that and whatever Meat Loaf was talking about in “I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.
Let's do this before my medicine kicks in.
I’m pretty sure this is how the pitch for this movie went:
"Wow, this story seems a lot like In Bruges. You know who was in In Bruges? Colin Farrell was in In Bruges! We should totally get him to do this so the people who liked In Bruges will watch this under the guise that it’s like In Bruges. Man I really want to watch In Bruges again. In Bruges In Bruges In Bruges."
With that being said, I really enjoyed In Bruges, so I will be watching this. Well played.
Irrelevant title? Check.
Folk music? Check.
Quirky dysfunctional family? Check.
Twenty something college graduate. Check
An unconventional romance that is both sexless and awkward? Check.
Ladies & Gentleman, we got ourselves an indie flick. It already seems very by the numbers and will be a movie you see so you have something to talk about at a rooftop party while swilling some Pabst Blue Ribbon.
THE SADNESS part two! God this really is the season where every movie is trying to get you to kill yourself. Between this and Biutiful, all I can suggest is that you keep away from sharp objects for a few months.
Also, I have this weird hatred for Nicole Kidman, but part of me still wants to watch this.
Yet another survival thriller in which man is pitted against nature. It has something to do with an energy crisis, dangerous weather conditions and snow mobiles? Vampire Bill and the crazy guy from Event Horizon are in it, so there’s that.
I’m sorry If I really sound unenthused, but I’ve grown tired of this genre of film. But there’s usually only one “survival” film a year so…
F*ck, two “survival” trailers in the same week!? Just my luck.
But wait, this one is in 3D! That means rocks and sh*t all up in your face! And it’s produced by James “OHMYGOD AVATAR” Cameron.
Ugh. *chugs the remainder of his cough medicine*
Garden of Eden
Here we have a film adaptation of a posthumous novel written by literature darling Ernest Hemmingway. To the uninitiated, Hemmingway was basically this guy who drank a whole lot and wrote really well (if there’s anything I want to be remembered for on Flixist, is being the guy who reduced Hemmingway to being nothing more than a drunk with good grammar).
Mena Suvari is back, and she has a ridiculous haircut. Though she’s been absent from the filmscape, I’m sure her misplaced hairstyle will work the same box office magic as Edward Norton’’s braids in Stone. Oh wait …
Another tale of irresponsible corrupt politicians and the fun they have while the workingman is down and out. This one has Kevin Spacey though, and the blurbs already assured me that he’s better in this than he was in American Beauty, AND I LOVED AMERICAN BEAUTY!
Blurbs aside, it looks to have a charm and dark humor about it. The trailer directly lifts some famous quotes from other movies, so either they’re trying to be self-aware or relate to an audience who’s obviously seen these movies.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Now I’ve seen my share of murderous Santa Claus movies thanks to Netflix Instant, but this looks like all kinds of awesome. I imagine someone thought “Let’s make The Thing, only instead of an alien life form lets have it be a psychopathic Santa creature!”
And with that, I was sold. It looks to be funny, dark and gruesome. I just really hope it joins the ranks of a film like Black Sheep in which we’re fully aware it’s ridiculous but still have lots of fun with it.
And thus another episode of Trailer Round-up reaches its conclusion. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to pray this cough syrup won’t interfere with me being awake for The Walking Dead premiere. If there are any trailers I missed or new trailers you’d like to bring to my attention, be sure to send us a tip at [email protected].