Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we beat the hell out of our neighbor in the name of Jesus, get on a runaway train, try to live forever, take on America’s Toughest Sheriff, watch a studio go under and spend some time with The Sheik.
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Lego “Brickumentary” Aimed at Early 2014 Release

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2014 is looking like the year of the Brick. Not only is there the Chris Miller and Phil Lord animated film, The Lego Movie, set for release in February; now the toy company is turning the camera inwards, too. They’re producing a film called Beyond The Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary, which will look at the cultural impact and global fandom surrounding the classic building blocks. (And, from Lego’s perspective, hopefully sell more bricks at the same time.)

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson are directing and an early 2014 release is planned. Read More »

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