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 catch up with Kirk Cameron, the folks who have brought us many REC installments to see what novel location they’re fighting zombies in now, get jumped into a cult, consider dropping out of high school, and look to make big money working for an oil company only to become down and out.
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After a brief detour from the main story in the third film, [REC] 4: Apocalypse comes back to the beginning to complete the franchise. The film opens October 31 overseas and is directed by Jaume Balagueró. Where as [Rec] 3: Genesis told a parallel story to the first two films, Apocalypse returns to the story of news reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velascoa). She’s the one who got dragged into the darkness of the original film. Somehow, she’s now been captured, and thrown on a oil tanker that’s gone out to sea. There, things get a tad out of hand.
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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: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
Fresh off his critically acclaimed zombie flick [Rec] and the somewhat less beloved [Rec] 2, Jaume Balaguero has directed Sleep Tight (or Mientras Duermes in Spanish), a horror film about a sinister doorman who knows everything about his residents and does everything in his power to make them miserable. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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