Green Band Trailer

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 watch an unconventional approach to the coming of age yarn, be delighted by an unconventional approach to the coming of age yarn, come of age in an era of entrepreneurship, come of age as we manually remove landmines, and have the cops come bust down our coming of age party with military grade weaponry just cuz they can. Read More »

jared leto

Jared Leto isn’t a typical work-for-hire actor. Leto doesn’t appear in many movies, and nor does he need to, considering he’s got his Thirty Seconds to Mars gig. When he does decide to act, it’s generally for wildly transformational roles, like The Joker, Mark David Chapman, or The Dallas Buyers Club‘s Rayon. Leto, arguably, is at his best when he’s not under prosthetics or weighing in at over 200 lbs, so the news of him starring in The Outsider, a post-WWII thriller, is both a promising and refreshing decision on the actor’s part.

Learn more about The Outsider below.

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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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