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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VOTD: Cool Guys Don’t Look At Explosions


I didn’t watch the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, so I’ve only just now caught wind of Andy Samberg‘s homage to slow motion explosion shots. The  MTV Movie Awards Digital Short “Explosions” is a music video featuring Samberg, Will Ferrell as Neil Diamond and an awesome cameo appearance by a director of one of this summer’s blockbusters. If you haven’t seen it, watch the video after the jump.
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