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 get ornery about video games, crash some summer concerts, pass some handcrafted art off as originals for funsies, feel sorry for Marion Cotillard, and feel butterflies in our heart for young love set to a Belle & Sebastian tempo.

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James Rolfe is one of my favorite Internet personalities, but maybe you know him better by his other name: The Angry Video Game Nerd. Back in 2006, Rolfe began reviewing old, crappy video games on YouTube and quickly became an online sensation. His reviews of 8-bit games like Top Gun, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the Future and accessories such as the Power Glove have been viewed by millions of people.

In October 2011, Rolfe asked his huge Internet following for a favor. He wanted to make a movie based on his character, the Angry Video Game Nerd, and started an IndieGoGo page asking for $75,000. $325,000 later, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was a go.

Co-written and directed by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn, the movie has finished shooting and is now being edited. As a reward to his fans, Rolfe cut a trailer. Watch it below. Read More »