It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiiime of the year: trailer round-up time.
What’s that under your Christmas tree? It’s a trailer, covered in shiny gift-wrap! And look – there’s another one, in the far back corner, covered in douglas fir needles. I count eight different trailers underneath your tree, and you can metaphorically unwrap and watch ’em all below. (Don’t worry about how I know what’s under your tree. That’s not important right now.)
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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: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we make our best Michael Caine impression, do some light time traveling, clean out our closets, get a glimpse into what happens days before the zero hour occurs, and then debunk psychics and soothsayers. Read More »