Category Archives: Trailers

Directing With A Tintin Ear

I would dearly like to believe that Steven Spielberg isn’t a terrible person full of bad ideas, but being presented with the trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a severe test of my faith. … Continue reading

Jack and Jill: Adam Sandler hates me and you and everyone we know

In Judd Apatow’s long and boring 2009 vanity project Funny People, Adam Sandler plays a successful comedian who made his fortune with a series of terrible and gimmicky comedies (a wizard has turned Adam Sandler into a baby! Only Justin … Continue reading

Latest trailer for The Social Network can’t look me in the eye

“I don’t care if it hurts”. Clearly, this is the case with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin. How else can you explain the existence of The Social Network, which looks to be the most vacuous movie of 2010 to come … Continue reading

GI Joe: A New Hope for Summer

How great is GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra going to be? With my barely concealed distaste in this “summer” season (bearing in mind that Australians won’t see Up until September), I’m going to take GI Joe’s tagline to heart: … Continue reading

I can’t handle The Ugly Truth

“Isn’t this movie just Leonidas with a shirt on?” -Tony Lin, 14/07/2009 Have you got any idea of how sick of seeing trailers for The Ugly Truth I am? They’re pairing it with everything, from Revolutionary Road way back in … Continue reading

Inglourious Basterds: Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied France

Inglourious Basterds, entirely apart from having a title that’s painful to type, entirely separate from the not-entirely-favourable reception it had at Cannes, is Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie. I’m too young to really remember him being cinema’s enfant terrible, and I … Continue reading

Trailer Mismash February ’09: The Inappropriate Romanticising

I find this poster offensive. I’ve long been a proponent of matching a trailer to a film. This has never been clearer than the last few weeks, my beloved Oscar Season. I understand that sometimes there simply aren’t enough films … Continue reading

He’s Just Not That Into You: Only a Sith deals in absolutes

Preface: This was mostly written in December, but it proves a point to someone and it’s still relevant as the movie just saw release. What do you put as a trailer before a movie like Vicky Christina Barcelona, if you’re … Continue reading

Speed Racer: in what universe is this movie a good idea?

How did they secure an IMAX release for Speed Racer? Why did they keep the damned monkey in? Whose decision was it to make it not even look vaguely realistic? Who thought to bank roll this travesty? Why was this … Continue reading

Indy’s back

Low content post: Nazi Cate Blanchett! Yes! I’m still dubious about Shia LaBeouf, as to me he represents a lot of what’s wrong with everything … but I may be biased.