Movie Trailers: The Good, the Bad, and the Maybe

18 Nov

Last night I attended my bi-annual tradition of Coming Attractions hosted by the Washington, DC Film Society at Landmark E Street Theater. Every Spring and Winter they hold a movie trailer night, showcasing about 30 new movie trailers for an audience to see. You get some free stuff, critique and vote on each trailer, as well as listen to the crazy film nerds yell stuff out (always a good laugh).

So I thought I would post on here the movies you should go see, the movies you shouldn’t even bother with, and the ones I’m still unsure about. We’ll do this in alphabetical order:

Alice in Wonderland MAYBE

Why is every Tim Burton movie exactly the same?

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel SKIP

If you really plan on seeing this movie, you should probably just stop reading this post here. Although, as seen in a previous post, this is Fox’s back up if another certain movie bombs…

Avatar SEE IT

James Cameron’s new epic is only worth it if seen in 3D. I saw the 16 minute footage and it is truly mesmerizing. A must see (plus he needs to earn back $500 million).

Book of Eli MAYBE

At first I wasn’t sure about this movie, but the more I am exposed to the clips, the more I am interested in this film. But Mila Kunis and unnecessary explosions lead me to believe it could suck.

Brothers SEE IT

The trailer alone is tense. This movie looks like it will have great acting and some extremely awkward/tense scenes. My only timidness comes in Natalie Portman – have we decided if she’s a good actress yet?

Did You Hear About the Morgans? SKIP

This movie is going to do well in the box office thanks to every Sex and the City fan supporting Sarah Jessica Parker. Thanks ladies.

Edge of Darkness MAYBE

Mel Gibson is acting again – playing a crazy cop with a (fake) Boston accent (PAHK YAH CAHR! = sigh). It’s another typical revenge/government cover up story that could be interesting.

Everybody’s Fine SKIP

Talk about awful photoshop editing. Robert de Niro just can’t do a good film anymore.

Fantastic Mr. Fox SEE IT

Stop animation with the voices of just about every Wes Anderson actor ever. Looks entertaining.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus MAYBE

I think it’s pretty cool that Farrell, Depp, and Law have taken up Heath Ledger’s role, but it just seems too out of whack to actually enjoy.

Invictus SEE IT

The audience favorite last night, this movie is sure to be up for some kind of Oscar.

Legion SKIP

Denis Quaid is in it (enough said). AND it will be on TNT or FX in three months.

Lovely Bones SEE IT

Peter Jackson seems to understand great movies, and the visuals in this film won’t disappoint.


Rule #1: If Daniel-Day Lewis is in it, see it.

Red Cliff SKIP

This movie is creating a lot of buzz in China as an amazing new epic, but after seeing the trailer, it looks disappointing to me.

The Road SEE IT

I am still a bit skeptical about this movie for some reason, but its poised perfectly for an Oscar run. LOOK OUT!

Sherlock Holmes SKIP IT

Since when is Holmes a bare-knuckle fighter? And apparently he is also now gay. It looks to overdone, I want Holmes solving crazy mysteries.

Twilight: New Moon SEE IT

You might hate me now, but the first was extremely entertaining – and there are werewolves in this one!

Up in the Air SEE IT

Clooney is one the best actors in the past decade. I just hope this movie isn’t too predictable.

Wolfman MAYBE

Not enough has come out about this movie to make a judgment, but the special effects look great thus far, it’s the story that I bring into question.

Youth in Revolt SEE IT

Michael Cera plays his typical boy role, but alongside his “alter-ego” bad ass split personality!

Something not on here you’d like to add? Post it in the comments below!


2 Responses to “Movie Trailers: The Good, the Bad, and the Maybe”

  1. mervdiddy November 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    I’m seriously excited for Invictus.

  2. Cross Country Running Shoes November 18, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Sarah Jessica Parker is really very very beautiful specially during her younger years ;~.

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