Trailer Thursday

While I was gone last week, a host of films had the audacity to advertise themselves to the greater populace, despite my absence. This, aside from making perfect sense, is in no way infuriating, and we should probably move on.

Up first is a film that has every possibility of being terrible in every regard, and not as clever as it thinks it is (the goth-ish girl in the trailer is proof-of-concept enough for me). But still, the preview for Bad Kids Go to Hell is worth checking out for Judd Nelson's terrible beard, and Ben Browder's blink-and-you'll-miss-him appearance. Other then that, it's just teenagers dying.

Next is a film that looks like a lot of fun, though the super-stylish nature of the trailer makes me hesitant. Now You See Me is a film about illusionists who are also thieves. Now, I'll see just about any film that has to do with illusionists, but the trailer really pushes the "it's like the Prestige meets Oceans 11" angle a bit too hard. Luckily, it's pushed by Morgan Freeman, to Michael Caine. So, I guess you win, film. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woodey Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Mark Ruffalo, so it's got a damned solid cast. But, it is directed by Louis Leterrier, whose movies have never had the highest level of subtlety.

Hit the jump to look at Dark Skies, and be Broken.

It is rare that a straight up human drama entices me with the trailer alone, but I found myself captivated by this first look at Broken, starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy. Based on a novel that was based on To Kill A Mockingbird, the story is of a neighbourhood in North London which slowly unravels after an assault, and keeps on unravelling, as do the people living in it. It looks fantastic.

Finally, a film I wouldn't have bothered mentioning other then it stars Keri Russell, someone I insist is a much bigger star in a more just alternate dimension, and J.K. Simmons, who is never not awesome. Dark Skies is a rather bland title, and it's by the folks who made Legion and Priest, which are not films I would include on my CV, but were films that got made and released to the general public (as, I'm sure, some kind of complex sociological experiment). I'm not a fan of horror films in general, and I'm rather sick of these sorts of exorcism/alien abduction films. Just cut them open already!
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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