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Trailing Trailers #242

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:25 AM


Avengers: Age of Ultron


Well that’s a trailer alright. Not that this movie even needed one. They could just put up a title and the date and make all the money. Hell, they could have just showed the clip of Downey Jr. ready to give a blowjob in Less than Zero and put up the date and people would see it.

This is a perfect teaser, by the way. I mean, music, editing, showing just enough but not too much to get you excited for the full trailer. You could teach a class with this thing.

By the Gun


I like me some good ole mafia dramas and whatnot. This trailer gets better and better too as it goes on, despite the cheesiness of the titles and text on screen throughout. It starts pretty standard fare but comes into a good tone and feel once the song hits.

I can’t say I know much about the lead actor other than that he was Prince Caspian and Dorian Gray, and I have no idea who or what a Slaine is, but it’s got a nice looking cast overall with a good feel for its genre, so I think I’ll be on board whenever this comes to VOD.

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death


The first Woman in Black was good enough, I guess. It had a great look and atmosphere throughout, and this one does as well with a lot of really cool and creepy imagery. I just love gothic type of horror with ghost and creepy hands. While I don’t expect this story to be all that interesting, boy is it thick with the atmosphere. It also looks a little “bigger” than the first movie as well, which you kind of need.

And that last jump scare, I have to admit, kind of got me. Sure, it’s a little cheap, but it worked.

Insidious: Chapter 3



A cool, well done teaser that, honestly, does very little for me. Maybe a full trailer will get me excited but there’s almost nothing here that gets me remotely excited. Maybe the fact the second movie did so little for me as well makes me apathetic. Maybe it’s the fact the writer of these movies is now directing also now that James Wan has moved on to The Conjuring and Fast and Furious stuff. Maybe it’s the lack of Patrick Wilson this time and we’re stuck with Dermot Mulroney.

It’s probably all those things actually.

Blood Ransom


Boy this trailer just kind of throws you right into it, doesn’t it? I suppose it’s a vampire thing, but the trailer never really tells us what it’s all about. It’s just a series of shots and bits of dialogue with really no sense of what is going on.

I don’t know what’s going on visually here either. Everything is really oversaturated and super-bright a lot of times. That style would really get annoying to me after while.

Top Five


Now here’s a guy we haven’t heard from in a while. Just a lot of funny people in a funny movie about not being funny, and I’m all about that. I mean, I was on board when I saw Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, JB Smooth, Cedric and Tracy Morgan in the same movie but I also like the trailer a lot and being written and directed by Rock.

Also to point out, Adam Sandler is supposedly in this movie. The fact I didn’t see him in the trailer is a good thing, meaning he probably has some small role as Kevin Hart’s boss or something.


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