Tag Archives: movie trailers

Movie Trailer – Downsizing (2017)

Hey 3.5 readers.

I like this trailer.  It looks like a very original concept.  The idea is that miniaturization is invented and it allows people to live like billionaires…i.e. your small investment is all you need to live like a King.  One bottle of vodka is a lifetime supply of booze.  You can’t afford a mansion but you can afford a model of a mansion and that will look big to you when you’re small.

Basically, you can live large because you’re tiny.  What say you, 3.5?

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Movie Trailer – The Disaster Artist

Hey 3.5 readers.

So, in 2003, a man named Tommy Wiseau put out, “The Room,” what is widely considered the worst film ever made.  Bad writing, bad acting, bad dialogue, a plot that goes nowhere, subplots that are never tied up and for some reason, during rooftop scenes, the city skyline is added via green screen even though, you know, getting to the rooftop of an NYC building is fairly easy for a movie crew to do.  Add in a bizarre sex scene where Tommy appears to get freaky with his female co-star’s stomach of all places and yeah, you’ve got a bomb that later became a cult classic, just because people have so much fun goofing on it.

Tommy Wiseau was over the hill, odd and awkward, using an accent no one could quite place, but somehow he teamed up with a much younger acting class student to get his movie made.

Yes, his movie sucked but then again, here’s a question for you.  Where’s your movie?  Yes, Tommy’s movie sucked the big sucker, but he can say he made a movie.  You should also strive to make a good movie but getting the movie made is half the battle.

James Franco’s, “The Disaster Artist” tells the story of how “The Room” was made.  Honestly, I don’t think I have 2 hours to devote to watching the room.  There are “worst of the Room” clips on YouTube that tell me what I need to know.  Somehow, this movie about the movie looks like it will be good.

I always like it when an underdog somehow comes out ahead.  Ironically, this film will probably give Wiseau more fame than the sucky film he made.

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Movie Trailer – Rampage (Or, The Rock Saves Any Movie)

 

Hey 3.5 readers.  BQB here.

When I was a kid, I loved the “Rampage” video game.  It was popular as an arcade game and later they made console versions.  You played as your choice of a giant ape, lizard, or werewolf and you made your character climb buildings, bash them, eat people, complete mayhem and destruction.  It was all very cartoonish with humor, i.e. you could eat people while they were sitting on the toilet.  Your character was usually a human that turned into a monster, so if you were injured, you’d turn into a human without clothes and slink away embarrassed.

With the occasional exception, video game based movies usually suck.  So, when I heard they were making a “Rampage” video game, I thought Hollywood was really scraping the bottom of the barrel.  I mean, the game was fun, but it was pretty mindless and devoid of any plot whatsoever.

Then I saw the trailer and I have to admit, it looks pretty awesome.  Partly because they went all out with the special effects, but mostly because of the Rock.  From GI Joe to Fast and Furious, The Rock saves all.

What say you, 3.5?

 

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Movie Trailer – The Dark Tower

Hey 3.5 movie lovers.

BQB here.  Did you see that the trailer for Dark Tower is out?

I feel bad that I never read the book.  It came out many years ago.  I have nothing but excuses, sadly.

What say you, 3.5 readers?

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Movie Trailer – The Kingsman: Golden Circle

Hey 3.5 readers.

The Kingsman is back.  After a couple years, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is back with Colin Firth and his band of British gentlemen spies.

I’m not entirely sure of the plot.  However, the trailer reveals a plethora of celebrities.  This is usually the case with a film like this.  When the original outperforms expectations, every actor and actress and their cousin wants to be a part of the sequel.

What say you, 3.5 readers?

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Movie Trailer – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Hey 3.5 readers.  The movie trailer is out for The Last Jedi.

It’s mostly Rey doing some Karate Kid style training while Luke channels Mr. Miyagi.

One note:  Luke does say something like “this is the end of the Jedi” or something.  I hope they don’t actually end the Jedi and try to make some kind of “other” space warrior in future Star Wars films.

We want Jedis and we will only accept Jedis.

You 3.5 readers didn’t believe me when I said this title means that an end to the Jedi is likely but, um, yeah, I think they’re killing off the Jedi and if they do, then why bother keeping up with the franchise?

Oh well.  What say you, 3.5 readers?

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Movie Trailer – Thor: Ragnarok

Hey 3.5 readers.

The trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is out and it’s pretty fantastic.  The use of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song (“I come from the land of the ice and snow…”) is pretty effective.

What say you, 3.5?

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Movie Trailer – Baywatch (2017)

I never watched Baywatch as a kid, but it was literally always on all the time.  If you just left your TV on and went to do something, it would inevitably be on.  And it was on for a long time too.  I don’t know how those lifeguards got into so many adventures but they sure did.

And now, like everything else from my youth, it is being parodied.  That’s ok.  It was pretty much a parody at the time.

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Movie Trailer – The Mummy (2017)

Hey 3.5 readers.

Have you checked out the trailer for The Mummy reboot?

I gotta be honest, The Mummy and it’s first sequel were two of my favorite films from, sigh, “the turn of the century,” if we have to get technical.  They were full of fun and whimsy and Brendan Fraser was an atypical nerdy hero.

Thus, I’m kind of surprised that Tom Cruise was picked as the young buck to replace Fraser, given that, as far as I know, Cruise is older than Fraser.

And in theory, a new movie about The Mummy doesn’t necessarily have to be considered reboot.  Hollywood was making movies about mummies long before the Brendan Fraser outing, after all.

Anyway, it looks hella legit and if it is half as good as the trailer then it will be considered shelf-worthy.

What say you, 3.5 readers?

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The Bookshelf Battle Cast – Movie Trailer Guy Impression

Please just listen to this clip, where a very talented man does a movie trailer guy voice impression to describe my podcast.  Try not to pee your pants laughing.  I feel bad because my own voice is nowhere near this awesome.

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