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Friday
Mar212014

Trailer Park Friday: The Maze Runner, The Giver, The Boxtrolls & More

This week has been crazy in real life, so it's nice to escape to the interwebs where tons of movie trailers have come out. This week had several highlights including the first footage from The Maze Runner and The Giver, some pretty crazy new footage for Maleficent, Martin Freeman pretending to be from Minnesota in Fargo and more.

First up is The Giver because if they screw this movie up, my 8-year-old self might figure out a way to travel into the future/now and kick some people in the shins. The Giver comes out August 15.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Fargo, but I'm not a huge fan of the Coen brothers. I will take a chance on the new television version because there is a hobbit in it pretending to be from the midwest. It starts on FX on April 15.

I knew Maleficent was a faerie, but I didn't expect her to have crazy bat wings. I haven't come to a conclusion on whether this movie looks potentially pretty cool or just bad. Maleficent comes out May 30.

Earth to Echo is a Relativity sci-fi film I hadn't heard of until yesterday. It looks like it could be an interesting smaller film in the middle of all the blockbusters. It comes out July 2.

I have a confession - I still haven't read The Maze Runner. I've long since lost count of how many times it's been recommended to me, so I must get to it before the movie comes out September 19.

In my opinion Laika has never done wrong. Coraline is one of those movies I'm dying to share with my niece and nephew when they get older. Their next film is called The Boxtrolls and it looks like it will be awesome as well. It comes out September 26 and has a great voicecast.

 

I think that may be the max of potential greatness I can cram into a Trailer Park Friday. What trailers am I missing? What movies are you most excited about for this summer?

Friday
Feb072014

Tiny Trailer Park Friday: Batman's Son and Muppets

Late last night I discovered that I was approved for an e-ARC, so all day I have had to use every last ounce of self-control to actually get work done instead of curling under a warm blanket with a brownie and my Kindle to dive into a world of Victorian zombies. This is a long way of saying that this week the trailer park is going to be a bit smaller than usual.

DC Animation movies make me happy in a way I don't know if the live action films will ever be able to do. One of their next ones is Batman & Son and it comes out sometime this spring.

Muppets make me happy. Muppets and lots of fun actors makes me even happier. Muppets Most Wanted comes out on March 21.

Did I mention we were going super short this week, so I can bask in the delight of Susan Dennard's next book? If you have any lovely videos that have caught your eye this week, share them in the comments! From here on out, I can be found in the blanket fort on my couch.

 

Friday
Jan102014

Trailer Park Friday: Movies I'd Never Heard Of & Don't Watch Television with Sherlock

My usual trailer watching was supercharged this week due to this handy list of 65 science fiction and fantasy films set to come out in 2014. After a somewhat weak year in movies last year, I'm getting excited at the potential before me. Don't let me down, movie people!

I had never heard of Welcome to Yesterday until I read through that list on io9, but it's an indie comedy about teenagers building a time travel machine. It looks pretty predictable, but there's a tiny piece of me that hopes it's as good as Chronicle, which it keeps getting compared to. It will be released (probably limitedly) on February 28.

And another movie that somehow I had never heard of before now. It's called Under the Skin and it involves Scarlett Johansson playing an alien. It comes out April 4 and it looks bizarre.

Kite is an anime adaptation that I had (yep) never heard before, but it follows in the trend of teenage girl assassin movies soon to be coming out. It has Samuel L Jackson in it and exploding heads. One of my guilty pleasures is watching girl ninjas as lead characters of your standard action fare, but even this looks more like an internet parady video than a legitamate movie. The trailer and some clips are below (originally posted on Bloody Disgusting). There isn't a release date for it scheduled yet.

And finally to lighten the mood - what it would be like to watch television with Sherlock. It was created by Leigh Lahav and, after the twist at the end left me giggling like a mad woman, now I want to watch everything she's ever created. Warning: there are spoilers for other shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men, but no spoilers for Sherlock. Spoilerphobes watch with care.

And that's it from me this week. What interesting videos or trailers have you come across this week? Link 'em up in the comments.

 

Friday
Jun212013

Trailer Park Friday: Vampire Faerie Tales, Batman, WTF & Robot Ballerinas

This week is going to be a short one since some thing have come up, but here are a few interesting trailers/vids I've stumbled upon this past week.

While Byzantium is a name I've seen on film website release schedules for awhile, I never had any idea what it was. Well, now there is a trailer and it's being described as a dark adult faerie tale version of vampires. It will be in limited release starting on June 28.

Cartoon Network is trying to win me back after tragically cancelling Young Justice (and Green Lantern) and they are epically failing with the preschool targeted Tiny Titans. I suppose I'll give Beware the Batman a shot, but if there is no Robin or Nightwing, they may not keep me. It starts on July 13, just in time for the geeks at Comic Con to complain about it loudly at the DC Nation panel.

This next trailer is for The Congress, a trippy looking science fiction movie that is part animation, part WTF. It comes out in early 2014 by Drafthouse Films and was shown at Cannes Film Festival a few weeks ago.

And finally have a short film about robot ballerinas fighting each other at a tryout. It's kind of fun.

 

 

That's what I have for this week. What trailers and vids have captivated you this week? Share them in comments!

 

Friday
Feb152013

Trailer Park Friday: On My Way Out of Town Edition

I am on my way out of town for a work thing. A five day long work thing that requires four hours in a car with my coworkers each way type of work thing. No chit chat from me. Just trailers. Have an awesome weekend!

Monsters University trailer

New Game of Thrones preview "trailer"

 

Upside Down trailer (wasn't this supposed to come out years and years ago?)