I wanted to create a new ongoing series about the latest trailers that have been released over the past weekend and give my impressions of them. There is a mixed bag this week.
Here is the "fourth" installment of the American Pie series of films. I guess those shitty straight-to-DVD movies don't count. Shame. Everybody from the original movie are reprising their roles. Some have grown up and some have stayed the adolescent that they were.
The premise is that the graduating class of 1999 are coming together for a blowout party together. I just wonder how they are gonna reunite at year thirteen. Whatever.
It's slated for release in April 2012.
Michael Fassbender reunited with the director that made him a star, Steve McQueen with their latest collaboration, Shame.
Fassbender plays Brandon, a NYC man that is living with sexual compulsion disorder. His life is thrown for a loop when his younger sister, Sissy (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment.
The movie opens on December 2nd.
The House of the Devil director, Ti West, delivers another suspenseful movie about a New England hotel called The Yankee Pedlar Inn is on the verge of closing its doors. The last employees there, Clarie and Luke (Sara Paxton, Pat Healy) want to investigate at the supposed haunting taking place in the inn. When a medium Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGinnis) comes to invoke the spirits. Things get really strange.
The movie opens February 3, 2012
Project X is the movie that is produced by the Hangover director, Todd Phillips. It is the high school party to end high school parties. This is pretty much the premise.
The movie opens March 2012.
I saw the red band trailer of the big screen adaptation of the 1980s television show, "21 Jump Street". My first thought was "What the fuck is this shit?" This is not the 'Jump Street' I know. It's like "Observe and Report meets "Paul Blart". Where the diversity in the cast? It's just a bunch of assholes who are elderly trying to integrate into a high school setting.
Jonah Hill looks gaunt that he lost his bloat. Channing Tatum is being a wooden actor as always.
The movie opens March 16, 2012.
This trailer has blown up on the Internet when it was released. The movie is about Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), a CIA operative that went rogue and went eluded capture until he was apprehended. He is taken to a safe house in South Africa where a rookie operative, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has to babysit him. The safe house is comprised and they have to go on the run.
The movie opens February 10, 2012.
Paul Rudd re-teams with "Wet Hot American Summer" director, David Wain for "Wanderlust" with his "Object of Affection" co-star, Jennifer Aniston. I loved "Summer", but this trailer was limp. I didn't laugh at any of the jokes or gags or the R. Kelly references.
The movie opens February 24, 2012.