Trailer Trash Tuesday.

by Shep. Burman · March 20, 2012 · Trailer Trash · 1 Comment

Whew.   Winter is not technically over in my home state, but it has been over eighty degrees here for the past few days. I swear just last week we were at thirty degrees and now this.   This kind of weather is making me think it’s summer already and if it’s summer.   Bring on the Blockbusters. 

As always, I will discuss two wide release movies and two independent ones.


(Trailer Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

It’s been a long time, but I’m so glad Ridley Scott has decided to come back to the “Alien” universe with this new project.  This is not a continuation of the series with Ellen Ripley which in my opinion really should have ended with “Aliens“.  Even though I did like the other two movies in the series.  This new story centers around a group of scientist who come to a planet to research some strange markings that were found etched in some caves and discover something far more worse.   With a solid cast including Noomi Repace, and Michael Fassbender.  I am really excited about this flick.

Dark Shadows.

(Trailer Courtesy of  Warner Brothers Pictures)

Tim Burton has done these Gothic looking movies for so long now that I’m actually starting to become very board by the mere mention of them. I can’t blame him for falling back on these sort of movies because they are the ones that get noticed more.  I have not seen the television series that this was based on  but I’m willing to bet that it wasn’t a comedy.  This was a soap opera that just happened to have vampires.  It also didn’t have characters from another century become amazed and confused by modern technology.  If we are going to have characters become impressed with modern devices.  Give me “The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” movie.

God Bless America

(Trailer Courtesy of Magnet Entertainment)

A man becomes upset at all the ramped noise from news organizations and reality shows to just plain A-holes that he decides to go on a killing spree.  This looks very much like “Natural Born Killers” meets “Super” and I gotta say I laughed out loud but I doubt that many other people will.  This is a very dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait who also directed “World’s Greatest Dad” and if the trailer offends you in anyway then it’s not for you.  Although how can you not cheer a little after seeing people who txt or talk during a movie get gunned down.


                                                (Poster Courtesy of Kino Lorber)

Sorry I can’t post the trailer on here because of it”s explicit content but you can watch it on Hulu by clicking the title. 

Juliette Binoche plays a journalist who becomes involved in the lives of two young prostitutes.  At first she is a bit appalled by the stories they tell about their clients.  But as time goes on, she begins to care more about them as people and less than a news story .  I’m somewhat intrigued to see this but I can’t say that many of you will be.  This is by definition an arthouse picture.  The trailer hints at some very provocative imagery, but in no way is it pornographic.  Just because something arouses you is no reason to label it as such.  If that was the case, we would have to label about ninety percent of commercials as obscene.

Let me hear you thoughts, people, and please let me know what trailers you want discussed on the next Trailer Talk post.

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