Monday, February 15, 2010

MMM: Music, Rules, Everything, Around, Me

On Saturday I went to see my second 2010 release, Wolfman. That review is forthcoming; now I want to discuss the first of six trailers which preceded my feature presentation.

The lights dimmed and a slick, metallic 20th Century Fox logo appears. Fade to a panning shot of a prison as the music begins; an ominous, guttural vibration akin to the sound you'd hear in a horror film or when they introduce the villain of an action flick. Except this is no action flick. There's a brief silence as the scene changes and an unseen individual is receiving their personal effects. A head-pounding drumbeat ensues. That rockin' beat has already convinced me to see this movie. Then, the trailer cuts to an image of Shia LaBeouf whizzing by on his motorcycle. AND... you lost me. It's Oliver Stone's sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Take a look:

Luckily the trailer is not all Shia or this would be a rental at best. The most compelling thing about this trailer isn't the promise of Michael Douglas chewing up the scenery as Gordon Gekko; its that killer rhythm.

With a little research, I discovered that sound belongs to Shiny Toy Guns, a group I've heard of, but have not really followed. The tune in question, Ricochet, was the first single from their 2008 album Season of Poison. The album didn't sell well despite having Ricochet reach #17 on the Modern Rock charts. I'm certain Shiny Toy Guns and their upcoming third album will be receiving far more attention thanks to the above trailer. Here's your chance to jump on the fan bandwagon early.

Shiny Toy Guns - Ricochet

What did you think? Will Shiny Toy Guns be your next download? Will you be buying your Wall Street 2 tickets in advance?

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  1. Hmmmm, I have never seen Wall Street,(I know) however the preview has peeked my interest to see both. Not a bad song too :)

  2. Sad considering our folks owned it! B's never seen this either so it's at the top on my NFQ now.

    I really dig that song. I need to find time to give their whole album a listen.

  3. just released a new trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and it actually doesn't look half-bad in my opinion. Will see how it turns out in a couple months.

  4. I saw that Wall Street trailer in front of Shutter Island. It seems to give away a lot of the plot threads, but not so much that you could tell how it will all play out. For Michael Douglas & Carey Mulligan, I'm willing to give it a shot.