Friday, May 13, 2011

Trailer Trash: The May 13th Quickie

Good morning stargazers. This one’s going to have to be short and sweet. Well, after looking at this week’s release, probably more bitter. As IMDb lists it, there are only two new releases to choose from. Let’s take a closer look:

Bridesmaids  I've always been a fan of Maya Rudolph, and while I don't think Kristen Wiig is God's gift to comedy, I do find her SNL skits funny more often than not. However, every Bridesmaids trailer has ranged from barely funny to not at all, yet it's being hyped as the second coming of comedy. Granted, some comedies are hilarious despite unfunny trailers, but I'm skeptical this will be one of them.

Verdict: It's Friday, I Don't Want to be Alone.

Priest Honestly, I've never been all that impressed with any of the Priest trailers. I think the story will probably be muddled in a sea of 3D shenanigans and Paul Bettany will have to keep slumming in poorly crafted sci-fi films a little longer. But I fear the only way to get the images burned into my mind by the bazillion trailers I've seen can only be exorcized by buying a ticket to this disappointment.

Verdict:  Exercise the Right to Cinematic Celibacy.

I guess since its Friday the 13th, we couldn’t be lucky enough to get any films worth lining up for. At least Thor was pretty good, so you’ve got some options. Have a good one!

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  1. I'm traveling, in a town where I don't know anyone. This has led to a matinee of Bridesmaids, which was slightly disappointing, and will inevitably end up in a matinee of Priest tomorrow. Pray for me.

  2. Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch. Be strong my stargazing friend, you can survive.

  3. Priest didn't even crack $10 million this weekend. Lol. I knew it would do bad but not that bad.

  4. That is pretty bad; shows not everyone was brainwashed by trailer overkill.

    I'm guessing everyone is saving their pennies for Hangover II.

  5. Priest was pure formula. I saw it from a mile away. Oh, and I was wrong. It made $14 Million its opening weekend.

  6. $10m, $14m - still means it flopped. Yet Fast Five continues to earn big bucks.