Friday, February 17, 2012

Trailer Trash: February 17 of 2012

Surprised? I know, me too. It's been weeks since I've posted a Trailer Trash, but I'm back today and maybe I can make it a recurring series once again (no promises). Speaking of promises, this weekend's two major releases don't look very promising at all. Lucky me, of the slew of limited releases also opening, one of them landed here. Let's have a look at our options.  

This Means War The trailers for this look peppy and fun. Pine and Hardy are having a grand time one-upping and beating down each other as they vie for Reese Witherspoon's affections. Witherspoon is looking surprisingly scrumptious while Pine and Hardy are their usually hunky selves. So much going for it, but my gut's telling me this is gonna suck so I'll be waiting for a quiet weekend this summer to catch it. 

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

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance I was a big fan of the Ghost Rider comics as a teen. I was not too fond of the last film, but it did have Sam Elliott going for it. This sequel has my man, Idris "Luther" Elba, appearing, but I don't know if I can take Nicolas Cage cracking jokes about being thirsty and ashy. That said, I don't know who I'm kidding, because I will inevitably see this, just not anytime soon.

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

The Secret World of Arrietty (Limited) I know I'm dating myself, but who else thinks this is nothing more than The Littles: The Movie? Thought so. Though Hayao Miyazaki isn't directing, one of his crew is helming his screenplay. Even if it turns out to be a mediocre movie, it's still far better than the rest of my options.

Verdict: Moist With Antici...Pation!

I am finally going to see The Artist this weekend. Procrastinate much, do I? What Oscar contender are you trying to catch before the big event?

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  1. To answer your question: we went and saw A Separation last weekend. Good, but I don't quite get all the love. Mostly, it's well-acted, but to think that it's essentially a lock for Best Foreign Film while not even Pan's Labyrinth could win a few years ago baffles me.

    As for these new releases...blech.

  2. The worst is new releases are continuing to get worse. I don't think there's anything I really, really want to see until Hunger Games in late March.

    A Separation still hasn't opened here. It probably won't until next weekend. Call it a hunch, but I doubt it will win the Best Foreign. That Polish In Darkness seems like a better bet to me. Why? I don't know, just does.

  3. Arrietty is very charming. It's not quite a Miyazaki film, but I recommend it. (oh, and it's to T's btw :)

  4. Thanks for catching the misspell, could have sworn I had it right.

    Arrietty is gone from around here now, but I'm hoping I'll catch it at the cheap seats.