15 November 2010

Trailer Watch XIX

Here is this month's selection of the best trailers out there on the net!

1. Faster

2. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

3. I Am Number Four

4. The Rite

5. Cars 2

6. Rabbit Hole

7. Never Say Never

8. The Debt

9. Sanctum

10. The Next Three Days

11. Restless

12. Scream 4

13. Casino Jack

14. Sucker Punch

15. The Illusionist

16. Hall Pass

17. Kung Fu Panda 2

18. The Dilemma

19. All Good Things

20. Battle: Los Angeles

14 November 2010


Killers – Robert Luketic

Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Two actors who have appeared in one good thing in their career and now they’ve come back to haunt you by bringing one of the worst romantic comedies since the pairing of Gerald Butler and Jennifer Aniston. This is the B team to their A team. I loved Kutcher in The Butterfly Effect and i liked, to an extent, Heigl in some of the episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. That’s it. Sure they’ve had careers that have been launched because of their looks or because they’ve gone out with old people, but it doesn’t distil the fact that a studio thought this was a great idea to do. I wonder if the director whilst making this was watching the edit and just realising that everyone who watches this will probably want to hurt him in several ways. It’s that bad, to the point where you want to rip out your spleen and throw it at the screen but by the time you rip out your spleen, you’ll be n the floor dead or dying; what i’m saying is that it would be a limp throw to really make any sort of damage.

Following Kutcher and Heigl as the unlucky people get together and form a strong relationship whilst Kutcher is a retired assassin and Heigl has no idea. After being attacked they are both on the run and all the people they knew are actually against them and hijinks ensue as they try to figure out who did it and blah blah blah. It’s a shockingly bad plot with no script, no action, no chemistry, it’s just bland. It’s almost like they just threw money at pictures of the actors and thought it would stick. I can’t commend anything about this film; it could even be on the same level as Grown Ups, or maybe even worse! I’m not really continue with this review because it’s a waste of time for you to read it, waste of time to watch the film and a waste of time for me to even review it. So please, i urge you, don’t watch this piece of shit, there are so many films out there that are great action comedy with a bit of romance thrown in. Seriously, your gonna find this in the bargain bucket in ASDA in the next two months or probably for Christmas.


Simon Childs

I woke up with glitter on my dick...

Get Him to the Greek – Nicholas Stoller

ANOTHER SEQUEL! WOO! Oh wait, it’s not. It’s a spinoff, which I’ll allow, considering it’s from a film that i really loved, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Get Him to the Greek stars the British lothario Russell Brand and the hilarious Jonah Hill who take the character Aldous Snow from the original film and place him a series of hijinks along the way with famous cameos and strange characters. Ranging from P Diddy, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, Kristen Bell, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mario Lopez, Pharrell, Lara Ulrich and some other random faces too. Sure having all of these people be involved in the film gives it the feel that it revolves around music and entertainment and it’s a culturally representative movie but i feel only a couple of cameos work. P Diddy strangely nearly steals the show as the stranger, over-the-top CEO of a music company who forces Jonah Hill’s character to “look after” Aldous Snow. The songs that were made for the film are ranging from laugh out loud funny to just a bit flat on the joke, towards the end, the songs get better and you will find yourself either humming the tune afterwards for a few days or you’ll have some of the lyrics stuck in your head and will try to teach other people how the song goes.

The rock star Aldous Snow, after having a horrible turn in his career releasing an album that offended a lot of people and didn’t sell that well, he turns to alcohol and heavy partying, meanwhile Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) and a few other thinkers join Sergio Roma (P Diddy), the head of Pinnacle Records who need new ideas to generate money otherwise they will cease to exist. Aaron gives the idea of having Infant Sorrow play the Greek Theatre in LA because of the 10th anniversary of the band playing there. The idea sticks and Aaron is forced to go find Snow and bring him to the theatre in time. But of course, this is a comedy film, and that simple task can’t just happen. Along the way the two of them party, they fuck many women, they partake in different drugs, and they go to different interviews, see old friends and family members they haven’t seen before in years and many other stories. The places the story goes is somewhat mysterious and it makes it exciting to see where it will go next, but i feel some of the jokes don’t work as well as in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, where i could watch that film over and over again and still laugh at some of the jokes.

It’s a solid film showing off Brand’s humour which does well to make him bigger in the world of film, and with Jonah Hill, the relationship is great, very funny. It’s not as good as Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Knocked Up but still funny.


Simon Childs