I Can’t Wait To Watch The Act Of Killing

The Act Of Killing

With all the advances in technology, it seems as if there has been a huge increase in documentaries that are more artful, beautiful, and captivating in recent years. As it becomes cheaper to shoot in higher and higher quality, the documentarian’s reach grows further, allowing them to capture more of their subjects, with less planning, in more artistic ways. Plenty of recent docs, including The Act Of Killing, almost seem to be blending the lines between Hollywood and reality. To me, it’s almost as if they’re saying “Hey, remember all those things you saw at the theater and wished were real? Well they are, and they’re closer, stranger, and more terrifying than you think.”

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Byzantium Trailer a Huge Bore

Byzantium

I love history. I also love murals. Needless to say, when I came across a trailer for an upcoming film titled Byzantium, I was pretty excited. What’s not to love about 3rd – 15th century mosaics and church frescos? Right? But it turns out the only history I was greeted with was an outdated film reference – “From the maker’s of Interview With The Vampire,” – and some bland vampire mumbling, and a lot of disappointment. Much to my dismay, it turns out that Byzantium is about vampires and not murals.

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The Guillotines Trailer Makes No Sense, and I Love it.

The Guillotines

I’ve been in the mood for a martial arts / floating people / medieval asian movie for some time, but haven’t gotten around to seeing anything due to my crippling laziness. I could have just put on Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Hero (or something else), but I wanted something new and exciting. In fact, I don’t even care what this mystery movie would be about, as long as it fits the bill (see above). And it seems The Guillotines does just that.

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Europa Report Glimpses into the Unknown Terrors of Space

Europa Report

So, I guess I like space. It’s got planets and rocks and gas, and maybe even some aliens! What’s not to love? Time dilation, wormholes, black holes (apparently space has a bunch of holes), and all that other physics stuff that make it both mind boggling and bending. Mind bogglending. Maybe I should give up writing.

Anyway, there seems to be a lot going on in space right now. We’ve had a pretty intergalactic year with Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space station, the Curiosity rover, that moon explosion, and the Sun’s solar storms. Hollywood has followed suit, and is now launching several space thrillers that look decently space-tastic.

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Gravity Trailer Excites and Terrifies

Gravity Trailer

Unless I’m mistaken, falling is a nearly universal fear. I’m not talking about what I do every time I try to eat while walking up stairs or step on a metal street grate in the rain. I’m talking about the plunge – the one that jolts us awake when our dreams toss us from the top of some place we know we shouldn’t be. I mean, I know people bungee jump, and base jump, and parachute all over all the time. But the fact remains, unless they’re suicidal, they always have that something protecting them. And to me, that’s what makes the trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming film, Gravity, so terrifying.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Trailer filled with Food Puns and Happiness

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 trailer

I loved Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Not only was it a great movie, but the idea of a magical machine that could make meteorological cheeseburgers rain from the sky was almost biblical (to me, at least). Now, with the new trailer out for the sequel, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, I found myself with high hopes for laughs, childish excitement, and of course, sci-fi food wonder.

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Upside Down Trailer Visually Stunning, But Will The Story Hold Up?

Upside Down Trailer

As the title suggests, the trailer for the upcoming film Upside Down, written and directed by Juan Solanas, looks beautiful. Twin planets, opposing gravity, and all sorts of visual shenanigans allows a lot of potential for the film to really blow us away. But will the story follow suit? Essentially a Romeo & Juliet on a planetary scale, the story looks like it could fall flat unless the concept of opposing gravity, love, and its visuals all come together to make a coherent and compelling story.

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Leviathan Documentary Trailer Captivates

Leviathan Trailer

At two minutes and thirty seconds, the trailer for the upcoming documentary Leviathan seems inundating. After all, a doc about fisherman may be a little unnecessary at this point,(just think about the existing ‘reality’ shows on the same subject, such as Lobstermen, The Most Dangerous Catch, and so on… and especially other large Hollywood films like The Perfect Storm (I know it’s a little old, but it instantly popped into my mind the second I heard what Leviathan was about), what more is there to say on fishermen on film?

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