The Week in Trailers 12.11.13


Welcome to The Week in Trailers, the place you come to when you haven’t anything better to do on a Friday afternoon. Or maybe you just like trailers, which seems to be the more obvious route. Regardless, this week we have a total of four trailers to present, two-and-a-half of which are purportedly based on actual events (the half depends quite heavily on your religious views), with the remaining trailer being all about minimalism, or Alice Eve in red. There’s also the trailer for latest Disney flick, for which you’ll find a convenient hyperlink at the bottom. That’s all.

’til next week.

Lone Survivor
Here’s the second trailer for Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg, starring Marky Mark, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana and a bunch of other fellas who can apparently pull off the macho thing. It is, like an ever-growing number of American films, supposedly based on a brutal reality that occurred in Afghanistan.

Some Velvet Morning
According to this trailer for the film directed by Neil LaBute (whose prior worked gives us mixed messages), there are only two actors/characters in this film and only one set. If this proves to the be case (and IMDB is indicating it is, thus far) then this could prove for interesting viewing, if every other aspect to the film – and I mean everything – is done well. Starring Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve, and no one else.

Something about this entire trailer makes me cringe, and putting it down to one single aspect of it seems impossible. It is, as the title suggests, the story of Noah and his ark, taken from the Bible and made into a Hollywood epic, starring the most peculiar ensemble – Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connolly. Stranger still is that it’s somehow been directed by The Black Swan‘s Darren Aronofsky. It’s hard to know where to begin critizing this.

The Mighty Eighth
Since the trailer for The Mighty Eighth, directed by Rich Jacobson, is actually a three-minute scene picked from the movie, it’s a little difficult to know how the film will play out as a whole, but if we’re to judge solely on what we’ve been given, things look good, in that tense, anxiety-ridden way that WWII films always are. Based on the events that happened to America’s Eighth Air Force in the air above Germany.

There’s also the trailer for Disney’s latest, Malifecent, which you can watch and read about right here.

I'm listening to Roxy Music's 'Avalon' right now, and worrying how that might influence a self-written portrayal of myself. As a result, I'm keeping things simple: writer, reader, watcher, skeptic. I like questions more than answers. Too mysterious? I promise I don't listen to Roxy Music often.

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