Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li -
Alex: Street fighter. Duh, dumb. Perhaps some cool stunt work, but nothing extraordinary past that. Dumb.
Eric: Really well shot. Actors look meh. Action looks not terrible, but I don't see the value of the movie as a whole.
Alex: Same same. Pretty much what you would expect a high budget Street Fighter movie to be, honestly.
All About Steve -
Eric: A trainwreck of a Sandra Bullock piece of shit. Everyone looks pink. It uses all the worst sort of trailer things, like deep voiced narrator, speeding up clips, that awful swoosh sound, then a crash swoosh, those little tings, lame pop music, and a clip from what is obviously the ending monologue about why he falls in love with her.
Alex: Yep. Just awful. No need to really elaborate.
Alex: Action looks superb, some really awesome shots and set pieces, ending with the obviously stressed "jump off motorcycle on to helicopter" scene, which looks pretty damn cool. Brings in Gambit, which is a plus, along with some other awesome X-Men characters. In terms of story line, probably not a lot to rant about, and the acting was kind of wooden at times. Overall, looks pretty entertaining, but it's no marvel (In the definition sense of the word, not the comic book company).
Eric: Mmm, good pun. I loved the first 2, and this one reminded me of X2 in feel, and acting, and etc. Slow-mo annoyed me. Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth? I like that. Lots of explosions. Too many for my taste. And how the hell do you grasp a helicopter.
Alex: I don't quite know, but he does it. And yes, too many explosions, BUT it could be all the explosions merely crammed into the trailer. Might not be TOO overwhelming for the entire length of the movie.
Friday the 13th -
Eric: Well, I'm a huge fan of slasher films for the fun of laughing at the terrible acting, and gruesome deaths of the bad actors, so this is just my thing. The audio is ripped straight from the original, which was a little lame. HOT HOT 20-somethings is always nice. Michael Bay's producing? Really? The deaths you see in the trailer look hilarious. "What are you doing?!" as the boat runs over her is the single best shot in any film ever. You?
Alex: Agreed. Shallow entertainment, forgotten the next day. Good fun, not much else, obviously.
Medicine for Melancholy -
Eric: I wrote mine in all caps. FUCKING AWESOME LOOKING FUCKING MUMBLECORE. KICKASS TRAILER! GUY FROM DAILY SHOW (Wyatt Cenac). BLACK AND WHITE! ALL OF THIS IS GOOD. IFC Films I trust.
Alex: Mmm mmm MMMM! Love me some mumblecore!
He's Just Not That Into You -
Alex: Errrg. Maybe, MAYBE has some redeeming qualities, but otherwise looks sloppy and stupid.
Eric: I ask why they turned a nonfiction book into a romantic comedy. Looks like lots of major minor talent. Cutesy. Slightly better looking than the other romantic comedies I've seen.
Alex: Mhmm. Slightly.
Alex: Yes yes and yes. Imaginative, interesting, good story, holds up past its initial "eww kid movie"-ness. Kinda creepy, even. Which is what Henry Selick does well.
Tokyo Sonata -
Alex: Looks pretty great, I think. I love the music set to it, so that helps. The acting and cinematography in it are pretty entrancing, and the direction looks crisp and consistent. Hopefully the "broken family" conflict holds up under scrutiny and doesn't seem trite during the full film.
Eric: Mmm. It has a few laurels, which is good. And by a Kurosawa. Looks like its shot hot, but I have no idea what its about. Family struggles. People struggling. Fuck! A kid gets hit. It uses the song from the end of Ocean's 11.
Fired Up -
Alex: Stop making these movies. They are a plague.
The Proposal -
Alex: I think it looks awesome. Really? No. It looks awful. Sandra Bullock doesn't fail to fail. Slop. Hollywood blubber. Terrible movie, shaved off the underside of Hollywood's pube-ridden scrotum. Disgusting.
Eric: Harsh. I say what the fuck is this? Sandra Bullock looks to be trying to make a comeback of sorts. Why? Ryan Reynolds is a pretty hot guy, and is a guilty, or not so guilty, pleasure of mine, but what a dumb, simple story. So contrived. A fun summer comedy. Couples welcome.
I Love You, Man -
Alex: Mhmm. I like Paul Rudd and Jason Segal, and got excited for the trailer, but the comedy just doesn't seem up to par. Ew.
Alex: Last House On The Left. Is he microwaving that guy's head? FUCK! What the fuck? AHHH. This looks awful.
Eric: Very intelligent.
Alex: I know.
Eric: A good companion to mine: Rogue Pictures suck. I love the deputy from No Country For Old Men, Garret Dillahunt, who is in this. It looks like it's shot like balls, and really, it showed us everything thats going to happen in this damn movie. I like the song juxtaposed with the horrible things happening, though. Wes Craven is still a part of it, too, so... might be good.
Eric: James Earl Jones. That's nice. Amazing shots of nature. I'd rather watch Planet Earth. Is this a compilation of the best shots from that?
Alex: Hah! I know! It even uses Hoppipola, the Sigur Ros song, which was used in the Planet Earth trailer.... Rip off? Completely. Disney should stop. Just stop. Nooooo Disney, that idea has been done, and most likely done better. Noo Disney! Stop it, Disney! That's plagiarism, Disney! Stop!
Eric: I think it uses shots from Planet Earth, dude. The little bird hopping around with the blue smiley face on its wings? That's from Planet Earth.
Alex: Hmmm. Theives.
Eric: Said it was with BBC's collaboration. BBC produced Planet Earth. I'm pretty sure this is some sort of 'best of' thing.