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Monthly Archives: January 2011

With February quickly upon us, here’s my take on what’s going to be playing and what’s worth the watching and what will we want to wretch watching. (/wr/ still counts!) Read More »

Okay, I’m just going to do a bunch of these all at once. Rapid fire, kind of. I’ve got Red Riding Hood, Rubber, Immigration Tango, Bereavement and Gnomeo & Juliet. All the trailers worth talking about!

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I am counting down AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains, looking at the greatest film showdowns that never happened.

Okay, AFI had to have planned this one. There’s a few this well matched, however this one is perhaps the tightest race. Get your canine crunchies ready, kids, because today it’s…

 

#39. Lassie vs. Cruella de Vil Read More »

Okay, so these are mostly me ranting about horrible movies are going to be based on three minutes of decontextualized footage. Well, as a change of pace, today, I’m going to rant about how freaking awesome a couple movies are going to be based on a few minutes of decontextualized footage. Yay! Read More »

Embracing reality, I’m skipping #41 because no one cares who would win in a battle between a retired school teacher and a washed-up actress turned Momzilla. So, I’m skipping to the much more nerdtastic showdown at #40, pitting yet another real-life supercop against anyone’s worst nightmare. It’s…

#40. Serpico vs. Freddy Krueger Read More »

Up today, the trailers for Kaboom, Happythankyoumoreplease, Love and Battle: L.A.

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So, many of these duels look like a match made in a hat. Then, every once in a while, one of these looks intentional. Today’s is by far the most fitting match-up we’re going to see for a while.

In fact, it’s so fitting, it’s almost too easy. So, here we go…

 

#42. Spencer Tracy in Boys Town vs. James Cagney in The Public Enemy Read More »

Yes, I realize there aren’t actually a 100 showdowns, but the showdowns are from a 100 list, so there’s some linguistic wiggle room there. Although, now that I think about it a “wiggle room” sounds really gross. Anyway…

Today’s bout is actually pretty awesome. Part 2 of the Bette Davis double-header, it’s…

 

#43. Moses vs. Bette Davis (The Little Foxes) Read More »

There are three movies on deck for Trailer Trash today. First up, I’m doing a Korean movie because as love/hate as my relationship with ROK cinema is, I gotta give some love to the people paying my rent. 😛 Read More »

Because you can judge a movie by its trailer. That’s sort of why they make them.

Okay, so I think we can all agree that Nicholas Cage needs to stop. Next, Knowing, The Wicker Man, Ghost Rider, Bangkok Dangerous, The Sorcerers’ Apprentice (seriously, America, if you’re going to cast Monica Bellucci, give her some freaking lines!) The closest thing to a good movie Cage has starred in since I was in High School was National Treasure 2. The only thing saving him from being Harrison Ford right now is the supporting role he landed in Kick-Ass.

So, let’s take a look at the next thing he wants us to sit through. Read More »