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06 August 2013 @ 12:48 am
Trailer Time!  
So I've been watching a lot of random trailers. Below the cut are a handful that I found wonderful for various reasons.

1. Filth starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, and Imogen Poots. It's the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's unashamedly disgusting novel. I know I shouldn't but I couldn't stop laughing when McAvoy's Bruce gave that little kid the double middle finger after releasing the balloon. It's so childish and the least awful thing Bruce does in this story.

2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. A remake of the film starring Danny Kaye and based on James Thurbur's charming short story. The trailer does a great job with visuals and using one of my favorite songs by Of Monsters and Men. I have a general feeling though that the trailer probably surpasses the actual film.

3. 12 Years a Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofer, Brad Pitt, and Michael Fassbender. The film is based on the true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery which was common practice in the 1800s in the US. I can't decide if the trailer impressed me or just this incredible story. A wikipedia search will tell you what eventually happens but even so I'm really looking forward to seeing the film. Ejiofer is a wonderful actor and I'm eager to see him in a film where he gets a true starring role.

4. The World's End starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, and Paddy Considine. And thus the Cornetto trilogy concludes with this scifi romp. I'll admit that the trailer makes it sort of clear this is probably less of plot-based film and more of a "Hey, it's THAT British actor!" Fest. And that's fine by me.
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on August 6th, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
I have seen The World's End and found it hilarious. I didn't actually find myself 'spotting' anyone as I was too busy watching. Good film. I howled at the end bit, but it's probably only something an 80s/90s goth would appreciate to the extent I did.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 7th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh good! I'm happy to hear the movie's funny. I want the boys to exit strong!