Trailer of the Week: “X-Men: First Class”

This week’s Trailer of the Week is not the newest trailer on the block but it sure is a fascinating one. I had actually forgotten about the trailer for “X-Men: First Class” until I saw it in the theaters again this weekend. This trailer is one of those that people like me love to move through frame-by-frame. The shots looks beautiful, the costumes looks great (both the 60s look and the X-Men costumes), and the action is surprisingly plentiful. While this is mostly considered a teaser trailer, we are shown a good amount of action and are shown each and every character. Matthew Vaughn, of “Kick-Ass” fame, is directing and looks like he knows how to handle the big budget given to him by Fox. This trailer whet our appetite without giving away toooo much. Check it out after the break.

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Episode #8 – “The Adjustment Bureau”

On this week’s episode of Two Guys, One Movie, Matt and Justin review “The Adjustment Bureau”, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. In addition to the review, the two guys talk about what they’ve been watching this week, including “Saturday Night Live” and “Meet Joe Black”, and discuss their favorite classic Nickelodeon shows. Tune in for a great episode!

00:00 – What We’ve Been Watching

9:55 – Classic Nickelodeon

20:38 – Main review of “The Adjustment Bureau”

38:57 – Spoilers section of “The Adjustment Bureau”


Trailer of the Week – “Super 8”

Another installment of Trailer of the Week? Yes! We’ll be doing this weekly, if you couldn’t gather that. Last week we had a very small budget film featured as the TotW, and this week seems to be the complete opposite. “Super 8” is produced by Stevey Spielberg and directed by JJ Abrams, who’s films have included “Star Trek” and “MI:3″…not exactly cheap films. Having a big budget doesn’t mean a great trailer is a given, though.

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Episode #7 – “Rango”

The podcast is back after a little break because Matt was feeling under the weather this past week. Don’t worry, though, the two guys are back in action and delivered a great podcast this week. As usual, Matt and Justin discuss what they’ve been watching, including “Community” and “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” (which Matt tears apart), move on to the 2011 Academy Awards Ceremony, and then end with an in-depth review of “Rango”, starring Johnny Depp.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

12:21 – The Oscars (and a little Charlie Sheen)

26:00 – Main review of “Rango”

41:50 – Spolier-section of “Rango”


Trailer of the Week – “Rubber”

And we’re back with the Trailer of the Week for…um, this week. Every day, dozens of trailers premier and it’s up to me to wade through some of the most horribly cut-together trailers you’ll ever see. I know of some people who don’t even watch trailers because they like to go into a film knowing absolutely nothing about the film. I don’t believe in that; sometimes I like to go into a film having watched the trailer numerous times, as it’s fun to go through a movie wondering when that scene in the trailer is coming. Sometimes, though, they never show! Many scenes in trailers are cut or altered in the finished film. Anchorman was extremely guilty of this, as they had shot hours of unused footage and decided to use it in the trailer. Ironman 2 and Predators are recent offenders of this now popular trend of “trailer trickery”…yes, that’s what I am going to call it.

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Oldies But Goodies: Why Young People Should Watch Old Movies

As a 23-year-old self-proclaimed movie fanboy, I often talk with my peers about their favorite movies.  After a while, I realized I was basically able to predict what someone’s favorite movie was based on their age. My age group for example would include movies like Boondock Saints (way overrated in my opinion), Billy Madison (include in this all the Billy Madison-esq movies like Happy Gilmore, etc) , The Matrix (sorry Galo), and Shawshank Redemption.  While I realize that a person’s age and the year they were born will always play a significant role in their film selections, I find myself frustrated when trying to discuss older movies with people my age. The fact that someone hasn’t seen an older movie doesn’t bother me. What pisses me off is the general disregard for older movies by people my age.  Most people in their 20’s completely refuse to watch older movies because they are in black and white (“Gross!”) and made before they were born. It hurts me to say this, but I used to be one of those people. I could not stand watching any film that was in black and white or “old” at all for that matter. I viewed these movies as outdated and uninteresting. Times have changed, however, and as a converted fan of the classics, I want to explain to you why you should convert too.

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Trailer of the Week – “Win Win”

So I figured Two Guys, One Movie would start a little “trailer of the week” post since I love watching movie trailers. There is something about them that is so creative and, if done well, so enticing. It’s not easy to make a good trailer; most of them either give away too much information or are just a compilation of random sound bites (see: “The Tourist” trailer). The music is just as important as the visuals, sometimes more as people will remember the song and try to look it up after they see the trailer, bringing more awareness to the actual film.

I’ll go more into the art of creating a trailer as this series progresses. For now, click past the jump for this week’s TotW: “Win Win”, starring Paul Giamiatti.

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Episode #6 – “Cedar Rapids”

What better way to get through the work week than with a podcast to listen to on the commute? I can’t think of one! This week Justin and Matt discuss what they’ve been watching, which includes “Alien” and “Mad Love”. They move on to discuss the 2011 Oscar nominations, which is always a good time, and they end with an in-depth review of “Cedar Rapids”, starring Ed Helms and John C. Reilly.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

10:54 – Oscar Nominations

20:50 – Non-spoiler review of “Cedar Rapids”

34:00 – Spoiler section for “Cedar Rapids”



83rd Annual Academy Awards are this weekend – Get your ballot!

It’s that time of year again; the Oscars are upon us. All of the other awards and shows have come and gone and the only one left is the ultimate. Every year I like to sit down with my Oscar ballot and make little check marks next to the names I chose correctly. It’s a little tradition and I would like to provide you with the ballot, too!

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Episode #5 – “The King’s Speech”

Hey everyone! This week on the podcast Matt and Justin talk about what they’ve been watching, including Archer and Louie, move on to discuss the Super Bowl TV spots for upcoming films, and end with an in-depth review of “The King’s Speech”, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.