Trailer of the Week – “Green Lantern”

The first trailer for Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern” was met with so much hate that Warner Brothers didn’t release another shred of marketing until Wonder Con ’11. There, they unleashed 8 minutes of footage that was met with much acclaim. Obviously, they jumped on these good vibes and cut another trailer that has the same tone and vibe as the Wonder Con footage. The effects look good (for the most part), the acting (and voice acting) looks solid enough, but I am getting a sense of the tone of the film from these trailers that is worrisome. It seems as though they are going for a very serious film with “Green Lantern”. Sure, the trailer could just be cut this way, if that’s how the finished product is going to be, then I don’t know how well received it’ll end up. The great thing about “Thor” was that Branagh knew a lot of the material was silly; that worked to the films advantage. In “Green Lantern”, a lot of the footage  and characters look pretty laughable, at least to someone who doesn’t know the Lantern lore. All I am remembering from the trailer is the amount of disproportionately large heads in the second half; it was kind of distracting. If the tone of the film matches the tone of this new trailer (which is a nicely done trailer, for the most part), then they may have a problem on their hands.

Sure, the trailer is good, it’s dramatic, and shows off a ton of action, but how will it translate to a 2 hour film? We will have to wait and see. All I know is there cannot be many girls out there who want to see this film, especially after seeing this second trailer. I feel like the first trailer was trying to be more generic for all audiences, WB saw it backfire, and have now given up and are showing us how “alien” the Green Lantern world really is. They are essentially catering to the nerds and are hoping women will come see the flick for Ryan Reynolds.

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Episode #14 – “Fast Five”

How? How did Justin and Matt talk about “Fast Five” for 40 minutes? You’d be surprised how much one can talk about Dwayne Johnson sweating. The podcast is a little different this week because there is no part two, Matt and Justin just skipped ahead to the review of “Fast Five”. They also discuss what they’ve been watching, including “Law Abiding Citizen” and the original “Arthur”. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

11:50 – Main review of “Fast Five”

35:32 – Spoiler section of “Fast Five”

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Trailer of the Week – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

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What can I say about this trailer? The Harry Potter films always have stunning trailers, even though they don’t really need them. There’s enough fans out there who would see the film sight-unseen. That’s why the Harry Potter trailers are made for people who may not be fans. A trailer like the one featured this week was made to pull in people who would, say, be on the fence about seeing another Harry Potter film. Me? I’m a fan of the books and a fan of the usually more-than-decent films. Part 2 of The Deathly Hallows looks to be exactly what I want: a Harry Potter movie that finally uses its special effects budget. Bring on the action…in 3D, unfortunately.

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Episode #13 – “Scream 4”

The time has come. It has been eleven years since the last installment in the “Scream” franchise. “Scream 4” had us all excited to see the movie. What did we think of it? Well, you have to listen to find out! As usual, Justin and Matt discuss what they’ve been watching, including “Fast and Furious”, move on to discuss the Netflix 28-days later fiasco, and move on to an in-depth review of Wes Craven’s “Scream 4”. Joe Carugati joins us this week to discuss the film! Give it a listen!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

7:21 – Netflix and their 28 days

14:20 – Main review of “Scream 4”

43:23 – Spoiler review of “Scream 4”

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Trailer of the Week – “Cowboys & Aliens”

I bet some of you predicted this would be the TotW this week. I wasn’t so sure after watching the trailer for “Cowboys and Aliens” for the first time. It seemed like your run-of-the-mill action film trailer; it reminded me of the trailer for “Iron Man 2”, which I didn’t like very much. But, after watching this trailer a second time, I came to like it very much. I starting noticing things that got me very excited for the film, which is the point of a trailer, after all! Little snippets of information are given to us but nothing is revealed too much. The one thing I am very curious/worried about is the part of the trailer where is looks like the towns folk are surrounding a naked Olivia Wilde. What the fuck is going on there? Is she possessed? Has a portion of the town broken away from the rest of the group? Sure, a nude Olivia Wilde is fine by me, but where does that fit in with an alien invasion? We shall see. Another couple of things to note: I am not a fan of the generic rock song throughout the trailer (is that an actual song?). Also, the part of the trailer where we see a flashback of Daniel Craig with some woman getting abducted is kind of ridiculous. A flashback in a trailer? Seriously? Let us just see that in the film…I doubt that little clip of backstory is going to be the difference between someone seeing the movie or not. Either way, the trailer for “Cowboys & Aliens” has me excited for the film and is worth a look for the generic action eye-candy. Trailer after the jump.

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Movie Review: “Arthur”

Last week Galo and I attended the red carpet premiere of the remake of  Arthur in the famous Ziegfeld Theater in NYC (special thanks to Caitlin, Galo’s girlfriend for the tickets).  For one reason or another, we decided not to give it an in depth review on the podcast this week. As a result, I will be making my first ever attempt at writing a movie review. Here we go…

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Episode #12 – “Hanna”

We’re back with another episode of Two Guys, One Movie. You’ll notice this podcast is a little bit longer than usual and we can go ahead and blame segment two for that. Justin and Matt discuss the problems with going to the movie theater and if it is worth the hassle. They also discuss what they’ve been watching this week, including “Arthur” and “MacGruber”, and end with an in-depth review of “Hanna”, the newest film from Joe Wright. Things get a little heated, so give this one a listen!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

12:05 – Theater-going issues

25:50 – Main review of “Hanna”

47:03 – Spoiler review of “Hanna”

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Trailer of the Week – “Hesher”

What do you get when you mix Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Metallica? Why, you get the Trailer of the Week! “Hesher” looks to be a crazy-ass film about a young boy who has just lost his mother and finds comfort in the explosion-obsessed Hesher. Now, this trailer is more of a teaser trailer as it just give us a small look into what this film is going to be about. We see the style, the characters, and a few explosions for good measure. “Hesher” looks like it’ll be a hell of a ride.

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Episode #11 – “Source Code”

We’re back this week with a doozy of an episode. I see a trend here, don’t you? With each episode, the quality just shoots up! This week on the show, Matt and Justin discuss what they’ve been watching, including “Heat” and “Inside Job”, talk about the new footage from “The Green Lantern”, an encounter with a “Wet Hot American Summer” cast member, and end with an in-depth review of “Source Code”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

09:28 – New footage from “The Green Lantern”

17:20 – Main review of “Source Code”

33:38 – Spoilers section of “Source Code” review

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Trailer of the Week – “The Hangover Part II”

So this week’s TotW is a good example of showing what the movie is going to be about but not giving away much of anything at all. That being said, the trailer for “The Hangover Part II” is kind of disappointing in the fact that it is showing us what looks to be a film exactly like the first one. I am kind of surprised that director Todd Phillips went this route; same players in the same situation, just with a different locale. No tiger this time, just a monkey. Now, I’m not saying the film doesn’t look funny…I am sure it will be. But it won’t have that same charm the first one had since it looks to be the same setup. It could definitely surprise me, though. Hell, I’m hoping for that! Take a look at the trailer after the break. 
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