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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Episode #10 – “The Lincoln Lawyer”

We are back with another excellent episode of Two Guys, One Movie podcast. This week, Justin and Matt talk discuss “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Community” (again) in section one, move on to talk about directors revisiting/remaking their old films, and end with an in-depth review of “The Lincoln Lawyer”, starring Matthew McConaughey.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

10:31 – Directors revisiting their films

19:55 – Main review of “The Lincoln Lawyer”

37:18 – Spoiler section of “The Lincoln Lawyer”


Trailer of the Week – “Captain America: The First Avenger”

Finally! I have been looking forward to this trailer for a long time. The Super Bowl footage from “Captain America: The First Avenger” looked great; it left me wanting more. Well, now we have gotten more and it’s awesome. This trailer is obviously the first of many we will see, but color me excited. Sure, skinny Chris Evans looks really weird, like in a bad Benjamin Button kind of way, but the rest of the footage has a great look to it. I like the style of the film, from what we see in the trailer. It kind of has a “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” look to it…let’s just hope it doesn’t totally suck. The action in the film looks like something we would see in an older action film, like an Indiana Jone flick from the 80s. I hope the CGI isn’t too overbearing in this film and we just get stuntmen doing their job. Enough talk, let’s take a look at the trailer which is after the break!

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Episode #9 – “Limitless”

Well, if I were you, I would give this podcast a listen. Justin and Matt can’t agree about anything in this episode, it’s actually kind of amusing! Between Zack Snyder and the review of “Limitless”, the two were butting heads constantly. That’s great material, baby! As always, Justin and Matt discuss what they’ve been watching, including “Blade Runner” and Daniel Tosh’s Standup Special, talk about the merits of Zack Snyder, and end with an in-depth review of “Limitless”. Give it a listen!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

15:05 – The Merits of Zack Snyder and the new Superman film

27:17 – Main review of “Limitless”

42:08 – Spoilers section of “Limitless”


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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