Get Hard – Trailer

If I can get one thing for Christmas it will be that Will Farrell NEVER appears nude–or semi-nude, for that matter–in movies ever again.  His sense of shamelessness and boldness are to be applauded, but he’s not exactly easy on the eyes.

Doughy and the antithesis of athletic, Chris Evans he’s not.

In any case, Get Hard revolves around Farrell’s character, who’s arrested for embezzling money (or some sort of financial wrongdoing) and is to be sent to jail in 30 days.

Not wanting to be raped in prison he gets Kevin Hart to teach him how to become “hard“–because Farrell’s so misinformed he thinks that all black people have spent time in jail and are thugs.

Hopefully, hilarious hijinks ensue.

The title is also pretty fun, because it has a dual meaning, which makes me wonder if the MPAA somehow missed it (if only because they’re notorious for sucking the fun out of everything).

Blackhat – Trailer

Isn’t it remarkable what a few days can bring?  A few weeks ago, a thriller like Michael Mann‘s Blackhat–a movie that revolves around about Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) a cyber criminal released from prison to counter the threat of a cyber terrorist with the ability to bring a nation to its collective knees–would probably have been an interesting diversion and little else, till Sony Pictures was hacked and thousands of no longer private emails and social security numbers were released.

Imagine how devastating such an attack could potentially be if it were aimed at our infrastructure instead, which we hopefully won’t have to discover any time soon.

Though what’s sort of interesting in reference to the trailer is that the unseen terrorist sounds strangely like Trevor Slattery/faux Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) from Iron Man 3, which makes me wonder if this is some sort of unofficial sequel (It’s not, but the idea that Mann might be in the superhero business makes it more than worth the scorn such a comment might traditionally elicit).

Blackhat isn’t the type of movie that I would traditionally see, but I have to admit that I am a bit curious.

‘Preservation’ Trailer

In my seemingly never-ending search for some entertaining movies of the horror variety, I found the trailer for Christopher Denham‘s Preservation.  Things seem to start relatively simple: three people go camping, before some vaguely threatening weirdness starts.

We can’t tell who’s behind it, but considering one of the brothers on the trip is played by Pablo Schreiber (who can’t possibly be as intimidating as he appears in movies and television shows), who plays twisted like nobody’s business.

We don’t know who’s behind the mysterious happenings, though the trailer gives the impression that one of the three campers is a bit on the unstable side.

Or are they…

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Official Teaser Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road is the latest from George Miller, though so much time has passed since the last movie–twenty-nine years ago–that I wonder how many people will actually remember the character.

That being said, I get the feeling that with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron starring that they’re popular enough to overcome the fact that an inordinate amount of time has passed.

I remember when Miller was going to work on a Justice League movie…now that would have been interesting!

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Trailer

Do we really need–or more importantly, want–another Terminator movie?  Especially since the last movie in the saga, Terminator Salvation, performed relatively mediocre?

Well, according to Paramount and Skydance, we do.

Enter: Terminator: Genisys.

The trailer looks okay, but is it really doing something that we have already seen?  Or is it bringing something new to the table?

I am assuming the former.

And what’s with the rather creative spelling of ‘Genesis,’ anyway?

‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ Trailer

I might have to turn in my African-American membership card after I admit this, but I have never been a huge fan of Spike Lee’s films.  I often admire what I assume are his goals when making them, but in my eyes the final execution always left something to be desired because (it felt to me) that he brought a self-indulgence to most of his projects that distracted from the project itself.

This is why movies like his remake of Oldboy, Inside Man and to a lesser extent, Clockers, are three of my favorite movies of his.  In the three aforementioned films, his stylistic flourishes (his signature move would typically have a person on a dolly moving through a scene as if on rails–which in a sense they were–always felt dream-like and fantastical to me) were minimal.

But his confrontational style and the way he did what he did, and damn anyone who didn’t like it?  That was awesome.

His most recent film, the Kickstarter-financed, Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus, seems to play with themes and ideas most often seen in vampire movies and looks to be typically Spike Lee (by which I mean self-indulgent and meandering) though I am curious what a Lee-directed vampire movie would look like.

‘Swearnet’ Red Band Trailer

Honestly, I don’t get the Trailer Park Boys.  Their eponymously titled series is on #Netflix, and I’ve given it a try, but it just doesn’t work for me.  That being said, I caught them on Getting Doug With High–a Youtube series revolving around comedian Doug Benson getting high while interacting with his guests, whom he also gets high–and they struck me as more interesting than the characters that they play on television.

Swearnet, the name of the movie as well as a actual website (I assume created for the movie) seems to be a place where men can be men, women can be women, and everyone can curse as much as they like.  The impetus for its creation were the strict restrictions the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has on cursing over the air.

Sounds a bit like SCTV, with profanity.  And speaking of SCTV, here’s Indira, which stars Andrea Martin as Indira Gandhi (?) and Joe Flaherty as Slim Whitman (?)(?).