It’s Tuesday and I’m attempting to continue my Trailer Tuesday blog series! I haven’t yet nailed down a system for which trailers to feature — it will be a fair mix — but I will likely have themes now and again; classic trailers, actor/actress specific trailers, genre specific trailers, etc etc. You get the idea. I’d like to try to design a badge/banner of sorts too, but I lack any real art program, besides Paint. I downloaded Gimp 2, but sadly I can’t really figure it out. I need to find some tutorials.
As mentioned before, trailers are a strong passion of mine. It may sound odd, but it is what it is. I told my workout buddy about it today and he laughed, because he knew just how addicted to trailers I am. That and the sharing of them. On a random side note (not that anyone is keeping track) this will be labeled as number one of the series, even though there was an official post last week. I have an odd fixation with starting at zero.
Let’s get to some trailers, shall we?
I haven’t researched if this is based on a comic or graphic novel or the like, but it certainly has that feel to me. Most everything about it has a very M.I.B. feel to it. I really like the two actors, though, and it looks like it should be a nice blend of comedy, action, and special effects. It’s one I’d like to see in the theater, but we will see if I get there.
I’m a huge Denzel Washington fan. There will undoubtedly be a Denzel themed Trailer Tuesday at some point! Over the years I’ve really come to like Marky Mark as an actor... yeah... as well. I believe the first movie I saw him in was Fear. I really really like that movie, in part due to it’s above average realism. It’s one of those movies that most events taking place could possibly take place. So 2 Guns? I’m hoping, and from the trailer it seems to be true, that these two have great chemistry. There also seems to be a decent supporting cast of actors/actresses I like too. Also, I love the trailer features a rendition of “All Along the Watchtower” in it!
Okay, so let’s cut away from the action for a moment. I don’t just enjoy high-octane, action movies with an abundance of explosions and special effects. I’d like to think this was proven last week, but one never knows. The odd thing about this movie, and the fact I would really like to see it, is that the lead actress is Kristen Bell. Some who know me know I have some nonsensical opposition to most anything/everything related to her. After seeing her love for sloths, though, some of the frigid coldness of that chamber of my heart began to melt away.
This movie seems to be a good “coming of age” type dramedy. I like seeing those now and again, and I know sometimes they all seem to be similar, but really what doesn’t nowadays? The acting looks really good and while I may not see it in the theaters, I definitely hope to check it out.
Many friends tell me to watch Veronica Mars. I think I’ve finally reached the point where I may actually give that a go; hopefully getting it in before the movie that was successfully campaigned on Kickstarter!
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There are plenty more movie trailers I would love to share, but I want to make sure I add a little diversity. The next three trailers will be of video games, and while that will likely automatically cause about 95% of my readers to “shut down”, really some of them are just as good — if not better — than movie trailers. Hell... sometimes the video game storylines are better than movie plots.
With the advancement in technology, some of these CGI scenes in games look as though they are live acted. Some of those trailers will be saved for later down the road, as the games won’t be out for awhile, but the reality of it all really blows my mind!
I’ll share three trailers I enjoyed from this years E3, and while I know I lack an actual “gaming” crowd for my blog, I hope some of you still enjoy them.
This trailer doesn’t give away much of the gameplay, but gives a good backdrop as to what it’s about. The gameplay trailer looks amazing, and the multiplayer aspect seems fantastic. Basically, you are a Directive 51 agent sent into the middle of the madness after a crisis hits to save what people you can and establish what I’m assuming is some semblance of stability — if possible at all — if a Dark Winter crisis were to take place. I’ve been a fan of a handful of Tom Clancy games, and I think this will be one of my new favorites for the next gen gaming consoles.
The combination of the CGI and the featured song instantly pulled me into this trailer. In fact, I may be currently obsessed with the song (“Run Boy Run” by Woodkid). I’ve played a few zombie shooter/survival games (Mainly Left 4 Dead 1 & 2), and this looks like a great addition to the genre. I know many seem to be getting tired of the zombie craze, but I don’t mind as long as it’s a great game, and not shlock thrown together to make a quick buck. Dying Light doesn’t appear to be shlock!
I found this “Exposed” trailer to be really impressive with it’s CGI; one where some characters look really lifelike. The overall theme of the game — a hacker infiltrating databases and uncovering the scum of the city — is great. I’ve seen gameplay trailers and it seems interesting; a bit different. It’s open-world, but no active missions. You hack and uncover the unsavory folk and act accordingly in attempts to bring them to justice. This trailer was enough to hook me into at least trying the game out.
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Hopefully you were able to enjoy some of the trailers this week. Some of those video game trailers released really play out like movie trailers now; I love it! I will continue to bring a variety of trailers as I continue this blog series in the future.
Did any of the movies highlighted interest you this week? If a gamer (or even i not), did any of the gaming trailers catch your attention? I’m uncertain how many videos bogs down the blog, but if 6 isn’t too much I may attempt adding an addition two next week. Thoughts? Any advice on a good art program one can use to make banners/badges (the freer the better! lol)?