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Tremendous Trailer Trash Tuesday: Fall Films I Want To See Vol. 1




Well the summer blockbusters were underwhelming to say the least.  Now as the air gets a bit cooler and the kids get ready to return to school, movie geeks thoughts turn to fall films.  While these films often do not get the same marketing blitz or the same amount of CGI and explosions as summer films, they are often more well crafted.  Maybe I am just turning into a snobby crumudgen but I prefer the films released at the back end of the year.  Tons of promising looking films coming out in the next four months.  So many in fact that I can’t post all the trailers in one post.  So I will be breaking up this feature into at least two posts in the upcoming weeks.



12 Years a Slave:  Chiwetel Ejiofor is a free man living in the North and gets captured by some slavers and forced into chains and slavery in one of those tea bagger, no evolution states.  Real solid cast in this one with Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti and more starring in the film.  This film based on a true story is directed by Steve McQueen who still confused me when I see his name in print.  No it is not the king of cool its a director with the same name.  Look for fox news to claim this film is racist when it hits theaters on October 17th.



The Counselor:  A Lawyer Michael Fassbender, finds himself in a bit of a jam when he starts representing some nefarious types.  The film also stars Brad Pitt, are he and Fass buddies now?  O and it is directed by Ridley Scott and was written by Cormac McCarthy.  If you are you still on the fence this film, it also features some great looking jaguars and Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz,  and Javier Bardem. We saw this trailer on the big screen this weekend and it looked amazing.  Count me in when this film hits theaters on October 25th.



Gravity:  George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this epic looking space disaster film.  These shots look absolutely amazing and thanks to whoever spliced together this extended look trailer.  This film is even more amazing when you consider the whole project was shot for fifty thousand dollars.  Just trying to see if you were paying attention there, truthfully it cost about a 3rd of what the Lone Ranger cost to make.   Anyhow I am ready to hop on board when this film launches into orbit on October 4th.




American Hustle:  Director David O. Russell is back with this great looking con man gangster flick.  Just a few stars in this one J. Law, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner and even Louis C.K. all make an appearance in this film.  Strangely, Lilly Tomlin is not involved in this project.  Really excited to see this one as it was shot in beautiful Worcester, MA a place all of the three guys called home for several years after college.  I know what movie I am seeing on Christmas Day after I eat some Chinese food.


Well that does it for part one of our Fall Films Feature.  Check back next week for even more great trailers for films that I want to watch.  O and as an added bonus check out this amazing Big Lebowski in 60 seconds  cartoon I found on the interwebs, it is really well done.



Which of these films look like something you would be into watching?  Are fall films now better than summer blockbuster or has that always been the case?


Steve McQueen B&W

I can’t help it someone says Steve McQueen and I automatically think of this guy.



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  • Tracy August 13, 2013, 11:25 am

    Yes to all of these. I swear, I think Javier Bardem has something in his contracts that says he MUST sport ridiculous hair in every film he’s in. There’s no other explanation.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 11:38 am

      Tracy he must have a wonderful stylist. :-) I want to see all these as well

  • Nick August 13, 2013, 11:30 am

    I pray to god these fall films don’t disappoint like the summer has done.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 11:39 am

      Me too dude, summer has been brutal for the most part.

  • Mark Dore August 13, 2013, 11:44 am

    I may get in trouble from Tyson Carter but i pray Gravity is not a female version of too smart for its insufferable good Moon. Gravity looks cerebral too but with elements of 2001 Frank and Dave.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 11:52 am

      Mark I am hoping it is not twenty minutes of action and two hours of Bullock talking to herself, floating around in space. :-)

  • Griff August 13, 2013, 12:02 pm

    My fear is that we have seen the best that Gravity has to offer in the trailer but it does look good. Looking forward to the more serious fall releases. This summer has been a bit of a let down.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 12:46 pm

      “a bit of a let down” might the the most understated comment you have made in awhile :-)

  • Rae August 13, 2013, 12:16 pm

    I totally forgot about the first two in my trailer entry. I’m on the fence about seeing either of them though; might be too dark and violent for my liking.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 12:47 pm

      Rae I think you might be correct about those first two films not being for those with more delicate sensibilities.

  • Tars Tarkas August 13, 2013, 12:20 pm

    12 Years a Slave looks amazing and has an amazing cast. I’m trying not to get too excited for it, because I don’t want to hype it up too much in my mind.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 12:47 pm

      Tars let the hype flow through you ….

  • Monkeyboy August 13, 2013, 3:06 pm

    Looking forward to Gravity the most.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 6:37 pm

      While I have a bit of hesitation till I find out more about the plot, the trailer does look amazing.

  • Chris August 13, 2013, 4:06 pm

    Not sure if it’s always been the case that fall films appear to be more worth it (though that does remain to be seen), but it certainly appears to be the case this particularly crappy year. Lots of good looking movies coming on the horizon, though, and I’m pretty much looking forward to everything listed here.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 6:38 pm

      Yeah I am not sure either Chris, maybe I have just outgrown the summer blockbuster? God I hope not. Also you are correct we have been fooled before these could all be terrible but they do look promising.

  • Teddy August 13, 2013, 4:10 pm

    NGL, Twelve Years A Slave seems like your generic slavery movie. But I’ll give it a chance because of Steve, Michael, and Alfre.

    Same goes for The Counselor. Typical thriller, although I’ve been hearing very good things about Cameron Diaz in it.

    I’m most excited for Gravity. I was on the edge of my seat during the trailer.

    • Adam August 13, 2013, 6:36 pm

      That Gravity trailer at the theater was something wasn’t it.

    • Adam August 16, 2013, 9:19 am

      Say Teddy your Gravatar image does not have a link to your blog.

      • Teddy August 16, 2013, 3:42 pm

        I’ve given up blogging (hey I lasted 6 months). I think I’m a much better commentator on other people’s works.

        • Adam August 16, 2013, 4:52 pm

          Teddy you ever get the urge to write some reviews, just let us know would be happy to post them for you on our site.

          • Teddy August 17, 2013, 3:32 pm

            Thank you Adam! I may or may not hold you up to that since I’m seeing The Butler tonight.

  • Robert (totheescapehatch.com) August 13, 2013, 7:38 pm

    12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Gravity YES. The Counselor…I dunno. Need to see another trailer maybe, I can’t really get excited for that.

    Thanks for sharing that Lebowski clip – I’ll definitely be sharing that!

    • Adam August 14, 2013, 10:03 am

      I am thinking that Cruz and Diaz make out so I am going to watch it. ;-)

  • Kim@ Tranquil Dreams August 14, 2013, 7:57 am

    They all are quite interesting. I really look forward to Gravity. The last movie I saw in theatres this summer was in May or early June. I can’t remember. So yeah, I don’t feel like I’m missing out much based on all the reviews I’ve read about. This month has some stuff I’m interested in but not really theatre material…I do like a lot of movies coming out between late September to November :)

    • Adam August 14, 2013, 10:04 am

      Kim I sort of Wish I had not seen any movies at the theater since May ;-)

      Agreed looks like a lot of good stuff coming out in the next few months.

  • Maurice Mitchell August 14, 2013, 7:23 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what Spike Lee says about “12 Years a Slave.” The summer blockbusters have been good but not great Adam.

    • Adam August 16, 2013, 8:30 am

      Speaking of Spike what is your take on that Oldboy remake? The trailer looked impressive but almost exactly the same as the original.

  • Rodney August 14, 2013, 11:50 pm

    Is it just me or does Gravity look like being the one film everyone talks about from 2013? Man, that’s an awesome concept, and the early publicity has been astonishingly cool!

    • Adam August 16, 2013, 8:31 am

      Rodney the one film from 2013 I was talking about was Refn’s Only God Forgives, well that is until I watched it. :-(

  • James August 16, 2013, 10:31 am

    Man I can’t wait for American Hustle and The Counselor!

    • Adam August 16, 2013, 12:11 pm

      Those both look pretty awesome, I am looking forward to checking out both of those as well.

  • ruth August 16, 2013, 11:37 am

    12 Years a Slave, The Counselor and American Hustle are the big three I can’t wait to see!! Fingers crossed that the two upcoming film festivals in town would have at least one of those!

    • Adam August 16, 2013, 12:12 pm

      Those all look good to me Ruth, I hope they turn out as well as the trailers.

  • cindybruchman August 16, 2013, 7:57 pm

    12 Years a Slave….I’ll bite!

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