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Tremendous Trailer Trash Tuesday June 4th 2012



It is June in Southern California and that means three things. Firstly, PCH is full of damn tourists, secondly, June gloom is in full effect for the foreseeable future and lastly, It is Summer blockbuster season.  Can you guess which of the three I am most excited about?





 Pacific Rim:  Trailer # 3 from del Toro’s soon to be masterpiece.  I can see Michael Bay crying in a booth at a TGI Friday’s somewhere, scared about the comparisons people are going to be making about this film and his Transformers films.  Order up another batch of loaded potato skins to drown your sorrows Mike.  Witness the glory on July 12th.





We’re the Millers:  Jennifer Aniston, plays a stripper who does not get naked and Jason Sudeikis is a low level pot dealer that gets in over his head in this “comedy”.  None of the jokes in this trailer were remotely funny and you have to look at Aniston for over an hour.  Pretty sure most folks will either be going to see Disney’s Planes or the Matt Damon Sci-fi film Elysium when this film crashes into theaters on August 9th.





 Blood Ties:  I like the cast Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, and Billy Crudup that they assembled for this film.  An organized crime period piece set in the 70’s involving two brothers.  Word on the street from Cannes is it is a bit complex and long with perhaps too many sub-plots.  However, if you are into historic period crime films this might be one to keep on your radar.  This film is set for release on June 13th.





Elysium:  Mitt Romney and the rest of the 1% have told the rest of us to suck it and moved to space station floating above the earth.  Matt Damon and Jodi Foster star in this film from Neill Blomkamp (District 9).  While this looks a bit like the plot of a Dr. Who episode I watched a while back, I am willing to give this one a shot based on the director’s pedigree.  Look for this film to blow up a bunch of stuff on August 9th.




Machete Kills: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and many more star in this sequel from director Robert Rodriguez.  Machete is recruited by the U.S. government to track down and kill a Mexican drug lord before he launches a weapon into space.  The plot sounds at least as plausible as After Earth and if you enjoyed the first film you are probably going to enjoy this one as well.  Boob guns will be blasting on September 13th at a theater near you.



Those are my trailer selections for this week.  Sorry about skipping last week I required a bit of a mental break from the blogging.  Do any of these trailers have you intrigued?





The Duke is ready for the pool.

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  • ckckred June 4, 2013, 4:05 am

    Pacific Rim does look pretty good. I agree with you that the We’re The Millers trailer is pretty unfunny.

    • Adam June 4, 2013, 7:57 am

      Ckckred, maybe they avoided showing any of he funny parts in the trailer for We’re the Millers so as not to ruin the movie. ;-)

  • Chris June 4, 2013, 10:12 am

    Looking forward to Pacific Rim and Elysium. We’re The Millers and Machete Kills both look pretty bad. Haven’t heard of Blood Ties before now, though.

    • Adam June 4, 2013, 10:41 am

      Chris the first Machete was one of those so bad it is good grindhouse homage films and this one will probably be more of the same. Rodriguez usually cracks me up so I will probably give it a watch.

      Agree Pacific Rim looks really bad ass.

  • Monkeyboy June 4, 2013, 12:41 pm

    We’re The Millers looks terrible. What the hell has happened to Aniston’s face? Plastic surgery, I know, but it won’t be long before it ends up looking like a Michael Myers mask.

    Elysium just looks terrific. Neill Blomkamp really knows how direct action properly. Everything in that trailer looks super exciting without being confusing.

    • Adam June 4, 2013, 1:18 pm

      Monkey you would have to buy me bananas for a year to get me to watch We’re the Millers.

      Agree about Blomkamp!

  • Gary June 4, 2013, 12:59 pm

    I can’t even imagine who might see We’re the Millers. That looks dreadful.

    • Adam June 4, 2013, 1:17 pm

      Gary I have no idea how something like this gets the green light.

  • StationAgentSpeaks June 4, 2013, 1:54 pm

    That photo of John Wayne…my first viewing and wow.
    How is he not in pain? And they said skinny jeans or rather skinny shorts on men is a relatively new phenomena?
    But back to the topic at hand, We’re the Millers…Jennifer Aniston needs to give it up. She spent far too many years cultivating this Queen of Beige image, no amount of gyrating and flashing of a toned body is gonna change that. Embrace it Jen! We’ll respect you more.
    In all seriousness though, I was already suspect when I saw the length of the trailer. A three minute trailer for a comedy feature is never a good thing. It looks like they really stretched themselves to find the best jokes. I’d like to be like optimistic and think they’ve saved the best for the film but I agree with everyone else, it looks like all the big ‘jokes’ are there to be seen above.
    ‘Tis a real shame as they’re some good peeps in this. I always have a soft spot for Nick Offerman for bringing into my life the awesomeness that is Ron Swanson. And the boy in the movie, Will Poulter, has built up a solid career in the UK as a child actor with good performances in films like Son of Rambow, and Wild Bill amongst other things.
    But yeah, it kinda looks crap. But Blood Ties and Elysium sound very promising.

    • Adam June 4, 2013, 2:30 pm

      Ron Swanson is the man, sadly I don’t think he even he can save that film.

      Who knew The Duke was so fashion forward? Those shorts manage to show a lot of guy thigh and add a little mystery about where the beans end and the frank starts.

      Thanks for the heads up on Will Poulter, I was unfamiliar with him.

  • Paul June 4, 2013, 7:39 pm

    I am completely on board for “Pacific Rim” and my anticipation grows daily.

    I agree that “We’re the Miller’s” looks terrible, but I think it will over-perform at the box office. Only time will tell.

    • Adam June 5, 2013, 10:01 am

      Paul, what kind of person did not grow up watching giant robots and giant monsters? That movie is like a 7 year-olds dream. I can’t wait to take my boy to check it out. :-)

  • Shane June 5, 2013, 3:57 am

    This is all kinds of awesome. That John Wayne photo wins everything.

    The red band trailer for We’re the Millers was pretty funny. Maybe it’s just me. The general consensus looks like everyone else hates it. I have pretty low standards for comedy, I guess.

    Robert Rodriguez is incredible. Machete Kills will be a lot of fun.

    • Adam June 5, 2013, 10:03 am

      Shane I wish I knew where that pic was taken. I am guessing his house in Newport Beach but I am not certain.

      I will have to give that Red Band trailer a look. But at the end of the day it still has Jen Aniston in it. ;-(

  • mightimo20 June 5, 2013, 7:30 am

    I nominated you guys for a sunshine blog award:



    • Adam June 5, 2013, 10:05 am

      Thanks so much :-)

  • Evan Crean June 5, 2013, 7:44 am

    Very excited about Pacific Rim. The special effects look phenomenal and the concept is perfect fodder for a big summer blockbuster. My favorite part of the trailer was the giant robot using a massive boat as a club to smack one of the kiju with.

    We’re the Millers strikes me as more awkward than funny, but I have to admit I did chuckle a big toward the end when the guy was singing TLC’s Waterfalls.

    Blood Ties seems like a fun period piece with a great cast. I’ll probably check it out at some point.

    I thought District 9 was fantastic, so I’m very much looking forward to Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. Like his previous film, this one has a very creative premise with great undertones of social commentary. From the trailer it seems like he made great use of a bigger budget and stars. Can’t wait to see Matt Damon go head-to-head with Jodie Foster.

    And finally, I’m a HUGE fan of both Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo, so I’m pumped that there’s a new Machete coming out. Danny Trejo is such a fun guy, especially to interview. This sequel has the three b’s as he likes to call them: babes, bullets, and blood. Mel Gibson should be a great villain, and I love that they credit Charlie Sheen by his legal name: Carlos Estevez.

    • Adam June 5, 2013, 10:09 am

      Evan, I am not sure that I am going to not crack up every time I see Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on the big screen as a scientist. But other than that it looks awesome.

      I will prob see Blood Ties and We’re the Millers when they are available for streaming.

      Did you interview Danny Trejo? If so link please, I would love to give that a read.

      Blomkamp really impressed me with District 9, looking forward to seeing what he does with a larger budget and some big name stars.

  • Kim @ Tranquil Dreams June 5, 2013, 10:19 am

    I don’t know about that last trailer for Pacific Rim. Suddenly I felt my hype go down. But still, I want to go check it out since its Guillermo Del Toro :)
    Blood Ties looks pretty cool…the boyfriend is gonna want to see anything with Blood Ties and for me, Marion Cotillard usually is awesome!
    I’m kinda wondering if Elysium will be good…its an interesting concept.

    • Adam June 6, 2013, 7:51 am

      Kim, have you had a chance to see District 9?

      I hope they don’t over hype Pacific Rim, at this point it feels like I have seen half of Man of Steel already.

      • Kim@Tranquil Dreams June 6, 2013, 7:58 am

        I haven’t seen District 9. Last I talked to family about it, they were like, it sucked..haha! It doesn’t provide much incentive to see it ;)
        If I don’t feel anything for Pacific Rim on the last trailer, I feel it even less for Man of Steel. So if thats half of the movie, I’m even more out than I was before :P I hope Pacific Rim doesn’t bomb but you know, its just the mentality and expectations. I wouldn’t set mine too high, just saying ;)

        • Adam June 6, 2013, 9:46 am

          District 9 was actually pretty cool Sci-fi.

          Agree about the Man of Steel over hype … I want to see it but I hope I have not already seen all the good parts.

  • Chris June 6, 2013, 6:23 am

    I have a feeling Pacific Rim will be a bomb…trailers look fancy and all but the characters seem blah!

    • Adam June 6, 2013, 7:52 am

      Chris, A bomb of The Bomb? ;-)

      Only two characters that film needs are Giant Robot and Giant Monster!!!!

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