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This Week In Movie Trailers, You Guys

Gabe Delahaye | August 3, 2012 - 1:15 pm

There are some real good trailers this week, but man oh man, if ever it was true that movie trailers are giving too much away, this week is a good case in point. Pretty much every trailer! It’s like yer seein’ tha whole movie!!!! Too much. Whatever happened to the art of seduction, AM I RIGHT, LADIES?! I’m just saying: I would want to see a movie that had all these famous people and beautiful photography and a moody soundtrack even if it was just artfully cobbled together to suggest the themes and tone, you don’t have to straight up show five consecutive minutes of act 3 in your trailer. Leave something to the imagination, trailers! Oh well. Still, there are some good ones this week, like I said. Here they are:

Killing Them Softly

Yes! This looks so good! I have watched this trailer twice! I love a good road warrior mob movie that involves “sticking up a game.” Also: Gandolfini. I think I’ve mentioned but I started rewatching The Sopranos from the beginning recently and I’ve got one word for you: Gandolfini.

The Paperboy

Sure. “Now imagine if Zac Efron was white.” John Grisham presents the Zac Efron Briefs. I’m not the world’s biggest Precious fan of all time, and this seems a little scenery-chewing on the part of EVERYONE INVOLVED, but also it was based on a book by Pete Dexter, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and Pete Dexter is one of my favorite writers of all time, so there you go.

Skyfall

See? Gives too much away. Luckily, everything it has to give looks GREAT.

The Big Wedding

Nah. Thanks, though!

Paranormal Activity 4

Gabe, describe the movie that you care the least about of all time. “Para4mal Activity.”

Taken 2

I feel like we’ve already watched this trailer, but it was going around again this week, and let’s watch it again because, uh, hello, McBiff, TAKEN 2! Also, I’m not a huge fan of parodic YouTube videos, but this “Taken with a Real Dad” video is pretty good.