Trailers Parked: To The Wonder, The Place Beyond the Pines, Pain & Gain and More

Lots of art trailers has been keeping us going here in cinephelia land (it’s a real place people). Enjoy what this week has to offer us, since the world didn’t end.

THE BEST

kinopoisk.ruSynopsis: After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.

I’ve actually seen this film. So if you’re curious of what the end result is go read my review from TIFF here.

As it pertains to this trailer however, it’s pretty fantastic. It promises everything any Terrence Malick fan ever wanted from one of his films: lots of dazzling cinematography and a voice over that just makes me think that the film is VERY important.

The Place Beyond the Pines - PosterSynopsis: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

Guess what guys… this is the movie. The movie I saw at TIFF which floored me. I can’t wait for y’all to see it. I would recommend NOT watching the trailer because I feel going in with as little knowledge as possible will help ease you into how odd a movie this really is.

The trailer doesn’t do the film any service because the film is presented in a very odd structure that will pick you out of the theatre, slap you in the face and then ask you to love it again as you sit back down. Regardless though it’s a pretty great trailer putting all the key points on the movie on display to get people exciting. See the tear drop tattoo???

Pain and Gain - posterSynopsis: A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

So Michael Bay is making a movie without Transformers, and stars Mark WahlbergAnthony Mackie and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as bodybuilders who rip off some rich dude with multiple hijinks ensuing. It looks like a blast of a movie, and I can’t believe I’m saying that about a Bay film at this point. I think that The Rock is a great actor, especially when given that pinch of comedy to play with, because he knows how to make it completely serious in character to help glow a bright shinging light on how ridiculous it all is.

THE INTERESTING

This is the End - PosterSynopsis: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

I think this is a project that the RogenBaruschel and the rest of that Knocked Up and all Judd Apatow run around team (sans Apatow) has been thinking about doing for a while. I honestly find everyone who’s a part of this movie to be really funny people and make really funny movies, however at the same time when I look at this trailer I can’t help but be reminded of the very not-so-funny Hot Tub Time Machine which was a melody of jokes that were on and off. Here I expect the same and hope for more.

THE BAD

The-Incredible-Burt-Wonderstone_poster1PPPSynopsis: After breaking up with his longtime stage partner, a famous but jaded Vegas magician fights for relevance when a new, “hip” street magician appears on the scene.

It looks bad. I mean anything short of having Will Arnett reprise his role as Gob Bluth doing some really bad magic I can’t see how this can be anywhere near interesting. It is kind of nice to see Carrey back to being silly and in movies again, where has that guy been?

What looks good to you?