Screen Junkies » 2011 http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 The Best Movie Trailers Of 2011 (So Far) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-best-movie-trailers-of-2011-so-far/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-best-movie-trailers-of-2011-so-far/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:32:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239688 With apologies to 'Chipwrecked'...

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2011 was a year of ups and downs at the movies. The top 10 highest grossing films were mainly sequels with two superhero films and one franchise reboot sprinkled in for good measure. That means that zero original stories cracked the top ten (Bridesmaids came the closest).

Say what you will about the films of 2011, but you can’t deny that it was a great year for movie trailers. Even movies that were total turd clumps managed to cut together into awesome previews. So, let’s tip our hat to the unsung heroes of the film industry… craft services the editors and audio designers who grab our attention between Coca-Cola ads and disappointing blockbusters.

Battle: Los Angeles

The movie lacked the heart and emotion it desperately tried to put front row and center, but the trailer sold the crushing heartbreak of aliens ruining Hollywood. I mean, that’s where Price Is Right is filmed. Those monsters.

The film could have taken a few notes from its own trailer and dialed down the jingoism and ham-fisted character struggles to focus on the real issue at hand — perfectly good beaches getting all jacked up.

Hanna

Here’s another example of an ultimately sh*tty movie with an excellent trailer. In fact, I’m angry at this trailer. It was put together so well that I actually got excited to see Hanna. Then I saw Hanna and found it to be completely lame. While in theory it’s an awesome movie, in execution it’s completely mishandled. What this trailer does not indicate is that the film’s villains are pretty much cartoon versions of Eurotrash henchmen. All that’s missing are three of them trying to squeeze through a doorway at the same time.

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2011 The Sequeliest Year In Hollywood History http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/2011-the-sequeliest-year-in-hollywood-history/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/2011-the-sequeliest-year-in-hollywood-history/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:38:43 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27557 We can't just blame Martin Lawrence for this.

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You might be noticing a lot of 2s and 3s around you lately. No, it’s not an omen based around the mythology of the number 23, it’s because 2011 is the Year of the Sequel, with 27 sequels set to be released. This is more than in any other year in Hollywood history, and it doesn’t even count remakes. The Rain Men over at Box Office Mojo took the time to do the mathematical breakdown (thanks to /Film):

27 sequels total. Nine second movies (up from eight in 2010), five third movies (down from seven), five fourth movies, five fifth movies, two seventh movies and one eighth movie. 9+5+5+5+2+1=27.

Wow, that’s a lot of movies to be based on other movies. The worst part is that since this beats the previous record holder 2003 by 3 movies, we can’t just blame Martin Lawrence for this.

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