'The Art Of Flight' Is The Best Snowboarding Film Since 'Most Xtreme Primate'

It's like snowboard porn. Not the Cinemax kind. Snowboarding documentaries don't really tickle my pickle but I'm told that this teaser for The Art Of Flight is intense. Created by the team that made That's It, That's All, the film features Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, John Jackson, Nicolas Müller, Gigi Rüf, Jake Blauvelt, Jeremy Jones and DCP. To me, it looks like mostly out-of-context slow-motion shots of helicopters, mountains, guys drinking Red Bull, and long-lensed photography of people gliding down mountains. Throwing your zombie daughter out of a window after your failed attempts to save her have doomed you to death is intense. This is just whatever. Nobody is standing up on a speeding motorcycle while defusing the underside of a rocketing nuclear missile. I guess Vin Diesel movies have spoiled me.

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If you complain about an unclear plot, you're not focusing enough on the kicking. Yes, we do have a trailer for the rainbow-hued, Woody Harrelson and Josh Hartnett-starring, low-budget, cowboys vs. ninjas saga Bunraku. We've got it right here. For good measure, the producers threw Ron Perlman and Demi Moore in the mix as well. Beyond the cast, a sense of production design, and some non-stop kickin', this trailer doesn't really offer up too much else. The plot is unclear, but that might not even change upon viewing the film. The film seems like an odd choice for any star to participate in, let alone four, and the effects aren't terribly impressive, but it's got a Sin City aesthetic to it that allows for vivid imagery without much money. I doubt you'll find that as a pull quote on the poster, but this film appears weird enough that maybe you will.


Jason Bateman Masters The Art Of Swearing At Children In 'Bad Words' Trailer

We finally see the nasty underbelly of the Spelling Bee circuit. When a character in a movie swears profusely and creatively at children is a tried and true shortcut to a laugh. Sometimes the results are uproarious or a mildly satisfying chuckle. In the red-band trailer for Bad Words, Jason Bateman transcends the art of swearing at and around children. Go ahead, Bateman. Drop the mic. You've earned that right. Who would have known that Jason Bateman would be so great for this role? Jason Bateman, that's who. Bad Words is also his directorial debut, meaning he was a shoe-in for the role. Much to the chagrin of Paul Rudd, who really loves being a dick to kids too.


Things Get Intense, Awesome In The ‘Straw Dogs’ Trailer

You've pushed James Marsden's buttons for the last time, Alexander Skarsgard. Straw Dogs was clearly a movie that did not need its story to be retold. Movie buffs lamented this remake as lazy and unoriginal. Perhaps they were right about the motivations behind the decision to remake the film, but, as this trailer demonstrates, the end result looks pretty intense and fun. This remake of Straw Dogs follows the same basic formula as the original, with James Marsden and Kate Bosworth playing the happy couple and Alexander Skarsgard playing the head baddie. Marsden and Bosworth get tormented by Skarsgard until the mild-mannered Marsden stands his ground, much like Dustin Hoffman did in the original. While the big star of this film is certainly the story, any questions as to whether direction and performances can live up to the original should be answered here. It's not the original, but it looks like a damn entertaining film. People should harass James Marsden much more frequently if this is the result.


New 'Arthur' Trailer Is Rich With Failed Jokes

Here we see him riding the Batmobile, getting punched by his mom, and using magnets to stop a hot girl from having sex with him. Fneh? Russell Brand is back with a second Arthur trailer. Here we see him riding the Batmobile, getting punched by his mom, and using magnets to stop a hot girl from having sex with him. You know, on paper those things may sound funny, but Brand's cheeky style elicits more "ah yes" smiles from me than actual laughs. Also, "Under Pressure" seems like a bad song choice for Arthur. How much "pressure" is Arthur really under? He's very rich, he has a lot of hot ladies who are interested in him for different reasons, and only as a grown man does he have to attempt holding down a shitty job. Maybe the right song would be "Paradise City?" Meanwhile, watching this trailer has stolen my sunshine. Arthur falls down a flight of stairs in a gummy bear costume and into theaters April 8th.


'Arthur Christmas' Teaser for Santa Conspiracy Theorists

Sony has dropped the teaser for Arthur Christmas, and it's going to have Santa believers buzzin' like they're fly like a bee. Sony has dropped the teaser for Arthur Christmas, and it's going to have Santa believersbuzzin' like they're fly like a bee. It starts off with a Morgan Freeman impersonator (or maybe Freeman himself?) taking us through the frigid landscape of the North Pole like some penguins are going to pop out. Then an elf bombards the camera, trying to get us to look away, but we won't, damnit. We see a tall lanky dude in the background, who the tweaking elf totally gives away as Santa's son, and then a red sleigh that looks like an alien spacecraft. I'm freakin' out, man! Quit messing with my traditional perception of Christmas! James McAvoy plays Santa's misfit son, Arthur, who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get a present that Santa missed half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning. It's a little disconcerting that Santa is just forgetting to drop presents off, but I'm glad someone is picking up the slack. I hope this film doesn't take an awkward turn to examine Mr. Kringle's battle with Alzheimer's. That would not make for a very jolly tale at all. Arthur Christmas crashes into theaters November 23, 2011.


Get Pumped For 'The Mountain And The Viper' With This 'Game Of Thrones' Recap

The Ass-Handing In King's Landing is this weekend. It's been a season full of jaw-dropping moments on Game of Thrones and the next episode looks like it will not disappoint in this regard. Showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff tease that when Oberyn Martell takes on The Mountain in the upcoming Ass-Handing In King's Landing, it will be the show's best combat sequence. "It’s the culmination of 20 years of anger and hatred and thirst for vengeance coming to a head in this amazing set piece that [stunt coordinator Paul Herbert and swordmaster C.C. Smiff] have put together. The fight delivers beyond our expectations.” In other words, lots of kicking and flipping.