Coming Soon-Ish: Creepy Neighbors, Russian Santa Claus, and The Fourth Dimension . . .

House at the End of the Street

Well, I like horror and I like Jennifer Lawrence, so I’ll probably give this a try at some point. The actual storyline itself . . . eh. I’m not so into that. The backwards trailer approach is interesting, though, and it’d be awesome if the movie was somehow backwards too. Not that I’m expecting this. Not every movie can be Memento. (Also, the best backwards trailer I’ve ever seen is for a zombie game called Dead Island. I don’t know how good the game actually is, but the trailer is phenomenal.)

Safety Not Guaranteed

I don’t know about this one. I’m definitely interested. I’ve got a soft spot for quirky indie romantic comedies, or at least trying them. I can’t say I always like how they turn out. Apparently, this movie is based on some big internet meme that I, being me, never actually heard of. If this film focuses more on the oddball and less on whatever the Big Message is, I’ll probably like it more.

Rise of the Guardians

Well, it’s not like I’d see this in theater anyway. (I usually have to be dragged to see animated movies on the big screen. I don’t know. Chalk it up to a character flaw.) But I keep going back and forth on the trailer itself. On one hand, I’m all for stories with folkloric characters, like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, fighting a war. I’m excited by the cast: Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law are all pretty awesome. And I just love some of the colors in this trailer. This could be a really pretty film.

On the other hand, that voice over . . . oh, I don’t know. I’m okay with Russian Alec Baldwin Santa Claus, but the actual narration just came off as awfully corny to me. When Evil Jude Law breaks out in the middle of the the trailer with, “That dream is over,” and “It’s time for fear to rule the world,” I was like, “YEAAAH . . . oh, wait.”

Why is it that British people can say the word fear so beautifully, but taco is too hard? *runs away before getting bitchslapped by any of the folks from England who read this blog*

The Dictator

Well. I guess I’d rather see this than The Three Stooges, anyway. Although that’s not saying much. (I will admit to smiling when Sacha Baron Cohen started shooting the other runners in the race, though. That was pretty funny.)

Finally . . . The Fourth Dimension

I’m not sure that this trailer is coherent enough for me to come up with logical thoughts about it. It’s like IDK plus WTF plus Val Kilmer as a motivational speaker in a roller rink. Anyway, it’s interesting, even if I couldn’t begin to guess the plot of this movie—these three movies—from the trailer itself. Always fun to see whatever the hell Val Kilmer’s up to these days, though.

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