Coming Soon-Ish: Time Travel, High School Movies, Simon Pegg, and Talking Teddy Bears . . .

We have a lot of very odd looking movies for you today. Let’s get started, shall we?

Looper

Normally, I wouldn’t bother posting a teaser trailer for a teaser trailer, but I’ve been waiting to see any kind of footage for Looper for so long now, I couldn’t help myself. (Of course, I think the real teaser trailer is supposed to be up later today. Well, to hell with it. I’ll just talk about that one next week.)

I’ve been excited about this film for over a year now. Of course, I’m a big Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan, but I’ve also been excited to see more work by Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed the absolutely fantastic movie Brick.

I’m trying to decide how I feel about the prosthetics on JGL’s face. They might end up being kind of distracting. Then again, it’s sort of nice to see that the filmmakers have acknowledged the fact that JGL and Bruce Willis look absolutely nothing alike and are actively doing something about it, instead of just shrugging and saying, “Well, you know.”

Shuffle

Your other movie about time travel. This is a low-budget, black and white, sci-fi flick about a guy who wakes up a different age every time he goes to sleep. Apparently, half of the cast of Bones is in it, and actually . . . this looks kind of fun. I don’t know if it’s going to be any good or not, but I kind of like the tone of the trailer. I do enjoy what I’ve seen from T.J. Thyne in the past, and I don’t know. I’m kind of hopeful.

High School

How do you pass a drug test? Well, you don’t; you just make sure everyone else fails it too. That’s this trailer in a nutshell, and you know, I could probably see this movie too, although it’s certainly not a check-out-at-the-theaters kind of movie for me. Still, I smiled at a few different scenes, and, well, it’s certainly a new look for Michael Chiklis and Adrien Brody. It’s a maybe.

Detention

From everything I’ve heard so far, this is a very, very strange little movie, even weirder than the trailer makes it out to be. But I’m definitely interested, even if I have the distinct feeling it’s going to end up way too WTF for it’s own good. There’s something about the short clip here that just grabbed at me. I’m a sucker for off-the-wall meta horror comedies, I guess. Besides, it’s Peeta with the dark hair God gave him! Yay!

Ted

I’m . . . I’m torn on this one. On one hand, I’m totally into the idea of watching a film about Mark Wahlberg and his childhood pal, the dirty, cursing, hooker-loving teddy bear. After all, I don’t need every comedy to be high-art, and some of the lines here (like “I look like something you give to your kid when Grandma died” and “Sometimes, I think back to that Christmas morning when I was eight-years-old. I wish I had just gotten a Teddy Ruxpin!”) made me laugh.

On the other hand . . . Ted’s voice kind of bugs me. You know? It’s one thing to already know it’s Seth MacFarlane’s voice, but the fact that it’s so obvious, that MacFarlane isn’t throwing his voice at all . . . I mean, close your eyes, and you’d just assume Family Guy was on. I don’t know. There’s something that just feels off about this one, like the movie could be absolutely hilarious, but will probably get old pretty damn quick instead.

And finally . . . A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Ohmygod, this looks . . . amazing.

Seriously, this is the most bizarre, exciting, awesome trailer I’ve seen in a long while. I love Simon Pegg (I’m especially in love with Simon Pegg’s crazy hair) so I probably would’ve been at least a little interested regardless of plot, but this trailer . . . man, the cinematography is just so weird and stunning. I’m so into the whole look and tone of this thing. Before last week, I’d never heard of it, and now A Fantastic Fear of Everything is definitely on my Must Watch List of 2012.

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One Response to Coming Soon-Ish: Time Travel, High School Movies, Simon Pegg, and Talking Teddy Bears . . .

  1. Teacups says:

    I didn’t even know they had teaser trailers for teaser trailers now, although it is reminding me of that Community episode with Abed’s infinitely meta religious movie.

    I like the premise of High School a lot, and it looks like it’s at least okay. Wouldn’t see it in theatres either at this point, but I’ll probably rent it at some point.

    Bugnuts meta horror comedy sounds so like my kind of thing that I’m probably going to love Detention to pieces if it’s even half-decent. And it does look pretty good.

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