Trailer Tuesday: The Boxtrolls

Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies, since I’ve always found them to be endlessly fascinating.

I love it when a film is creatively marketed.  And I think The Boxtrolls definitely fits the bill.  I know animation is not everyone’s thing, and stop-motion is even less so, but you should definitely watch both of the trailers (below) for this upcoming movie because I can’t recall ever having seen another film marketed in this way.  The first trailer is a clever behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, while the second makes a pretty powerful statement in a casual and awesome way.  Take a look: Continue reading

Friday Favorites: Favorite Sequence – V for Vendetta

Welcome to “Friday Favorites” which highlight some of my favorite movie-related things.

After the big news (on my birthday) that the Supreme Court had struck down DOMA and Prop 8, I knew I wanted to feature something related to the topic for my Friday Favorite.  There were many choices.  I could have used Lynn Redgrave’s amazing scene in Kinsey, or anything from Philadelphia or Rent, but I kept coming back to Valerie’s letter from V for Vendetta.  I know it seems like an odd scene given the happy news from this week, but I think it’s important to realize both how important this news is and how far we still have to go.

V for Vendetta is an interesting movie, given that I’ve heard positive things about it both from liberals and conservatives.   Continue reading