Quit stallin' the stagecoach, I reckon it's prime time for the Trailer Round-Up Awards!
Does the trailer for "The Guilt Trip" make you laugh, chuckle or even smile? Seriously, I want to know. I do not find this funny in the slightest. Seth Rogan hides behind spectacles (and looks down a lot too, I never noticed that) playing the son of Barbara Streisand who I feel so sorry for being in this film. The two embark on a 8-day road trip, hijinx ensue, especially when people think they are a couple. I'm sure that will never get old! This is from the director of "The Proposal," which I would only give the slightest of thumbs up to. The only guilt trip here is for liking this movie... I know you can find better ways to spend your Christmas Day.
I wanted nothing more to put the golden lasso around "The Lone Ranger" (it would have been so fitting too), but a couple elements left me scratching my head. First off, as others have pointed out, where on Earth is the William Tell Overture. Disney really missed a great opportunity to put that to chilling use! I love the soliloquy to the railroad at work here for most of the trailer, and the visuals definitely show us where the hundred million plus went, but Johnny Depp as Tonto is very distracting and too farfetched. The trailer's closing moment looked like something I don't want to see. Director Gore Verbinski is teaming up with Depp yet again (the "Pirates" trilogy) and in the West once more ("Rango"). Look for Tonto and his masked partner (because the former has stolen the limelight despite the title) too on July 3, 2013.
LASSO OF THE WEEK
Marion Cotillard stars in "Rust and Bone" the newest film from Jacques Audiard (see his previous film "A Prophet" for much excellence). Mathias Schoenaerts ("Bullhead") falls for Cotillard who plays a killer whale trainer, but after an accident leaves her crippled the stakes for their relationship go deeper. The trailer is exquisite and I am eager to see the yarn woven by this rather unique French film.