Trailer Talk with Shah: THE DETAILS – 2012

I like Tobey Maguire. And I like that he’s stuck around after the horrible-ness that was SPIDERMAN 3. This time around, he does one of those black dram-ody films with THE DETAILS.

‘The Trailer doesn’t give us much, other than a guy with issues who apparently is a respected doctor among his peers, however, also cheats on his wife. Multiple times.

One of those times happens with be with Ray Liotta’s wife, who then blackmails him for it. On top of it all, it seems like Maguire’s character is also dealing with a raccoon infestation.

The Trailer for THE DETAILS then kind of spirals into this edited mish mash of repeating scenes and loud dialogue, maybe meant as Maguire’s frustration with trying to deal with everything? Not really sure.

It’s kind of disorientating, and doesn’t really give us much insight into the story. Elizabeth Banks plays Tobey Maguire’s wife in THE DETAILS, but she’s barely seen in the Trailer.

The scenes meant to be funny, come off as jarring and shrill. As much as I want to like this movie, the Trailer makes it very difficult to do so.

THE DETAILS might be a rental for me, long after it releases in Theatre’s on November 2nd, 2012

Are you going to catch THE DETAILS as see what former Spiderman is up to? Let me know in the comments below.



I’m not into much foreign language films, other than Bollywood, but Vigo Mortensen’s Spanish language film, EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN, seems pretty damn awesome.

The Trailer shows us a good life of a guy who’s just frustrated and wants nothing to do with it anymore. Then his identical twin brother shows up, and proposes something devious. This brother obviously seems like a shady character, brandishing a gun and the likes. The two switch identities, and the good brother then goes into the shady one’s life, and gets caught up in what seems to be a whirlwind of criminal activities.

The Trailer for EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN is pretty damn effective in every aspect. There are ample doses of mystery and intrigue, enough to make one want to watch the movie itself. Mortensen as usual is in fine form, and seems to be the one carrying this film, as I know no one else in the movie.

EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN looks pretty damn good, and might be a rare instance where I watch a movie purely with Subtitles.

How do you feel about watching a movie in another language, with Subtitles alone? Let me know in the comments below.

Trailer Talk with Shah: ARGO – 2012

I don’t think much of Ben Affleck as an actor. As a Director however, he is one of my favorites despite being only 2 films old. His 3rd film is an amazing True Story (so they say) produced by George Clooney, ARGO. Downside: He’s acting in this as well.

The Trailer for ARGO is crafted very well as it makes a movie that might otherwise seem boring and stupid, very exciting and incredibly interesting.

The premise of the story is: the US Embassy in Iran back in the 1970’s (I assume ‘cuz of the long sideburns Bryan Cranston is sporting) was seized by Terrorists, causing 6 US citizens to flee in fear of death. Due to the political instability, the US couldn’t send in troops to rescue them.

Enter Ben Affleck’s character who comes up with a plan of going into rescue them, under the guise of being a Canadian Film crew who are in Iran to shoot a science fiction film called “Argo”.

The Trailer builds up perfectly, as they premise is clearly identified, there’s OCEAN’S ELEVEN type of yuppie cool music playing in the background as Affleck and crew go about Hollywood to find people willing to support them in their con to save lives.

The cast is funny and boasts of great veterans like John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston supporting Affleck. The mix of charming wit and intensely electric dramatic scenes makes the Trailer for ARGO awesome, and a movie worth waiting for.

ARGO is on my ‘must watch’ movies list of this year, and I will be waiting for baited breath for its release on October 12th, 2012.

What do you think of Ben Affleck as a Director?? Let me know in comments below.

Trailer Talk with Shah: JACK REACHER – 2012

The trailer for JACK REACHER tells me absolutely nothing about this movie. Now, I could easily Google or IMDB or visit a bunch of sites to get info on this. However, that defeats the purpose of the damn Trailer!

So, I’ll take a stab. Apparently, Jack Reacher is a bona fide bad ass. But he’s good. He knows right and wrong, but doesn’t give a shit about anyone or anything else. As Tom Cruise himself says in the Trailer, “I’m not a hero.”

Seemingly this looks like your typical Tom Cruise action movie. There’s a fast car, ominous shots of people running and screaming, Tom Cruise looking constipated in his attempts of being badass, and some generic fight scenes accentuated with a lot of bass. That’s really it.

We get no idea of story, or what’s actually happening in this movie… it’s just a show reel for ‘Look! Tom’s still got it.’ I beg to differ.

Tom Cruise is aging and it shows. He’s still an awesome actor, but these kinds of roles don’t suit him anymore. I loved him in ROCK OF AGES, but unless he starts taking more risks like that…. He is going the way of the Dodo.

Obviously he can prove me wrong with his performance in JACK REACHER. But the fact that the Makers are arrogant enough to think that Tom Cruise kicking ass alone is enough to get crowds in the seats, shows me how they’re banking more on Cruise’s star power, than anything else. Even the official poster itself just says ‘Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher’. Because the only thing we need to know to watch a movie, is that Tom Cruise is in it. Genius!

JACK REACHER is in theatres on December 21st, 2012.

What do you think about Tommy still doing this kind of stuff, and what do you think about JACK REACHER??

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