Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Trailer park

A couple of good movie trailers popped up today that I thought I'd point out.

First up is "Fred Claus." How bad can a movie be when it has Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Spacey. In this one, Vince Vaughn plays Fred, Santa's underachieving and much less successful brother. It looks like if you liked "Elf" then this will be right up your alley.

Then there's "Get Smart." I mentioned here a while ago how spot-on I thought the casting was in this. Now we get our first glimpse of Steve Carell in action as Agent 86. Looks great!

Last, but not least is that mysterious J.J. Abrams project you may have read about. The teaser trailer is playing before "Transformers," which I haven't seen. However, it hit Apple's Quicktime site last night.

The movie is made up of a cast of mostly unknown actors. The trailer has a very "Blair Witch Project" feel, as it shows home video of a bunch of twentysomethings reacting to an apparent attack on New York City by some sort of giant monster.

The odd thing is that there is no title for the movie. At the end all we're given is a release date: 1-18-08. Or is that the title? Supposedly, the working title was "Cloverfield," but what is the movie's official name? No one seems to know for sure.

No one even really knows what the movie is about, beyond what we see in the teaser. Abrams and Paramount aren't saying. The whole thing is cloaked in secrecy. In this age of Internet spoilers, it's amazing how a project like this can be kept under wraps for so long!

There's a whole viral campaign to go along with this mystery movie. There are several sites that may or may not be connected to the movie and offer clues to what it's all about -- much like Abrams' hit TV show "Lost."

I don't know what it's all about -- but consider my interest piqued!


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