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Archive for January 2011

“Brotherhood” Spotlights the Joy of College Frat Initiations: Murder? Check. Extortion? Check.

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It seems that every college fraternity has an initiation ritual (or so I’m told), and Brotherhood takes us to one specific event: where freshman Adam Buckley must rob a store in order to get into Sigma Zeta Chi. Sounds simple, right? Well…ehh..no.

Friendship, kidnapping, coverup–it’s all here. Ahh, college. Can’t wait.

 

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January 31, 2011 at 7:30 PM

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“Rubber”: A Movie About a Killer Tire (It Looks Better Than it Sounds, Trust Me)

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Before you condemn Hollywood for running out of ideas like so many YouTube users did on this video’s page, I’ll step up and say that this is probably the most original idea I’ve seen in a while. In fact, I’d probably pay to see this one. The headline says it all: Rubber is a movie about a killer tire (named Robert, we learn) with psychic powers. Why the police would go after a tire, I don’t know, but…whatever floats their boats, I guess. (It’s a desert town, anyway. They probably have a lack of criminals.)

Rubber rolls into theaters on April 1st. Let that sink in for a while.

 

 

 

 

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January 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM

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“Battle: Los Angeles”: Like “District 9”, Except Without The Apartheid Allegory

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If you enjoyed District 9 during the summer of ’09, great news! Sony has another alien invasion movie for you. This time, the aliens have invaded more locally, in the appropriately titled Battle: Los Angeles.

The plot: Meteors are falling all across the globe in places like China, Paris, and Hamburg, Germany. Battle: Los Angeles takes us to one specific site of the destruction (and Santa Monica Place was just redesigned, aww), and it’s up to Aaron Eckhart, along with his team of soldiers, to stop it. YouTuber “princelesta” sums it up pretty well by saying, “Call of duty meets independence day!!!!!”

I’m pretty psyched for this movie (and, if you can’t tell already, District 9 as well). Of course, since there were too many good screenshots for me to pick just one, you’ll have to watch the trailer to get a sense at how good this one looks.

(One thing I didn’t like? The use of “Sun’s Gone Dim” by Johann Johannson–synthesizer city. He may have an awesome name, but the song is pretty annoying.)

 

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January 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

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“Sanctum”: See What Happens When You Go Spelunking, Kiddies?

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Let’s say that you’re not the adventurous type, and you don’t have an interest in scuba diving or exploring deep caves. Then, suddenly, what if your friends ask you “Hey, wanna go spelunking today?” What do you do? You show them the trailer for Sanctum (and, after that, the trailer for 2005’s The Descent). It’s a guaranteed deal-breaker. Your friends are definitely going to be frightened by the possibility that they, too, might fall on their backs into a waterfall, get lit on fire, or, if you’re watching the latter trailer, become hunted by grotesque bald vampire things.

If they’re like me, they’ll probably also notice all the poor writing, like…

“I’ll see you on the other side!”
“Couldn’t’ve picked a better choice of words.”

Let’s remind ourselves that this movie is produced by James Cameron. Remember Avatar? Yep, that James Cameron.

Sanctum hits theaters next month in 3D, so you can experience the SyFy-Saturday-night-movie cliches while simultaneously becoming caught in the middle of a cave during a cyclone with the rest of the cast. Just our luck!

 

 

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January 10, 2011 at 7:24 PM

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