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Posts made in April 16th, 2011

HANNAH vs. ARTHUR

Comparing two movies that should be recognized for their trailers: One was a horrible movie with a terrific trailer, the other was the opposite.  Yet both were the same in so many ways . . .

One word, eponymous title One word, eponymous title 


The star is relatively unknown foreign actor with only one prior major film The star is relatively unknown foreign actor with only one prior major film 

 

Had a completely misleading trailer (All six of the good jokes in the movie were in the trailer) Had a completely misleading trailer (The trailer made it look like a chick flick, instead of a fast-paced thriller along the lines of Bourne Identity) 


Is about a person with a completely sheltered childhood coming out of his safe environment for the first time (only Arthur never truly confronts his new environment—the film cops out)

 

Is about a person with a completely sheltered childhood coming out of her safe environment for the first time (only Hannah is filled with wonder, not fear)
The main characters have accents (but their non-American-ness is distracting, and never explained) The main characters have accents (which is relevant—the film is about what’s foreign and unfamiliar)

 

Is not funny Is not funny

 

The villain is an overpowering woman with lots of resources at her disposal

 

The villain is an overpowering woman with lots of resources at her disposal
Sucked Was really, really good

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THE TREWS-Hope and Ruin

I don’t know why, but when I popped The Trews in my player I thought they’d be a punk band.  Their name just sounds punky.  But they’re far from it.  This is 1970s AM-radio friendly indie pop, like Blind Melon or Train.  Hope and Ruin is the fourth albumfor this Toronto band,who used to have a major label contract but, from the looks of things, are now on their own. used to have a major label contract but, from the looks of things, are now on their own.

Check ‘em out!  Support DIY artists!

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