Four new trailers for you, ranked in my own personal order of anticipation:
Marie Antoinette (Oct. 13, 2006) Easy, breezy, beautiful… Wait, we’re not talking about a Cover Girl ad here, but rather, the teaser for Sofia Coppola’s biopic about the notorious, 18th-century historical figure, now playing at Moviefone.com. It’s an intriguing first look, if only for the fact that the clip eschews dialogue in favor of New Order’s romping ”Age of Consent” as a soundtrack, and favors scenes of Kirsten Dunst (left) running down hallways in gorgeous gowns and generally making it look like being Marie Antoinette is great fun. Not a guillotine in sight.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (March 31, 2006) For some reason, the sight of John Leguizamo’s Sid uttering ”she completes you” has me laughing even after multiple viewings of this animated trailer. And the skittish-beast-takes-on-multiple-piranhas shtick is pretty amusing, too. All that and the voice of Queen Latifah, people.
Inside Man (Spring 2006) Okay, so you pretty much can’t beat the combination of Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Clive Owen, and director Spike Lee. But while this bank robbery/hostage negotiation flick looks like it’s got its tense moments, the stilted line readings seem stolen from David Caruso’s CSI: Miami script. I’ll take a wait-and-see approach.
Hoot (April 7, 2006) Maybe I’m just the wrong target audience for this trailer, but how come the only time I laughed (or was able to detect my own pulse) was during the ”whoo-hoo” owl sound effect.
Frankly, PopWatchers, I don’t give a hoot.
Which trailer looks most promising to you?