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Why did J.D. Salinger stop publishing? Does he have manuscripts hidden away in a vault? Do Edward Norton, John Cusack, Martin Sheen, and Danny DeVito like Catcher in the Rye as much as you? Why does a documentary about an author look like an edge-of-your-seat Da Vinci Code knock-off? Get ready for these questions and more to be raised and occasionally answered in the trailer for Salinger.
‘The Watch’ Red-Band Trailer: Neighborhood Watch Goes Blue, and Asks You Not Associate It with Surrounding News Events
In accordance with Fox’s innovative new marketing strategy of distancing itself from accusations of racially-motivated homicide, the studio’s upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch is now apparently titled simply The Watch. Similarly, this latest, red-band trailer for the film makes little mention of the fact Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade are in a neighborhood watch group at all, and it’s also careful to avoid the part where the group harasses a teenager and Hill mimes shooting a kid. Smart! What you’re left with is what’s said to be the real focus of the film’s story, anyway: that the four discover some of their neighbors may be aliens and then somehow save the world. And since it’s an unrated trailer, you’re also naturally left with big dick jokes, cum jokes, and jokes about mutual masturbation and anal rape via R. Lee Ermey. Because when it comes to skirting controversy, truly nothing distracts like the thought of aggressively violation via Ermey. Already you’ve forgotten about everything except the image of him on top of you, delivering a monologue from Full Metal Jacket.
And here we thought no one from the IT Crowd could possibly do a worse American accent than Chris O’Dowd. At least I think Ayoade’s accent was American… sometimes?
Not to be outdone by the competitions’ recent outpourings of trailers for trailers, The Dark Knight Rises is now offering up a preview of individual frames from its final trailer, which debuts this Friday on prints of The Avengers. It’s all the action of the trailer, none of the bothersome persistence of vision! Of course, this being a Batman viral campaign, the WB marketing team isn’t just going to reveal these images as readily as they reveal that the anonymous vigilante known as The Batman is, in fact, muscular. You’re going to have to work for these frames. And by work, I mean the modern-day man’s work of going outside and taking a cell phone photo.
TheDarkKnightRises.com has a list of locations worldwide where, if you venture to look around, you will apparently see something resembling the crude bat symbol above (via). If you or someone else takes a photo of said graffiti–making sure that “location services” or “store location” or whatever is enabled on your camera device–and tweet/email it to #tdkr07202012 or tdkr07202012[at]gothampolicedepartment.com, a corresponding frame from the new trailer will be revealed here. If we, as a Batman-loving community of citizens with location-recording photographic devices unlock them all, presumably we’ll get the trailer early. Or, if nothing else, someone will cobble the frames into an animated gif, and that will function as a silent trailer over which we can imagine our own ideal Bane-mumbles and Bat-growls.
Or maybe the photos will together form a collage depicting a female Riddler, and you’ll all finally say, “Wow, I Watch Stuff was right all along: There IS a LadyRiddler. And she’s BEAUTIFUL.” Probably just a trailer, though.
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Keith Olbermann, on his MSNBC program, “Countdown”, for Sept 18, 2006. www.msnbc.msn.com In response to what has become known as “The Rant in the Rose Garden”. Keith asks for an apology, to Colin Powell and to this nation as a whole. President Bush was asked by reporters to respond to allegations of torture, and Powell’s letter, which contained the line “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.” www.cbsnews.com Olbermann’s remarks also shed light on what many have come to believe is the *true* reason for Bush’s insistence on having his policies appoved immediately. The fact that some of the ‘detainees’ from the recently-admitted-to ‘secret facilities’ are now being transferred to Guantanamo Bay. Many in the Bush administration are very worried about what will happen, if those ‘detainees’ are interviewed by the Red Cross *before* the new Bush policy on torture becomes law. Matt Lauer, on NBC’s “Today” show, attempted to shed light on this as well, in his interview with Bush. Lauer mentioned the CIA’s ‘secret facilities’. Bush’s response was, “So what? Why is that not within the law?” www.youtube.com The interview was also discussed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: www.youtube.com Lauer was correct in then noting that “the head of Amnesty International says secret sites are against international law”. web.amnesty.org Bush was again evasive and attempted to deflect concern with fearmongering, telling Lauer, “these are people that …