After a false start that resulted in original director Steven Soderbergh leaving the project, this adaptation of Michael Lewis' best-selling baseball book chronicling the sabermetric approach to the game pioneered by Oakland A's GM Billy Beane went forward with Bennett Miller at the helm. Brad Pitt plays Beane, while Jonah Hill makes his dramatic debut as scouter Peter Brand, a character reportedly based on real-life scout Paul DePodesta.
Rumors of Conan's return to the big screen had been swirling for years. At one point, it even seemed like a certain Austrian bodybuilder would once again wield the sword of the character that made him a star in the tentatively titled King Conan: Crown of Iron. But then that guy opted to go into politics instead and the barbarian remained lost in the Hollywood wilderness.
There have been many great adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The updated comedy Scrooged with Bill Murray is a modern classic, and The Muppet Christmas Carol alternates between Michael Caine's fine performance and the Muppets' rampant silliness. And the more traditional interpretations are numerous. So when we heard that the newest interpretation would be fully animated -- by Robert Zemeckis, who last directed Beowulf and The Polar Express -- and most of the roles would be played by Jim "The Grinch" Carrey... well, we got a little nervous. Vloggers Omar G. and Pablo G. watched the same trailer we did, and they have similar reservations. See what they have to say about the level of detail on Scrooge's nose and the imagery of Scrooge shooting through the sky on a rocket in the latest episode of "Trailers Without Pity," embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
Looking for a little sci-fi in your political commentary? No? How about political commentary in your sci-fi? Yes? Well, then, you should see District 9, about a slum in South Africa populated entirely by aliens from the giant spaceship hovering overhead. Maybe. We dunno, we've only seen the trailer. So have Omar G. and Pablo G., and they have a lot to say about it in the latest episode of "Trailers Without Pity." The brothers can't believe they got suckered in by the pseudo-YouTube video moviemaking style, which got them all riled up over the poor little oppressed, marooned, marginalized aliens. Check out the episode below, or click here!
We've sent the studio angry letters, but this movie is still coming out. Seriously, Zach Galifianakis and Will Arnett? Seriously? Times are so tight that you have to take jobs in a movie about government-trained, black-ops guinea pigs? We don't care if those guinea piga are voiced by some of the biggest TV and movie stars working today. They aren't showing their faces! You, on the other hand, are. Also not showing their faces? The animated hosts of "Trailers Without Pity," Omar and Pablo Gallaga, who break down the G-Force trailer for people who may not be able to believe what they're seeing. That should include most of you. Check it out in a handy embedded version below, or simply click here.
Who could have predicted that James Cameron's follow-up to Titanic would take 12 years to realize and would be entirely about blue aliens living on another planet? A lucky few got to see 20 minutes of preview footage in IMAX theaters across the country on Avatar Day, but the rest of you have had to content yourselves with the online trailer, which has a lot going on in it, a lot of which looks kinda familiar. Luckily, Omar G. and Pablo G. watched it as well, and they talk all about in in their latest video installment of "Trailers Without Pity"... or, rather, their blue, animated avatars talk about it, which makes the whole thing very derivative. Like Avatar! Check it out below!
Chris Columbus has given us a mixed bag. On the one hand, he did the first two Home Alone movies and the first two Harry Potters, and they were all pretty good. On the other hand, he also did Mrs. Doubtfire and Bicentennial Man. Shudder. Well, now he's channeling John Hughes for a teenage romp through the night after graduation, after a nerd declares his love for a hot chick, and the hot chick turns out to actually be kinda cool about it. Pablo and Omar Gallaga are skeptical of the whole affair, as evidenced by the latest installment of their vlog, "Trailers Without Pity." See what they have to say about the ILYBC trailer and Hayden Panettiere's cleavage below, or click here!
What do you think of Beth Cooper? Yeah, that's what we thought.
Ohmygodohmygodohmygod. If someone had told me that a movie would come along and combine my love of children's books, Spike Jonze and giant monsters, I would have punched them in the face. So when I first saw the trailer for Jonze's new film Where the Wild Things Are, which I've been seeing teaser images of for nearly a year, I practically wept. The Super Gallaga Brothers aren't crying exactly, but Omar and Pablo were moved enough by the trailer to turn it into one of their patented "Trailers Without Pity" videos, breaking it down for the audience and explaining why they think it has the potential to be genius or a Cat in the Hat-level disaster. Check it out after the jump.
It's a gangster movie, see? Starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, see? Directed by Michael Mann, see? You don't see? Well, see what multi-tasking Smallville recapper Omar Gallaga and his brother Pablo think about the new trailer for Public Enemies ("Sexy!" "Oscar-worthy!" "Mustache-rific!") in the latest installment of "Trailers Without Pity," which we have embedded for your viewing convenience after the jump. It's got Marion Cotillard in it! And tommy guns!
In comics and on the screen, Wolverine has been the most popular X-Man for years. In fact, it could be argued that the first two X-Men movies were de facto Wolverine films. But now he's making it official, with the first movie to actually put his name on the marquee, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Since his origin is one of the most mysterious (read: sexy) things about him, all signs point to this being a pretty amazing movie. But it's hard to tell from just the trailer, unless you're an über-nerd with a stack of Wolverine comics in your closet. Luckily, nerd-scholars Omar G. and Pablo G. are here to explain everything to us in their latest installment of "Trailers Without Pity"! See the video after the jump.