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The Trailer Park: Guardians of Scarlett Johansson’s Skin

Although February may be a dreary, cold month, a few new movie trailers are here to heat things up and build expectations for the rest of the year.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

What really makes this preview for the latest Marvel Comics adaptation fun – at least, for me – is Blue Swede’s version of “Hooked on a Feeling.” Hearing the “Ooga Chuka” chant softly in the background adds a kooky, offbeat tempo to the spectacular onscreen action, perfectly summarizing the feel of the movie for the audience. Of course, we don’t really have a clear idea about the plot yet, but I already can’t wait to see more when the movie comes out this summer.

‘Under the Skin’

Starring Scarlett Johansson and coming from Jonathan Glazer, director of the awesome ‘Sexy Beast’ and the creepily bizarre ‘Birth’, I’m already sold! The trailer looks pretty damn cool. It’s really weird and mind-trippingly experimental. It gives the impression that Glazer’s adaptation of Michel Faber’s sci-fi novel will be in the visual vein of Stanley Kubrick. I doubt that this will play wide, but I’ll keep my eyes open for it on Blu-ray.

‘These Final Hours’

Although the trailer doesn’t leave me entirely convinced, I’m nonetheless intrigued by the plot of this apocalyptic thriller from Australian director Zak Hilditch. The premise follows a somewhat familiar storyline: With the threat of impending death, a person who’s lived a selfish, corrupt life decides to do one final good deed. What’s interesting is that the imminent end is essentially armageddon, and the protagonist is racing against the end of times. I’m willing to give this one a chance on Blu-ray.

‘Godzilla’ (2014)

Just for fun, here’s the latest sneak peek at the new ‘Godzilla’ movie. Sadly, it doesn’t reveal much, although we hear some terrifying words spoken by Bryan Cranston that definitely build up expectations.

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1 comment

  1. Under The Skin looks really good (which means it probably will never play in my area), but did they spoil the ending in that trailer? I haven’t read the book, but I think maybe they did. :(

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