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Man of Steel

December 12, 2012 by Feature Film, Trailers

I’m far less confused about this trailer for Man of Steel than Jason Kottke. But then again I’m one of the twelve people who liked Singer’s Superman Returns.

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Always Punch the Hawk

November 8, 2012 by News, Trailers

Jordan Mechner and John August have a created a new version of a 1984 video game entitled Karateka.

John August:

Rather than going to a publisher, we decided to make the game ourselves. We raised money. We hired artists and coders. We sweated a lot of details, from story points to footfall sounds.

I’m not much of a gamer, but the trailer directed by Adam Lisagor sure is fabulous.

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Argo

Argo is on my Oscar list for 2012.

The Iran Hostage Crisis took place in during my freshman year of high school. I was just coming into a vague awareness of news events as I started crossing that bridge from snot nosed kid to snot nosed teenager. The whole affair was bizarre and unthinkable. Ben Affleck’s filmic account of the six Americans who just barely escaped the embassy before it was overrun by the Iranians is surrealistically authentic.

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Sleep Walk With Me

If you’re wondering which movie is going to be the sleeper hit this year, run out and see Mike Birbiglia’s Sleep Walk With Me. It is one of the most original, funny, sweet movies I have ever seen.

I predict that this is going to have a slow consistent rise and then one morning, about two months from now, everyone will be talking about this flick. Great writing, acting and directing, Sleep Walk With Me gets a spot in the Screening Room.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Huge Screen

August 15, 2012 by Events, Feature Film, Trailers

This is going to be amazing. Raiders of the Lost Ark is being rereleased for IMAX.

Steven Speilberg from the Dave Itzkoff interview with in the New York Times:

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Mind Numbing, Nipple Raising Genius – Dare Mighty Things

August 4, 2012 by Events, Screening Room, Trailers

This short movie from NASA about the Curiosity Martian Rover landing tomorrow is as exciting to watch as any movie trailer you’ve seen all year. Except this is a preview for a real life event.

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