Person in ominously expressionless pig mask dressed in a somewhat beautiful but disturbingly-coloured cloak,positioned to be facing something.Humph,nothing we haven't seen before (The Village,anyone?).Typical Saw torture-gadget probably designed for the purpose of inflicting great pain,equipped with all the bells and whistles that might belt out happy circus tunes before abruptly coming to a stop and snapping someone's poor cock off.Yawn. A single dark,sharply-stilettoed boot that's unmistakably feminine and though edgy-looking,slightly on the clown-ish (therefore more theatrical-this calls for blood lust!) side?Ah,now this makes things a whole lot more interesting.Overall,a simple poster that knows,at this point of maturity in the Saw franchise,it need not include any explaining,just put in a few subtle references and lookers will be left wondering-nice one,lame tagline notwithstanding.
Trailer for the Hollywood remake for One Missed Call.I expect this to be the kind of brainless horror full of screaming,helpless ladies (and maybe some men too,so they can throw in a couple of unnecessary sex scenes that usually lack steam and take place in the most awkward moments,ghosts reappearing on cue so the story can get back on track right after the characters have conveniently climaxed,or after the director's inserted some quick boob shots,so few will be momentarily distracted from how lame the movie is) running around trying to solve some silly boy scouts mystery that dubiously concludes with an unlikely twist,and jam-packed with what was that sound moments.Take the trailer for instance-it starts out like this:
Phone rings.Girl says "That's not my ring-tone".
You changed it yesterday,fish brain.
One of those two was made up,go figure.Any horror film with a line as hopelessly pathetic as the above shouldn't be one attracting high expectations.In the trailer,the male protaganist,is played by Edward Burns-who's idol must strangely be Keanu Reeves,both of em' seem to display the emotional range and acting capability that's marginally superior to that of a frog.And I hear frogs are really bad actors.Oh,I'll probably still watch it if I can anyways-nothing beats the comedy you get from this type of lousy horror flicks.
Lastly,I'd like to recommend everyone to listen to this album:The National,Boxer.It's just fantastic.Prior to this album (which I found on many lists of Best 2007 Albums,So Far-I might do my own soon,once I properly listen to the ones I have as to give fair reviews),I hadn't heard about the band.Doesn't matter,it's a really terrific album (thanks Schien for helping me download it).