Similar to the game Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon, connecting one film project to another is simply a question of finding what they have in common. It's Connect the Dots week on Trailer Park.

Rocket Science
Since we're currently in the thick of the Summer blockbuster season and all the excess that goes along with it, this quirky little no frills comedy is a breath of fresh air. A teenage boy with a stutter is recruited for the debate team and he falls for the girl who talked him into joining up. There's a hilarious scene of our tortured hero throwing a cello through someone's window that has me wanting to find out what it's all about. This one looks downright charming, with a vague hint of Napoleon Dynamite. Cinematical's Scott Weinberg reviewed the film at Sundance. And speaking of first loves...

30 days of Night
One of my first loves was comics (sad, I know), and this film is based on a graphic novel. A swarm of vampires prey on a small Alaska town that won't see daylight for another month. A cool concept, though I seem to recall a similar idea being used in an episode of the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone. Here's a trailer that doesn't waste any time. Almost immediately something unseen breaks through a window and drags a woman outside and underneath a nearby building while her husband gives pursuit. The impression I'm getting here is Salem's Lot on steroids, and this baby looks wicked cool. Here's Scott's take on the trailer. And speaking of vampires...