It's deplorable in real life, and even in the movies it's not always welcome, but let's face it, violence is a key element of a lot of films. This week's Trailer Park is Rated V For Violent.
Shoot 'Em Up
I have to admit I never would have expected to see Paul Giamatti in an action film (Planet of the Apes doesn't count, because you couldn't see him). Giamatti plays a hit man on the trail of a woman (Monica Bellucci) and her baby. Clive Owen seems to be reprising his role of guardian angel from Sin City and Children of Men, as he plays a former soldier with black ops training who takes it upon himself to protect mother and child. As the title implies, there's lots of gun play and stunts as well as some humor, and more than once I got the impression that this trailer was being beamed in from a parallel universe where Owen was the new James Bond. Looks like it should be a good time, and my favorite scene was Owen trying to buy bullets with food stamps. Here's Scott's take on the trailer.
Daddy Day Camp
I'm not saying that every comedy has to be a "smart" comedy. Sometimes three idiots whacking each other in the head with blunt objects or a rabbit armed with an anvil and some dynamite will get the job done. But when a trailer has a puke gag, an injury to the groin joke (there's your violence), and an exploding toilet bit, I'm inclined to think this is going to be a painfully stupid movie. This sequel to Daddy Day Care sees Cuba Gooding Jr. assuming the role played by Eddie Murphy, and he wants to expand his day care business into the summer months, hence the title. Yet another film that proves winning an Oscar doesn't necessarily guarantee a stellar career. Interestingly enough, Fred Savage is directing.