Once again, order and logic have deserted me, left me behind like a half-eaten bag of movie theater popcorn (extra butter, of course). Try though I might, there's no common theme under which I can group five trailers, so for this week anarchy shall reign over the Trailer Park. And what better way to start out than with a movie called:
Ryan Reynolds plays a meticulously organized man. "A specific list is a happy list," he tells his wife. His life begins to slip into disarray and he finds himself embracing the madness, loving the chaos. This leads to him doing such previously out of character things as drinking too much, picking fights and streaking at a hockey game. Reynolds' best friend is played by Stuart Townsend, and considering his roles in Queen of the Damned, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Night Stalker, it's kind of jarring to see him not playing some kind of creature of the night. Martha Fischer's posting about this one from back in 2005 also mentions something about the friend being the father of Reynolds' character's son, but there's nothing about it in the trailer. This one left me with a good feeling.
My Name is Bruce
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who realize Bruce Campbell is a god, and those who have yet to learn of his greatness. We've been hearing about this one for awhile, and supposedly it will hit theaters some time in 2008. We have the trailer, though, and if you're a Bruce fan it's a little slice of awesome. Residents of a small town have unleashed an ancient Chinese demon and, mistaking Campbell for the character he played in the Evil Dead films, they enlist his aid in vanquishing the monster. As cool as Bruce is, he's far from infallible. The Evil Dead trilogy and his book If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-movieActor veritably reek of awesomeness. On the other hand, The Man With the Screaming Brain and How to Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way just plain reek. Still, the trailer is really cool, so hopefully Bruce will be chainsawing his way into the hearts of moviegoers soon.