Winter movies -- We take a look at trailers for ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas,'' ''Charlie's Angels,'' and ''Hannibal''
Enough with the ”summer movie season” already. Here at EW, we like to peer far into the cinematic mists. And luckily, a trio of trailers have just hit theaters offering glimpses of the future. A sneak peek:
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (November 2000):
A delightfully mean stocking stuffer. Jim Carrey’s second turn as a green rascal resembles a live-action version of Tim Burton’s goth masterwork The Nightmare Before Christmas. The spot shows Noel-themed nastiness — sugarplums plucked from a child’s dream, a kitty hoovered by a chimney-vac — before cutting to a barely recognizable Carrey. A
CHARLIE’S ANGELS (November 2000):
Um, is this a Clairol ad? Way too much time is spent showing the babes — Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu — tossing lush locks in slo-mo. (Saving grace: Bill Murray’s Bosley smoothing what little hair he’s got left.) There’s also lots of karate-chopping poses from our heroines (don’t sweat the competition, Jackie Chan). Our suggestion: The girls’ first case should be finding out who conceived this limp promo. C
HANNIBAL (February 2001):
A minimalist hors d’oeuvre, reminiscent of Kubrick’s genius trailer for The Shining. The screen flashes a series of titillating warnings — ”Do not approach the glass,” ”Do not let him inside your head” — before hitting us with a shot of Sir Anthony glaring into the camera (audiences supply their own liver-sucking phffts). The only sour aftertaste? A hokey tag line: ”The Silence Will Be Broken.” B