Trailer Blazer: 'Clerks II,' 'Garfield 2,' 'The Proposition'
Even without watching the trailers below, you probably already know whether or not you want to see these movies:
Clerks II (Aug. 18) Kevin Smith’s slacker antiheroes may be stuck in the same purgatory they were in a decade ago, and maybe so am I because this looks hilarious to me, thanks in part to some celebrity drop-ins (Jason Lee, Wanda Sykes). The clip assumes you’re a fan of the original; its allusions to its own sequel-ness include riffs on Star Wars and bathroom jokes that are both references to events in Smith’s original 1994 movie. If you haven’t seen that film, this profane promo (there’s a couple not-safe-for-work words in it) will probably baffle you, and you’ll just have to take my word that it’s funny.
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (June 16) Guess I’m not the target audience for this one. Someone at Fox must have photos of Bill Murray engaging in unnatural acts with a dead llama and a pair of barbecue tongs, else why would he keep making these films? As is apparent from the trailer, this sequel takes place in London, where, unfortunately, Garfield is not immediately squashed beneath the wheels of a double-decker bus. Note to Charles Dickens: I know you’ve been dead for 136 years, but it’s not too late to sue over that title.
The Proposition (May 5) I’ll go see Ray ”Sexy Beast” Winstone in anything, even when he’s playing a talking beaver in The Chronicles of Narnia. So I’m looking forward to this Aussie Western scripted by Nick Cave (yes, that Nick Cave!), in which Winstone plays the heavy. He offers grimy outlaw Guy Pearce a chance to save his neck by hunting down and killing his fugitive brother (an even grimier Danny Huston) in a forbidding wilderness. In other words, it looks like Apocalypse Now-meets-Deadwood in the Outback. Sign me up.