Trailer Blazer: 'Crank,' 'Beerfest,' 'Employee of the Month'
If you need flush The Lake House from your system, here’s a crop of anti-chick flick trailers for your enjoyment:
Beerfest (Aug. 25) Don’t judge me for laughing at the frat-ish humor of this trailer, which focuses on a bunch of guzzling galoots who encounter scary Germans, Willie Nelson, and Miss Yeast at an international beer-drinking contest. Instead, judge the folks at Broken Lizard for putting this product on the market to begin with.
Crank (Sept. 1) Sure, it looks completely stoopid — Jason Statham stars as a guy who receives a ”Beijing cocktail” that shuts off his adrenaline, and in order to stay alive, he’s got to maintain an X-treme pace — but I’m going to make a confession: I’m looking forward to this cinematic equivalent of a grilled Velveeta sandwich as much as anything between now and Oscar season.
Employee of the Month (Sept. 15) If a trailer for a comedy runs 2 minutes and 16 seconds, and yet I don’t crack a smile once while watching it, is it possible that it’s a drama? Or maybe a horror film? Check out the preview for this Dane Cook-Jessica Simpson slackerfest (pictured) and let me know, won’t you?
addCredit(“Employee of the Month: John Johnson”)