In a world where film and television trailers have reached new heights, one show must rise to the challenge… and review the best. Join hosts AJ Gutierrez and Jim Schwartz as they discuss the art and craft behind the latest, greatest and most interesting trailers Hollywood has to offer.
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As movie theaters shut down across the country, studios are delaying their movies and not giving us many trailers to talk about. So in this episode, we set our sights on 'The Invisible Man', which recently jumped from theaters to Video On Demand, and compare the movie to its trailer. Also, in keeping up with the very timely theme of checking on each other's health, we share updates on our own experiences with COVID-19.
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Jim shares what he knows about the Coronavirus after being infected by it. Conversation then turns to the changing state of movies – and if we're going to see a decline in their trailers. Finally, we draw parallels between life as we now know it and the trailer for Steven Soderbergh's 2011 outbreak horror film, 'Contagion'.
In this episode, we spend way too much time discussing the SUPER TEASE camera test of ‘The Batman’. We're taken by surprise by the amazing trailer for ‘The Green Knight’. We then go into our favorite game of "guess the trope" when discussing Wes Anderson's ‘The French Dispatch’ trailer.
In this episode, we kick things off by reviewing the epic, nearly four-minute trailer for 'F9', the next installment of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise. Then, switching gears (pun intended), we honor a Trailer Made tradition by electing our favorite trailer from this year's Oscar nominations for Best Picture. And the Oscar goes to...
From a superhero blockbuster with promising potential to a dark biography that still haunts us with its ideas, these are, in our humble opinion, the best trailers of the last decade, ranked.
Featuring music from https://filmmusic.io / "Blippy Trance" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) / License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
In the recent wake of Disney's D23 Expo, we talk about the latest 'Rise of Skywalker' preview and why JJ Abrams is like a kid playing with toys. We also review a synchronous pair of trailers for Noah Baumbach's 'Marriage Story', which stars Scarlett Johannson and Adam Driver. And for those not lucky enough to have seen it, we give a dramatic retelling of the secret trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet', which is playing in theaters only.
Every Fall season comes with a heap of movies vying for prestigious awards, and with Fall on the horizon we're beginning to see these movies' trailers. The biggest of these awards contenders might be 'The Irishman', a highly anticipated gangster epic reuniting Martin Scorsese with Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, not to mention Al Pacino (who Scorsese has never worked with before). In this episode, we review the first full-length teaser trailer for 'The Irishman', addressing topics like "face technology", Netflix's possible release strategy, and just how much the world missed Joe Pesci. We also review trailers for 'Jojo Rabbit', a delightful-looking anti-war satire from "visionistical" director Taika Waititi, and 'The Lighthouse', which might be the most unique (i.e. weird) movie among this year's awards seekers.
Check out the trailers yourself by visiting the links below.
‘The Irishman’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Expe7hf6MU
‘Jojo Rabbit’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTqd4yNFuSw
‘The Lighthouse’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyag7lR8CPA
At this year's San Diego Comic Con, two trailers stood out from the rest. One got arguably the worst reception you could imagine, and the other stirred up more excitement than any trailer that's premiered there in years. In this episode, AJ and Jim talk about what went wrong with 'Cats', and what's so remarkable about 'Top Gun: Maverick'.
There's a lot of ground to cover this episode. First up, the Golden Trailer Awards. We discuss and critique a few of the event's top prize winners. Then we're on to our new favorite indie trailer, 'The Farewell', before being joined by an esteemed special guest and diving into what are seemingly two unkillable franchises, 'Rambo' and 'Terminator'. From there, we talk HBO trailers, plus why we're skeptical of 'Ad Astra' but sold on 'Ford v Ferrari'.
We hope you love scary clowns as much as we do! With 'It Chapter Two' and 'Joker' coming to theaters this Fall, two of pop culture's most iconic scary clowns will take turns terrorizing us at the movies. We're here to size up their trailers and answer the question everyone is DYING to know: Who would win in a fight – the demonic It or the psychopathic Joker?
Trailers don't just promote movies these days. They're now used for shows, networks and streaming services. That's why in this episode, we review the trailers for a movie, a show and a streaming service. First up is a teaser for perhaps the movie-est of movies; it's Quentin Tarantino's star-studded ninth film, ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'. From there, our focus turns to television, where we discuss the trailers for ‘Stranger Things 3’ and Apple's soon-to-be streaming service, Apple TV+.
This episode is brought to you by Scott, J.D., and most importantly, Clary.
It's been one day – fine, business day – since the highly anticipated teaser trailer for 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker' dropped, and from the title reveal alone, there's a lot to chew on here. We dive right in to discuss the opening scene of the trailer; the apparent course corrections J.J. Abrams is making now that he has retaken creative reigns; the Emperor's laugh; and yes, what our thoughts are on that newly unveiled title, 'The Rise of Skywalker'. Let's talk 'Star Wars', y'all.
It’s time we talk about Will Smith’s genie in the upcoming live-action remake of ‘Aladdin’, as shown in the movie’s latest teaser as well as the full-length trailer. But that’s not all we talk about this episode. We review three exciting trailers for movies that recently premiered at South By Southwest — ‘Booksmart’, ‘Good Boys’ and ‘The Art of Self-Defense’. We also discuss the epic super teaser for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman', which made a surprising debut on the Oscars telecast. You know what we don’t talk about in this episode? Marvel. (Sorry, Marvel fans.)
It's our annual Trailer Made Oscar special! AJ and Jim each present their own list of this year's Best Pictures nominees ranked by – what else? – their trailers. We'll also compare each movie with its respective trailer and decide on which is better — the trailer or the movie. Plus, some cool trailer news.
We compare the trailers for two buddy cop movies, 'Hobbs & Shaw' and 'Shaft'. Then we throw a spotlight on the trailer for 'Apollo 11', an upcoming documentary that looks astonishing. We also discuss the 'Child's Play' remake, which has a good cast but not such a good spin on Chucky's origin story. And fulfilling a request from AJ's mom, we review the trailer for Gina Rodriguez's action movie, 'Miss Bala'. Finally, we dissect the Super Bowl spot for 'Avengers: Endgame' (which isn't a trailer, but it's our show and we do what we want). This episode is sponsored by our friend, Greg.
We were spoiled with the amount of trailer hotness that recently dropped! We discuss the super teasers for 'Ghostbusters 3', 'Game of Thrones' and 'Space Force'. We get into some action franchise big hitters like 'Spiderman: Far From Home' and 'John Wick 3'. We then get indie with 'The Beach Bum' and 'High Life', and are very confused by 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'. There's something for everybody in this episode. Boom!
We're back! And we missed you. Now there's a lot to catch up on, so let's do this. We revisit some of the biggest movie trailers that dropped in the last few months, like 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu', 'The Lion King', 'Men in Black: International', 'Avengers: Endgame', and last but certainly not least, Jordan Peele's 'Us'. We end the episode with discussing our favorite trailers from 2018. It's good to be back.
We can't get over Captain Marvel punching a sweet old woman in the face. We're smitten with the first full-length trailer for 'Mary Poppins Returns'. And our curiosity is piqued after watching the 'Captive State' teaser. Plus, we have to talk about the unveiling of Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur, a.k.a. Joker. In case you want to brush up on these trailers (and one highly polished camera test), check out the video links below.
Captain Marvel | Official Trailer: https://goo.gl/bEw9PH
Mary Poppins Returns | Official Trailer: https://goo.gl/YqL6Np
Captive State | Official Teaser Trailer: https://goo.gl/Ccjxcz
Joker Camera Test: https://goo.gl/7n5GNx
It's a sequel episode! After reviewing their first trailers several episodes back, we now review the second trailers for 'Halloween' and 'First Man' (hence this being a sequel episode). 'Halloween' brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as well as the original actor who played Michael Meyers, and 'First Man' is the Neil Armstrong biopic from 'La La Land' director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling. Plus, AJ has a surprising reaction to the latest trailer for 'The Favourite', which just might be Jim's favorite trailer of the year. We also discuss the first trailer for 'Front Runner', starring Hugh Jackman as the infamous '88 presidential candidate Gary Hart, before finally addressing a bizarre trailer for 'Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'. It's an impressive lineup of trailers for what looks like an impressive Fall season of movies. And at one point, AJ's forced to leave the room.
What's up with that old man in the 'Suspiria' trailer? Do we support Chris Pine playing a 14th century Scottish leader in 'Outlaw King'? And will 'Slice', the horror/comedy movie featuring Chance the Rapper, be as bad as its trailer? We'll get to all of that and more in this episode, while also inducting the first trailer into our "Trailer Made Hall of Fame". Find out which 2015 trailer we consider to be a bonafide classic. (Hint: it's the teaser for 'The Revenant'.)
We debut an important segment that answers the age-old question: "Is the trailer better than the movie"? In this case, we compare the trailers and films of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout'. But before we get to that, we discuss the controversial six-second ad for 'The Nun' - which is now banned from YouTube - and review recent trailers for 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' and 'Roma'. We're also excited to tell our listeners about Prequel Sequel Remake, a likeminded podcast in which three comedians pitch absurd but hilarious prequels, sequels and remakes for movies that don't have any (nor should). Check them out on Apple, Anchor or wherever else you get your podcasts. Links to their show are below.
Who's Mandy? She's the titular character of an upcoming action/horror film that co-stars Nicolas Cage and looks like a nightmare on acid. In this episode, we explore AJ's "emotional rollercoaster" relationship with the 'Creed 2' trailer, gush over the 'mid90s' trailer and, finally, we talk about 'Mandy', the trailer.
We size up the movie trailers that premiered at this year's Comic-Con, talking at length about our feelings for 'Aquaman' (04:41), 'Glass' (12:27) and 'Overlord' (22:38). We also have our biggest argument yet over the trailer for 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' (29:41). Oh, and what do we mean by "trailer tropes"? Hear our explanation in this episode.
We were spoiled with the amount of hotness that dropped this week. We review 'A Star is Born' (24:32), 'Suspiria' (30:25), 'Widows' (37:11), 'White Boy Rick' (42:52), 'Halloween' (48:13) and last but not least, 'First Man' (55:51). But before we get to those coming attractions, let's catch up on all the noteworthy trailers that came out in the last two months. From the great and unexpected to the bad and disappointing, there's a lot to talk about.
Super Bowl Trailers! We break down the trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl. We'll feature 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' (07:52), 'Solo' (14:30), 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' (20:17) and 'Skyscraper' (26:24).