Trailerpark Tuesday – Automata, Nightcrawler, Tale of Princess Kaguya

Automata

Trevor- I don’t even know that this one really needs a review. Classic artificial intelligence show. I’m neither excited nor disinterested.

Tim- While this is a story we’ve likely seen before, so was District 9 and it was amazing. I’m holding out hope for this one. I think the robots look and sound cool, and Antonio Banderas just oozes awesome. I love these Asimov style stories, so I’m going to be cautiously optimistic. The line, “It’s like saying you’re just an ape” was pretty great.


Nightcrawler

Trevor- Looks like this show is a show about a very hard-working workaholic that is interested in getting dirt on law enforcement by any means possible. I feel like I work hard enough at my day job that I don’t need more information the grinding axe. I’m a little curious about what slime he’s trying to sling, so I may watch at some point, but this is nowhere near the top of my list.

Tim- I think I got a different vibe from the trailer than Trevor did. I didn’t see a movie about a workaholic, I saw one about a psychopath. It appears that Gyllenhaal’s character is causing some of the very crimes that he’s writing about. We’re watching his downward spiral into robbery, assault, and maybe murder as he climbs his way to the top of his game. Dark and creepy. This was the trailer that interested me the most this week. If I totally misread the trailer, that’ll be too bad because I think it’s a great idea.


 

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Trevor- This film will be for those that are already interested in the anime genre. Which I’m personally not. It looks very peaceful and fun to watch for art sake, but it’s probably not going to move quickly enough for me to retain interest for long. If I flip through channels and see this on somewhere, I’ll probably watch for 10 minutes to see the beauty in the artwork, but I don’t care about the plot. My $.02

Tim- Trevor has no heart. This is the latest film from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese Disney in many respects. They brought us such amazing films as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and Arriety. If you haven’t watched them, go find them now. Beautiful art and heartfelt stories, usually based on folklore (much like Disney). The art direction on this movie is a little different for a Western audience, but I trust these guys to put out quality films. I think people should give it a chance.

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