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Back to The Future (2 Reel Quirky Cats Guest Post – MovieRob)

Travel through time with MovieRob‘s selection this month, thus setting our theme…Time Travel. Thanks so much for picking this month’s awesome genre.

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HUGE Thanks to 2 Reel Quirky Cats (Gill and Cat) for this letting me partake in this very fun opportunity to talk about a trailer I love watching This is the way a proper teaser trailer should be made. None of the scenes used are in the movie itself and […]

via A 2 RQCs Guest Reviews the Teaser Trailer of Back to The Future (1985) —

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The Bridge on the River Kwai (2 Reel Quirky Cats August (P)review)

(A Random Trailer (P)review)

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Well, another month comes to an end together with our random war movie theme. The poll winner this month (well, July and August due to Realweegiemidget and I both galavanting in our own ways) is The Bridge on the River Kwai (in case you didn’t read the post title).

Our theme for next month is Time Travel and we’re also going to be stirring things up a bit…you’ll find out soon enough…he he.

So, let’s get on with it. Here’s the trailer…

I’d watched the movie years and years ago and honestly can’t remember much of it. So, I’d expected the trailer to remind me of the story…but because I was expecting it…it didn’t. What it did do is tempt me to watch this one again…great trailer I’d say. One that doesn’t give it all away.

This 1957 epic movie stars William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa and Jack Hawkins amongst others. Directed by David Lean it won 7 of the 8 Oscars it was nominated for and is based on a novel by Pierre Boulle (who also wrote Planet of the Apes).

What the story? Well, as you know from the trailer…it doesn’t let on too much other than some prisoners of war need to build a bridge. And they experience the brutality, tenderness and difficulty of war. So…yes, the story, on the surface, is pretty much that. But, of course, there is more to it. Lots, lots more. And…hmmm…because the trailer is fairly vague and the movie really excellent…I’m likewise going to be vague and leave it at: do yourself a favour and watch it from beginning to end.

cropped-cat2As always, head on over to Realweegiemidget Reviews (here) for her take on this trailer and then join us on Twitter (@2ReelQuirkyCats) for your comments. See you there…

Kelly’s Heroes (2 Reel Quirky Cats August (P)review)

(A Random Trailer (P)review)

 

Kelly’s Heroes (1970). One of those I used to watch on Super 8. I’ve also added the DVD to my collection. In all honesty, I haven’t watched it for years. But my oh my the trailer wants me to just drop everything and watch the movie…right now! It is just awesome. Of course Donald Sutherland‘s Oddball is the undisputed star of the show. In my opinion anyway.

Here’s the trailer…I’ll carry on once you’ve watched it:

So? What did you think? Tempted to watch the movie? I hope so.

The story is pretty much about Kelly (Clint Eastwood) and his guys trying to move through/behind enemy lines (while remaining undetected by their own) to “retrieve” a stash of gold bars. And what a fun journey it is.

Interesting is (and I never knew this until getting ready for this post) that Kelly’s Heroes is based on true events which supposedly went into the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest robbery in the 60s. Not sure how accurate this is…but hey.

The ensemble work so well. Each one perfectly complements the other. They include Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland (but you knew that), Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor and a whole lot more. Great movie. And the trailer does it justice.

cropped-cat2As always, head on over to Realweegiemidget Reviews (here) for her take on this trailer and then join us on Twitter (@2ReelQuirkyCats) for your screaming comments. Have fun!

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Escape to Victory (2 Reel Quirky Cats July (P)review)

(A Random Trailer (P)review)

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I’d never heard of this one before (oh, how I love the world of blogging…so many movies to keep that To Watch list growing by about 10 for every 1 I manage to watch. Yes…I’m looking at you Realweegiemidget, amongst others).

And wow…Sylvester Stallone was that young? Michael Caine too (the voice has never changed…recognisable anywhere of course). And Max von Sydow.

So, here’s the trailer for Escape to Victory (1981) aka Victory:

“Well you must realise, it’s my busy time. Everybody wants to escape in the good weather”. Perfect hook – it got me right away. Sets the scene perfectly and with no further convincing I going to watch this one.

The story? From what I can make out, a group of POWs want to escape (who doesn’t?) and their planned way out is through a most unexpected manner – a soccer match against the Germans. I’m guessing that because it is meant to be a propaganda show in favour of the Germans there’s no way this will be the case. I’ll have to watch and find out though…

Another trailer that appears to do a great job of not giving away the good parts or the whole story – so I hope. It leaves me wanting to find out exactly how this is all going to go down. As for Stallone, I’d forgotten about his looks back in the Rocky days. I quite enjoy the role he has in Escape to Victory (from the snippets that are shown). I’m hoping this is the case. I did do a little reading and discovered that a whole lot of professional and semi-professional soccer players feature too. I’ve also read that Kevin Beattie “plays” Michael Caine‘s legs because of the latter struggling to run.

cropped-cat2Realweegiemidget has watched this one so head over to her place here for a more comprehensive review. We’ll be on Twitter for a chit-chat later today too (@2ReelQuirkyCats).

Oh…I nearly forgot…it is a new theme so we have a new poll…here you go – vote for the one we should review next:

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Inglourious Basterds (2 Reel Quirky Cats’ Guest Post by emmakwall)

Wow! Great review. Head on over to emmakwall, our guest for this month, and check out her thoughts on the Inglourious Basterds trailer. Thanks for joining us Emma.

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Inglourious Basterds (2009) – trailer review Thanks to 2 Reel Quirky Cats (both such cool, funny, lovely ladies) for this great opportunity to talk about a trailer I STILL enjoy watching (it’s fun sharing things you love) I know everyone’s probably thinking, oh what a surprise (not) Emma’s chosen a Tarantino film. But I’ve loved […]

via Inglourious Basterds – Trailer Reviw with 2 Reel Quirky Cats — emmakwall (explains it all)

Scream (2 Reel Quirky Cats June (P)review Nr 3 – Poll Winner)

(A Random Trailer (P)review)

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Scream (1996)…for some reason, this is one of the first movies that came to mind when the 2 Reel Quirky Cats’ “comedy horror” theme came up for this month. I had in my mind that it was funny. But, based on the trailer…it isn’t. Well…there may be a few funny-ish moments. Not really.

The story appears to be that someone is stalking girls who like scary movies. I’m sure there is something linking them all (there has to be doesn’t there?). Maybe they’re all linked to something they did way back when. Most of these 90s movies were like that…weren’t they? And I suspect the killer is someone they all know…someone they somehow wronged. Or, someone who’s jealous of the guys and so stalks the girls. The trailer doesn’t really give much away does it? Just that a bunch of girls are phoned while they are at home at night by some weirdo.

Well, ok…I need to confess. The reason I thought it was a comedy horror (and put it onto our poll) is because…uhm, well, yes…I was thrown out of the cinema way back when it was released. Maybe not thrown out…but close. My friend and I were laughing from the beginning and about 20 minutes in, the teenage couples who were hoping to get cozy started complaining (no point having two silly gals laughing while you’re hoping to have your date hold on to you from fear) and we decided to leave. I’ve never really seen it. I remember it was funny 😉 Going back to the pub where we’d started out before heading to the cinema was more fun (oh, golly, did I say that out loud?) Now it all becomes clear as to why it was a comedy in my opinion.

Our next month’s theme is “War Movies” but because it’s summer up there in the northern part of the globe, we’ll spread our posts out over two months i.e. July and August. Means that down here in the south I can hibernate and keep warm. Or catch up on those movies that I’m just not getting to.

cropped-cat2As always, head on over to Realweegiemidget Reviews (here) for her take on this trailer and then join us on Twitter (@2ReelQuirkyCats) for your screaming comments. Have fun!

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Warm Bodies (2 Reel Quirky Cats June (P)review Nr 2)

(A Random Trailer (P)review)

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Warm Bodies (2013) is another one of those movies that would have passed me by – not being a big horror/supernatural fan – this is out of my comfort zone (despite the “He’s Still Dead but He’s Getting Warmer” line being intriguing) . But, it just happened to be on TV. So I watched it. Kinda. I’ve never watched it to the end…well, to the end yes, but I skipped a whole chunk and then watched the last few minutes (not because it was bad, I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind). However, with this trailer, I may just sit myself down and watch the whole movie properly…from beginning to end. A work colleague told me I should – “it is so sweet” he says.

Have a watch:

This trailer has me smiling. It is just too funny. In a cute, silly way. Pretty much the jist of this movie is that R (Nicholas Hoult) starts developing human responses to Julie (Teresa Palmer). It’s a refreshing take on the human/supernatural love story genre. As must be the case, there is a threat from both the humans and other supernatural beings. All par for the course. I think the trailer is well made in that it gives us enough to tempt but doesn’t spoil all the good bits.

I’ve grown fond of Nicholas Hoult since seeing him as Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road (which I’ve reviewed here) and this role suits him too. But can you ever go wrong with John Malkovich? He’s absolutely awesome.

This is a movie with a whole lot of heart (pun intended). I’ll give it a “full” watch soon. Hope the trailer has convinced you too.

Join us again next week for the poll winner of the month…while I think it may not be a pure comedy-horror (horror-comedy)…We’ll have fun anyway.

cropped-cat2As always, head on over to Realweegiemidget Reviews (here) for her take on this trailer and then join us on Twitter (@2ReelQuirkyCats) for your zombish comments. Have fun!

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