What’s up everyone? I trust you enjoyed Superbowl weekend? I celebrated by watching a couple of De Palma movies, and Independence Day (with a commentary track from the fine gents at Filmsack). I turned the game on just in time to see San Francisco almost do something cool and then not. Meh, I’m a hockey fan.
Since I’m Canadian, I didn’t get the benefit of seeing the Superbowl commercials, which as we know is half the point of tuning in. No biggie, since all the ads get posted online these days anyway. There were a bunch of movie trailers in the mix, but I’m not gonna get into those here. If you missed anything, Film School Rejects has a good summary. It’s almost all mass-appeal action stuff, so there’s not a whole lot for me to say.
Fortunately, I have a whole different batch of trailers to discuss!
First though, a couple of quick updates on some other things. In a previous bulletin, I mentioned the shortlist to play Sharon Carter in the upcoming Captain America sequel. Well, throw that list away! The part has reportedly been cast, and it’s going to Emily VanCamp (that’s her above). I’m not familiar with her work, but she’s done a ton of TV (Revenge, Brothers & Sisters, and Everwood). She’s also Canadian, so that makes her awesome by default. Beyond that I can’t tell you much.
Well, I’m still resisting the urge to do a bunch of superfluous posts about “the ten best/worst whatevers of 2012!” So far I seem to be holding up alright. But finding things to talk about in the realm of movie news this time of year continues to be a challenge.
As per Daily Bulletin’s unintentional but increasingly firm tradition, I’ll begin by discussing a trailer. In this case, the trailer for Dead Man Down. It’s been online for a few days, but it wasn’t available in high quality at first so I held off posting it. Well, the HQ trailer has arrived, so take a look: