I know a lot of friends and blogger buddies are high on the trailer for Gus Van Sant's Milk, but when I saw it today in the theater I was just annoyed. Admittedly, I have an anti-Sean Penn bias, but with that fake nose on it was hard for me to separate his depiction of Harvey Milk (whom he looks nothing like) from that of his Sam Dawson.
Still, that trailer was nice compared to the one for Revolutionary Road. I mean, really? They're going through with this? Sam Mendes remakes American Beauty in the 1950's?!?!
When the teaser scene of Kate Winslet whining about the conventions of suburban life rolled, followed by an image of her in slo-mo scream, I wished I had brought a friend along so I had someone to laugh with.
Oh... and then came the trailer for Doubt. Oy!... I thought the twenty minute reel of M&M commercials and inside looks at the next TNT drama were bad. But hell, I'm going back to my old plan of trying to time my arrival at the theater just as the previews are ending.
Don't get me wrong, I will be more than happy to eat my words if my notions about any of these movies are wrong. It's happened many times before. Still, one of them is directed by Sam Mendes, so I feel pretty solid about that one.