Saturday, August 23, 2008

The tale of two trailers: FROST/NIXON and THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

Yes, a tale. How exactly are Nixon's resignation and Auschwitz related? Well, they're not, which is exactly why they're a perfect pair for today's segment of A Tale of Two Trailers! Yes, the first stars the underrated Frank Langella as Tricky Dicky himself during and after Nixon's resignation and the heated on-screen happenings with reporter David Frost on British television. Directed by some guy who narrated some pathetic excuse for a television show, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT,(I'm kidding, just take the opposite meaning of everything I just said) Ron Howard really seems to be cranking up the controversy the first time in a long time. Look for FROST/NIXON to hit theaters just in time for Oscar considerations December 5th.But seriously, I have a deep appreciation for both Ron Howard and the genius that is ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

This second little gem caught me by surprise, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. Here, first watch the trailer and then let me babble.

Does that not make you want to donate to some fund or adopt a road or something? Yep, believe it or not, the author of the book on which this is based wanted to originally write this as a children's book...
And now for something completely different. I doubt you've been wondering why there haven't been that many updates but just in case you have, I do have an excuse. I'm busy. I'm reading stuff online everyday that I want to blog about but there just aren't enough numbers on the clock; believe me, I am trying. And with the semester starting up again in a couple of days, the updates might be just as spread out, but fear not, I will try...harder. Just keep visiting the site as usual and the site meter will hopefully encourage and motivate me further. Well, it has been your pleasure once again and until next time, brush regularly and stay out of trouble.