At The Movies for Wednesday 17 August 2016
AT THE MOVIES #652 – COMING ATTRACTIONS
Simon Morris wonders why this blockbuster season was notable for dashed expectations - possibly because the trailers are rather better than the actual movies. He looks at some of the secrets of the movie promo, and at one of the films that let down the trailer’s promise - Absolutely Fabulous The Movie. And the thriller Green Room suggests that its director, Jeremy Saulnier, is a talent to watch.
Featured this week – trailers. The secret of an efficient ad for a movie, full of drums, whooshes - and the occasional foghorn.
Absolutely Fabulous The Movie brings back Edina and Patsy after 20 years. But is the old magic rather fading?
And Green Room is a taut little thriller that pitches a punk band against neo-Nazi skinheads, led by a terrifying Patrick Stewart.