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VOTE: Trailer of the Year Award

Welcome to Smash Cut Culture’s annual Trailer of the Year Award.  This is the inaugural year and we are excited to showcase six of the year’s best trailers. It will be up to you to determine which of the six should take home the top prize. Before we continue, we must address the big elephant […]

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Trailer of the Year Awards – The Big Short

It’s Trailer Tuesday here at SCC and also time for another nominee in the Trailer of the Year Awards.  Director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchorman) takes a break from the Will Farrell comedies to take on the rather ludicrous true story of the events leading up to mortgage crisis of 2008 and those characters who predicted it […]

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Trailer of the Year of Awards – Trumbo

Bryan Cranston brings his expertise to the role of real-life blacklisted screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo.  Jay Roach, director of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises, creates a certain fun loving swagger to what is one of the more serious chapters in American and Hollywood history – the investigation to out Communists by the House Un-American Activities Committee […]

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Trailer of the Year Awards – Joy

In case all we were concerned we wouldn’t get another nominee for the Trailer of the Year Award, along comes David O. Russell and his trio of players Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro to save the day.  It’s more of a teaser with little dialogue and Russell continuing his ode to prime Scorcese with […]

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Trailer of the Year Awards – Cop Car

Our third nominee for the Trailer of the Year Award is definitely going to be a long shot in taking the top prize, but it’s a fun trailer full of all the right camera shots, a campy tone, with accelerating soundtrack all topped with Kevin Bacon as the bad guy with a mustache that might win ‘Stache […]

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Trailer of the Year Awards – Black Mass

I may have used my “Trailer of Year” card a wee bit early this year on Mad Max Fury Road back in January as I gushed over the pure enjoyment it brought me, because the latest trailer to drop on the scene is for the true crime film Black Mass starring Johnny Depp as notorious Boston mafia […]

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Trailer of the Year Award – Mad Max: Fury Road

[Update: Headline was changed to reflect Trailer of the Year Award series] Not to step on the toes of Patrick Lehe’s Trailer Tuesday, it is Wednesday after all, but when I went to theater this past weekend to contribute to the garagantuan January box office take of American Sniper, I was rewarded with what may […]

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Trailer Tuesday – Joy

The first trailer for the new David O. Russel film was already profiled in this space a few months back, it was nominated for Smash Cut Culture’s Trailer of the Year award.  That trailer was more of a teaser as it didn’t divulge much about the story only the promise of something worthy of $15 […]

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Trailer Tuesday – The Peanuts Movie

In 1950 cartoonist Charles M. Shultz debuted what would become arguably the great American cartoon strip – Peanuts. Gracing the pages of nine different newspapers for the first time on October 2, 1950 was a bald headed boy named Charlie Brown. His faithful beagle, Snoopy, made his appearence just 2 days later. 65 years, and […]

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Trailer Tuesday – Mississippi Grind

Having been a fan of early Ryan Reynolds comedies, he’s been mostly missing the mark in the past few years due to roles as superheroes, in bad horror films and the occasional indie flick. Judging by the trailer for his latest film Mississippi Grind, Reynolds seems to have finally utilized the secret sauce of comedy […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “The Intern”

Don’t click away just yet…this isn’t that aimless, laughless comedy about Google that you’ve probably never seen…or at the very least never remembered.  No, this is something different entirely. Trust me, that’s a good thing!  “The Intern” brings together a very unlikely duo in Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, which is only the beginning of […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Entourage”

 What’s new? Well, this trailer for the “Entourage” movie for one.  What’s old? Well, the entire series of “Entourage.”  I love films…I hate the film industry.  All the politics and the nepotism that literally control everything artistically that gets made just infuriates me.  I suppose that’s an inception-y way of saying that “Entourage” is a […]

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THE REAR VIEW: Movie Trailers

Over the years they have become the best part of going to the cinema.  A highly anticipated one can debut online and quickly break the internet.  And often times, they are the topic of discussion more so than what they are designed to promote.  I speak, of coruse, about the movie trailer.  In the latest reel of […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Fantastic 4”

More like fantastic FINALLY! (Sometimes, I just can’t help myself).  But for real, this film has flown sooo low under the radar that endless rumors went around about how bad it was going to be. Basically since pre-production, there was buzz that the script was somewhat less than fantastic itself, and even more controversy sprouted […]

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Trailer 2sday: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Part Deux

You may notice a slight title change from the usual “Trailer Tuesday” headline. New year, new start right!? Well not really. I just did that because the official 2nd trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released tonight! I’ll try to keep this one brief since I get a little long winded when it comes […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Focus”

Well in case you were wondering where Will Smith went, we found him! He’s back in the first trailer for his new film “Focus.”  There are too many shameless puns to try with this one, so I’ll get to the trailer itself. Will Smith has always been a fun guy to watch with a decent […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Tomorrowland”

Whoever once said less is more must have watched this newest trailer for “Tomorrowland.”  Either that, or the creators behind this mysterious project took that ages-old phrase to heart when marketing this puppy. Loosely based on the theme park of the same name, “Tomorrowland” is an adventure story of a young girl who can travel […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “The Skeleton Twins”

Based on the title of this latest trailer, you may be asking yourself “Another cheesy found-footage horror film?” Nope. The opposite. Another indie-daramedy. This one popped up on my radar just recently and it looked intriguing, mostly because of the cast.  Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play the aforementioned “skeleton twins” Maggie and Milo, respectively.  […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Men, Women, & Children”

Ever wonder what’s going on with Adam Sandler? Yeah, me neither.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of him from his prime, but the poor guy has become pretty irrelevant over the last few years.  But hey, that’s the natural progression of the entertainment culture we all love so much, right? Anyway, before I become […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

It’s been a long time coming. A very, very long time. Ever since the first “Sin City” was released in 2005, there have been talks of a sequel based on the graphic novel franchise, this one subtitled “A Dame to Kill For.”  Early rumors wanted Angelina Jolie in the title role of the “Dame,” but […]

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Trailer Tuesday: “Interstellar”

Unless you’ve been abstaining from all things entertainment for the last decade, you have definitely heard of Christopher Nolan.  His little film franchise called “The Dark Knight” trilogy made a bit of a splash over the last several years.   Now the man is back with what is gearing up to be yet another massively-hyped […]

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“Eighth Grade” is Great

The film Eighth Grade (2018) is the recent coming-of-age tale about adolescence. The film is the feature film debut of Bo Burnham, comedian and YouTuber. What the film does masterfully, is capture the anxiety and awkwardness that we all experienced as we transition from childhood to adulthood. As teens, we often felt unease and discomfort in […]

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