Ep 015 The Solo Cup Final for Best Trailer

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This week we have a special poster. This is an image based on a Guillermo del Toro sketch and it evokes the passion of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss. As an auteur, Guillermo had control of every aspect of creation.

TJP has our Solo Cup, Hockey has the Stanley Cup and Sweden has the Guldbaggen. 

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What an amazing trailer! Here is a short that Ted was thinking about at the beginning of The Shape of Water.

The nuanced nature of racial tropes was deftly handled by Peele in Get Out but Jim and Ted can't help but think back to the Eddie Murphy skit from Delierious. Since we only have the trailer Jim thinks these are tropes but having seen the movie Ted sees these characters as archetypes.

Ted tries valiantly to defend one of his favorite auteurs but there is little to glean from this trailer. Maybe the scenes in the feature cannot translate into the trailer format but we do not have the luxury of time for a long-drawn out interplay in our two-minute piece of art/commerce.

Ep 013 Star Wars Solo & Best 2018 Oscar Trailers

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Wow! This week Jim & Ted cover a lot of ground. Before getting into the #TJPdeepDIVE for this week, Solo, A Star Wars Story, they discuss the trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl.

Including #3wordREVIEWs for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Skyscraper, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Cloverfield: Paradox, Avengers: Infinity War and Jack Ryan. Jim leads a bit of a discussion on the Dundee spoof.

Ted and Jim are torn about the idea of cannon versus fresh takes on the Star Wars Universe. The nuanced nature of a "Star Wars colon" movie versus "a Star Wars Story." They touch on a lot of theories and some big picture ideas on expanding a cinematic universe.

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We go long on this movie but there's a lot of Star Wars information to go over and Ted's excited to share a picture of his new Han and Chewie figurine.

We are proud to host the first annual TJP Solo Cup where we pit the trailers for the Best Picture Nominees against each other to win this cool keg cup. You might ask: How are they scoring these trailers? Here is Jim's rubric for this round. Scoring five areas on a scale from 1 to 5. Music, Editing, Story, Acting, & Directing. But remember these are all in reference to the trailers. Here is the bracket for the next few weeks. 

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Below are the trailers for the three Best Picture nominees we are reviewing this week.

...more Oscar nom trailers next week!