Trailer Junkies Podcast
Summary: Trailer Junkies Podcast (TJP) is where Jim and Ted discuss movie and TV trailers, and the consumer-facing part of media marketing. They use Ted’s industry knowledge, Jim’s common sense, and their wit to break down movie marketing using trailers as their vehicle.
This week Jim and Ted host Bryce with his 8-year-old perspective. Ted gives you a bunch of Three Word Reviews to cover all the trailers that were released this week. We can't talk about them all, so Ted does what he can.
In Jennifer Garner's latest movie, Peppermint, we finally have a good use of the trailer to the trailer. The audio bite used from Jennifer Garner is not repeated in the body of the main trailer. It's additive without being repetitive. The other trailers this week are refreshing in their takes on genres that could use new takes. The Sisters Brothers gives a comedic twist to a gritty western while preserving the verisimilitude of a Westworld real western. We end with the The Happy Time Murders that places your beloved Muppets in an awkward position, but they have a Melissa McCarthy to guide them, which is right in her wheelhouse and looks to deliver another solid comedic performance.
All the major networks (and this year ABC added freeform) still did their Upfronts (a dog and pony show where stars are brought out in front of a theatre full of advertisers and they get to enjoy pandering and extended trailers.) Jimmy Kimmel does some light roasting and NBC tries to sell shorter commercials, less ads - like a bad ripoff of Jerry Maguire. But CBS has a large core audience in the linear space and they intend on keeping them there as long as the TVs can stay on, long after the people watching have gone to sleep or left this plane of existence.
It's episode 27 and Jim & Ted are reviewing Mile 22, the latest in a long legacy from Peter Berg. From there they talk about Black Klansman... A Spike Lee Film, if you can believe it. Actually, Jim & Ted can believe it. They wrap things up with their anchor trailer of Bohemian Rhapsody. Both Jim & Ted are excited to see this movie in a theater with great sound. Enjoy!
This week Jim and Ted meet the challenge, and by meet the challenge we mean they watch some trailers about people who endure extreme pressure from war and natural disaster then return home in turmoil with the pressures of our modern civilization. Jim does not like Ted's 3 word reviews for this week... Something about brothers and mothers. What the...?
This week to celebrate our silver anniversary (25 weeks of doing this podcast) Jim and Ted are joined by their better halves to record at The Solvang Brewery on Cinco De Mayo. Let's see what happens!
We know we just gave you our A24 Trailerspective, but since this is our 24th episode and Woman Walks Ahead moved us on so many levels we thought, why not another one from A24? Molly's Game was our first podcast and now we have Jessica Chastain in another powerful female lead role. Sam Rockwell can add his Academy Award Winning credentials to this one to boost the casting cred! In one day the Venom trailer amassed 14 million views on the official site and anywhere from 1 million to 10 million across other youtube channels. Jimmy will probably pass on this movie while Ted is giddy with excitement, to say the least, when he learned they cast Tom Hardy. And last for this week, a true story about A Kid Like Jake. After repeated viewing this trailer, and subsequent movie felt more like it is telling a story of a modern struggle in parenting (a recurring theme TJP seems to be visiting regularly). This brings the star talent you come to expect within a much different role. Jim Parsons and Claire Danes give a refreshing performance reminding casting directors that they both have a range beyond what they are known for.
Not even Ted's love of Denzel and Antoine Fuqua can excite them into going and seeing this film. A great trailer but without feeling any peril for the lead Jim and Ted will only happen upon this movie accidentally while streaming. From the big screen Jim and Ted move to the small screen with big players and big budgets. As HBO and Netflix show some ambition with their respective series. No matter what Ted talks about when he mentions Lost in Space whether it be at a Bat mitzvah or with Jimmy on the pod everyone loves The Expanse. Ted gets it, he needs to watch The Expanse. Lastly, Ted mentioned a piece of long-form marketing for the launch of the last season of Lost. It's long at 8 minutes but Ted's a Lost super fan so this was a mere amuse-bouche.
This week Jim & Ted tackle a theme they didn't realize they were tackling. It's sort of a dramatic comedic theme surround three very different trailers. One of these movies took more than two decades to finish. There's lot's of questions asked and some were answered leaving more questions to be answered. Well, that made sense in my head. Enjoy!
With the success of Lady Bird and The Disaster Artist A24 has carved a special niche for itself with some interesting 2018 films spanning and hybridizing many genres. This week Jim and Ted take a look at Under the Silver Lake, First Reformed and How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
This week Jim & Ted are back to their typical show. Not sure what happened last week, or why the Lady Junkies took over their mics. Perhaps it was an April Fools joke or something. Can you ever forgive us? There are three trailers this week, TAG, The House of Tomorrow, and The House with a Clock in its Walls. Enjoy the show. Jim asked the question, why are they called trailers when they come before the movie? Here's the quick answer. Way back when, trailers came at the end of the movie, but that was a bad marketing move since most people left the theater during the credits. As a result, theaters moved the trailers to the beginning and began calling them Previews or Coming Attractions, but the term Trailer stuck. So there you have it. Now Jim knows the answer... and so do you.
This week Jim & Ted have a twist. They discuss two trailers this week that might be a little off beat from their typical discussion. They also talk about Ted's childhood soap opera watching and how Jim struggles with pronouncing ethnic names. We just hope you want us back next week.
This week Jim & Ted discuss the desired time period of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series then get into reviewing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Avengers: Infinity War takes the stage and Jim rants about “Explosion Movies”. Finally, Ted finds a gem of a trailer with Sorry to Bother You. Leave us a review and enjoy the show.
Very close on the heels of the 2017 Fox Searchlight film, Goodbye Christopher Robin and the uber successful Paddington 2 here's another world-renowned anthropomorphized bear movie. The teaser art even nods to a bear in a hat. The Junkies then review a faux marketing PSA when they discuss the Dinosaur Protection Group. They then wrap things up with the new Wes Anderson film, Isle of Dogs, with talk of a sparkler in Ted's in steak.
This week Jim & Ted try to escape from the real world a bit with three films that discuss the limits of human thought. First up an HBO remake of the Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451. The two most popular Michaels are pitted against each other in this dystopian allegory about burning books. This is not the first film adaptation (in 1966 Truffaut adapted this) but Jim and Ted are excited to see HBO's take on this subject. On the lighter side Ralph Breaks the Internet and Ted challenges Disney's colon use and Jim and Ted are hopeful that Disney can get this right after the Emoji Movie got it so wrong. To round out the Dystopian Episode another novel, this time Steven Spielberg tackles Ernest Cline's 2011 Ready Player One. Jim and Ted talk about how far we are from the OASIS and Ted compares the search for Halliday's Easter Egg to mining for Bitcoin in the future. If you want an experience closer to the VR in Ready Player One the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is open in Anahiem and London.