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.
For the complete experience visit trailerjunkiespodcast.com 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.
For the most complete expereince visit www.trailerjunkiespodcast.comDiving into this week's deep dive we find out that Jim's just not into superhero movies. Ted does his best to angle for a few standouts like Black Panther and Deadpool. But this week we take a look at the Deadpool 2 trailer featuring Cable. Part of the fun of the Deadpool franchise is the self-referential nature of the humor. This is also the second week in our bracket for the TJP Solo Cup for the best Trailer. Call Me By Your Name won week one and this week we have: Darkest Hour, The Post and Dunkirk clashing in our historical turning points round of this contest. Gary Oldman's performance pitted against Spielberg's directing and Nolan's storytelling. Who will win? Listen to find out. Lastly, a word on The Post's poster. As the odds stack against them, here are two people taking measured steps and Meryl is leading the way. All of this is communicated with a still and the copy is all carefully placed and the image is so flexible. I've seen it as a banner or a square and all the posters even the posters with them in a medium shot show Tom and Meryl from the back. To me this means their backs are against the wall and you are being given a view of the events from their perspective, So much pressure. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
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.
This week we start with Groundhog Day. A movie has to be pretty powerful to spawn a genre breaking logline and this Bill Murray classic did that with this movie (I'll save the title for the pod as Ted and Jim struggle to recall the name of this Tom Cruise sci-fi action flick.)
Can you learn all you need to know about an actor from trailers? Jim and Ted try and find out. Joaquin Phoenix has had a long career and quiet a variety of films but something about his look gives his audience the idea that it's him acting there, and surprisingly - that is a comforting feeling. Up first this week is this indie flick with Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black in the streaming film, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot.
This week Jim and Ted decided to critique this timeless movie poster.
This week Jim and Ted discuss four trailers, but before they get into the big screen they start off with a Syfy show that Jim has been watching, The Expanse. At only halfway through the first season, Jim's already a fan. Ted, on the other hand, is not convinced, but continues to hold out for Ronald D. Moore's return to the sci-fi genre. Not on Syfy, but with a new unamed Apple show. Yes, confusing.
This week Ted & Jim tackle the buddy-action-comedy, Game Over, Man! In the evolution of how Trailer Junkies Podcast does this here are the videos all in one place. The #TJPdeepDIVE is Game Over, Man! but it's really about Netflix.
This week the junkies discuss the gender swap on Ocean’s 8 and compare the newest installment to the other Ocean’s 11 films both Clooney’s and Sinatra’s. A suggestion from Anne, Ted’s wife and Terrence, his coworker – Ted and Jim look back at Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11 trailer to speculate on the style of the two films.
WARNING: Jim is on vacation so the audio is a little rough but we wanted to get this one out to test another segment #TJPkidsTAKE Jim and Ted are joined by Ted's kids, Audrey and Bryce (11 and 8 respectively) and they discuss the trailer for Ferdinand, then they go and see the movie and recap whether the trailer did a good job or not. Along the way we get Ted's pitch for AMC Stubs Premiere membership (they are not a sponsor, yet) and a #TJPhotTAKE on Sherlock Gnomes. As well as Audrey and Bryce's exposure to Masters of Scale and Lovett or Leave It. We will still have our regular pod on Thursday.
Please watch this Mortal Engines Official Trailer before listening. Jim and Ted agree on this one, the trailer as a trailer is a failure. Not a teaser, not a trailer but Ted explains what a lift is. With so much information missing Jim and Ted try and fill in the missing pieces but instead abandon the trailer until the next one. #Teds3wordREVIEW – Peter Jackson, WHY!
The marmalade-loving bear is back at it with the Brown family in this gorgeous cinematically delightful sequel. Jim and Ted take a deep dive on this trailer and hijinks ensues. Ted flexes his film BA and his marketing MBA with some jargon and never forget Ted’s 3-word review.
De oppresso liber “To free the oppressed” is the Special Forces motto and this film, 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers commemorate the men who went to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks. During this trailer debrief – Jim’s military knowledge is tested and Ted tries to say dressage. But in the end the unknown outcome of these dozen warriors and their families will bring Jim to the theater. Ted’s three-word review gets workshopped and you’ll have to listen to hear what it is. On a serious tip Jim warns about the dangers of binge viewing. If you are a veteran – Thank you for your service. Thanks for listening. Be sure to like, subscribe, and share. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and leave us a review in iTunes.
Join Trailer Junkies, Jim and Ted, as they discuss Aaron Sorkin’s latest movie’s trailer, Molly’s Game. They examine Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba’s trailer chemistry and weave through Sorkin’s greatest hits including A Few Good Men, The Social Network, The West Wing and The Newsroom. Jim and Ted trade dueling jokes ranging from iconic Jack Nicholson speeches and Tom Cruise pop culture status. All the while, judging the marketer's use of Olympic-sized trailer tropes and whether they stuck the landing as successfully as Molly Bloom, herself. While Ted and Jim will probably see the movie, Jim will DEFINITELY buy the book.
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