Monday, March 22, 2010

Movie Marketing Monday

Movie Marketing Monday looks at the movie trailers and/or posters that caught my eye recently.

The Switch

This film had me at Jason Bateman, though the rest of the cast is great as well. This is the first time since Friends With Money that I actually want to see a Jennifer Aniston film in theatres.

The Joneses

I saw The Joneses at TIFF last year. I will post my thoughts on it closer to the release date.

All trailers courtesy of


  1. I was dissapointed to watch the trailer for The Switch and find out it wasn't an adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name that predated Jackie Brown. Oh well, looks like it could be a good movie anyway.

  2. @Mike - I did not know Leonard had a novel called The Switch. The only Elmore Leonard novels I have read are Rum Punch (which was translated into Jackie Brown) and Be Cool.

  3. I couldn't care less about Jennifer Aniston but Jason Bateman always brings any crappy movie to at least bearable.

    As for the Joneses, I am excited for this and look forward to your review!

  4. Rumour has it that Tarantino was so caught up in reading The Swicth that he walked out of the book store having forgotten to pay for the book. It's hard to tell if such things are true or just made up for the sake of publicity but yes, The Switch is where Ordell and Louis were first introduced by Leonard. If you have read Be Cool (one of my least favourite Leonard books) you should read Get Shorty, which is one of his best.

  5. @Castor – Bateman can do no wrong in my eyes…that awful Zach Braff movie The Ex excluded of course. I hear they are finally moving ahead with the Arrested Development movie. I cannot wait for that one.

    @Mike – I will definitely have to pick up The Switch if Ordell is in it. I might as well give Get Shorty a read as well considering that I did find the film enjoyable. Be Cool, the novel, was alright but nothing memorable. The movie adaptation was just awful though.


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