Monday, August 11, 2014

Trailer Parking Only

It's no secret that Brandon's absolute favorite part of going to the movie theater is seeing the trailers for upcoming films.


And by the time you figure out one of them is stab-your-eyeballs-out terrible, it's already over and you don't have to sit through an entire hour and a half of it bleeding profusely into your lap. Or, if it's pop-your-eyeballs-out awesome, then you get to wait in eager anticipation until its release.

This is why Brandon absolutely refuses to see a movie until he sees the trailer. Because most times, a trailer will do a good enough job of telling you what the movie's about and if it's worth seeing.

The key words being most times.

























So on that note, we hope the trailer we bring you today won't elicit the upturning of popcorn or your lunch. It's with great pleasure that we bring you the trailer for Brandon's upcoming novel Lovely Death: a story about a man, a muscle car, and the ghost that just won't leave him the hell alone.



Not bad for our first stab at a book trailer, eh? Eh? Well, we hope so.

As you can see, Brandon looks quite thrilled at the fact that his new book is going to be released in two weeks. A happiness that's just to die for. So, stick around for the announcement, folks. Because there's going to be a pretty excellent giveaway happening on release day.

Here's the final cover, by the way. Both it and the trailer were shot and edited by Bryan (with the trailer featuring the very talented voice-work of his car). So if there are any complaints...


Stay tuned for more info about the contest and the release.

Till then, you ever been tricked by a movie trailer?*

*like Adam Sandler's been tricking the American public into thinking he's funny for the past 20 years

Cheers and stay classy, folks,
B&B

Beer: Ranger IPA
Music: Waylon Jennings

93 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Brandon! Awesome that the trailer and cover match. Gives me hope.
    You lasted longer through the movie trailer above than I would've...
    And any trailer that promises skin but the movie doesn't deliver is pure evil.

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    1. Or how about when the movie makes it look like nonstop action, but the only action was shown during the trailer? I'm looking at you, Drive. (Still a great movie)

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  2. Congrats indeed. Trailer and book cover are both really eye catching. You don't even have to watch many movies now a days, most of the best parts are in the trailer. I remember The Fountain, a friend said the movie would be great because the trailer was so wonderful. Movie was the biggest piece of shit ever. I hope Bryan's car got a good paycheck for the awesome voice work lol

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    1. Good paycheck? You kidding me? You should SEE the things that car had to do just to appear on this blog. The awful, depraved things. I hope it was worth all those oil stains and the check engine light.

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  3. That was amazing! That is THEE BEST book trailer I have ever seen in my entire life. Nevermind that it may have been the only. Congratulations on the book, the trailer, the photos and being blessed with a creepy enough looking background and appearance to sell a novel with a were-car. Or is it a vamp-car? Or a car-pire? I can't wait to find out!
    Any and all of those stills are better than every Adam Sandler movie ever made. Put together.

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    1. Awww, thanks! Most book trailers are like really bad powerpoint slides from the 90s set to porno-sounding music. So I think we did okay.

      And it's not a were-car. It's FrankenStang.

      Ugh, I'm sorry. Even *I* cringed at that one.

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  4. Does this mean Brandon is cheating on Bryan with himself? You're a duo, dammit! You aren't allowed to have your own life outside of the pairing.
    In all seriousness, congratulations on the book and the trailer. I didn't know books had trailers. This is better than one of those trailers that ruins the entire movie (thanks Avengers trailer for showing me the Hulk catching Iron Man, that moment of tension would have been too much for me to take without knowing what was about to happen).
    Best of luck with the book. Maybe I'll learn how to read just so I can purchase and enjoy...or maybe you'll record an audio book for lazy illiterates like myself?

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    1. As Siamese twins, you don't know how hard it was for Brandon to get away with writing a book behind Bryan's literal back.

      And stay tuned for Lovely Death, the Audio Book: As Read By Gilbert Gottfried and Fran Drescher. We're sure everyone's going to love it.

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  5. Adam Sandler has produced some funny things in the past 20 years. My favourite trailers are always parody ones though. Like the Rob Schneider ones from South Park. The only time movie trailers have really tricked me is Star Wars and Lord of The Rings. I love those movies, but lets not pretend the action is limited to about half of the movie at best.

    I enjoyed the trailer guys, good work on it. I have to say I've never really heard of a book trailer, so I hope it goes well and generates buzz like a movie one would.

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    1. Some say book trailers work, some say they don't. We figured it'd be fun to take a stab at one and see how it does. If it doesn't, well, all we lost was one afternoon of scaring Bryan's neighbors.

      "Uh, yes, 9-1-1? There's two young guys in our suburban neighborhood revving up a loud car, and it's not a BMW, and they don't look rich, so I'm scared. Please send police?"

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  6. You had me at "teenage angst". I need new underpants, that was great.

    The trailer actually is surprisingly good! Only thing I'd change is the font you use at the end there. It'd look way better if it matched the one of the book's cover, don't you think? (Cover looks pretty slick by the way, 'cept the axe stands out just a little too much. Make the layer of blood slightly translucent, maybe?)
    Good stuff!

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    1. The trailer was made long before the book cover, actually, so we never even thought about that. We may do that. And I wanted the axe to stand out, because this is for the Kindle version, which is a much smaller picture that you can barely see when you're on Amazon. Also because I have no idea how to make something just kinda translucent. Does this look like the kind of site run by a guy who's a pro at Photoshop?

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  7. You just had to go there with Sandler didn't you? As much as I want to say, "You're wrong! You're wrong!" I can't think of a truly funny movie he did within the last decade. Grown Ups was good but not great…

    You guys did a great job with the trailer and the cover. It's got me wondering just what the hell is going to happen in Brandon's book. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Best of luck and congratulations!!

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    1. I don't think Grown Ups even had a script. It had a few amusing moments because it was just Adam Sandler and all of his friends farting around for 2 hours. You had to figure there'd be a chuckle or two in there at some point.

      And thanks!

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  8. Wait... Those things aren't the actual movies?

    I've just been going in, watching those 2 minute things thinking they put in the wrong movie, and leaving for all of these years.

    That being said, the last Spiderman movie was still 45 seconds too long.

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    1. I know we rag on him a lot, but truly, if you watched the trailer for Adam Sandler's last movie Blended, not only do you feel like you watched the entire thing, but you feel like you watched the deleted scenes, the bonus features, and the blooper reels too. Longest fucking 30 seconds of my life.

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  9. It will be I'm theaters in Florida he says. I will actually pay money to watch a movie (for the first time in years) I retort. :-D I'm so excited!

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    1. Just wait till you see the full length movie version of Brandon's book. We attached Michael Bay to direct. The car explodes. Brandon explodes. The ghost explodes. EVERYTHING EXPLODES. MICHAEL BAYSPLOOOOOSION.

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  10. Congratulations, Brandon! It's a fantastic trailer and book cover. Your car did well to sound old, decrepit, and as if its life was on the line until it had to get the hell outta there. I like it.

    I find that generally movie trailers consist of the best scenes strung together. And that's it. So if I only see the trailer, I'm good. But often trailers suck. Thus, I rarely watch movies. Yours is enough to intrigue the viewer, as a good trailer should do.

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    1. So what you're saying is that my car can act better than either of us can?

      ...That sounds about right.

      My car is practically new, so being able to make it sound like an old school muscle car is actually the biggest compliment you can give a car guy. No, really. It doesn't take much to compliment a man.

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    2. Haha, I was gonna comment on how old that car must be. But I thought that might be rude. It's new? Really? Yes, its acting skills surpass you guys', and you guys are good actors. I say this because my car is jealous. It can't make noises like that. It can't make any noise. You ever heard a Prius imitate a muscle car? Exactly. They have no acting skills whatsoever.

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  11. The sad thing is that imaginary storyline about the young Puritan woman leading bikini-clad warriors against the bad-ass knight is not near outrageous enough to qualify as a "parody" of anything. I mean, that's pretty much where movies have gone, which is why I haven't gone to the movies in...
    What decade are we in now?
    (Except for 'The Wild Bunch' at the Cinerama Dome retro theatre, of course. I'd always go there to see THAT!)

    It was clear to me that Beer Boy Brandon was drinking 'Ranger' long before you said so at the end of the blog bit. (You know I'm the ONLY 'Follower' of this blog who would notice and identify that bottle, right?)

    And that reminds me...
    In your last couple of blog bits, the beer bottles were really, Really, REALLY teeny-tiny. But I still thought I could identify them as Deschute's 'Mirror Pond'. Am I even in the neighborhood?

    WAYLON WRULES!
    [An old girlfriend, "The Countess", had some little white car that I nicknamed "The Waylonmobile" because of the "Waylon" decorative license plate she had on the front of it. But I must admit that the Waylonmobile did not rev up as manly as Brandon's FrankenStang.]

    And lastly... I would advocate stringing Adam Sandler up by his "man stones" for remaking 'The Longest Yard' (which was perfect the first time it was made) if in fact Adam Sandler had "man stones".

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. I completely forgot Adam Sandler remade that. Now I'm angry all over again.

      No lie, I put those beer bottles in because I know you'll notice 'em. Well, also because it's easier than drawing them. Last time we did indeed have Mirror Pond. Good eye!

      Maybe next time we'll have to sneak in Adam Sandler drinking a Coors Light while playing football with Burt Reynolds. How's that for an insult?

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    2. Well, I am totally honored that those bottles are gifts for me. I do enjoy identifying them. I'm not so sure if it's the sign of a "good eye" or a liver that is just 12 ounces away from death.

      I love your idea of Sandler with a Coors Light playing football with Burt Reynolds. I would even request that the image include Sandler getting drilled by a football in the exact same place where Bogdanski took it (twice) from Burt. Except, of course, Sandler has nuttin' there, so he wouldn't hardly even notice it.

      ~ D-FensDogg

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  12. What kind of car is it? It had muscle car noise, but . . .I wanted to see it. Does it drive itself and what would an axe do to a car bent on destruction? Sorry, trailers just make me ask a lot of questions. I like the cover, with its ominous, brooding scene. Good luck! That was probably the shortest trailer I've seen, so good for you on being concise.

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    1. The car in the book is a 1970 Mercury Cougar with a 351 Cleveland. Since we don't have one of those (not anymore, anyway), we used Bryan's car, which is a highly modified 2005 Ford Mustang GT with the 4.6 Modular.

      In the book, the car does drive itself, and the axe isn't for the car. The car's actually on his side...

      If you're asking questions, that's good, because that's what the trailer is meant for!

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  13. So many things to address here.

    1) Movie trailers. Like Brandon, I really enjoy watching them to the degree that I often find them better than the movie. I hate it when the trailer attempts re-genre the movie. Way way way back when the movie Postcards from the Edge came out and the trailer was So Funny. I went to see it, totally in the mood for a comedy. I wanted to Laugh. That was a serious drama (good movie, but not what I wanted to see) and I left mad. Every funny scene was in that 30 second trailer.

    2) Adam Sandler. I love some of his movies. For instance, Big Daddy and 50 First Dates. BUT... The kid made Big Daddy funny (when it was funny). The overall message of that movie was actually serious. And 50 First Dates was... the same. The funny aspects were not Sandler-related and the overall message of the movie was not comedic. I wanted to like Click, but I enjoyed the preview more and wished I'd just left it at that.

    3) I can't believe Brandon wrote this book behind Bryan's back (literally... I read the above comment). I use this as a cautionary tale, BUT Big & Rich were doing just fine together. Then they both decided to make solo records (bomb!) and then got back together. They have yet to reach their former level of success, prior to the solo attempts. In other words, there is great power here... be careful how you use it.

    4) Book Trailers... I am on the fence about how effective they are (as a general rule). I can't say that I have ever watched a book trailer and thought, "Wow! That "looks" awesome so I need to buy that book." I am far more inclined to purchase based on a well-written book blurb or friend recommendation. I am not saying that they don't work... I am saying I don't know. Kudos to you for making yours short and scary.

    5) The cover... Wowza. I really like the cover on this book. You guys did a great job with it! And I like the axe (I read the comment above about translucence) just the way it is. Red is one of those colors that we automatically associate with life and death. Good job!

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    1. Oooh, thanks for the killer response!

      1) When I think of misleading trailers, I think Drive. They pitched it as a Fast and the Furious action thriller, but it's anything but. There were so many people in the theater who were angry when I went. The film is mostly silent for the first 30 minutes. Some bro even yelled "Fucking say something!" and then walked out all angry. I still enjoyed the movie, though. It was much better than some F&F BS.

      2) Yep, that's why we loosely said the last 20 years. 50 First Dates and Big Daddy had their moments. Anything Adam Sandler makes now is just pure garbage. Look at his latest one, Blended. It's like he said, fuck it, Drew Barrymore and I made a movie that worked before, so it could work again, right? RIGHT? PLEASE AMERICA? (The answer is no)

      3) This isn't our first solo venture, and Bryan too has a solo novel in the bag, but we're waiting a while to release it so we're not stepping on each other's toes. We're also working on about 3 collaborative novels right now, so... no worry of a split here. It's just fun to do something solo every once in a while.

      4) We don't know if book trailers work, either. No idea. But hey, if this doesn't do anything, at least we only wasted about 2 hours of an afternoon throwing something together for kicks.

      I have 2 book trailers I'm making for my own upcoming solo novel, and those will require extensive work. No idea if they'll even pay off, but I think it'll be worth it just to make them. In my head they look really cool. Hopefully they look that way on a video player.

      5) I'm glad you like the cover! I really busted my balls trying to make this look good for Brandon, so I'm just glad it paid off!

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    2. Does that mean you guys are trashing "The Wedding Singer?"

      That was one of the only Sandler films I liked.

      I cannot stomach when he does that whiny little kid voice he always falls back on...

      But nothing beats the line "Get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up".

      LC

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  14. Ooo, boyoh. I saw this when you guys posted it on Facebook. I got goose pimples. Congrats on another book release, Brandon!

    Also, I've only been to one movie without seeing the trailer, and it will forever be the last time. My friend invited me to a movie, and since I had nothing going on, I was more than happy to attend. Well, that day, I learned that you shouldn't judge a movie by its title. 'Across the Universe' didn't end up being the epic sci-fi adventure I hoped it would be.

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    1. Sweet Jesus, man. I just Googled that movie and lost 10 points off my man card. I would have taken one look at the movie poster, said fuck it, and just walked home.

      Girliest movie poster ever

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  15. Hm. I am intrigued by this book trailer. It's hard to tell if we're dealing with a straight up horror story, or more of an intense action novel. One of those I will read, the other would have me hiding under my bed for a month.

    Trailers are indeed a fun part of going to the movies. At least they were. Nowadays, it seems as though each trailer only proves beyond any doubt that Hollywood is officially out of original ideas. They're just taking all of the old successful movies from 20-30 years ago, adding a few special effects and CG characters and slapping on a one word title, like "Vengeance" or "Walk." Super vague, because that's what's cool now.

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    1. Yeah, have you seen the trailer for that awful new Dracula movie? It's about a guy with a family who wants to save his son from going to war, so he becomes a vampire. In other words... the only thing "Dracula" is the name. Because names sell movies!

      As for the story, think psychological horror. There's definitely some action, but there's a lot more guessing what happened and where it's going than hiding under the bed-style scares.

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    2. No, I haven't had the displeasure of seeing that trailer. Something tells me that I'm very happy about that. What a stupid premise! How does becoming a vampire help this person avoid having his son go to war? I. Don't. Get. It!!!! (Don't explain it to me, I think it will just make things worse...)

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  16. Vrrm vrrm to you too. It did make me wonder what it's all about.

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    1. You put your left foot in, you put your right foot out, then you shake it all about... maybe we'll never know what it's really all about.

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  17. By the time I scrolled to the comment box, I got the trailer. Book trailer. I think.

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    1. I assume you got, then, that it's a metaphor for the neoclassical existentialism of our post modern society. Or, uh, a car being driven by itself and fleeing a murder.

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    2. Yeah, the first... no, no, the second... no, actually the part where it was just a trailer for the book cover but not the book....

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  18. Congratulations Brandon on your upcoming book release.

    Based on your book trailer it doesn't look like there's to be any naked, sex starved Puritan girls in the book. In fact, I see no indication of nudity, group sex or even good old fashioned masturbation. Now riddle me this Batman. Why the hell did you write this book?

    Looking forward to the release dude!

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    1. He murdered the girl he was fucking and almost murdered another girl that he has a one night stand with. Oh my, yes, there is indeed sex in this tale. And violence. Even violent sex. What's not to love?

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  19. Suitably menacing book trailer, Brandon! And further to Anne's comment, tell me that at least there'll be some kind of perverted kinky sex with you and the muscle car. C'mon, throw me a bone, so to speak.

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    1. If you saw the exhaust pipes on Bryan's car, you'd know that trying to fuck that thing would be like throwing a hotdog down a hallway. Besides, there's two pipes. How do you even choose??

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  20. I can't see the trailer!

    My boyfriend and I went to the movies three times in the past week. While waiting on one movie to start, we had to watch the trailers. The 50 Shades Of Grey trailer. It burned. I can never unsee it. I may need therapy and heavy duty meds.

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    1. Wha? Why can't you see the trailer? Solar eclipse? Computer screen turned off? Wearing sunglasses indoors?

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    2. I don't know! I'm not a douche who wears sunglasses inside! I've checked that my screen is on and reloaded it to be sure but nothing is coming up. It must be a solar flare on my end if nobody else is having issues. Or aliens.

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  21. Hahahaha!!!! You GUYS. Holy crap… I ALWAYS laugh at your posts, but for some reason, this REALLY struck me… my kids were looking at me weird cuz I was literally laughing out loud… Every time Brandon's eyebrow's rose in interest, I was dying… And the "Shat" was so funny to me too…

    The trailer rocked. Awesome stance, tense shoulders, and reigned-in breathing… Definitely kept attention. And the cover is GREAT.

    You guys are pretty much awesome.

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    1. Damn you and your flattery! Those are the kinds of compliments that make us want to tell you our awesome news that we're holding onto for another couple of weeks...

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  22. I try not to watch trailers for comedy movies, it ruins all the funny parts.

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    1. There's nothing worse than watching a comedy movie in which the only funny parts were shown during the previews. I'm looking at you, pretty much anything Will Ferrell has ever been in.

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  23. Very ominous trailer. Awesome job. Movie trailers are the only good parts of many movies now a days

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    1. Yeah it's pretty sad. Thankfully the trailer isn't the best part of the book, so that's a plus at least, right?

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  24. Cool trailer, cool cover and cool title.

    Never been tricked by a movie trailer simply because that requires me to actually PAY MONEY to see a movie.

    Father Nature's Corner

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  25. Yay, your site is working now! (It wasn't earlier today.) Trailer is cool but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the book cover. I'm a book cover snob.

    Seriously, I recently read an e-book without really seeing its cover, and after the fact I saw it and it was all trashy romancey. If I has seen that cover, I never ever ever would have read the book (which is a shame because it was a pretty good book). *insert you-cant-judge-a-book-by-its-cover joke here*

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    1. If you're a book cover snob and you like the cover, then, well, I take that as a huge compliment. Thank you!

      And you know what, you CAN judge a book by it's cover, because no matter how good a book is, I will NEVER buy a book if its cover looks like this.

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  26. Bloodlust and rampant nudity is always a good start...

    This concept of trailers for books is so 21st century...I remember the days when you had to judge the book by it's cover.

    Larry

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    1. I know, right? Now instead of judging a book by its bad cover you can judge it by its shitty homemade trailer?

      (Some of them are just AWFUL)

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  27. Cowboys vs Aliens
    Man, I -still- want that movie to be good.

    Sign me up.

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    1. You know, I STILL know people who claim that movie was awesome, and part of me thinks it's not that it was good, merely that they just want to believe it was.

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  28. Great book trailer! Well done. Congratulations to Brandon on the upcoming release! Basically, every comedy fools me these days. They put all the funny parts in the trailer, and then the movie is a letdown. Hoping that "Let's be Cops" film is as amusing as it looks, but we'll see.

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    1. The wife and I were JUST talking about that yesterday. The trailer for "Let's be Cops" actually looks pretty damn funny... I just hope I haven't watched all of the funny parts in said trailer. Still not sure if I'm willing to gamble $20 on a pair of movie tickets for that one yet. I've been tricked before. I'm looking at you, Anchorman 2.

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  29. Actually not a bad trailer at all, builds the right kind of anticipation.

    Brandon ever consider taking Ryan Gosling's roles?

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    1. That depends, would that be the role of someone like Driver in Drive, or the role of What's-His-Balls (I'm not even going to look it up) in The Notebook?

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  30. Congratulations on the new book, I'm looking forward to checking that out.

    I think all movie trailers are a form of trickery and I immediately believe that all films look like crap when I first see the trailer. It's only from reading previews that I decide whether I'd like to see them or not.

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    1. Amen to that. While the Internet may be rampant with idiots, I've never seen a movie with solid 1 star reviews from Internet users that actually turned out to be good.

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  31. Exciting news. The trailer roped me in.

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    1. Just don't let it rope you in too far or it might throw you in the trunk of its car and drive you off to the woods. (Thanks!)

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  32. Congrats Brandon. Truly truly awesome.

    I have to say, fake trailers are my favorite. From the beginning of Tropic Thunder, to Grindhouse... all the way back to The Kentucky Fried Movie. No guy my age can forget the trailer to "Catholic School Girls in Trouble." Why oh why wasn't that a real movie??

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    1. Yes, I'd have watched the shit out of that movie, if only for the midget in a clown costume whipping naked girls.

      I was just amazed that they made Hobo With a Shotgun into an actual movie. And that it wasn't entirely terrible.

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  33. Definitely much better than most of the previews out there! And I like it already, as you're releasing it on my birthday. Congrats!

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    1. Hey, what better way to celebrate your birthday than diving into a book about a gruesome murder?

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  34. Congrats on the new book! Very good trailer for it.

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    1. Thanks! Nothing's worse than the idea of inadvertently making a really cheesy, shitty trailer.

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  35. So excited not only for the new book but also for the fact that I have finally been able to bring up your page for the first time in over a week.
    I am with you on trailers too, if the preview looks like crap, I will never see the movie.

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    1. We've had a small handful of people tell us they've had trouble reaching our page and I really can't figure out why. Especially since our page is just hosted through GoDaddy and nothing's been tweaked/changed in the past 6 months.

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  36. I have to go to a trailer for holiday meals so forgive me if I'm not that into them. But I will read the book because I love a lovely death even if it really isn't as lovely as it thinks it is.

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    1. Well, it's lovelier than a holiday meal in a trailer...

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  37. I have a love / hate relationship with trailers. Roughly once a week I seek out movie trailers online and note any that hold my attention. Unfortunately, I come away from most trailers feeling as if I have seen the entire movie including all the plot points by the time it's over.

    As I recall, The Matrix had a good trailer / ad campaign which built excitement without giving much of anything away.

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    1. My favorite's when it's some kind of love story where the main question is, "Does he get the girl?", and then it's immediately answered by showing a quick image of them folding into each other's arms and sharing a passionate kiss. I mean, that pretty much just told the whole story, didn't it?

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  38. Congrats to Brandon! Very suspenseful trailer, and the cover looks fantastic! I agree with T. Roger Thomas that the worst trailers are the ones that give the whole story away. That's how I know your book will be a huge success! Great title too!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks! We sure hope it'll be a huge success. If not, we might have to finally grow up and get real jobs, and nobody wants that. Particularly... us.

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  39. While I enjoy movie trailers (I enjoy them, but don't normally trust them), I don't really 'get' book trailers. I mean, I know it's the new thing and all, but it's a book right? I buy a book because I want to read, right? so, this dumb blonde is just as happy to read about it as seem some live action short. But, that's just me.

    I do have to say that your trailer does seem more bookish than most. Short and sweet and with that sexy guy with the heaving shoulders staring pensively into the woods ax in hand. That image also makes a great cover. Intrigue me, please.

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    1. Book trailers are new to us too, and the one thing we agreed one was to make it as "bookish" as possible. Have you seen some of the book trailers like this one that are pretty much a trailer for a movie? Why the hell would you go through the trouble of hiring actors, giving them dialogue, setting music, and making this look exactly like a movie... if there's not going to be a movie?

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  40. I got here a little late, so probably someone else has already said this, but I can't stand when movie trailer is good, and then you go to see the movie and realize the trailer already told you all the funniest lines or spoilers in the entire movie. I could have saved my Big Bucks and just watched the trailer for free and still gotten the gist of the movie.

    Love your trailer!

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    1. Well, crap. By watching the trailer, you just read the best parts of the book. It also ruined the ending and spoiled the sequel. We suck at this whole trailer thing. :(

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  41. Good luck Brandon and I will look forward to your book dropping in two weeks. I'm loving the creativity the pair of you always generate, producing your own cover and trailer. That might become another business for you two to pursue- perhaps for a small fee?

    I'm almost always running late and can barely sneak in and grab a seat and my popcorn before the feature movie starts, which means I miss most of the trailer magic. I am probably the minority, and I am going to sound like a jerk but I have to tell the truth: sitting through so many trailers before the actual movie starts just annoys the crap out of me. I don't have the time or patience to sit still through them! I'm always like, enough with the commercials let's go already or else I might fall asleep before the movie I paid to watch comes on...

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    1. I think that's probably just because they make you watch 12 trailers and only 2-3 of them are worth watching. I remember a time when you'd go to watch a horror movie and they'd show you trailers for upcoming horror movies. No more. Now they just show you EVERYTHING. So if I'm at, say, an action movie, do you really think I want to see the trailer for the new Pixar movie about talking planes or another awful African-American romantic comedy made by Tyler Perry?

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  42. A pretty good trailer. I am sure the book will be great.

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    1. Thanks! I've read it, and let me say, it's pretty damn amazing. -Bryan

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    2. I like bad trailers. I figure if their "best stuff" stinks, I don't have to waste any money on the movie. Worst movie mistake for me: a little-known flick called "Operation Bikini." We went based purely on the title, and expected it to be along the lines of "Operation Petticoat." Nope. Not even close. Not a comedy at all. It was about the testing of the atomic bomb. Needless to say, there wasn't a laugh in the whole damned thing.

      Congratulations on the new book! Cool cover.

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  43. Well, at least the book cover shows some blood on the axe. I suppose the trailer was shot right before someone got axed... but then in a non-job-related way. Where are the naked prostitutes, I wonder...

    But seriously, fellas... congratulations! It looks great.

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  44. Trailers suck me in too. "Wow - that looks like a great movie!!"... no it doesn't. It's all about the voiceover and exciting music.

    Congrats on the book release though!! With the trailer, I'm not sure I can NOT buy it.

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