Trailer Parked: Live Free or Die Hard, Grindhouse

Hello, boys and girls, once again it's time we take a peek at everyone's favorite part of going to the movies: coming attractions.

Live Free or Die Hard

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q, Jeffrey Wright

One of the best and biggest action franchises is getting a fourth entry this summer, and from the looks of the trailer, it looks like it is going to bring it. Bruce went with the shaved head instead of the toupee, and I'm a little disappointed. John McClane and his receding hairline went together like peanut butter and jelly, Riggs and Murtaugh, Damon and Affleck. My biggest worry, though, has nothing to do with hair. It has to do with director Len Wiseman, who, so far, hasn't made a movie that wasn't three shades of horrible.

 

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Grindhouse

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Stacy Ferguson, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt, Michael Keaton, Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey, Michael Parks, Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth

Just when I thought I'd seen the coolest trailer of the year, here comes Grindhouse. I can't stop watching it. Now, I'm not a Robert Rodriguez apologist. I think he's been overrated for a long time and that most of his movies are just okay. The best thing he did in the '90s was that hilarious segment in Four Rooms, my favorite of the quartet. But two years ago he stepped up to the plate big-time when he made Sin City, so he may have finally figured out this movie-making thing, because even though Tarantino -- who hasn't made a movie I did not love unequivocally -- has a flick on this double-featured bill, the movie I want to see most is Planet Terror. Oh yes, I too am in love with Rose McGowan and her machine-gun leg.

But who am I kidding? We all know Tarantino's movie is going to be the better entry ... right? Grindhouse looks to be one of the real must-sees of 2007.

 

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Dre writes five times a week for Film.com, covering Movies and DVD with his Floridian flare. E-mail him!