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Should you?

I went to see “Remember Me” this morning….but you knew I would.

The question is — should you?

Actually, there are several reasons to see this movie….really.

First, RPatz looks amazing.  They slam Robert’s face into fists, city streets, walls, floors — you name it — and no matter how bloody and bruised and battered he becomes, the camera still loves him.  Even without his Edward Cullen ‘perfection complexion,’ it is a pleasure to spend two hours looking at him on a really large screen.

Second, despite a too familiar poor-little-rich-boy storyline, the movie is well-acted.  Pattinson and Emilie de Raven have nice chemistry, and while Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan’s roles are predictable, you can always count on them to give as good as they get.

Third, if you’ve ever lost someone way too young, the movie’s message does ring true.  How the producers chose to drive it home, however, is highly questionable, and probably one of the biggest complaints that the critics have lodged against it.  They went for shock value, but at what a price.

Am I glad I saw it?  Yes.  Was it better than I expected?  Actually, yes.

Would I recommend to my friends?

Are you a girl?  Absolutely.

Trailers no more

Remember movie trailers in the olden days?

They promoted future movies to the captive audience waiting for the feature to begin, of course.  But they also gave the people who were running late another good 15 minutes to get to the theater.

Then the movie theaters added commercials before the trailers to make some extra dough, and suddenly movie audiences had a 20 minute window…which just made them later.

But today, movie trailers are become more and more the featured entertainment — a vehicle to get audiences in those pricey theater seats.

I’ll use “Twilight” as an example (sorry, but they do this stuff pretty well).

The “Eclipse” movie — third in the “Twilight” saga — is scheduled to hit theaters June 2010.  On Tuesday, Summit Entertainment released a 10 second “Eclipse” trailer as a “teaser” online.

Today they released the full 90 second trailer, and audiences who go see Robert Pattinson in “Remember Me” — opening this Friday nationwide — will see this “Eclipse” trailer on most prints.

Brilliant.  Summit is using the “Twilight” mania to drive audiences to “Remember Me.”  I’m sure a lot of these same people would have seen the movie anyway — since RPatz is the star — but the promise of footage of the upcoming “Eclipse” movie pretty much seals the deal.

My local AMC theater even advertises on their marquee when “Twilight” trailers are attached to films.  It’s whack…but it works.

Other films with equally rabid fan bases should pay close attention.

Those 90 second shorts can get butts in the seats.