I don’t go to the movies much, partly, I guess, because I’ll eventually watch the good stuff on DVDs at home, and partly because I’m hypercritical of the genre. This addiction to the “good stuff” means that when I do determine to see a flick, I wind up vapour-locked in the aisle at Blockbuster or glazing over at the movie section of the paper because the choice is so… all-fired important. Dumb, I know. But there it is.
Which is why sites like Apple’s movie trailer page are helpful. I get to sample a bit from the various contenders without the angst of commitment. And if I’m wooed successfully, then woo hoo. Here you’ll find nearly a hundred of the latest and maybe-greatest efforts from the studios, many of them in HD and all formatted for viewing
at work on your computer, on an iPod or in iTunes.
All of this is on Apple because they’re retailing films in their iTunes Store — in the U.S. but not in Canada. (Someday a long post on what’s NOT available in Canada that can be had in other places.)
By the way, ever since I was a kid I’ve wondered why they call them “trailers.” Teasers, I could see. But trailers trail. They come after. That’s what the hitch on the back bumper is for. So how come? Huh?