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Perri’s Coverage of SXSW 2014

SXSW_2014

Check out all of my reviews, interviews and event coverage from SXSW 2014 by clicking on the links below …

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

13_SinsThe Best Stuff

1. 13 Sins

A high concept is a very powerful thing. The first trailer for 13 Sins doesn’t maximize the story’s potential, but the piece is still powerful enough to make you wonder how far would you go for money? Not only is it a thrill to consider how you might fare in such a situation, but you also walk away eager to find out how Mark Webber’s attempt at completing the challenge plays out.

2. Oculus

The Oculus promotional campaign takes a major step forward, proving the feature’s got some serious layers in this first full trailer. Whereas the teaser presented the film as a somewhat familiar haunted-house-type thriller with a few innovative components, this new one takes the narrative to an unprecedented level by highlighting its fresher spin on the scenario.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Robert_De_Niro_in_a_BushIt’s a good thing that Vampire Academy makes some progress with its latest trailer because now that it’s been bumped up to a February 7 release, it’s got a lot of ground to cover if it’s going to reel in moviegoers beyond fans of the book. Clearly it’s latest promo isn’t a total success, otherwise it would have made its way into the Best Stuff, but this star-hosted format does boast a fresh feel that doesn’t quite succeed in convincing potential viewers that there’s more to it than vampire and high school clichés, but it still rocks appeal thanks to riveting editing, on-point song selections and a strong sense of tone. But again, it’s a no-go for this week’s Best Stuff, so check out what did make the cut.

The Best Stuff

1. Oculus

The new trailer for the horror movie Oculus uses up the large majority of its running time on a shot that simply shows a sheet falling off a mirror, but good scares largely come down to timing and tone and that rather bare visual paired with the slightest push and effective fairy tale-like narration creates quite the build, intensifying the effect of the eerie and nightmarish imagery that follows.

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