Even the people making trailers don’t know if the movie is going to be good

A good trailer can really make or break a film. If that tightly edited two-minute clip does its job well, previously uninterested audiences may find themselves brimming with anticipation. On the other hand, a clunky or overly expository trailer may be the first of many flashing warning signs that read, “This movie you…

Thank god, Disney is pulling that long-ass Frozen short from Coco screenings

Regardless of whether they went to see Pixar’s Coco for its thoughtful, beautifully-rendered yet overdue look at Mexican culture, moviegoers were required to be more patient than usual ahead of their feature screening. In addition to the commercials and coming distractions, Disney tacked on a short film that not only…

It’s Thor versus the Justice League, plus 21 other movies coming this November

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…