Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve got new films from Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, and Guy Ritchie — but don’t get too excited, there’s a new Adam Sandler movie too. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
Jack and Jill
What can you say about a trailer that announces “From the producers of Just Go With It and Grown-Ups” with pride, as though that weren’t something to be hidden shamefully from the movie-going public? Directed (to no one’s surprise) by Adam Sandler’s go-to guy Dennis Dugan, this looks less like a real movie than a fake one created for Funny People, in which the star takes up his old “Gap Girls” character to play his own twin sister. The results are, from what we can see here (and remember, these are what the marketing folks consider the best stuff in the picture) horrifying, surreal, disturbing, and — most importantly — not funny, not even a little bit, not for a second. And Al Pacino, whatever they paid you, it wasn’t enough; you’re a long way from Serpico here, buddy. We’re nearly as upset about this trailer as George C. Scott is.