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Trailer Park: Throwbacks and Festival Hits

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. We’ve got seven new trailers for your Friday viewing enjoyment; check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Dark Tide

The moment to examine comes at around the 1:10 mark of the trailer for this shark-bait thriller. Full screen of text, and the raspy-voiced narrator: “Academy Award winner Halle Berry,” followed immediately — immediately — by a slow-motion image of said Oscar winner stuffing her bikini-clad torso in to a wetsuit. How’s that incongruity work for ya, folks? Yes, it’s the latest from director John Stockwell, the auteur of Blue Crush and Into the Blue (why wasn’t this one called Blue Tide?), and it appears to provide plenty of opportunities for his primary cinematic motif: insanely good-looking actresses wearing bikinis for a couple of hours.

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