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Trailer Mashup – ‘Friends with Benefits’ vs. “No Strings Attached”

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[Update – July 1, 2011: It has been brought to our attention there is another film with a similar storyline. It’s an independent film entitled, “Friends (with Benefits)”, which premiered in 2009. Scroll down to watch the “Friends (with Benefits)” trailer.]

One Year. Two Movies. Same Formula.

…at least that’s how it appears when you watch the trailers for ‘Friends with Benefits’ and “No Strings Attached”. We produced this mashup to compare the two movies side-by-side. Wonder which film is better?

Produced & Edited by Ben Churchill

Trailer Mashup – ‘Friends with Benefits’ vs. “No Strings Attached”


ORIGINAL TRAILERS

“No Strings Attached” Trailer

“No Strings Attached” Plot Summary
In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly “no strings attached.” “No strings” means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don’t fall in love. The question becomes- who’s going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?


“Friends with Benefits” Trailer

“Friends with Benefits” Red-Band Trailer

“Friends with Benefits” Plot Summary
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.


Update / July 1, 2011: It has been brought to our attention there is ANOTHER film with the same storyline. It’s an independent film entitled, “Friends (with Benefits)”, which premiered in 2009.

“Friends (with Benefits” Trailer

Kristine Covello, from What Were We Thinking Films, in Hamden, CT says, “FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) was originally titled F*CK BUDDIES when written by Connecticut based indie author/screenwriter Gorman Bechard. It was shopped around Hollywood by Bechard’s agents in June of 1999. The script’s title proved a difficult sell, and ultimately was never purchased. Changing the name, Bechard went on to independently produce & direct his film in 2006.” [Here is a production report from IndieWire http://t.co/KokfBhI]

“In 2009, FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) premiered at STIFF in Seattle and went on to play the festival circuit winning numerous “Best Of” awards along the way. It is currently available on DVD and available to stream via Netflix, Fancast, and Babelgum.” [Website: http://fwbmovie.com]

“Mr. Bechard is currently working the festival circuit with his latest film COLOR ME OBSESSED the first ever doc about famed indie band The Replacements. Earlier this year it was named one of the “Seven Best New Music Documentaries of The Year” by Rolling Stone. He has just begun production on his next project ‘PIZZA, A LOVE STORY’.”

BAD TEACHER review (no spoilers)

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Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison reviews the movie “Bad Teacher”. Watch the video to find out how many eyes Tommy gives the R-rated comedy. He talks about the actors’ performances, the characters, the film’s soundtrack, and shows you the marketing tricks used in the Red Band trailer to get more people in the seats.

BLIND FILM CRITIC
Hosted by Tommy Edison
Produced & Edited by Ben Churchill

“Bad Teacher” (2011)

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, Thomas Lennon, Eric Stonestreet

Plot Summary: Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there’s Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.

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GREEN LANTERN review – Blind Film Critic Slams Lead Actors (no spoilers)

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Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison reviews “Green Lantern”. He’s not too happy with the performances of the lead actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively or the excessive use of CGI (nearly half the film). Tommy says, “Green Lanterm’s super power is that he can create anything he imagines. What are the writers doing?” Plus, Tommy’s opinion of Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively, “Maybe the big screen isn’t for you.” Watch the video for more wisecracks and find out how Tommy rates the movie!

BLIND FILM CRITIC
Hosted by Tommy Edison
Produced & Edited by Ben Churchill

“Green Lantern” (2011)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi, Jon Tenney, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Clarke Duncan

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).

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“Green Lantern” review – Transcript

Another superhero movie. Who ‘green lanterned’ this?

(trailer/edited)

Oh, my god. I was so glad it was over. (laughs)

You know, there’s some story here, but also some weak performances I thought.

Ryan Reynolds was, I don’t know if I buy him as a superhero. I don’t think there’s much depth to him.

(Ryan Reynolds/Green Lantern: No evil shall escape my sight.)

Blake Lively. I didn’t really believe her. I thought she was sort of flat.

(Carol/Blake Lively: I think you’re late.)

You know, maybe the big screen isn’t for you. (laughs)

Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hammond.

(Peter Sarsgaard.Dr. Hammond: Why me?)

I didn’t think the writing was so good for his character, but he could really pull it off and make it believable.

Mark Strong was good in this. Same script. But man, he’s brings a lot of weight to the roll.

(Mark Strong: I don’t need to tell you who we are.)

You know, the audio in this was good. Big wide stereo. A lot of effects. A lot of cool things like that. To be honest, the sound effects, I think, had more depth than Ryan Reynolds. I mean, really.

(Ryan Reynolds: What the hell?!)

(Tommy laughs)

Nearly half of this movie is CGI. But really, what does it add to the story? I want to see this movie made without the visual effects. The story is great here, isn’t? A car alarm? I don’t think that’s going to help. His super power is that he can create anything he imagines. What are the writers doing? (people running and screaming)

So, for “Green Lantern”, I’m giving it one and half out of four eyes open.

So, remember you can always follow me on Twitter and Facebook. I’m Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic. This movie is so bad, it’s not even a guilty pleasure. It’s just guilty. (laugh)

(Ryan Reynolds: What the hell?!)

“Green Lantern” Trailer 1 (2011)

“Green Lantern” Trailer 2 (2011)