Aside from the great 'Dogtown and Z-Boys,' film makers have never really given skaters their proper due in the spotlight. Regardless of whether you think it's a sport or a hobby, skateboarding isn't easy and there's more to skateboarders than a complete disregard for their personal well-being.
After winning some major awards at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival, we're getting our hopes up that 'Dragonslayer' will do for skateboarding what 'The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' did for video games. So click through to check out the debut trailer and weigh in on the rest of the trailers that broke this past week.
What's it about?: A documentary about California skater punks living off the grid in the wake of America's economic collapse.
Who's in it?: No one you've heard of. Directed by Tristan Patterson.
When does it come out?: November 4, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: It did win Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at SXSW this year, so that alone has us pretty excited.
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|Looking bad.||17 (56.7%)|
'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'
What's it about?: A documentary chronicling George Harrison's life and achievements during and after his time as one of the four Beatles.
Who's in it?: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Yoko Ono, among others. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
When does it come out?: Premiering on HBO on October 5 & 6, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: About time our favorite Beatle got his own documentary.
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|Looking bad.||5 (21.7%)|
What's it about?: A biopic centered around Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese politician who was sentenced to 15 years under house arrest for standing up to her country's oppressive government.
Who's in it?: Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis, among others. Directed by Luc Besson; written by Rebecca Frayn.
When does it come out?: October 2011
What do we think of the trailer?: Doesn't give much away, but definitely interested in Luc Besson's first stab at a biopic.
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|Looking bad.||6 (46.2%)|
What's it about?: A violent man heading down a path of self-destruction befriends a religious woman trapped in an abusive relationship. The more the two get to know each other, the more they end up needing each other to save themselves from their inner and outer demons.
Who's in it?: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, and Eddie Marson, among others. Written and directed by Paddy Considine.
When does it come out?: October 7, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Looks vicious, and we mean that in a good way.
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'The Rum Diary'
What's it about?: Based on the novel by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the story follows a young journalist who goes to Puerto Rico and gets swept up its world of alcohol, romance, and corruption.
Who's in it?: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and Aaron Eckhart, among others. Written and directed by Bruce Robinson.
When does it come out?: October 28, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Concerned that the tone seems off, but still holding out hope that this does the source material justice.
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|Looking bad.||5 (12.2%)|
'Fireflies in the Garden'
What's it about?: Loosely based on the life of poet laureate Robert Frost, the story follows an accomplished author who comes home after his mother dies in a car crash. While coping with his grief and planning the funeral, the author tries to repair his strained relationship with his domineering father after a childhood filled with mental and physical abuse.
Who's in it?: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, and Julia Roberts, among others. Written and directed by Dennis Lee.
When does it come out?: October 14, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Definitely has a good cast going for it, but still wondering why it took three years for this movie to get released after being made in 2008.
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|Looking bad.||7 (21.9%)|
What's it about?: A thirty-something accomplished author returns home to deliver the commencement speech at his old high school where he was never very popular. While there, he reconnects with old friends and tries to woo the popular girl he used to have a crush on as a teenager.
Who's in it?: Mark Polish, Winona Ryder, and Sean Astin, among others. Directed by Michael Polish; written by Mark Polish.
When does it come out?: September 16, 2011.
What do we think of the trailer?: Nothing special.
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So which movie are you most excited for?
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