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About Michaela Zanello

Michaela Zanello graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Human Development and a minor in French. In 2014, she received her M.A. in Professional Writing from New England College. Michaela works as the Editor & Content Manager for the website BeABestseller.com and was formerly employed as a staff writer for the Internet marketing company Rachel Rofe Enterprises. Additionally, in the past she has freelanced for the entertainment websites WeekInRewind.com and Starpulse.com. Michaela enjoys writing about almost any subject matter but has an affinity for marketing, new media, film, and entertainment-related topics. Writing is the only career pursuit that Michaela has ever been truly passionate about. She is presently trying to gain as much writing experience as she possibly can, and there isn't any communication medium that she wouldn't be thrilled to undertake, including blogs and magazines; she would even freelance in Morse Code if the opportunity presented itself. After all, the written word is such a powerful tool, having the ability to inform, inspire, and unite, which is why the pen...err...the keyboard, the smartphone, and the iPad remain mightier than the sword.

Weekly Top Trailers

1. Rapt

2. Project Nim 

3. The Sleeping Beauty 

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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Horrible Bosses”

horrible bossesPICK Horrible BossesA comedy directed by Seth Gordon with a hilarious ensemble cast, including Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis, which tells the harebrained but highly entertaining story of three unhappy friends who enlist the help of a shady ex-con to devise a “foolproof” scheme that will rid themselves of their insufferable employers…for good.

Hossible Bosses has a super dark premise, the pace is uneven, and the humor is lewd, crude, and highly offensive, but even still, the film is undeniably relatable and packed with punch. Plus, the cast is fully equipped with loads of energy and top-notch comedic timing. The jokes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this outrageous farce definitely delivers the just desserts topped with tons of fun.

Check out what Ben Kendrick of ScreenRant.com has to say about Horrible Bosses. What do you think? 

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And the Winners Are…

Hoo to the Ray for the GTAs! The 12th annual Golden Trailer Awards were held this past Wednesday night at the Music Box Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Check out which trailers went home a winner…

Best in Show 

The Social Network “Trailer#2”

Best Action 

Inception “Control”

Best Animation/Family 

Rango “Teaser”

Best Comedy 

The Other Guys “Return to Glory”

Best Documentary 

The Tillman Story “Trailer 1”

Best Drama 

The Social Network “Trailer #2”

Best Horror 

The Last Exorcism 

Best Independent Trailer

The Tree of Life 

Best Music 

The Social Network “Trailer #2”

Best Romance

Blue Valentine “Trailer 1”

Best Thriller

Black Swan

Best Video Game Thriller

Starcraft II “Prepare”

The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over

Born to be Wild “Evolution”

Golden Fleece 

Burlesque “Make a Star”

Most Original 

The Social Network “Trailer #2”

Summer 2011 Blockbuster

Transformers: Dark of the Moon “Alien Secret”

Trashiest Trailer

Hobo with a Shotgun “Red Band”

For the complete list of all the winners and nominees, go to GoldenTrailer.com and while you’re here, take a peak at the trailer for Best in Show winner The Social Network “Trailer #2.” 

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You Are Cordially Invited to the Golden Trailer Awards!

Tickets for the 12th annual Golden Trailer Awards are now available for purchase! The awards show and festivities will be held on June 29, 2011 at the Music Box Theater – 6126 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA.

7:00-8:00 – Pre-Party (cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)

8:00-9:15 – Awards Show

9:30-12:00 – Post-Party (drinks, coffee, dessert reception)

Price: $75.00

*cocktail attire preferred

I want to purchase my ticket to the Golden Trailer Awards now!

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Weekly Top Trailers

1. The Art of Getting By 

2. My Afternoons with Marguerite

3. Page One Inside the New York Times

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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

pan Mr. Popper's PenguinsPAN Mr. Popper’s PenguinsA family comedy directed by Mark Waters, starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, and Angela Lansbury which tells the hackneyed story of an ambitious business man who has no idea what’s really important in life. Well, that is…until he inherits 6 waddling roommates who transform his posh bachelor pad into a polar ice cap, create some general, kid-friendly mayhem, and teach him valuable life lessons…you know the drill. 

Mr. Popper’s Penguins nestles nicely into the syrupy family fare genre; many of the jokes may fall far south of hilarious, but the film is still cute enough for kids and schmaltz-loving adults to get a kick out of it. The film’s primary weakness, which ironically is also its biggest strength, is Carrey’s show-stealing performance. In these types of films, the adorable animals are supposed to take center stage…and it’s not like the arctic birdies aren’t trying  – they tap dance to “Ice Ice Baby” for cryin’ out loud! Yet in almost every scene, Carrey manages to upstage them, which doesn’t serve his character all that well since he’s supposed to be cold and unfeeling. Oh well, I guess…at least he’s entertaining.

Check out what Twitch Film has to say about Mr. Popper’s Penguins. What do you think?

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Golden Trailer Nominees – Get ’em While They’re Hot!

The nominations for the 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards are out…tah-daaah!

Best Action:

Inception “Control

Sucker Punch “Trailer”

The Town “This Side”

Best Animation/Family

Cars 2 “Spies Are Us”

Gnomeo & Juliet

Hop “Battle For Easter”

Rango “Teaser

Best Comedy

Bad Teacher “Hot for Teacher”

The Hangover Part II “Trailer #3

The Other Guys “Return to Glory”

Paul “Trailer”

Best Documentary

Catfish 

Life in a Day “Best Day Ever Trailer”

Running America

The Tillman Story “Trailer#1

Best Drama

127 Hours 

Hereafter “Connection”

The King’s Speech

The Social Network “Domestic  Trailer#2”

Best Horror

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark “Whisper”

The Last Exorcism 

Let Me In “More”

The Rite “Proof

Best Independent Trailer

It’s Kind of a Funny Story 

Martha Marcy May Marlene “Can’t Wait”

Tree of Life

Winter’s Bone

Best Music 

Battle: Los Angeles “Prepare

Rabbit Hole “Trailer1A”

The Social Network “Trailer 2”

Sucker Punch “Trailer”

Best Romance

Beginners 

Blue Valentine “Trailer 1”

Love and Other Drugs “Match Trailer”

Somethings Borrowed “Best Things”

Best Thriller

Black Swan 

Buried “Trailer1A”

Super8

Unknown “Puzzle”

Best Video Game Trailer

Crysis 2  “Launch Trailer

End of Nations “Backstory Trailer”

Prototype 2 “Maker”

Starcraft II “Prepare”

The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over

Biutiful “Int’l Trailer

Born To Be Wild “Evolution”

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec “UK Trailer”

Tangled “Flynn’s Story”

Golden Fleece

Burlesque “Make a Start”

Faster “Int’l Trailer B”

Stone “Trailer

The Tourist “Domestic Trailer”

Most Original

Battle: Los Angeles “Prepare”

Buried “Trailer 1A

The Social Network “Domestic Trailer #2”

Tree of Life

Summer 2011 Blockbuster

Cowboys & Aliens “Domestic Trailer”

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 “Jack”

Super 8

Transformers: Dark of the Moon “Alien Secret”

Trashiest Trailer

F “UK Trailer

Hobo With A Shotgun “Red Band”

Machete “Machete Int’l Trailer B”

Piranha 3D “2Million Years”

The 2011 Golden Trailer Awards will be held on June 29th, 8 pm, at the Los Angeles Music Box. To view the complete listing of all the nominees, visit the official site of the Golden Trailer Awards. Who are you rooting for?

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