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By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 16, 2009 |

Here’s the trailer for The Informers, which is scheduled to be released on May 1st, up against X-Men Origins: Wolverine, or in other words, it’s set to be completely forgotten on May 1st. So, why is The Informers significant enough for us to feature its trailer? Shut the fuck up and stop asking questions. But the reason is simple: Mickey Rourke, the well-built cumstain, is in it (granted, he’s a very talented cumstain), and suddenly, everyone gives a shit about what Mickey Rourke is in, even though it’s clear that his role in The Informers is somewhat secondary.

So, is that it? Is that what makes The Informers trailer worth the two minutes it takes to watch it? What’d I say about questions, Swampass? But if you must know, The Informers is also based on a Bret Easton Ellis book. Bret Easton Ellis (a man with three names, who is impossible to refer to by one), as you recall, wrote American Psycho, which was made into a very cool movie, and Rules of Attraction, which was stylistically kind of cool, but not a particularly great movie — you can blame James Van Der Beek for that. I’ve actually read everything that Bret Easton Ellis has ever written except for this book, which I tried to start two or three times but could never get past the first few pages. I think by the time I’d gotten to The Informers, I’d grown weary of the man. (And holy crap, when he came back in 2005, with Lunar Park, how unbelievably shitty was that book — I accidentally left it in a theater, and once I’d arrive to my car after the movie and realized my mistake, I decided it wasn’t worth going back for. Dude lost it, hard.)

What else? Oh, the movie also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, and — in the lead role — Jon Foster, Ben’s lesser talented brother. The trailer has shades of Less than Zero in it, only it looks kind of annoying. Still, I’m kind of hoping it does fairly well; if so, Jon Foster’s increased visibility might shake loose Rawson Thurber’s Mysteries of Pittsburgh from the shelf (Foster played the lead in it).

Goddamn, I can ramble. Here’s the trailer — it’s got boobies if you’re looking for a reason not to watch it, or if you’re looking for a reason to watch it.

Hey! Great. That's What Fridays are For! / Dustin Rowles

Trailers | January 16, 2009 |

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