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Gerard Butler: 'Machine Gun Preacher' Trailer!

Gerard Butler: 'Machine Gun Preacher' Trailer!

Check out the trailer for Gerard Butler‘s newest movie, Machine Gun Preacher!

The 41-year-old Scottish stud stars in the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gerard Butler

Earlier in the week, the film’s poster was released!

Machine Gun Preacher, directed by Marc Forster, will hit the big screen on September 23.









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  • Dear Gerry

    I know you are my boyfriend again after I told you to leave me alone but then I missed your hot stuff up inside me so I called you to get you back but my vacation in Portugal is more important than you. What I want to do will always matter more than you. You are a good boy to wait while I have fun so far away from you. Thank you for our randy texts messages. They get me hot. Miss you but you cannot be with me because I need this time to test you to see if you will bey willing to do as I say. Bye-bye sweetie. Hope to chat soon.

  • juliet of the spirits

    Double negatives are appropriate (though jarring to some ears) for Sam Childers. But last night I watched the trailer again and realized what it is about G’s voice doing an accent that doesn’t sit right when you first hear it.

    Gerry’s a colorful person and his speech sounds stilted without the normal rise and fall he uses when speaking in his normal accent. Looking back at something like Attila, he used the same flat tones in some areas, but was saved by the fact he was not as disciplined and his voice and accent (as well as his changing teeth) were all over the place. Strange to say that, but true. His looks were so distracting and his manner so charming in the DVD extras, one could still laugh at the fact, disregard it, and go on watching him bat those made up eyes at the viewer and forgive all that was haywire with the movie. It was pure entertainment for the female labido.

    I am not saying that is how it (the speech/accent) will be in this movie. I don’t judge on such slim evidence as a trailer. As a matter a fact, I like most of it. I too am keeping my fingers crossed that this is his “second” breakthrough role and he can pierce that tier from colorful, manly studmuffin to damned good actor.

  • Truth

    I agree juliet

  • Dear Gerry2

    Haha typo alert! It must be the gin-fizzes. It is happy hour here. We both like our bubblies don’t we? I meant to say that I love testing to see if you will be willing to do as I say, but you know the score don’t you sweetie-pie? *smooches* *air kisses* *bye-bye for now as I get back to me*

  • Looker

    Don’t agree Juliet…

  • LLL

    @Manny: I do not think that the majority of movie-goers will listen to Sam Childers’ interviews. I do not have to be convinced to see MPG. It is not necessary for double negatives to be thrown into a few script lines for authenticity sake. The bigger picture (excuse my pun) is that some movie goers will hear/see these few “hokey, down home” dialogue lines as bad acting. The lines won’t be credited to Sam Childers regional speech, nor Jason Keller’s screenplay writing. Gerard can carry the character. Let the authenticity development be in his acting. Isn’t this what all the posters are talking about when they refer to Gerard Butler’s ability to shine in a role?

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    Sorry but that doesn’t fly with me. Forrest Gump capitalized on the improper grammar, etc. and Driving Miss Daisy capitalized on Southern sterotypes and grammar. I think you aren’t giving the average movie goer enough credit… bad dialogue doesn’t equal bad acting…
    .
    Just ask Robert DeNiro in 15 minutes… He spoke a ton of crap lines but was so good in his role IMO…

  • Manny

    Dear Gerry – you are hilarious… Can’t wait to hear more of your exploits. ;P

  • Gerry Darlin’……………

    My vacation is not more important than you,missing you mucho,cant wait to be in your arms again *snuggles*.
    LOL LOL LOL.

  • Maggie P.U.

    @195… With ya on that one..GA. Just like when I posted a response to #30 (beach thread/coffee) that it was not a notebook but a book my post got deleted. Now, if nothing to hide, nothing wrong….get where I am going with this….why do my thread that way and after it was deleted come in and start the B-A$$ again? Just askin :)

    Peace.

    MPU

  • LLL

    @Manny: We will have to agree to disagree. I can’t comment if improper grammar was used in those films. I don’t really remember every line. Maybe you can give an improper grammar example from the Forrest Gump or Miss Daisy characters. Possibly what you are referring to is character development through the use of an accent. Truthfully, I have no problem with improper grammar for character development. The improper grammar line “You got no idea what I am saying.” is sufficient in showing regional speech, level of education or whatever reason for character development. “I don’t got no good shoes.” seems to me a bit of over kill. To me, considering the context of the other dialogue, it is not a good line.

  • Gerry Darlin’……………

    Of course it’s all about ME, you know this.I’m your princess. *snuggles*.

  • Maggie P.U.

    @210 and 204…. You ain’t right LOL!!!! to funny Have a S/G fizz (or 2) for me would ya!!? :)

    Peace.

    MPU

  • niknoks

    @LLL:

    Bad grammar such as ‘double negatives’ generally drive me up the wall, sometimes it’s down to a poor education and sometimes it’s down to regional dialect, sometimes a little of both, but if this is the way Sam Childers talks then that should be respected in the film and it would have been an insult to him to change it.
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    I don’t know how a film-goer would mistake this dialect for bad acting, surely everybody knows that an actor is doing just that, acting. For example, I don’t know anybody that came out of the the cinema after watching Rain Man thinking that Dustin Hoffman was autistic or thinking that Ed Norton was a r.acist after watching American History X.
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    If people cannot distinguish between the actor and the character then that’s their problem and film makers certainly shouldn’t be catering to those people.
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    I think as a society in whatever we do, we should be aiming to raise standards to challenge people, not lowering them to meet the lowest common denominator.

  • LLL

    Is “The Bounty Hunter” considered a bad movie?

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    Then we agree to disagree.
    .
    That seems rather disingenuous IMO. Kind of goes with the dumb it down theory in my book. We want our movie to seem smart so don’t use any slang or incorrect grammar because then the stupid movie going public will think our movie is intelligent. Personally I take real over proper any day… but that is just me.
    .
    Sam came from nothing, was going nowhere, no formal education… I would be surprised if Sam Childers even knew what a double negative is. Do you want him to speak any way other what he does because it is a movie? The line, much to your chagrin, rang a chord with me because it shows the kind of man Sam is… uneducated, outside of society, raw, and vulnerable.
    .
    Thanks for the nice discussion. :)

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    I personally thought it was a piece of sh!t. But don’t take my opinion for it…
    .
    Here is what rottentomatoes has to say… http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1220551-bounty_hunter/
    .
    BTW 7% is one of the lowest scores on the entire site… and is Butler’s lowest rated movie… http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/gerard_butler/

  • LLL

    @Manny: @niknoks: Read my post more carefully. I stated I have no objections to improper grammar for usage in character development. You guys are reading a lot into my post. I don’t know where I stated movie-goers cannot distinguish an actor from a character. Maybe you can point that out to me. That is just silly.

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    Post #206
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    “It is not necessary for double negatives to be thrown into a few script lines for authenticity sake. The bigger picture (excuse my pun) is that some movie goers will hear/see these few “hokey, down home” dialogue lines as bad acting.”

  • LLL

    @Manny: Why did you think it “was a piece of sh!t.”

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    You must not have seen it…… watch it and you can decide for yourself…

  • niknoks

    @LLL:
    -
    Your words….

    “The bigger picture (excuse my pun) is that some movie goers will hear/see these few “hokey, down home” dialogue lines as bad acting.”

    If that’s how they see it, that’s their problem, we shouldn’t be catering to people that can’t differentiate between a character’s dialogue and the actor himself.
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    “I stated I have no objections to improper grammar for usage in character development.”

    I’m not sure what you mean by this, if a character in a film uses bad grammar such as double negatives it has to be used throughout the film, unless the film is about him getting an English lesson, otherwise the character is not going to be believable.

  • LLL

    @Manny: Honestly, you guys have seen so much more of Gerard Butler’s work than I have. But, yes I have seen “The Bounty Hunter”.

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    Not trying to be evasive… wanted to let you make your own opinion.
    .
    Getting a root canal for me is better than having to sit through The Bounty Hunter because they at least give you something to mask the pain at the dentist. It is that painful and embarrassing to watch IMO. Not one of Butler’s best, felt he phoned it in, and Aniston is one of the worst actresses in HW today. Again, it is my opinion… why did you like it?

  • Gerry Darlin’……………

    **** ** !!!!.

  • LLL

    @Manny: @niknoks: Ok I said bad acting. Bad lines are spoken by the actor in the movie not the writer. Movies are usually associated with the actors, unless there is a big name producer or director attached. I don’t think I am conveying my point very well. Sorry. Not the movie-goers will think Gerard Butler is the Sam Childers character himself. What am I missing here? Ok….Thank you Nik…. your statement explains what I am trying to say………”if a character in a film uses bad grammar such as double negatives it has to be used throughout the film,”. I am not a perfectionist, but I am stickler for continuity. The double negatative was used only once in the trailer, where it could have been used in the last line also. I hope for continuity sake it is used often in the film. Not the one random line thrown in for a bit of authenicity. Personally, double negatives make me cringe, just as you stated they “generally drive me up the wall,”.

    On the last thread you stated:
    “# 99 niknok @ 08/18/2011 at 6:56 pm +2
    @lolita:
    It looks like a great film and a great story but I can’t get past the dodgy accent, which I hope doesn’t ruin what looks like a good performance”

    Juilet had some great insights on his “accent”. I want Gerard to do well. Why throw a random word in if the rest of the performance can be carried by his acting ability? Speaking including an accent is a part of one’s acting ability. I don’t know if this clarifies my point any better, I think in trying to answer multiple post my answer is a little jumbled. Sorry.

  • Gerry Darlin’……………

    Gerry,my Hunny Bunny I’ll be home very soon.*snuggles*.

  • sockpuppet

    @LLL: Lots like Gerard in it, hate the movie, & do not like him and JA together. some funny scenes, shower scene good, but otherwise yuck.

    I like TUT, but skip some parts (like the restaurant one).

  • LLL

    @Manny: I thought “The Bounty Hunter” was horrible. But, where did the horrible start…. in the script? Most likely… it just seemed so randomly thrown together. But, unfortunately, it did not get a Razzie nomination for screenplay. However both Gerard Butler and Jennifer Anniston and of course the movie itself were nominated for a Razzie. I guess the point I am trying to make is though the script was terrible, the actors are the ones most associated with the movie. Ergo…if dialogue (aka the screenplay) is crappy it is associated with the actor saying it and not necessarily the screenplay writer. For example: Who said “no one puts Baby in a corner”? I can tell you what actor said the line, but without looking it up… I can’t tell you who wrote it. Some movies buffs might, but I am not in that group. I hope this helps to illustrate my point.

  • http://gerard-butler-machine-gun-preacher-trailercomment-page-10 CHOLITA

    No llores mi corazon… soy terca,creo que a este foro no le gusta el amor….No llores mi corazon,si es que ya no te aman,sabes que cuando tu quieras yo estoy a tus pies.Mujer cuando vuelvas conmigo y a pesar del poco rato soy tan feliz,creo que para amarte solo he nacido,y a pesar de otros cariños no te he olvidado.Yo vivire para amarte,siempre vivire,ire hacia donde tu estes contra todo siempre te amare.Yo te amare a pesar del tiempo te amare.Aferrado siempre vivire al amor que yo en ti encontre…..amorcito good night…..espero que sueñes con los angelitos…..adios.

  • XXX.

    Slow Gerry news day today, he must be resting up after that wild Scottish wedding he was at.We must be due a new thread soon,it’s been a couple of days surely the car needs refilling LOL .

  • LLL

    @sockpuppet: I watched “The Bounty Hunter” on DVD. I secretly wanted to turn it off….but, out of respect to those I was watching with, I could not. I did make a lot trips to the kitchen and bathroom during that movie. Luv ya. Atleast with TUT (also DVD), I felt comfortable enough to make a few jabs. It was all just in fun of course.

  • Manny

    @LLL:
    .
    I see your point but I’m not in agreement on the Booty Hunter. Butler and Aniston deserved the razzi noms IMO. They both were absolutely horrible in it IMO. Aniston thinks flipping her hair is acting. And Butler looked absolutely numb in his part. I think the best acting for that movie was in the press junket not on the screen. :)

  • LLL

    The evening is young…. too early for some to be out and about.

  • LLL

    @Manny: From what I hear…hands everywhere….I might be too afraid to watch the press junkets!!!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @LLL: Like I said before I don’t care if he lapses back into his Scottish accent, I care how he portrays Sam and the story. I’m not critical about accents and slipping out of his characters accent. If I was a movie critic I suppose that would be important to me but I’m not and I don’t care. What I hear is his voice telling the story, his deep mellow voice. I guess I’m jaded that way.

  • LLL

    @lolita: Do I seem critical of Gerard Butler?

  • Looker

    Sam is an uneducated man raised in a hillbilly rural area. His vocabulary is not going to be that of a college graduate and I would not expect his life story to be told that way. I am around people all of the time that are of a different educational level and I would not attempt to correct them as they speak. I have listen to alot of Sam’s interviews and it is very evident, but that does not make him any less of a person, just someone that did not have the same educational opportunities. I thought the line to Lynn ….”I don’t have no good shoes, Lynn” was very endearing to the man he is…and it really touched my heart… I am excited to see this movie and Mr. Butler…

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    I can’t wait to see this movie and I might be upset if he sounded like daffy duck, but since that’s not happening, I just want to go and enjoy seeing him in something that is worth watching. The movie looks good by the trailer and that’s what is important to me.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @LLL: I don’t know if it is critical. I just go for the entertainment and sometimes I’m disappointed and sometimes I am not. I don’t get into the technical part as much as you seem to. Please don’t feel I am being critical of you, I am only trying to tell you that I don’t get into it that way. I sure you have seen silent movies and you knew what the character was showing you by actions and facial features. That is what I see I am more in to.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @LLL, I can only tell you that I love the sound of his deep voice. I wish he could do more movies with his on accent. Errol Flynn had a good voice to me. If Errol Flynn did accents I never noticed, only the sound of his voice.

  • LLL

    @lolita: I totally understand what you are saying. After all it is called the entertainment industry. I am critical of somethings…no doubt, but I am not really critical of the man himself. I may have made a little fun at his expense, but he seems to have a wicked sense of humor…don’t think he would be too mad about my joking. To my recollection, I have never made a truly disparaging remark about the man on the JJ Gerard Butler threads. Some post things and I just have to shake my head. I certainly haven’t post anything if repeated to him I would be ashamed to take ownership. Yep….L did it…aahh…that is posted it, I mean.

  • sockpuppet

    @LLL: TBH, some funny interviews. One in England, very funny, woman interviewing both, and making them guess movies; and she gave Gerard a cup cake. If I can find it. another One where he gets embarssed because he said he likes women, and JA said, yes, darlin, all of them.

    Interv iews are better than the movie.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @LLL: All good. I have said a few goofy things about the man myself. I also would never be ashamed to repeat them to him. He can be very colorful when he wants to be. I guess I might be a little embarassed if I had to tell him that I wanted to shimmy up his leg.

  • LLL

    @lolita: At least you would have the courtesy to tell him what you want to do first and not just suddenly shimmy up his leg without warning!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @LLL: WELLLL, maybe not LOL.

  • LLL

    @lolita: Oh h3LL….just jump him!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @LLL: Ok and I’ll tell him you gave me permission. OK?

  • meatpuppet

    I just think it’s funny that Sam didn’t want the Buttfµck to play him in the movie.
    Love that anecdote, don’t you??

  • meatpuppet

    I just think it’s funny that Sam didn’t want the Buttfµck to play him in the movie.
    Love that anecdote, don’t you??

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