Monthly Archives :

September 2008

Australia, new trailer

Australia, new trailer

Read More

Can’t find an embeddable version, so you’ll need to click the Australia logo Click above to be carried off to very pretty Luhrmannland. Looking more and more like Out of Africa meets The African Queen — not that there’s anything wrong with that. But not sure how easy it will be to top Meryl, Robert, Kate and Humphrey. Not to mention Pollack and Huston. And Africa.

Seven Pounds, trailer

Seven Pounds, trailer

Read More

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1fZSemg3iM[/youtube] Official sales pitch: “The emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.” [None of them in the audience, however.]

The Circuitous Course of Benjamin Button

The Circuitous Course of Benjamin Button

Read More

The zig-zag path from Fitzgerald short story to Fincher epic is outlined in the NYTimes, following The Curious Case of Benjamin Button across a minefield of interpretations (a comedy starring Martin Short!), as the property was passed many hands over the past two decades (Speilberg and Spike Jonz among the directors once attached.) It’s a rewrite history that began in the early ’90s with producer Ray Stark; stalled when the…

Paul Newman and the Evolution of the Anti-Hero

Paul Newman and the Evolution of the Anti-Hero

Read More

Roger Ebert, reviewing Cool Hand Luke in 1967, a 1400-word history lesson on the evolution of our attitudes about heroes and how Paul Newman became the ultimate personification of the anti-hero: “He’s been in movies where he is a fairly ordinary guy in a fairly ordinary situation. He’s more or less like the people he hangs around with, except he won’t be pushed. He knows his own mind. The bad…

New Benjamin Button trailer

New Benjamin Button trailer

Read More

Epic in the purest sense of the word. Apple HD trailers here. I think now we’ve seen enough so that this qualifies as more than a guess: Best Cinematography nomination for Claudio Miranda, and I’m all in for another 7-8 nominations in categories across the board.

The Spirit, final trailer

The Spirit, final trailer

Read More

[UPDATE: Much sharper version to replace the previous youtube clip. A movie that depends on the strength of its graphic impact to deliver the full force of its style deserves the best presentation possible.] Hope nobody’s getting tired of trailers. Try to enjoy the surplus; we’ll be crying when the steady stream dries up. Watch it in hi-def at moviefone, and I’ll post an HD version here as soon I…

Hunger trailer

Hunger trailer

Read More

Thanks to Alex Billington at Firstshowing.net for the reminder about Cannes Camera d’Or winner, Hunger, the story of IRA martyr Bobby Sands’ last days during his 1981 hunger strike. Though a difficult movie to watch, Alex thinks Hunger deserves recognition for its cinematography and says, “the film has enough cinematic value to be called a work of art.”

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York

Read More

Maybe not as dreamlike and tantalizing as the teaser poster, but a beautiful Metropolis-under-glass terrarium all the same. Probably best that promotional teasers for Synecdoche, New York stay away from trying a literal explanation of the puzzle-box complexity of the film, but this poster works for me because it manages to convey the unlikely juxtapositions of familiar cityscapes. Urban organisms like New York are pretty friggen surreal in everyday experience,…

Valkyrie trailer

Valkyrie trailer

Read More

Poster after the cut. [UPDATE: Featurette we've seen before, but higher quality than the one posted months ago.]

Head of Skate, trailer

Head of Skate, trailer

Read More

Remember the Matt Damon interview that we all enjoyed and admired 100%, when everybody joined hands, sang Kumbyah, made s’mores, and told ghost stories before we paired off in unlikely couples and slipped off to zippered tents to make out? Oh, happy hopeful topic! Here’s another video sure to bring us all together in a totally non-partisan spirit of mutual respect, clumsy fondling, and national unity. From collegehumor.com: After hearing…