As we are of the British persuasion, we often feel an obligation to promote really great British movies. Fish Tank, the second film from the immensely talented Andrea Arnold, is out on Friday and we urge you to see it ASAP. The film is quite superb and contains an amazing performance from Katie Jarvis, in her film film.
The trailer for My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, the new movie from Werner Herzog and produced by David Lynch, has turned up. It’s not quite as insane as the trailer for his take on Bad Lieutenant, but the voiceover does seem to slightly mistake the kind of film Herzog tends to make. It does however, akin to Rescue Dawn, indicate this desire in modern Herzog movies to make films which seem to conform to the look and feel of mainstream Hollywood movies and yet entirely work within his own sphere of interest.
Check it out below.
Outside of the painfully awkward intro from Peter Jackson at the top of this trailer, this looks to be a pretty solid effort. The trailer seems to try and fit in everything and the kitchen sink into its runtime. The story, about a young girl who is murdered and the aftermath of her death for her family and friends, seems to be nearly wholly included in the two-and-a-bit minutes of the clip.
Jackson has certainly not tried to shy away from tacking the puratory-representations which are likely to cause a very, very minor stir here and there, although on the small screen of the trailer it looks like a better attempt than achievement.
The worry originally for most would have been the replacement of Ryan Gosling as the father with Marky Mark Wahlberg. Argue for eternity, if you see fit, that he was good in Boogie Nights and The Departed (the latter most just shouting and the former primarily playing dumb), but Wahlberg just ain’t the actor Gosling is. However, the trailer puts him in quite a reasonable light and, given his own parenthood, could allow him to bring something to the role which Gosling would have had to create rather than draw upon.
The book is one of my co-host’s favourites from the past few years so I’ll be interested to gauge his opinion when he returns from his Spanish sojourn, but for now I’ll give some backing to this. The cast is strong and, although the trailer plays up the melodrama and latter thriller elements a little too much, this has solid stock and should prove a good bet.
Brief though it may be, here’s a very short little snippet from The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, the new Terry Gilliam movie starring the late Heath Ledger.
The trailer has shown up for The Road, the John Hillcoat-directed adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy masterpiece. The film, starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron and the always great Garrett Dillahunt, has been much-delayed but is now due to hit cinemas in the US at the end of this year and probably the UK a few months later.
The trailer, for those who have read the book, seems to play up a great deal of action which always seemed more implied than explored. The book is much more a study of a post-apocalyptic landscape and the relationship between father and son roaming the empty planet. I’m not sure I completely dig that feel but, with amazing source material, a superb cast (including The Wire’s Michael K Williams) and director (of The Proposition) and assurances from Esquire’s Tom Chiarella of its importance, I’m willing to put my trust in the production for the time-being. Check out the trailer below.
The trailer has turned up for Tetro, the ambitious and long-held passion project from Francis Ford Coppola about an artistically-inclined, troubled Italian-American family. It follows one brother in his journey to find another and revive his career as a playwright after he has squandered his seemingly immense talent. The brother on the search finds an unfinished play by his troubled sibling which may hold the key to reviving their relationship and bond as brothers.
Coppola passion projects are many and varied and the last one we got, Youth Without Youth, was a failed if interesting work which will likely go down as another curio in his career rather than in any way approaching the quality of his work in the 1970s. This certainly has potential and has Coppola again working on a small budget and with uncompromising actors, most notably with the highly strung, if sometimes genius, Vincent Gallo.
It looks interesting and filled with emotion and you can check it out below.
The trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker has hit the internet and the people are abuzz. It is a pretty terrific trailer which gets across the kind of intensity you would expect from a film about a bomb-defusement marine, played by Jeremy Renner, and the psychological impact this kind of work has on those around him. I’m feeling pretty good about this one, although I don’t think it will break the Iraq movie box-office issues which have plagued the mini-genre thus far.
The trailer has come out for Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, a horror thriller hybrid starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple who go to a secluded cabin in the woods following the death of their son. This being von Trier, I don’t imagine too many basic shocks will be included in the film but, from the looks of the below trailer, it looks pretty disturbing with a great deal of religious and sexual undertones. We Europeans, we sure know how to make ’em.
The trailer for Mike Judge’s Extract, starring an ensemble headed by the likes of Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis, has been posted on Cinematical. It looks mighty amusing, with a return to his Office Space sensibilities following the dumb genius of Idiocracy, surely one of the most underrated movies of the past few years. You can check that out here.
Also out is the trailer for Moon, the Duncan Jones-directed, Sam Rockwell-starring spiritual successor to Silent Running. The film looks about what you might expect, but the key issue will be how you fell about Sam Rockwell and spending a whole movie in his company. See it below and let us know what you think.
We’ve also got another look at Michael Mann’s John Dillinger movie, Public Enemies, which still looks really interesting, even if some of the early buzz has been somewhat negative.
A little late on this one but it needs posting. Bruno, the third creation from Sasha Baron Cohen has a trailer which, while only sporadically funny, hints at the kind of depth-plumbing yet intelligent humour the film is likely to use. Particularly, it seems like another wonderful opportunity for Bruno to exhibit the prejudices inherent in American people across that fair land. Check out the trailer below.
Just because we want to give some love to the Twilight fans out there, here’s the trailer for the upcoming Robert Pattinson movie, Little Ashes. In it, the mega-haired stud takes on Salvador Dali during his early years. Check it out and let us know.
Martin stars in the film, an adaptation of the memoir by Elliot Tiber. It looks nothing like anything Lee has done before, which may or may not be a good thing. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.