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Archive for June, 2011


Trailer Watch: The Muppets full trailer

After a handful of parody trailers (including a Green Lantern-inspired one from a couple of days ago that I didn’t post here), we finally have a full trailer for the The Muppets. (The first one, anyway.)

Jason Segel (who co-wrote the script) really seems to get the Muppets’ brand of corny humor, and Amy Adams in hyperactive mode is practically a living Muppet herself; I don’t think you could ask for a better duo to help bring them back to the big screen this Thanksgiving.

Nolan and Fincher talk about Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life

This short (2:25) featurette on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life sees two of the most popular directors today — Christopher Nolan and David Fincher — discussing Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, Badlands) and, mostly indirectly, the director’s new film. Malick can be a bit too ponderous for some filmgoers, but I always find it interesting to see filmmakers discuss other filmmakers’ work.

The featurette also displays a bit of footage we haven’t seen in trailers yet, so it’s worth seeing in that respect, too.

via Coming Soon

Trailer Watch: Moneyball

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in Capote director Bennett Miller’s somewhat fictionalized, big-screen adaptation of Michael Lewis’s book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Brad Pitt is a solid enough actor when he’s given a good script to work from, and here, the words coming from his mouth are provided by Steve Zaillian (Searching for Bobby Fischer, David Fincher’s upcoming Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), with a rewrite (or two or three) from Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, West Wing) — so, it could be good.

Moneyball opens on September 23.

Trailer Watch: Attack the Block red band trailer

The hit UK sci-fi comedy Attack the Block has had a few preview screenings around the States, but it’s finally hitting theaters for realsies on July 29th (in limited release, anyway).

Writer-director Joe Cornish’s film stars a bunch of kids I’ve never heard of and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) — and Basement Jaxx provides the sure-to-be-great score. Attack the Block has been getting stellar reviews from the festival circuit (and the UK, where it’s been out for a few weeks already), so you’ll want to keep this one on your radar.

(via Indiewire)