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Archive for August, 2011


Trailer Watch: The Hunger Games teaser trailer (updated)

Lionsgate debuted the first teaser “sneak peek” for The Hunger Games on the 2011 Video Music Awards, and now you can watch it using the player below thanks to MTV (via


“Scrapbooking Big-Screen Memories” by Amanda Petrusich (link)

I gave a lot of interview for the two-sentence quote used in a New York Times article by Amanda Petrusich about Cinema Treasures, but it’s one of my favorite websites on the interwebs — and an invaluable resource when I do the strips where Devi and Jason visit old movie theaters — and it was for the New York freakin’ Times, so I was thrilled to do it all the same. Go check out the article over at the Times’ website.

Did I mention the part about getting quoted in the New York Times, talking about movie theaters? Being a pundit is cool.

Trailer Watch: Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson are together again in The Rum Diary

On October 28, 2011, Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson are back together in Withnail & I director Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of The Rum Diary. Fantastic choice of director (particularly if Terry Gilliam weren’t an option), and this trailer looks like a lot of fun.

Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovani Ribisi and Richard Jenkins round out the cast.

Watch the trailer below (courtesy the film’s YouTube channel) or read the synopsis after the cut:


Trailer Watch: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark red band trailer (plus clip)

Check out the new red band trailer for producer Guillermo del Toro and director Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark below. I might just be a big baby about teeth trauma, but this one creeps me out waaay more than the earlier trailer. (Don’t ever bring up American History X with me.)

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark opens tomorrow, August 26, 2011, in the US.

The synopsis and a link to a clip from the film can be found after the jump: