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Archive for August 14th, 2012


Trailer Watch: Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me

Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass have turned Birbiglia’s This American Life segment, “Stranger in the Night” (from the “Fear of Sleep” episode) into a feature film called Sleepwalk with Me.

Birbiglia’s a tremendously funny comic, and the source material is so funny and so smart, that the finished film is sure to be hugely entertaining — although judging from the trailer Birbiglia’s uninspired visuals leave a tiny bit to be desired. (Cinematography counts for a lot with me! Film is a visual medium.) Still, he’s surrounded himself with a strong cast, and Ira Glass’s storytelling instincts are nigh-unparalleled.

Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn and Carol Kane co-star. Seth Barrish co-directs and co-writes with Mike Birbiglia along with co-writers Ira Glass and Joe Birbiglia.

The film is in VERY limited release, so check here, if you’d like to see it.

Thanks for the heads up, Nick Grugin!

Trailer Watch: Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths trailer

Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) is finally back with another black comedy. This one, Seven Psychopaths, is about “a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu.” The premise is a little goofy, but with these three guys in the lead, how could I not be on board?

Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Zeljko Ivanek co-star in the October 12th release.