Refn’s work is a little polarizing, but I loved Drive and Bronson. This seems a bit closer to Bronson than Drive — which is to say that it looks even weird than I expected, but… huh. Only God Forgives stars Ryan Gosling and hits theaters on July 19th.
The new trailer for Michel Gondry’s next film has a little more plot and a little less Lumineers than the first one, but it’s beautiful. Keep this one on your radar. Mood Indigo stars Audrey Tautou (Amélie), Romain Duris, and Omar Sy (The Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past).
The film is based on the novel by Boris Vian. Its synopsis follows:
In a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole, Colin, a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas and best friend Chick, he meets Chloe, the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved’s life…
Mood Indigo opened yesterday in France and Belgium. It doesn’t have a US release date yet.
Coming out in limited release on December 28th is a little weird for a movie starring Matt Damon and directed by his Good Will Hunting director, Gus Van Sant. Promised Land arrives just in time for Oscar consideration, but not really early enough to draw a lot of money. Still, a drama starring Damon and Frances McDormand as company salesmen working to convince a small town to sell drilling rights to their property, against the objections of a small group of locals (Hal Holbrook, John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt) might not be chipper enough for the Christmas season, even if the odds of a downbeat ending are pretty slim.
A little over a month after the five minute international trailer for Cloud Atlas hit the web, we now have a domestic trailer, which gives you the barest details of the plot(s) and showcases a few of the film’s stars. The film (like the novel) weaves together six separate-yet-connected stories: a 19th century sea expedition, 1930s Belgium, 1970s California, present day London, a dystopian future Korea, and a post-apocalyptic Hawaii.
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Bae Doona, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, James D’Arcy and Hugo Weaving star in the October 26th release. Andy and Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer co-wrote and co-directed the film.