Chocolate Socialist (braisedbywolves) wrote,
Chocolate Socialist


I spent last weekend with a vicious head cold, but one of the things I did manage to do is watch a lot of trailers.

Surfer Dude does appear to be a perfect storm cloud of acrid smoke: Matthew McConaughey, and Woody Harrelson AND Willie Nelson? It must have taken about a decade to get made, though.

An American Carol: When David Zucker can't make a good movie out of the current state of American politics, perhaps he should just stop.

Rachel Getting Married in which Anne Hathaway makes a break for proper acting! Appears to be quite good by all accounts.

Repo: The Genetic Opera appears to be completely mental. A goth rock opera which has as its basis the Monty Python sketch about enforced organ donations, starring Giles Frombuffy, Sarah Brightman, and the girl from Spy Kids, who has grown up Baaaad.

W. seems to be coming along nicely, and the newest trailer suggests some epic half-hour pretzel-choking scene.

Fear(s) of the Dark has a very wanky title, but one of the five animators involved is Charles Burns, while will be good news for those who remember the DogBoy segments of MTV's Liquid Television, or who have followed his comics work.

Synecdoche, New York: Directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, seems like a self-referential story about creativity wreaking destruction on one man's life, should be good if you like this sort of thing (and I do!)

The Brothers Bloom. Mid August: read book about con men. Late August: think "Man, I wish I could see a film about con men. I haven't seen a good one since The Good Thief, and that's technically a heist". September 3rd, 15.00: watch this trailer, starring Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody and some sort of Tank Girl homage, and feel like this could be a gooood film about con men, with feelings and all but also a good con. September 3rd 15.01: Think "Rian Johnson sounds kind of familiar". September 3rd 15.02: Open pages on IMDB for each of the cast members, glance at Rian Johnson's, see that he's only made one film before. September 3rd 15.05: return to page, realise that the film is Brick, become Really Quite Excited. Maintain state of excitement from then until present, heightening it slightly upon hearing a) that there's an introductory voiceover by Ricky Jay and b) most reviews are mixed, due to the fact that it is complicated, and may require more than one viewing.
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