Apple – Trailers – Kontroll
This is my favorite of the batch of trailers I watched the other nght. Moody, ultra-hip attitude and dreamy visuals combine for a great looking flick. I realize that these kinds of impressions are easy to create in a two to three minute trailer and may be harder to sustain in a feature length film but still, I’m hooked. Whenever I have the opportunity I’ll see Kontroll.
Apple – Trailers – The Man Who Copied
This Brazilian comedy tells the story of a man (who, appropriately, works at a copy store) in love with a woman across the street whom he’s never met and the lengths he will eventually go to in order to win her heart.
The trailer is sweet, funny and well paced in setting up the situation. There are some notable story gaps where it seems like they knew they were running out of time and just skipped over some fairly big plot points. It’s still a good trailer and I would check the movie out based on it. It just could have been a touch more cohesive.
Apple – Trailers – The Rider Named Death
Russian. Political. Gunplay.
That’s what I have jotted down in my notes on this trailer which seems to be in the “personal story set against national backdrop” genre. I wasn’t really impressed with anything in the trailer as it didn’t really setup any sort of actual story. Still if the three words above strike your fancy check it out.
Apple – Trailers – Happily Ever After
A French relationship comedy this one looks very funny, with more than a smattering of genuine emotional issues underneath the humor.
Being in French and with a couple of the male leads looking somewhat similar I couldn’t quite follow the relationships but the sense is of a group of friends all going through some phase of actual or potential infidelity, possibly within that circle. It looks very funny and for my money there are very few things better than French relationship movies, be they comedic or dramatic. Maybe that’s why I like Woody Allen flicks – they’re made with the same sense of fatalism.
Apple – Trailers – Down And Derby
What this trailer lacks in actual humor it makes up for in originality. A father and his uber-competitive friends horn themselves into their sons’ pinewood derby preperations, convinced that only their participation will lead to a win. Having competed in a couple of those (Cub Scouts seems so long ago) I could relate to the general atmosphere created in the family but the trailer can’t decide whether the movie should be portrayed as a family film or more zany/prank-filled laugh fest.
Vintage Movie Ads from Nostalgiaville
Check out these vintage movie ads from 1914 on. These are fantastic to view as a history lesson and track the progression from ads being movie theater based to movie based. Since studios use to own their own theater chains they had just as much money to make at their own palaces as from the movies themselves.
(Thanks to FilmRot for the heads-up.)
Sony has updated their site for XXX: State of the Union with a game. Go on over if you’re looking to avoid work for a while.