This one kind of sneaks up on you. I didn’t like it the first time I watched it but after seeing it once or twice more I think I’m getting where Allen is coming at here. But I’m not sure if it’s one of his comedies, one of his dramas or something that’s in the middle of those two. All I know is there aren’t any obvious jokes here and no punchlines, just a lot of character moments and some trademark dialogue.
This looks like an emotional and moving movie and I’m more than a little intrigued by it. Sign me up.
What a funny, charming trailer. While I was looking forward to it based on the Sundance buzz this just became one of my Must Sees this year.
I’m obviously a week or so late to this, but I can’t let the fact that 20th Century Fox became essentially the first movie studio to use Vine, an app so new it still has that smell, for movie marketing purposes, teasing the eventual release of a trailer for The Wolverine.
It’s a pretty cool implementation and seemed, most importantly, to do the job of whetting people’s appetite for the full trailer, which was released two or three days down the road. I’d be interested to know how Fox got the video assets into Vine since that doesn’t seem to be part of its native functionality, but it’s possible I’m missing something.
Regardless, it’s good to see movie studios among the early adopters of this new social tool, which has to date been primarily used by brands for the creation of funny little looping images of their products suddenly sprouting mustaches or something like that. While I still think movie-specific social profiles are the wrong strategy, this sort of innovative use is hard to argue with in principle.
The 165-foot-long craft, which is slated to fly over Phoenix on Thursday, displays the image of a “minion” — one of the jabbering, pill-shaped beings featured in Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me” franchise.
via ‘Despicable Me 2′ blimp enters new frontier of movie marketing – latimes.com.
I’m completely on board with this flick.
Oh, and am I the only one who got a bit of a Godfather Part III flashback during the scene where Not Khan shoots up the board room?
The first real (there was promo footage released previously if memory serves) trailer
for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is out now and it’s great. Great soundtrack, lots of promise of his cast of friends and favorites having a good time with Shakespeare’s dialogue and great black-and-white.
The only possible point of hesitation I have about this is that I love the Kenneth Branagh film from the early 90s so much. It’s the perfect entry point to Shakespeare on film: Light and airy and completely enjoyable. But it’s Whedon so it’s almost certain to work just fine, though obviously on a different level than Branagh’s film.
I’m completely charmed by this trailer for the new Noah Baumbech movie, Francis Ha. It doesn’t hurt that it stars Greta Gerwig, whom I not only enjoy as an actress but am increasingly admiring for not seeking easy paychecks in super hero or video game adaptation movies. There may come a day when that bridge gets jumped off of but for the time I’m digging her career choices.
I love how Dave Grohl’s answer to “what should we do with this song?” appears to always be “Let’s add another guitar!”
Flipness aside, I have the feeling we’re watching something truly awesome as Grohl continues to promote his Sound City documentary. Not only is he obviously having a blast playing with all these legendary musicians and sharing his passion for this place where so much great music was made, but I have to believe there’s lots of goodwill that’s spilling over from the live appearances to the film itself. It’s cross-media story-telling in a very pure fashion.
Watch this video for the wordless “Mantra” from the film’s soundtrack and see what a great musician Grohl really is. The song’s progression from one segment to the next is seamless and marked most notably by changes in how he plays the bass drum part.
That the Jack the Giant Slayer marketing team didn’t use Vine for any promotions (at least none that I’m aware of) seems like a failure to me.