Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we survive a plane crash, talk about suicide, get trapped in an invisible box, join a cult, and make it all better by going to Italy.
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we try and pair everything with a nice chablis, take a walk in Rome, remember VHS’ heydays, hit up the French for some comedy, and then get serious about a father who leaves his kids only to come back and find another rooster in the hen house.
Briefly: Christopher Nolan has one more actor for his hardcore sci-fi film Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey is the chief cast member of the film that features a wormhole and alternate dimensions, and we knew that he would be joined by Anne Hathaway on ”a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.”
Now Nolan has picked Jessica Chastain, the actress who has worked with directors such as Terrence Malick, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat, and who has been one of the brightest “new” talents of the past couple years. There aren’t many actors who have a resume as impressive as what Chastain has built since 2010. Deadline says that Chastain will play the film’s “third lead,” but at this point your guess about the precise nature of the three lead roles is as good as ours.
This is the place where we say that we know very little about Interstellar, other than the fact that it was put into motion by Steven Spielberg, who was interested in the theories of experimental physicist Kip Thorne, and that Jonathan Nolan wrote the first script. After Spielberg moved on and Christopher Nolan signed to direct, the elder Nolan was reported to be reworking his brother’s script to make it a bit more his own.
We can tell you to expect loads of native IMAX footage, and that Interstellar is set for release on November 7, 2014.
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I have no idea what to expect out of Joseph Kosinski‘s Tron Legacy follow-up, Oblivion. The film looks gorgeous, and star Tom Cruise and foil Morgan Freeman could be a great opposed pair. But then again, there’s Tron Legacy, and that was also very pretty, with some good actors. And so I feel cautious about getting too optimistic.
As was the case with Tron Legacy, one thing very much in Oblivion‘s favor is the score. This time the work is from Anthony Gonzalez of M83, with Joseph Trapanese and singer Susanne Sundfør. I’m hesitant to really pay too much attention to the score just yet, as I think it will be better ingested along with the full film. But for those who want gratification right now, the entire score is streaming online.
We’ve got the stream below, along with a couple featurettes, several clips, and the new IMAX poster. (That poster is seen cropped above.) Read More »
The last poster for World War Z showed an organic tower of zombies swarming towards a helicopter. For this new one-sheet, Brad Pitt takes the center as he rides in the back of a helicopter, but he’s not really the focus. Despite Pitt occupying most of the poster’s real estate, most people will probably spend more time checking out what he’s surveying: total chaos on the ground below. The lesson from the two posters: helicopters might help people get a look at the grand scale of the film’s zombie outbreak, but they won’t save you in the end.
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