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 get excited about INXS once more, wonder if we can be scared again, put down the blu cigs to see Stephen Dorff rip it up, revisit Egypt, and wail like a banshee alongside Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna.
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Emile Hirsch Cast in ‘The Motel Life’

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans producers Alan and Gabriel Polsky are putting together a film adaptation of Willy Vlautin‘s novel The Motel Life. The first talent is now on board, as Emile Hirsch has signed to play one of “two brothers who flee their Reno motel room after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.” Read More »