Paddleton trailer

In the mid-2000s, Mark Duplass made a name for himself with a low-budget indie called The Puffy Chair and helped introduce the burgeoning “mumblecore” movement to cinephiles. Now, after a decade of near-constant movie appearances and starring on television shows like Togetherness and The League, Duplass is still embracing his low-budget roots by starring in a new movie called Paddleton. The Netflix film stars Duplass and Ray Romano as neighbors who hang out and goof off together after one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Check out the trailer below.
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Green Band Trailer

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 celebrate the World Series champions Chicago Cubs with a little beer, try to speak slowly so I can understand chess, celebrate Aspergers, root for a man to get to the next level in life, and see what it would look like if Cast Away was created as an indie film. Read More »

blue-jay-trailer

The Duplass Brothers have a four-picture deal with Netflix. Last summer, the streaming service announced they’d finance four movies produced by Jay and Mark Duplass through their production company Duplass Brothers Productions. Unlike Netflix’s Adam Sandler movies, however, the brothers’ films will first go to theaters. The first film the Duplass brothers have produced for Netflix is Alex Lehmann’s feature directorial debut Blue Jay, which stars Duplass and recent Emmy winner Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story).

Below, watch the Blue Jay trailer.

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Green Band Trailer

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 see how Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass are making my heart ache, catch up with Tracy Ullman, get in the ring with a foreign Oscar contender, make sense of a nonsensical artist, get positive, and hope for the best with comedians who are learning how to be funny. Read More »