I remember getting chills after watching the trailer for Rian Johnson’s Brick back in 2005, and watching this newly unearthed pre-Sundance trailer for the film is giving me similar vibes. Maybe it’s the brilliant use of Ennio Morricone’s “Paying off Scores”, or the way the trailer is cut to a conversation between Brendan and Brain — all I know is that a rewatch for Brick is in short order.

Also, be sure to check out the new Brick Tumblr, which is quickly becoming a great resource on various media about the film. If you’re a Netflix user and haven’t seen the film yet, you can stream it via Watch Instantly (where I believe its available in HD for the Xbox 360 and other devices). Check out the trailer after the break:

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Brick alternative poster

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Stage Adaptation of Rian Johnson’s Brick


I always find it interesting when school drama departments choose to adapt movies into stageplays. Sure, the end result never ends up half as good as the big screen version (it’s a high school production after all), but it’s still fun.

The J.L. Mann High School Drama Program is putting on a stage production of Rian Johnson‘s critically acclaimed 2005 high school noir Brick.  The show opened this weekend, but will also run the weekend of April 2nd through April 4th. Find out more information on You can see photos from the production’s opening night on