Fewer trailers

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 go through a rough breakup, decide to spin the genetic wheel of fortune, find our kinda-sorta-soulmate, ask ladies what they’re really looking for when it comes to love, and do a huge roundoff to end on a big finish.

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VOTD: ‘[the films of] Michel Gondry’

We’ve been following Kees van Dijkhuisen‘s “[the films of]” since the very beginning, and with the latest video, we’ve now reached the halfway point of his yearlong, twelve-part project. Like the other installments before it, “[the films of] Michel Gondry” focuses on a director’s body of work, showcasing his unique style through a montage of carefully selected clips from his oeuvre. Relive the whimsy and poignancy of a Gondry film in just two and a half minutes, after the jump.

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Briefly: We’re going to keep this short, because not a lot of info is available, but Darren Aronofsky and George Clooney may be teaming to make a film based on the sci-fi script Human Nature. The  Jeff Welch script has been around for quite a few years — fifteen or so. It has been at Warner Bros., and Vulture says that Akiva Goldsman is working on budgeting it now. George Clooney is attached to star as “a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species.” Shades of quite a few other films there, but with the Aronofsky/Clooney pairing I’d watch it in a heartbeat.

More as this develops; meanwhile, comment below on the potential merits of this as opposed to The Wolverine, or other teased projects like Intricate, Noah and/or Machine Man.