Just a few years ago, Tim Heidecker starred in a bleak and strangely amusing look into the life of a comedian with the indie The Comedy, a Sundance selected film from director Rick Alverson. This time it’s Gregg Turkington, better known as stand-up comedian Neil Hamburger, taking us into the tortured psyche of a stand-up comedian, stuck in comedy purgatory.
Alverson is back behind the camera again with Entertainment, and the first trailer for the indie film has just arrived, showcasing Turkington’s oddball movie about an aging comedian still struggling as a small-time performer. It’s odd and fascinating, but doesn’t look like it’s going to be everybody’s cup of tea. Watch the Entertainment trailer after the jump! Read More »
Kevin Smith coined it, Rian Johnson does it and now The Comedy is on board. Director Rick Alverson and star Tim Heidecker have recorded an in theater commentary track for The Comedy, a dramatic, uncomfortable but interesting film that explores what it means to be privileged and bored in modern society. The film is now on demand and has just begun to start rolling out into indie theaters after beginning its run in a controversial fashion at Sundance earlier this year. Alverson and Heidecker’s commentary is available exclusively on iTunes. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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 look at Tim Heidecker’s happy face, Zeppelin’s bloated faces, some guys gettin’ their crampon on, Maeby Fünke, and a dissection of the current political process that is neither left or right.
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Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
How do you sell a movie that’s earned the dubious distinction of having one of the highest walkout rates in recent Sundance memory? Well, if you’re the marketing team behind Rick Alverson‘s The Comedy, by defiantly playing up the horrified reactions in your own trailer.
Starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Comedy is a super dark, super dry look at the exquisite pain of being a young(ish) wealthy white dude in America. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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