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Friday June 13, 2014

Trailer: Michael Keaton in 'Birdman'

Here's the synopsis from IMDb:

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

And here's the trailer:

Yeah, Michael Keaton. Yeah, Batman

I am so there. 

I say this as someone who isn't a huge fan of writer-director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“21 Grams,” “Babel”). I explain some of it in my review of “Biutiful.” I was probably too harsh there but I just remember being bored. Iñárritu often takes a depressing path to tell me what seems obvious. I'm probably still being too harsh. 

This, though? If it can get at our national and international superhero fixation? Our cultural regression into childhood? Or overwhelming need for the wish-fulfillment fantasy? The great, strong, father figure? Get at that shit.

In theaters in October. 


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Posted at 07:40 AM on Jun 13, 2014 in category Trailers   |   Permalink  
Thursday May 22, 2014

Trailer: Life Itself (2014), a Documentary on Roger Ebert

The trailer looks so-so, to be honest, but I've heard good things. Fingers crossed. 

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Posted at 12:36 PM on May 22, 2014 in category Trailers   |   Permalink  
Monday April 28, 2014

Trailer of the Day: Gone Girl

I saw this trailer before seeing “The Other Woman” on Friday, so it was obviously the best thing I saw that night. (Well, other than Stephen Colbert's masterful takedown of Sean Hannity in the Cliven Bundy fiasco. That's one of the best things that's EVER been on television.)

Warning: There's an ad after the trailer. There may be an ad before the trailer. But the trailer itself (which is an ad) is really well done. It presents the central dilemma of the film without giving away too much.

Do I have to read the book before the movie opens on Oct. 3rd? Is it worth it? And who produced the trailer? Anyone know? Because good work. 

The song, by the way, is Richard Butler singing Elvis Costello's “She.” The director, of course, is David Fincher, who never seems to make a bad movie: “Se7en,” “Fight Club,” “Zodiac,” “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Well, he did do “Benjamin Button,” which was a bit of a waste. His first Academy Award nomination. So it goes.  

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Posted at 05:48 AM on Apr 28, 2014 in category Trailers   |   Permalink  
Saturday April 12, 2014

Trailer: Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

This is playing at the Seven Gables in Seattle. Might go see it this weekend if I get over to that side:

Hadn't even heard about it until this weekend. And you know me: I try to keep up.

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Friday March 07, 2014

Trailer of the Day: The Last of the Unjust

I could do without the American trailer narration. It's just wrong for this documentary.

Anthony Lane's review here.

Anyone know when it might play Seattle?

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Posted at 03:56 PM on Mar 07, 2014 in category Trailers   |   Permalink  
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