Trailer Trawling

Been rather busy lately with this and that (as you’ll notice from the dearth of “recent movies” on the sidebar), but here are some trailers of a rather different sort from the last bunch I nosed up.

First, Jeffrey Overstreet alerted me to a trailer for The Darjeeling Limited, the latest from Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic). I love his stuff, so I’m pretty excited about this. Anderson veterans Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman are joined by Adrien Brody (!) in what appears to be a story of three semi-estranged brothers who embark on an epic train journey across India. Something like that. I was chuckling quietly throughout the trailer, which is a good sign.

Not to get too political, but I am definitely intrigued by this look at No End In Sight, yet another documentary on America’s ongoing occupation of Iraq. This one looks like it has some very credible sources, and I’m still hoping for something to come along that can be taken seriously by both sides of the political spectrum. We’ll see.

All three of the Harry Potter child stars are starting to get other work as well. Daniel Radcliffe, I see from this trailer, will be appearing in the film adaptation of The December Boys. I’m not too sure about it, at this point, but it’s worth a look.

In the “extremely shameless” category, here’s a “historical” piece starring Jon Voight about the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah, 1857: September Dawn. Note this bit from the synopsis: “The Mountain Meadows Massacre, as it is known, occurred on September 11, 1857, and was the first known act of religious terrorism on U.S. soil.” Tacky and transparent.

Last but not least, a trailer surfaces for No Country For Old Men, the latest from the magnificent Coen Brothers, based on the celebrated novel by Cormac McCarthy (which I’ve yet to read). The trailer is a bit chaotic, but this looks rather good.

That’s all just at present. Hopefully I’ll have time to feed the muse and generate some more substantial content soon.

~ by Jared on July 25, 2007.

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