Another favorite online passtime (after trolling for license plates) is checking out movie trailers. The trailers have always been one of the best things about going to the movies, and since I never go to the theater anymore, I gotta get my fix somehow. Apple's Quicktime Movie Trailers page is my go-to source. Here are a few that caught my attention:
BEOWULF Legendary story, good cast, should kick total ass, right? Except they've used motion capture CG to create it. Vastly improved since "Polar Express" yet it still has that slightly creepy not-quite-right look to it—especially eyes. 50-year-old Ray Winstone plays the lead and they used CG to make him a young, muscular motherfucker. And I'm not sure I can countenance this...
NO END IN SIGHT A devastating exposé on the war in Iraq. Big-time insiders from the reconstruction effort dish on the Bush Administration's multitude of fuck-ups that led us the the fucking quagmire we now face. Looks first-rate, and without the baggage of having been done by Michael Moore.
DEATH SENTENCE Don't fuck with Kevin Bacon's family. Super-intense update and upgrade on the "Deathwish"-style vigilante genre. SPOILER ALERT: This trailer might reveal a bit too much.
INTO THE WILD Based on the great book by Jon Krakauer. Fantastic looking cast for this epic nature/survival true story. I loved this book, though it was fairly documentary-style and the film appears more of a seamless drama, the adaptation looks great.
Promising Chick Flick Fare:
BROKEN ENGLISH Parker Posey's breakout? I went to college with Posey and did the theater posters for her class, so I'm always pulling for her. This looks to be her best role yet.
MARGOT AT THE WEDDING From writer/director of the very good "The Squid and the Whale." Unusual role for Jack Black—and he seems perfect for it.