Clip: The Princess and The Frog

6 10 2009

The Princess and the Frog

I was a kid during the late 80s and early 90s, and while I caught the very beginnings of Pixar, my childhood was dominated by movies such as Aladdin, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. With fond memories in mind, watching the first five minutes of their newest 2-D animated film, The Princess and the Frog, recently by Disney on YouTube, brought all those feelings rushing back. I am hardly a sentimentalist, but it seems as though Disney has finally stopped trying to placate to today’s youth and is simply returning to its routes. It is all there: the magical realism, the cute characters and the uplifting messages. If the rest of the film is anything like the first five minutes, Disney might have another one to add to the classics collection. Enjoy the videos after the jump.

Be warned: the video is split into two parts and not all of the animation has been completed yet (some just missing color, some looking like a flip-book), but it is all watchable.

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Clips: Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

24 09 2009

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

Earlier this month we showed you the trailer for Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, John Krasinski’s (of The Office) directorial/writing/producing debut, and now we have seven new clips to show you thanks to TrailerAddict and ComingSoon

Even after watching all of the clips, I am still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the tone of the film. Most of the clips have one character expressing horrible parts of their lives or relationships, but then you have Max Minghella and Lou Taylor Pucci seemingly acting as narrators, guiding us through a party with a lighthearted touch. Still, most of the cast has a comedy background, including Krasinski, so until we see more of the film or get more details we are kind of left in the dark. I would hate to see a repeat of The Informant!‘s biggest mistake. Check out the six clips after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Clip: Capitalism – A Love Story

18 09 2009

Capitalism A Love Story

The Huffington Post has recieved an exclusive clip of Michael Moore’s newest documentary Capitalism: A Love Story. The :55 second clip focuses on Donald Regan, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan and former CEO of Merryl Lynch, whom it would seem that Moore puts a lot of blame towards for our current predicament.

They are unfortunately not letting us embed the clip, but you can watch it over at the Huffington Post website here. Read the rest of this entry »

Clips: The Informant!

14 09 2009

The Informant!

After picking up some positive buzz at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant! is set to be released nationwide this Friday. For those as impatient as a chimpanzee looking at a banana through a plate glass window, feel free to smash it because we have seven new clips thanks to TrailerAddict. None of the clips are very long, never exceeding 1:15, but they do give a taste for the comedic style and how incredibly dumb Matt Damon’s character truly is. You can check them out on the link above or watch all the clips embedded after the jump.

Just as we always do when we post clips, we will take this opportunity to warn you that watching clips may harm your movie watching experience. We always watch the clips before posting them so that we may warn against spoilers and would be sure to inform you should there be any. Most of these clips are extended scenes from viewers have already seen in the trailers and provide merely a taste of what you can expect from the film as a whole.

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Clip: Up in The Air

8 09 2009

Up in the Air

Following its wildly successful premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, Apple has released a new clip from Jason Reitman’s (Thank You For Smoking, Juno) Up in The Air, starring George Clooney. From IMDb:

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

The clip, which features the first meeting between Clooney’s and Vera Farmiga’s characters, is now exclusively over at Apple in HD for now (sorry to those with slow connections), but the second we can embed, we shall. Enjoy!

Five New Clips From The Road

3 09 2009

The Road

Everyone feels differently about clips.¬† On the one hand, they will always give the viewer a better sense of the movie than the trailer, which, sometimes, can be misleading (I will never forgive the editors of the Jarhead trailer). On the other, depending on how long the clips are and how they are presented, you may find yourself sitting in the theater wanting the movie to just move along to the new stuff that you haven’t seen.

That said, the ever wonderful TrailerAddict has put up five new clips from The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, based on the post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy. The longest of the clips runs for only 3:20 (Never Killed A Man) and don’t contain any spoilers or even any plot points. What they do accomplish is setting up the feel of the movie, which, if the book is any indication, is chock full of silent tension, and character¬† development. Here is your Geek on Film reccomendation: put that Negative Nancy side of your brain to rest for ten minutes and watch the clips after the jump. You’ll be glad you did.

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Newest Clip From Big Fan

27 08 2009

Big Fan

Having watched his most recent stand-up special on Sunday, I’ve been in a “Patton Oswalt is amazing” type of mood for the past few days and now a new clip from his next movie, Big Fan, is available. We posted a few clips awhile ago which you should feel free to look back on, and as an aggregate, I am close to betting my money on the film for some serious hardware come award season. Oswalt is playing a character that is so far from what we usually see from him and, if the buzz is true, his performance is meant to be spectacular.

The clip takes place after Paul (Oswalt) has woken up in the hospital, after being attacked by his favorite football player, to discover that he has been in a coma for three days. Read the rest of this entry »