Trailer: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

9 10 2009

The official trailer for Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant is out, and it looks every bit as ridiculous as I hoped it would. This is the role Nicolas Cage was born to play, and may even surpass his performance in the bear punching, women beating classic The Wicker Man. Eric was worried that the tagline made him, “imagine Nicolas Cage walking around his house alone with handcuffs on,” but after this trailer anything is possible. When you’ve made Xzibit look like the normal one, you’ve done your job sir. Bravo.

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Photo Dump: The Other Guys

29 09 2009

Set pictures have leaked from Adam McKay’s (Anchorman, Eastbound & Down) upcoming comedy The Other Guys shooting in New York. There has been alot of buzz that these may be not-yet-approved studio stills from the blog Accidental Sexiness, and they look great. While you see Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Rob Riggle, and Damon Wayans Jr., who is apparently replacing the rumored Craig Robinson (sadly) several cast members have been added in the last few weeks including Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Steve Coogan, as well as Eva Mendes and Michael Keaton (where has he been lately?).

The premise of the film as McKay explains is, “Basically the idea is that you have your star cops of New York City, picture like a Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson-type pair. They’re the guys who get all the car chases, all the girls. But this is the story of the guys in the desk next to them, the other guys.… The premise is you have the stud cops in New York City, and the other cops are the wannabes who want to be the stud cops, So Ferrell and Wahlberg have another pair of cops who are competing with them to be the stars.”

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Poster: Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans

4 09 2009

Bad Lieutenant clip has released the new poster for Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans and I am getting some terrible Ghost Rider vibes. Wener Herzog is a great director and all, but if casting Nic Cage wasn’t worrying enough, the poster makes it seem as though they aren’t even going to try. Check out the full size poster after the jump (sorry about the watermark) Read the rest of this entry »

Lineup Announced for the Venice Film Festival

30 07 2009

Venice FF

The lineup for this year’s Venice Film Festival has been announced, with 23 films from around the world vying for top honors: The Golden Lion. Below I have outlined the American films that will be screened, some in competition, some not. Check them out after the jump.

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