Trailer: Up in the Air

2 10 2009

Up in the Air

Movie Rule #62391: If you have “Passenger” by Iggy Pop in your film’s trailer, it better deliver. I’ve burned before (The Weather Man) and I refuse to be burned again.

Although it feels like just yesterday that the teaser trailer was released, we now have the theatrical trailer for Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick and a slew of comedic stars. While it is still hard to get a read on the comedy/drama balance that the film strikes (not too uncommon with Reitman’s films), this new trailer is certainly a lot brighter than the last, which told us that everything in our lives is simply weighing us down (a real uplifting message.) The film got incredible buzz coming out of the Telluride Film Festival and is sporting a big fat 100% over at Rotten Tomatoes. If you didn’t know already, this is a film to watch for. Check it out after the jump.

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Trailer: Fantastic Mr. Fox (#2)

30 09 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The second trailer for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox has shown up online and it is nothing short of, for lack of a better word, fantastic. In comparison, the first trailer seemed to be a way to introduce the audience to the animation style with a few funny lines thrown in. The new trailer, however, completely flips the script and gives us a much better idea of what the film is about and, especially, its main character’s motivations. There are some truly funny scenes that will no doubt have you howling (my personal favorite is towards the end with Owen Wilson’s character explaining how to play “Whack Bat.” Prepare to feel good with the trailer below the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer: Up in the Air (Teaser)

9 09 2009

Up in the AirYesterday we showed you a brand new clip from Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air and now, thanks to /Film, we have the brand new teaser trailer for the Walter Kirn adaptation.

Surprisingly, the trailer is more dramatic than it is funny (strange for a comedy), but at the same time the whole thing is kind of deep and it also displays what an incredible cast the picture has, images of Jason Bateman (sporting a beard?), Zach Galifianakis (who I didn’t even know was in the movie), Danny McBride and J.K. Simmons (who is in everything these days) coming one after another all while George Clooney delivers a speech reminiscent of his performance in Intolerable Cruelty.

Praise continues to role in from the film’s premiere and while I am not a fan of Juno, the film seems to be more along the lines of Thank You For Smoking. Teaser after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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!

Trailer: The Men Who Stare At Goats

28 08 2009

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Who wants to see a Coen Brothers movie not directed by the Coens?

The new trailer for Grant Heslov’s The Men Who Stare At Goats is now up at Apple and it is, along with The Informant, my favorite trailer of the year. With a fantastic cast of Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges and what appears to be a dynamite script, this film may get some major attention as a Fall release. The movie will be premiering out of competition at the Venice Film Festival and will be in theaters on November 6th. The trailer is down below or you can watch it in glourious, beautiful QuickTime over at Apple. This trailer certainly gets the Geek on Film seal of approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Rant of the Week! – Week 2

6 08 2009


Last Thursday, I posted the trailer for the new film by my favorite filmmakers: The Coen Brother’s A Serious Man. As I pointed out in the post, unlike the Coen’s most recent movie, which starred the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, and Francis McDormand, their next release sports Richard Kind as the most notable name. Why would this make me mad enough to use up the Rant of the Week? It doesn’t; it is the film’s constricted release that has me up in arms.

Following its premiere during the upcoming Toronto Film Festival in September, A Serious Man will receive a limited release stateside on October 2nd. May I remind everyone here that this is a film making pair that has won four academy awards, three of which came in 2007. 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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