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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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 »

Trailer: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

18 08 2009

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye DoneWhat do you get when you throw Werner Herzog and David Lynch onto a set together and keep them there for a couple weeks? The answer: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? starring Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny, and Michael Shannon. From /Film:

The film is based on a real crime that took place in San Diego. A man, Mark Yavorsky, killed his mother in the living room of their neighbors’ home, using a saber. Making the story more strange, Yavorsky had been cast in Orestes, a Greek tragedy in which a son kills his mother to revenge the death of his father. Michael Shannon plays a version of Yavorsky named Brad McCallum and David Lynch regular Grace Zabriske plays his mother. Early reports about the film said it would flip between an extended account of the murder and the police response and Brad’s overall story. Willem Dafoe obviously plays one of the primary cops; Chloe Sevigny plays one of the friends Brad had summoned to the scene.

The trailer gives off a terrific eerie vibe mostly due to Michael Shannon, who is one creepy, creepy dude. Check out the trailer after the jump. 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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