Todd Phillip’s take on DC’s most iconic villain is a ground level, if-it-happened-in-the real-world-it-might-look-like-this, take on the Clown Prince of Crime.
Jacques Audiard’s adaptation of the highly idiosyncratic Patrick DeWitt novel The Sisters Brothers has fared well on the festival circuit while garnering some pretty impressive reviews (quoted in the new trailer).
The Sisters Brothers is now in select theaters.
Based on Patrick Dewitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name, follows two brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters – who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss.
Like Charles Portis’ True Grit, The Sisters Brothers is a uniquely wonderful tale. The trailer for the film adaptation hints at just how delightful the movie might be.
The Sisters Brothers is coming soon to a theater near you.
In Woody Allen’s new film, Irrational Man, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a philosophy professor who seems overwhelmed by something even deeper than despair. Even a perky student played by Emma Stone can’t seem to lift his spirits.
Then, suddenly, he springs to life – amazing everyone, though no one more than himself – as can be seen in the first trailer for Irrational Man, following the jump. Irrational Man will be in theaters on July 24th. Continue reading Philosophical Trailer: Irrational Man!
Inherent Vice is a twisty mystery that fuses old school PI movies with the psychedelia of the late sixties and early seventies. The point of fusion is the lead character, Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a private eye who always – at a minimum – half baked (and usually full on stoned) but somehow manages to be more on the ball than anyone else.
Spike Jonez does not make run of the mill movies – he likes to explore new territories, or take old ones into new dimensions. her is no exception, taking the romantic drama and the exploration of artificial intelligence and bringing them together to form something new.
Trust Spike Jonze to find a way to bring a breath of fresh air to the romantic drama – a man falls in love with an artificial intelligence, think Siri MK XXV, named Samantha. It helps that the guy is played by Joaquin Phoenic and Samantha’s voice is provided by Scarlet Johannson – and that Jonze is not afraid to be a bit different (he did do Being John Malkovich, after all).
Check out the trailer after the jump.
I was looking forward to the advance screening of I’m Still Here – allegedly a documentary about Joaquin Phoenix’s efforts to become a rapper – because of the ambiguity. No one seemed to be sure whether it was a real doc, or performance art. Once Affleck spilled the beans on The Late Show with David Letterman, that ambiguity was gone – and the actual film doesn’t hold up without it.