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Trailer Tuesday (01-18-11)

January 18, 2011
There’s a variety of trailers to take in here today. Many of these films you’ve likely never heard of and for a changr all of them look promising. A brief synopsis, release date and my thoughts, will accompany each trailer. Let’s take a look….
Last year at the Sundance Film festival, this film won the Dramatic Audience Award and although the trailer plays up many laughs, methinks there’s more drama in here than comedy. And that sounds like a good thing. Written and directed by Josh Radnor (star of CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”), the movie is about six New Yorkers (sigh, where else?) juggling love and friendship.It doesn’t look too stereotypical and almost has an indie vibe going for it. It stars Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, Tony Hale, and Pablo Schreiber, and should hit theaters come March 4, 2011.



The Interrupters

As much as I whine about how there’s not enough movies being made in Chicago (and getting the city right!), it’s sad to see that it comes to this. From Oscar-nominee Steve James, the man who brought us the excellent documentary “Hoop Dreams” comes a film which follows the lives of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago as they attempt to prevent the type of physical violence they themselves once utilized. Set to premiere at this month’s Sundance Film Festival, it’s a sure thing that this will be picked up by a studio and fast-tracked with a release date. 




Cave of Forgetten Dreams

Werner Herzog has made a 3D movie….wait, what?!?! You read that right. The acclaimed director’s 3D documentary premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, detailing his descent into the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave in southern France. Why? Because the cave features ancient art which required Herzog to film with lights that emitted no heat so as to preserve the ancient works. Since Chauvet’s discovery back in 1994, access has been extremely restricted due to concerns that overexposure, even to human breath, could damage the priceless drawings. Only a small number of researchers have ever seen the art in person. In other words, this film is a big deal. There’s no definitive release date for the U.S. yet but it looks like it arrives in the UK on March 25, 2010.




After watching 2009’s “Moon” I was all set for more “space madness” on the big-screen and it looks like “Love” is the place for it. First-time writer/director William Eubank has teamed with Tom DeLonge’s (formerly of Blink-182) alt-rock band, Angels and Airwaves (who provided the score), for a story about an astronaut (Gunner Wright) who is isolated aboard a stranded spacecraft before making a peculiar discovery. Count me in! Expected “Love” to appropriately land in the U.S. on February 14, 2011.





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  1. Wendi F permalink
    January 18, 2011 9:26 pm

    Josh Radnor is this year’s Zach Braff- twee, emo and forgettable. But that Herzog movie on the other hand…. WOW!

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