Trailers that Excite the Shit of me vol. 2

So it’s been awhile, but let’s get down to business. The serious little films of Fall are upon us.

The Spirit

So this first one I couldn’t find a video to embed, so you’ll have to click this link, instead. It’s the newest trailer that I just found this morning… It doesn’t have the bitchin’ shot of the guy climbing down Scarlett Johannssen’s lips (I think it’s her. I’d like to think it’s her), but it gives us a lot more setup to what seems like will be a strange and wonderful film…

Max Payne

when I was younger, I played these games on my computer–I even beat both of them by cheating. It was super exciting and had some intense drug-induced dream sequences that you had to maneuver through that were nearly impossible. Now, Max Payne is Mark Wahlberg. Hopefully this movie doesn’t suck. I have my doubts, though.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story, David Fincher’s new movie is about a guy who ages backwards. It looks like it’ll be super weird but also really good. Fincher has a solid knack for harnessing Brad Pitt unlike some directors, and this could definitely be one of the best films this year.

W.

I don’t want to see this movie because I don’t like GW. I want to see it because I like Josh Brolin. And because the whole movie looks like Oliver Stone’s lost his goddam mind. Plus, check out this trailer–Same it ever was!

Milk

A movie starring Sean Penn about the first openly gay politician running for office: Harvey Milk. A new Gus Van Sant film, a director I want to see more of. This movie looks like it’ll be pretty good and poignant for today’s times. Vote No on Prop Eight, by the way.

Synecdoche, New York

Charlie Kauffman’s directorial debut starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It promises to be ambling, stumbling, and neurotic–just like Kauffman himself. This guy’s fucking weird. PS Hoffman directs a play in what looks like an old airplane hangar that never gets finished. At one point in the trailer they mention that he’s been planning it for 17 years. What the hell is going on? I have no idea but I’d love to find out.

Alright, that should do it for this week’s edition. If it seems a bit frenetically written, I’ve been watching Transformers.

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