Gia Coppola‘s debut feature Palo Alto (2013) is currently my most anticipated film. It should be available in less than one month, but it seems like eternity. In the meantime I’ve been playing the trailer on repeat, I’ve been watching Gia’s short film Non Plus One and I’ve also been listening to the amazing song from the trailer. As I re-watched the trailer multiple times certain lines started sticking out for me and I know I should be cautious, because it’s only a trailer, but it looks like a well-written film. Continue reading
After premiering at last year’s Venice Film Festival there hasn’t been much news or buzz for Terry Gilliam‘s new film The Zero Theorem. Maybe the film wasn’t as well received by critics as expected or maybe it was just too weird? Who knows. Last week the first trailer was released by Voltage Pictures, unfortunately in 360p quality. Since I don’t do poor quality and the film’s striking visual deserve to be seen in gorgeous HD, I waited to post this. Now it’s finally here the first trailer starring no one other than my boy Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained)! Continue reading
Looks like Gregg Araki‘s French produced Thriller White Bird in a Blizzard, starring Shailene Woodley and Eva Green, is being pushed back for a 2014 release and a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2014. Based on the French novel Un Oiseau blanc dans le blizzard (literal translation: “A White Bird in the Blizzard”) the film just got a first exciting trailer. After Gregg Araki’s crazy 2010 film Kaboom it looks like he’s back to some more “normal” material, whatever that means for him. The film is about a 17-year-old girl (Shailene Woodley) whose mom (Eva Green) disappears (or runs away on her?). Continue reading
Yes, ladies and gentlemen they’ve already announced the movies playing at Sundance 2014. Since the festival prides itself over the fact that it almost exclusively picks movies from new-comer directors or lesser known filmmakers sometimes the only guidelines we have when picking a Sundance indie is the cast. Being an Aubrey Plaza fan and seeing that the movie also stars the likes of John C. Reilly and Anna Kendrick (which never hurts) I’m going to put this one on the list of movies to watch out for next year. Looking at these first stills for the film I have to say I’m getting strong Warm Bodies vibes, which is not a bad thing, but let’s just hope that the film is original and not a trying to be that movie (which I really liked by the way). Continue reading
Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is taking a shot at directing with the upcoming film Paradise. Cody described the film as “a non-cynical movie that would inspire positivity”. The story revolves around a young conservative Christian woman (Julianne Hough) who survives a terrible plane crash, but then suffers a crisis of faith. She goes to Las Vegas, where she indulges in a more liberal lifestyle meeting characters played by Octavia Spencer and Russell Brand. Nick Offerman plays Hough’s overbearing father.
As a fan of Jennifer’s Body and especially Young Adult (my favorite Diablo Cody screenplay to date) I am very excited for this film. I’m not necessarily familiar with all of the actors, and Russell Brand wouldn’t exactly be my first choice, but I trust Diablo to have written a fitting role for him. I’m curious to see what visual style she choses. Cinematographer Tim Suhrstedt photographed some great and good-looking films and these stills are definitely colorful.
Diablo worked with some great directors (namely Jason Reitman) and it looks that she learned a lot. Hope this film has more to offer than a good script. However if the script turns out to be the best thing about the film, I’m still going to be pretty satisfied. Also, I have a hard time believing the film is not going to be cynical. I would also be disappointed if that turned out to be the case. It might be a function of me being judgmental, but with a premise like that, the result almost has to be something cynical, at least to a certain degree.
Here are a couple stills and a lovely picture of Diablo behind the camera.
Woody Allen is an unstoppable force, a tireless filmmaker releasing one film a year ever since he started working. As he said himself, he doesn’t believe in the auteur theory, but in the quantity theory, that is: If you make a lot of movies, chances are some of those are actually good. His theory certainly works for him, since the number of classics he produced is higher than most filmmaker’s entire filmography.
Blue Jasmine is Woody Allen’s newest film starring the lovely Cate Blanchett, Peter Sarsgaard, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins. Unlike most of his work which is mostly a mixture of comedy and other genres, Blue Jasmine is going to be a straight-up drama. Not many of Woody’s drama’s have been successful, critically or at the box office, however there have been some great ones like Interiors. Woody Allen himself wishes he was better at it, so I’m glad he keeps trying. I prefer an ambitious failure over something lazy (but still kind of charming) like To Rome with Love, his 2012 film.
You can find the first trailer for Blue Jasmine on YouTube and here are some set photos and stills for the movie. The film will be released in US theaters July 26th, 2013. Anyone else looking forward to it?
I still haven’t had a chance to see Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, but I’m so jazzed for it. In the meantime here are my favorite quotes and moments from the trailers so far, besides the obvious, but still awesome Let’s go shopping!
Katie Chang is definitely what I’m most looking forward to in this movie, both in terms of performance and eye-candy. She also reminds me of someone I used to know. I so can’t wait to see this film and I’m totally jealous of everyone that has already seen it or will see it before me.