In a world
On May 30th the 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards
were handed out in Beverly Hills, CA. There are a total of 75 categories; the 17 top awards were handed out live at the sold-out show and are linked below the fold. [more inside]
There are many, many random numbers involved in the score for the piece. Every time I ran the C-program, it produced a new "performance".... The one we chose had that conspicuous descending tone that everybody liked. It just happened to end up real loud in that version.
James Moorer relates the rather unexpected manner
in which he composed one of the one of the world's best known pieces of computer generated music: "Deep Note" from the THX trailer
. [more inside]
The first official trailer
of In Saturn's Rings
(formerly Outside In) has been released to universal acclaim
. The movie (to be completed in 2014) is made
exclusively from real photos taken by spacecraft, mostly Cassini-Huygens
This Gritty Reboots
Calvin and Hobbes reimagining
is fun. Wormwood hall, indeed!
Kathryn Bigelow's striking bin Laden manhunt thriller Zero Dark Thirty
arrives in wide release tonight on the heels of a final artful trailer
-- one with oddly familiar musical accompaniment
The funereal hymn, a cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" (lyrics)
, deftly recasts the 90s power ballad as a haunting dirge of quiet grief, shattered ideals, and a singleminded focus on revenge, a perfect distillation of the film's profoundly grim thesis
But while the song may be fitting, it wasn't composed for the project -- it's just the latest success story from Belgian women's choir Scala & Kolacny Brothers
, whose mournful reinterpretations of classic and modern rock
-- catapulted by their rendition of "Creep" in The Social Network
-- have made them famous around the world
, with star turns in the likes of Homeland ("Every Breath You Take")
and Downton Abbey ("With or Without You")
. Cover comparison site WhoSampled offers a list of YouTube comparisons between the covers and the originals
; look inside for more of their work in movies and television. [more inside]
Killing Them Softly
(Youtube) - is based on a 1978 novel
by George V. Higgins (Boston's Balzac
), set in Boston. The movie was filmed in New Orleans and set in 2008. [more inside]
The Magic School Bus: The Movie
What do you do when you own the IP to a beloved 28-year old family classic widely regarded as one of the finest Christmas movies ever? Why you make a sequel of course. [more inside]
While the world ponders the impact of superheroes on the population in the wake of this weekend's tragic (and still unfolding) events in Colorado, and some ponder what a return to the bad of days
of comics might mean, Warner Brothers has released two slightly different trailers for their attempt at latest updating Superman for the modern era: The Man of Steel
, in Pa Kent or Jor El
The Dark Knight Rises trailers, Batman The Animated Series style: Teaser
, Trailer 2
, Trailer 3
, Trailer 4
. Side by side
of Trailer 3.
The extended trailer
for David Cronenberg'
s adaptation of Don DeLillo
's Cosmopolis has hit the internet.
is no stranger to MetaFilter. You remember the time he said he'd retire if a million people asked him to
, the time he challenged his critics to boxing matches
and the halcyon days when he had only three movies in the IMDB Bottom 100
(he now has five).
Now he has turned his attention to a project he feels he is uniquely qualified for: Auschwitz
. [more inside]
(safe for work apart from that one bit) - an amusing language centric film trailer made to promote the Scandinavian JavaZone
If you look at that video of Mohammad Sidique Khan
[one of the 7/7 bombers] recording a video for his nine-month-old daughter, when he thought he was going to fight and die in Afghanistan, he was saying, ‘You and your mum are the best thing in my life, and I’d love to watch you growing up and learning to speak.’ And you realise that he’s making a pretty soppy speech from a middle-of-the-road Hollywood movie. He’s the ‘good dad’. And in his head he is. And that doesn’t preclude him going out and doing something violent. You do bad things not because you think they’re bad, but because you think they’re good — unless you’re a nihilist. British satirist Chris Morris discusses his first feature film Four Lions
, which is a comedy about Islamist suicide bombers. Trailer
. Clip, concerning peroxide
. Audio interview with Morris about the film, Part 1
and Part 2
Law Abiding Engineer
: an action trailer starring the cast of Team Fortress 2.
There's a new Tron movie
coming out, and it promises to be kind of rad. In other news, the trailer
seems to mash-up perfectly with Michael Jackson's Beat It
. [more inside]
Trailer for Brüno
, the upcoming film by Sacha Baron Cohen, formerly known for his characters Ali G
Speaking of robots
is a trailer for Megaman the Movie
, a low budget live action adaptation of the classic NES game
. [sort of previously] [more inside]
A surfer-cum-Doré remix of the Divine Comedy's most famous chunk, from the book of the same name
. The art of Sandow Birk
informs this peculiar, but cool-looking spin on an old classic. Enjoy the trailer in glorious Quicktime
, or suffer endlessly with the YouTube version
. And while you're at it, check out their previous film - a mockumentary of California's civil war.
about "Snakes On A Plane
" last summer, but since the thread is closed and this trailer really deserves to be seen... Here you go
. [youtube] For those of you yet unaware, prepare yourself for my nomination for "worst movie ever."
The follow-up to Clerks, the imaginatively-titled Clerks 2.
After trying to kill off Jay and Silent Bob with the poorly received Jersey Girl
, director Kevin Smith
relented (more here
) and has made a follow-up to his debut, Clerks
. Clerks 2 (still about 8 months away) sees a lot of the old cast reunite for no-doubt weed, dick and gay jokes along with numerous Star Wars references. There's a trailer
"Among The Living" blasting nicely over the top and, as is the norm with Smith, loads of other web "stuff". Oh, and he also has his own blog
. Snoogans, etc...
X3 Trailer released!
The first X3 trailer has been released, due to everyone downloading this, it may take awhile. Looks like its gonna be a good one!
Captain Grunge Flies Again!
The first trailer
for Gus Van Sant’s “Last Days” has just been posted (with sub-titles). “Last Days” is inspired by the tortured final days in the life of Kurt Cobain. Of the film, Van Sant says, “There are a lot of hypotheses about what happened, but I don't know of any full eyewitness account, just tiny momentary ones. Everyone has a different opinion, but there's not one true, authoritative account. He was just kind of missing." Much like the Cobain biography “Heavier than Heaven,” the film takes the stance that Kurt, who has grown increasingly uncomfortable with his fame, is resigned to his death, not accelerated into it by a chain of events concluding with his suicide. Leonardo look-alike Michael Pitt
(“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) plays the lead role, with Asia Argento
playing the Courtney Love
-like character. And here’s a good article
about the film.
A few of you may have seen this trailer
on Kottke's site
yesterday, but its just to wonderful to miss. "Mad Hot Ballroom" is a new Paramount Classics documentary about a junior competitive ballroom dancing circuit up north. To state the completely obvious, its like a "Spellbound
" with the kids dancing instead of spelling.
Pootie Tang Screen Test
is an amusing four-minute video that includes a kick from Capoeira
), a Brazilian Martial Art previously mentioned here
. If you liked the screen test, you may enjoy the movie
or the trailer
Cidade de Deus.
Possibly the best Brazilian film
Watch this trailer and see if you can guess who made this movie.
And if you check imdb
, you'll also see that the one of the stars isn't shown or mentioned anywhere in the trailer or on the site. Interesting marketing tactic. I wonder if it will pay off.
New 'Matrix: Reloaded' Trailer.
Best one yet, .zip, 94mb. Via /.
As someone who loved T1 & T2 this looks like mostly a rehash of those two. What's your take?
After seeing a movie premiere last night my idea of advertising is tainted. The movie was listed to start at 12:01 am. Unfortunately there were some ads to kick off the feature. The first ad
was met with an ovation of boo's...followed by the next 8. Then came the trailers...another 6.
Ironically, an actor from the movie was present and introduced himself
much to everyones enjoyment. However, he preceded to plug his next movie (aaaahhhh).
Finally came the movie came...just under a half hour later.
Point -> The whole process seemed to take the wind out of the start of the film.
The trailer for the new Seinfeld movie
is the first I've seen which really takes the piss out of the whole trailer "In a time that land forgot.." sort of thing. I laughed, but I download these things from apple every day and then forget about the actual movies. I just know I'm alone...
The "Sum Of All Fears"
trailer recently went online, and is already causing some heated discussion
over major changes from the book. In the wake of 9/11, it seems that terrorists in the film have been changed from Muslim to Neo-Nazi (who then go on to detonate a bomb within the United States). Hollywood knee-jerk reaction or a good call given the timing of things? Discuss...
they're not just for DVDs anymore. This summer, they're re-releasing Apocalypse Now with more footage to theaters. So, when the DVD comes out, will it have even MORE deleted scenes, or what?
Star Wars Episode II Trailer/Teaser
Theforce.com has posted what is sapose to be the Episode II teaser, I haven't seen it yet buts its still unknown if it is the real thing.