It’s depressing that summer’s halfway through. It’s not depressing thinking about Fall Movie Season. This is when the good sh-t happens, when Academy baiting movies go into full court press, and when there are usually fewer tits and explosions at the box office, replaced by better scripts, better acting, better direction.
New trailers for highly anticipated releases are now going viral as they’re now beginning to launch the campaigns. I don’t understand why people complain about trailers at the movies. Trailers are often the best part of the movies. And cutting a good trailer is an art. Look at how they approach the Potter ones. Two minutes later and you WANT to age. You WANT it to be November.
I want it to be September. Because Never Let Me Go opens on the 15th and I have loved this book forever. It’s not often that a book you love is handled properly when it becomes film. There is a lot of optimism however that on this occasion they’ve done a great job with Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and the suddenly ubiquitous Andrew Garfield, just named the new Spiderman, also starring in The Social Network (another highly anticipated release), and in Never Let Me Go opposite two Oscar nominees in what they’re saying could be a stronger contender for 2010.
As for Keira – it’s been ages and that’s why Keira has Keira’s reputation. Keira gets offered a lot of quality but she also takes her time.
Oh and one more thing – Carey Mulligan will reportedly cover October Vogue, on newsstands in September, in support of this film.
Speaking of The Social Network, a proper full length trailer was released this week accompanied by a choir rendition of Radiohead’s Creep. It’s PERFECT. TSN opens on October 1st. Yep, that’s Justin Timberlake being Justin Timberlake.
RDJ + Zach Galifianakis + road trip. Please. Why aren’t you in line right now? Hope there’s Two Ferns with Robert Downey Jr soon. Due Date November 5th.
And finally from director Ben Affleck comes The Town. Ben put himself in the film along with a very, very impressive cast that includes Oscar winner Chris Cooper, nominee Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, the delightful Rebecca Hall, oh yeah and that Blake Lively. I wasn’t interested before the preview but the preview did what it should: I care more about The Town today than I did yesterday.
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