X-Files: I Wanna Believe

By now most people have seen the trailer for the new X-Files flick. And thanks to a comprehensive poll (some guy at the gym, a friend at work and Sparky, an overweight blue-point Siamese that lives in the neighborhood) I can say with authority that the public anticipation is luke-warm, tempered mostly by the worry […]

‘Burn After Reading’ vs. Elbow

Yes, it’s quiet around here. Yes, I know it. And no, I still don’t have internet at home. AT&T have delayed my hookup because they weren’t able to process that I live at an apartment that includes “1/2” in the address. They say Monday. I’ll believe that when I see it. Since I have to […]

Wanted: Russian Red Band Trailer = Wow.

Another bit of video goodness for Friday. I stumbled across this thing at Trailer Addict. Early versions of the trailer did zero for my enthusiasm on this project, but this one, which comes from Russia of all places, does just the opposite. In fact, it seems like a completely different movie. Check it:

‘The Strangers’ Meets Joanna Newsom

My Mom, a classically trained alto, isn’t certain what would scare her more: being stalked by a trio of sadistic, masked killers or having to listen to Joanna Newsom. I get that. Newsom isn’t everyone’s cup of freak folk tea. While she has her share of frothing acolytes at her heels, to some, she sends […]

Tarsem’s ‘The Fall’ Alighting in May

Tarsem Singh’s first feature since The Cell is set to cruise into theaters at last. The Fall first had its premiere in 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival, but for whatever reason, hasn’t secured US distribution until now. Roadside Attractions is set to do just that this Spring. I wasn’t a huge fan of The […]

Brad Anderson’s ‘Transsiberian’ Trailer Available

Andrew Grant over at Like Anna Karina’s Sweater writes about movies. And he writes about them well, with the sort of inflection that comes from pure cinema passion. A week ago he posted about Transsiberian, which he caught at the European Film Market. Transsiberian is the new work by Brad Anderson. whose early film, the […]

‘The Ruins’ Arrives April 4

Last year, Scott Smith’s long-awaited follow-up to A Simple Plan arrived in bookstores and proceeded to cleave readers down the middle. What I mean by that, of course, is that some people loved it, some people hated it, although judging from the caliber of some of the negative reviews on it might have been […]


Compare these two trailers. The first is from Thailand. The second is, of course, from the U. S. of Remake. I’m not going to go on a rant about how Hollywood is dead or the ferrets have taken over the Executive Offices of Paramount or what-have-you. That’s a tired dog. And I don’t entirely agree. […]

Cinematic Titanic

About a year and a half ago I ditched most of my possessions. I was always a collector. I had a thousand DVDs. I had a thousand CDs. I had hundreds of comic books and hundreds of original movie posters. Scores of books. I got rid of them all. But the one thing I couldn’t […]

Farval Falkenberg Trailer

Just a quick post today. I scraped myself out of a dream this morning at 6:30, lurched like Igor into the kitchen and made coffee and have set about tackling my daily 1500 words so I can head down to Albuquerque. I discovered a local knot of WGA-ers and they’re actually going to picket a […]

Friday Trailer: Sleuth (x2)

This is high on my list o’ stuff to see. The original was quite good. And I love the fact that Michael Caine has come full circle from playing the role of the youngster to taking over the role that Olivier played in the original. And that Kenneth Branagh is in charge (whose theatrical upbringing […]