After directing The Master and There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson looks to have moved away from the more serious, dramatic movies and settled on the offbeat and the quirky with his latest offering Inherent Vice.
Based on the best selling novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon the movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello a Californian based private detective who’s is hired by an ex to find her missing current billionaire boyfriend. The film is set in the 60s and also stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Benicio Del Toro.
From the trailer above the movie has a delicious Big Lebowski feel to it.
Inherent Vice is set to open in cinemas across the UK on January 30th.
No this isn’t the HD officially released version, this is a leaked copy of the trailer filmed through somebody’s jacket, but even though it’s not the best quality I’m not sure I like the look of this remake, it seems far too serious for me. The original was peppered with some much needed light relief, courtesy of the genius facial contortionist Bruce Campbell. This just seems too evil deadpan…sorry.
Brad Pitt’s lastest film Killing Them Softly now has an official poster, complete with current minimilst style and a short clip from the film itself.
Based on the book Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins it tells the story of Jackie Cogan, a gangland enforcer, who is hired by the Mob when a high-end card game, which was under their protection, is cleaned out by robbers.
Expect a general cast of low-life, desperate characters, fleshed out by none other than Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Sam Shepard, who will stop at nothing to double-cross everyone in their path.
(via Live For Films)
At first glance we thought this might be the long awaited trailer for the movie about the history surrounding one of Britain’s much loved catalogue merchants but then we realised we had read the title wrong.
Based on the true story of the Canadian Caper, the film is set during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis where both the American and Canadian governments, (along with those ever-helpful chaps the CIA), worked together to hatch an elaborate plan to rescue six stranded US diplomats who had been held hostage in their own embassy in Tehran, by convincing Iranian authorities that they were a camera crew sent to the country to scout for locations for a huge Hollywood sci-fi movie called Argo.
Directed by and starring Ben Affleck it also features Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Michael Parks, Alan Arkin and Clea Duvall and it’s main screenplay was adapted from a Wired magazine article published in 2007 unimaginatively entitled: How The CIA Used A Fake Sci-Fi Flick To Rescue Americans From Tehran.
The original mock poster for the sci-fi movie which never existed.
Seth MacFarlane, the man responsible for Family Guy, has finally made a full length movie and it’s not all that far removed from his traditional animated antics.
Starring Mark ‘Marky’ Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, Ted tells the story of John Bennett, a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear, (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), who came to life as the result of a childhood wish and has refused to leave his side ever since.
As you can tell from the trailer it has the Family Guy humour stamped all over it except now there’s no restrictions on using bad language or censorship over sexually themed jokes.
We’ve been trying to resist the urge of getting all excited in a schoolgirl fashion over the prospect of Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sci-fi epic movie Prometheus, but after watching the second official trailer above, our pigtails are now in a twist.
Loads more footage has been revealed from the movie in this latest trailer which premiered at Wondercon 2012 last week. From what we’ve seen so far it appears Scott is well and truly back on form with a glorious return to the genre which effectively launched his career.
The plot of Prometheus rattles along like so:
In the late 21st Century, a star map is discovered within the imagery of Aztec, Mesopotamian and Magdalenian culture. The crew of the spaceship Prometheus is sent on a scientific expedition to follow the map as part of a mission to find the origins of mankind. Exploring the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race, they soon discover a threat to humanity’s very existence.