Trailer Park Fridays

10 08 2007
    trailer Park Fridays


Every Friday, we here at Cacophony will try to find, what we feel are the best trailers for upcoming releases. Never more than a handful, these are the newest previews that cause us to stop what we’re doing and pay attention, raising our hopes that the bar in the visual entertainment realm that is film can and will be raised.

Film: Be Kind, Rewind
Director: Michael Gondry
Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def, Mia Farrow, Danny Glover
Release Date: December 21, 2007

Director Michael Gondry has proven himself to be somewhat of an auteur with his two previous films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. This one looks no different as Gondry, along with Jack Black and Mos Def look to turn conventional film commentary on its head by having them remake the films they accidentally erase due to Black’s…magnetism. There’s a lot that could go wrong here, but under the eye of Gondry this is something that could be intriguing at worst, and revolutionary at its best.

Film: Beowulf
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover
Release Date: November 16, 2007

The story of Beowulf has been retold countless times, but never like this, as director Zemeckis attempts to revoultionize film through motion capture technology. While his first attempt at this with The Polar Express was a mixed bag, initial reports on this film state that Zemeckis succeeds where others have failed, creating a 3D masterpiece. It needs to be, since audiences have begun to cool towards the sword and sandal epics that have gathered at the multiplex since The Lord of the Rings
trilogy.

Film: Margot at the Wedding
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, John Turturro
Release Date: October 19, 2007

Director Noah Baumback, protege of Wes Anderson, bring his followup to The Squid and the Whale in mid October. Detailing a failing relationship of two sisters on the eve of one of their weddings, Baumbach takes his muse from the style of the old French new wave movement of the 60’s, bringing comedy to the moral failings of humanity, without seeming fake or foolhardy.

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