Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trailer: Grand Piano

Grand Piano looks and sounds pretty absurd, but potentially absurd in that hugely entertaining way that sometimes Brian DePalma's films can be. Also I'm a sucker for a good limited-location thriller, so this looks like it'll be right up my alley. Elijah Wood stars as a stage-fright-stricken concert pianist who's targeted during his comeback performance by a psycho who tells him he will die if he plays one wrong note. Pinnacle Films will be releasing this film from Spanish director Eugenio Mira -- who interestingly, did the score to the great sci-fi indie Timecrimes! --  on October 1 on DVD and Blu-ray. Reserve it here. Watch Elijah plonk on some keys anxiously in the trailer below:

For the Star Wars Fan with Everything #33

It was only a matter of time before the viral fundraising phenomenon known as the "ice bucket challenge" reached the Star Wars galaxy, and behold, here we have Luke Skywalker,  Han Solo and assorted Episode VII cast members dousing themselves with ice cold water for the ALS Association. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Trailer: Birdman

Wow, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman is shaping up to be a pretty awesome return-to-form  for Michael Keaton. Though I haven't been too taken by the director's work of late (not since Amores Perros anyway), it's especially heartening to see the underrated Keaton back in a meaty-looking lead role. Of course, the premise, focusing on the comeback of a washed-up actor known for playing a superhero, is intriguingly meta stuff that Keaton can definitely sink his teeth into. Adding to the exciting promise of this project is the news that it was apparently shot to look like it was all filmed in one long take by celebrated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, Children of Men). Check out the trailer below for some Keaton magic....