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Friday, October 13, 2006

Trailer Park











Some more great trailers have hit the web in the past few weeks.

300, the wickedly hyper-stylized story of a band of Spartan soldiers and their last stand, from graphic novelist, Frank Miller, who also brought us Sin City. Looks incredible.

Pan's Labyrinth looks like an intoxicating and enthrawling imaginative wonderfest.

Bobby, about the assassination of Senator Bobby Kennedy, brother of slain president John F. Kennedy. Look at that cast.

The History Boys, based on the acclaimed, Tony-award winning Broadway hit I intend to see very soon, is now a film.

Adolescence sucks, especially when your parents own The Motel.

Flags of our Fathers, the first of two Clint Eastwood films dealing with the battle for Iwo Jima, this one from the persepetive of the Americans. His next film will deal with the same battle through the eyes of the entrenched Japanese.

Director Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence) presents a new political thriller that takes place during the turbulent, 1980's South Africa, in Catch a Fire.

Matt Damon stars in Robert DeNiro's story about the birth of the CIA, The Good Shepherd.

The Queen, an account of how the British monarchy and Tony Blair's "New Britannia" dealt with the death of Princess Diana.

Jesus Camp--is it church or brainwashing? You can decide.

A slacker's life is changed by an encounter with a young woman who takes care of his ailing grandfather in Aurora Borealis.

Blood Diamond is Edward Zwick's (Glory) latest film about corruption and survival in Africa's illegal diamond industry.

And last, but not least, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodríguez are at it again. You have to see the trailer for Grindhouse to believe it.

3 Comments:

Anonymous nate said...

That's a nice slate of films you got there. Every single one interests me.

But I tell you what I love about Grindhouse already: How even the trailer is edited in the style of 1970's grindhouse trailers. I mean, how genius is that?

10:57 AM  
Blogger Brandon Fibbs said...

Yeppers!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I was watching the commercial for this the other night, and pondered out loud to my husband "I wonder if this is going to be another Pearl Harbor ?

"Flags of our Fathers, the first of two Clint Eastwood films dealing with the battle for Iwo Jima, this one from the persepetive of the Americans. His next film will deal with the same battle through the eyes of the entrenched Japanese."

But THIS--This sounds interesting!

Of course, it's probably just more right-wing war-mongering propaganda. ;-)

2:12 PM  

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