The first trailer for the tumultuous, horror love story Jack and Diane has been released. The film stars Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) and Riley Keough (The Runaways) as two teenage girls who fall passionately in love and must come to terms with the ramifications of their feelings (ie. the affair causes changes in one of the girls’ body). Judging solely from the trailer, the film seems to have a bit of a “Like Crazy on acid” vibe. The handheld, intimate scenes between Temple and Keough are intercut with animated sequences that are apparently revealing what’s happening in Keough’s character’s body. I’m fairly certain I saw a braid of hair twist around her insides, which I can only assume is a bad thing.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Bradley Rust Gray, the film also stars Cara Seymour and Kylie Minogue. Jack and Diane will be available on iTunes starting September 28th, and hits theaters on November 2nd.
Roadside Attractions has released the trailer and poster for the The Music Never Stopped. I caught the film at Sundance and while I found it to be schmaltzy, it was still enjoyable because of the strong performances from lead actors J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci.
If you were curious about the movie but didn’t have 90 minutes to kill, this trailer does you the service of condensing the entire picture down to two minutes and thirty seconds. If that’s what you want, then hit the jump to check out the trailer as well as the poster. The Music Never Stopped also stars Cara Seymour and Julia Ormond. The film opens March 4th.
Schmaltz isn’t always a bad thing. It’s just usually a bad thing since it tells us how to feel, eschews genuine emotion in favor of forced sentiment, and cheapens emotional payoff. The Music Never Stopped is undoubtedly schmaltzy. It’s a feel-good father-son relationship story that relies on nostalgia of classic rock in order to bolster its real-life narrative about a brain-damaged man tapping into his memories through the songs he loved. However, the film never gets to the point where the sappiness is unbearable, and that in large part is due to the tremendous performances of lead actors J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci.
While the Sundance Film Festival doesn’t begin until January, we’re bringing you the first images from films that will be screened at the festival. Today we bring you two films that will premiere out-of-competition at the festival: The Details and The Music Never Stopped. The Details stars Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney, Ray Liotta, and Dennis Haysbert. The film tells the story of the chain reaction of events that occur following the discovery of worms living under the sod in a couple’s backyard by raccoons.
The Music Never Stopped stars J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, Cara Seymour, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Mia Maestro. The film centers on a father attempting to connect with his son, whose brain tumor prevents him from forming new memories. Hit the jump to check out images, as well as a brief synopsis for both films. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.