Last month, we showed you a brief trailer for David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s Cosmopolis, which featured a potentially surprising and exciting turn from star Robert Pattinson. In the film, Pattinson plays a newlywed billionaire who ends up losing his bride and his billions in a single day. Two full trailers have now gone online, and Cronenberg is the star of both. Pattinson still looks good, but these trailers show off a David Cronenberg surrealism we haven’t seen in some time. And judging by these trailers, it’s very good to have it back.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers. The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric. Cosmopolis will premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
A French trailer has gone online for the sci-fi romantic-thriller Upside Down starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst. We showed you some images from the movie last month, but they were mostly right side-up and didn’t convey the dizzying and impressive visuals. The trailer gives a better look at the gorgeous set design and I love the use of the upside down effect. However, the story seems a little rote. The characters live in two worlds that are connected but on top of each other and each with its own gravitation pull. No one from one world can cross over to the other or even communicate with someone on the other side, but Sturgess and Dunst’s characters fall in love and break the rule. I hope the plot is a little more than just a love story across borders where the only twist is having the border be on an unconventional axis.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. No U.S. release date has been announced.
I’ve been corrupted by my own knowledge of pop culture. I should look at this trailer for We Need to Talk about Kevin and acknowledge that it’s a creepy-looking drama and I’m glad there’s positive buzz on the movie. Unfortunately, all I can think is, “So this is a live-action movie about Stewie Griffin?” The trailer makes it look like the kid is trying to kill his mother (Tilda Swinton), but the story is about the kid (Ezra Miller) going on a killing spree at his high school and the mother trying to work through her grief by writing letters to her estranged husband (John C. Reilly). I’d much rather watch that than Family Guy.
Hit the jump to watch the French trailer. We Need to Talk about Kevin played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and North American audiences will get their first look at the movie when it plays at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie opens domestically on December 2nd.
I’m still not sure what to make the goth Nazi-hunter dramedy This Must Be the Place. The reaction to the film at Cannes was bafflement and The Playlist thought “the film was pretty much like three different movies disjointedly mashed together.” Judging by the trailer, I can certainly see how that would be an issue. However, my greatest concern lies with Sean Penn who plays the lead role of Cheyenne, a former rock star who goes looking for a Nazi war criminal who tortured his father at Auschwitz. Penn’s delivery along with his hair and make-up screams at the viewer “I AM ACTING,” and the performance rings similar to his full-retard work from I Am Sam. In all fairness, The Playlist says the movie isn’t as bad as you’d expect, but my expectations at this point are for a total disaster.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, which is in English with French subtitles.
If you’re hard-up for new Thor footage, then you’ll want to check out the new French trailer for the film. It has a whopping three or maybe even four seconds of stuff that wasn’t in the teaser trailer or theatrical trailer. Plus, you get to hear all of the actors re-dubbed in French! Magnifique!
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, and Anthony Hopkins. The film opens in 3D in France on April 27th and in the U.S. on May 6th.