Category Archives: Film Festival

Trailer for Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston


Throughout the years director Jim Jarmusch‘s subject matter has touched virtually every corner of film 101. It’s like he’s going from chapter to chapter giving us and him, the run down of films one needs to do in order to be great. I don’t know if this movie constitutes great, but like I said, he’s challenging himself constantly. His latest, Only Lovers Left Alive, is another hip look at vampires, only this time it’s through Jim’s eye and who better to play two star crossed and androgynous bloodsuckers than Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Tom Hiddleston (THOR). Although these two are in their late thirties early forties in real life, they do young and hip very well, at least from what I’ve seen in this trailer. Don’t know if folks will be rushing out to see it, but I don’t think Jim Jarmusch would have it either way.

By the way, if your new to Jim and would like to see one of his classic films, might I suggest Mystery Train.


Only Lovers Left Alive, written & directed by Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Broken Flowers, Limits of Control) takes place against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier and follows an underground musician (Tom Hiddleston), deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, who reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover (Tilda Swinton). Their love story has endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, and Anton Yelchin also star in the film which premiered at Cannes, though Sony Pictures Classics has no release date.


Trailer for the documentary Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy directed by Michel Gondry arrives


American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky, has teamed up, probably reluctantly,with french director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet) to give us a view inside of this thinking man’s mind. This trailer is so Michel, anyone who’s a Michel Gondry fan or a humanist, will get a kick out of it.

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The documentary focuses on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry, the film becomes a work of art that reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. IFC Films released the film in limited theaters November 22nd.

Vice interviews the creators of Escape From Tomorrow

escape from tomorrow

I still haven’t seen this film yet, but it’s on my list. Having grown up in Orlando Florida, I’m always tickled shitty when cheeky directors have it in their minds to create a film that exploits the exploiters. If I had stayed in Orlando another day, instead of moving to New York, I might’ve had to do exactly what director Randy Moore did. Even if this film turns out to be a reheated piece…I applaud the effort and imagination, of this fearless cast and crew.

That being said, Vice Magazine just uploaded a video on youtube, that delves deep into how they pulled it off and all under the watchful eye of Da Mouse!


Escape from Tomorrow is written and directed by Randy Moore. The film, secretly shot at Disney World, is described as a postmodern, surreal voyage into the bowels of “family” entertainment as a middle-aged father loses his sanity during a close encounter with two teenage girls on holiday, all while trying to keep a straight face with his family after losing his job on the first day of vacation. Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Annet Mahendru, Danielle Safady and Alison Lees-Taylor star in the film which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and arrived in limited theaters starting on October 11th

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Checkout this strange trailer for The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska


I dream of a world when dialogue is no longer needed in a trailer, or a film for that fact and music is used to move the story along. Director Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The It Crowd), seems to share in that sentiment, him and Paul Thomas Anderson of course. Between the trailer for The Master and this new film starring Jesse Eisenberg, Richard Ayoade  could very well be headed in that direction. The Double seems odd and indie enough and has all the usual whistles and bells. I’m sure it’ll either offer a fresh new look at alternative cinema/genre or it’ll be another Kaufman rip off.

The film is set to premier at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend.

The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox, and Yasmin Paige.

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

Trailer for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete


In the coming month’s, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we will see a plethora of movie trailers all geared toward taking home the statue. There are so many that have come out just this week, that I can’t even keep up. This trailer for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is among those with super Oscar potential. Directed by George Tillman Jr (Notorious, Faster) TIDOMP is a brutal coming of age tale in the vein of 1994′s Boaz Yakin film Fresh. Offering an honest look at inner city life, The Inevitable Defeat… stars Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon as Mister and Pete, two kids who must use their wits to survive under amazing odds. Jennifer Hudson plays Mister’s mother who’s incarceration leaves her son in a very precarious position. This movie will hopefully astound,surprise and perhaps kickstart a few careers. This trailer is hard-hitting and has definitely got my attention.

George Tillman, Jr (Notorious, Faster) directs The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete from a script by Michael Starrbury, his feature writing debut. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star in the film which Lionsgate releases in limited theaters October 11th.



Trailer for documentary 12 O’ Clock Boys is a stunning look at a new breed of bedlam

'12 O'clock Boys'

Continuing in that tradition of groundbreaking cinema the production company Oscilloscope Labs, started by The Beastie Boys MCA (R.I.P), brings us another riveting documentary about youthful rebellion on a whole new level. Directed by Lofty Nathan, The 12 O’Clock Boys follows the lives of a notorious motocross gang that has developed a new way of spreading hi jinx across Baltimore’s inner cities. Is it breaking the law and how far will some of the impressionable youth go to become one of the boys?

This film premiered at SXSW Film Festival this year and also took the Hot Docs HBO Emerging Artist Award this summer. This is one of those Kickstarter successes that I think everyone should see…it looks amazing.


The 12 O’Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore. Converging in groups and invading the streets, they dangerously–yet magnificently–make their presence known as they pop wheelies and weave in and out of traffic at excessive speeds, all the while taunting the police who must obey a self-imposed “no chase” rule for fear of endangering the public. Nathan frames the years-in-the-making narrative through the eyes of the adolescent Pug – a kid from the Westside eager to join the 12 O’Clock Boys’ ranks. Pug reveres the Boys’ every move, and Nathan follows this young man through some of the most pivotal years of his life, providing a compelling and intimate personal story within the broader depiction of the wild, dynamic world of the 12 O’Clock Boys. Oscilloscope Labs will release Lotfy Nathan’s 12 O’Clock Boys starting in early 2014.


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Full trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis arrives


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