A glance through some of the the worthy trailers du jour:
Here‘s one for “Redbelt,” David Mamet’s martial art film. Sure, there’s more to it than that, but what else could you need? Chiwetel Ejiofor is an L.A. jujitsu teacher; Emily Mortimer, Tim Allen (!), Ricky Jay, Randy Couture and the inevitable Rebecca Pidgeon all co-star. The film’s due out May 2nd.
Here‘s one for “Love Songs,” Christophe HonorÃ©’s loony, lovely omnisexual Parisian musical. The film was one of the few I caught at Cannes last year I loved it, most everyone else I saw it with was just mystified. Due out March 19th.
Here‘s a semi-trailer for “Shine a Light,” Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert doc that came out of its premiere at Berlin with solid reviews no critic was arguing that Scorsese had brought anything groundbreaking to the genre with the film, but most thought it was solidly entertaining. The film is headed to SXSW before opening in theaters April 4th.
And here‘s a lengthy, disquieting trailer from “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” i.e. the Ben Stein creationist/intelligent design defense doc. If, as all aspects of the trailer and the rest of the movie’s marketing indicate, Stein’s hoping to position himself as a right-wing answer to Michael Moore, he’s going to have to overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of a generation’s immediate association of his familiar drone (he narrates) with “Bueller… Bueller…” “Expelled” hits theaters April 18.
[Photo: David Mamet’s “Redbelt,” Sony Pictures Classics, 2008]