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The Girl With the Potentially Leaked “Dragon Tattoo” Trailer?

The Girl With the Potentially Leaked “Dragon Tattoo” Trailer? (photo)

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A mystery that might be best left for Lisbeth Salander to solve, a red-band trailer for David Fincher’s eagerly anticipated adaptation of Steig Larsson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” popped up on YouTube over the weekend. Set to a Karen O-Trent Reznor cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “Immigrant Song,” it is a stunner without a single word of dialogue.

But over the holiday weekend, the bigger question became whether the seemingly bootlegged trailer, which is said to have originated with a YouTube user in the Netherlands, actually stunned anyone at the film’s distributor Sony, who have yet to pull the clip. As Devin Faraci at Badass Digest suggests, the MPAA red-band wouldn’t be shown in Europe and as The Hollywood Reporter‘s Gregg Kilday adds, the minimally risqué trailer featuring a fraction-of-a-second of Salander side nudity and a bloodied Daniel Craig is able to circumvent the normal age restriction process studios must abide by online if it were an official release. Add in the pristine picture and sound quality and the thematically appropriate nature of a leak to kick off a viral campaign and it all seems to make sense.

Then again, SlashFilm‘s Peter Sciretta wisely noted Fincher’s longtime aversion to releasing trailers in anything but the highest quality online, that is on the rare occasion when he’s released trailers before they’ve shown in theaters first. It also is entirely possible that the marketing team at Sony is too busy enjoying Memorial Day to pick up the red telephone and remove it from YouTube, or simply celebrating the fact that it appears to be a huge hit a week before it’s scheduled to hit American theaters. Regardless of what holiday it is – the trailer announces it will be “The Feel-Bad Movie of Christmas,” coming out December 21st — the rebel yell of Karen O would seem to be infectious among film fans.

UPDATE: Sony took down the red-band trailer on Tuesday, but posted their official green-band one. Here it is below:

What do you think of the controversy? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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