You, ah, you like a little Darren Aronofsky on occasion? Sure you do â€” who doesn’t? Teaser for the long-awaited "The Fountain" is up here (the trailer’s cut in a slightly hokey style, but the imagery looks lovely). Also, the trailer for "Munich" is here (tell us we’re wrong and that, despite the seriousness of the event on which it’s based, there isn’t a whiff of heist movie cool to the thing). And one for Justin Timberlake‘s sorta acting debut, "Edison," is up on the film’s official site.
Elsewhere: The Hollywood Reporter‘s Anne Thompson and Movie City News‘ David Poland are having a polite if somewhat passive aggressive back-and-forth on their respective blogs. Thompson, writing in admiration of Laura Holson‘s article on Warner Brothers in the New York Times):
The studio may be promoting itself, as David Poland suggests in his Hot Button Blog at Movie City News (which is a daily must-read for anyone interested in what’s going on in Hollywood) but fact is Holson uses her access to the suits at WB to explore the very real market forces facing the studios today–using the richest studio to do it. Yes, she downplays the Carl Icahn factor. But Poland refuses to accept the rapid changes that are upon us. He also likes to tilt at the journalism establishment that gets more high-level access than he does. His independence gives him the freedom to say whatever he wants! At the NYT, Holson has to tread more carefully.
To which the reply from Poland in the comments:
[M]ight I suggest that the excessive admiration for that incredibly manipulated piece is an issue of you admiring the access, Anne, not me. I have all the access I like, thanks.
In his own space, though, Poland does grant that:
She may suck up to the journalism power structure a bit too much for anyone who isn’t beholden, but Anne Thompson is finding a lot of interesting stuff on her new blog for The Hollywood Reporter.
How gracious of him. Also, Empire publishes its list of the "50 Greatest Independent Films." As several bloggers before us have pointed out, the most outrageous thing they did to provoke a response is put "The Terminator" up there as #3. But we are Zenlike. We do not care.
+ Cyber Cinema (Guardian)
+ An Eye For Annai (Burst of Beaden)
+ Trailer: The Fountain (Apple)
+ Trailer: Munich (Apple)
+ Trailer: Edison (Official site)
+ Warner Bros. looks ahead (RiskyBiz Blog)
+ Worth Reading (The Hot Blog)
+ 50 Greatest Independent Films (Empire)