New to the trailer park, some of those irrepressible lovable indie losers, courtesy of one Michel Gondry: a trailer for "Be Kind Rewind" (curse that missing comma!) is here. It’s awfully cute, and it’s awfully in need of hitting theaters before the similar and even cuter "Son of Rambow," which has, fortunately for Gondry and co, been pushed back to next year. Jack Black and Mos Def are a strangely inspired pairing, though seeming short a lead.
Ryan Gosling plays an even prettier, more Method lovable loser in "Lars and the Real Girl" â€” trailer here. He’s in the title role as a reclusive young man who declares himself to be in a relationship with a RealDoll, and insists everyone treat the doll like a living person, But check out that cast: Gosling has as backup Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer and Paul Schneider.
Somewhere in that muggy August air we’re getting the faintest whiff of crackling leaves, Beaujolais and metal polish â€” yes, that’s Oscar season arriving. And there’s no clearer sign than this trailer for Marc Forster‘s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel "The Kite Runner." The return to Kabul! The imperiled child! The gentle voiceover that intones that this is the work of the director of "Finding Neverland" and "Monster’s Ball"!
Also a prime reminder of the impending return of movie seriousness: this trailer for "Reservation Road," the new film from "Hotel Rwanda" director Terry George, with Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix playing dueling angst-eyes as, respectively, a man who accidentally kills a young boy in a hit and run and that boy’s anguished father. The two are brought together when Phoenix’s character, seeking retribution and justice, becomes a client of Ruffalo’s, a lawyer.
Fitting into neither of the above categories: this jumbly but effective trailer for Larry Fessenden‘s environmental horror film "The Last Winter," which we’ve been waiting on since hearing good to very good things out of Toronto last year.