Forgive the week-long silence, I was catching up on a non-bloggish backlog, post-festival. Here’s a gander at what’s new, trailerwise:
“Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” is the third theatrical release in four years from prolific documentarian Alex Gibney, whose last film, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” won the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. “Gonzo,” which opens July 4th, looks at, yes, the life and work of the inventor of gonzo journalism, a topic that’s probably a bit more audience friendly than “Taxi”‘s investigation of Geneva Conventions violations. The trailer’s here.
The trailer for Dario Argento’s new “The Mother of Tears” was released a few months ago, but for those in need of more before the film opens on Friday, ShockTillYouDrop.com has a clip showcasing some of its good old fashioned giallo gore right here. There’s something about a mouth-stabbing that gets me every time.
Like most red-banded trailers, the one for the Coen brothers’ “Burn After Reading” is, despite the label, mostly innocuous that “rear entry” mention is clearly what merited the restricted rating, though it’s hardly as offensive as the inch-long dark roots Brad Pitt is sporting as a gym rat/would-be blackmailer. This film’s already staggering under the weight of “No Country” follow-up anticipation by my calculations, there’s enough time between now and its scheduled premiere at the Venice Film Festival for a backlash and a backlash-backlash. Who wants to start? You can find the trailer here.
Finally, Twitch has a new trailer from another prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike, whose latest film, “God’s Puzzle,” is a sci-fi romantic comedy about twins who “unlock the secrets of the universe and build one of their own” something something. It’s purported to be one of Miike’s most mainstream films yet, though it’s hard to tell from the abruptly edited spot, which you can watch here. The next scheduled Miike film to reach these shores is the psychedelic Western “Sukiyaki Western Django,” which is being trimmed down for a release in August.
[Photo: “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson,” Magnolia, 2008]
+ Exclusive Mother of Tears Clip! (ShockTillYouDrop.com)
+ Trailer: Gonzo (Apple)
+ Burn After Reading (iTunes)
+ New Trailer For Takashi Miike’s Sci-Fi Romance GOD’S PUZZLE! (Twitch)