Film, Trailers, Videos

Trailer watch: Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Source Code’

The second trailer for upcoming science fiction flick Source Code has made its debut. Directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son), the flick stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is about a soldier taking part in an experimental military program in hopes of preventing a train bombing.

The film takes a turn when Gyllenhaal’s character drawn towards saving a female passenger of the train (Michelle Monaghan) during the process. Questions also come to play about the man whose body he takes.

Co-written by Billy Ray (State of PlayVolcano) and Ben Ripley, Source Code is set to open April 1, 2011. Canadian comedian Russell Peters and Vera Farmiga co-star. Check out the new trailer below.

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Trailer watch: Duncan Jones’ ‘Source Code’

Director Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son) received much acclaim for his big screen directorial debut- the one-man show that was the Sam Rockwell starring Moon. Now Jones tackles a more grounded science-fiction flick in the Jake Gyllenhaal led Source Code, about a soldier taking part in an experimental military program in hopes of preventing a train bombing.

The film takes a turn when Gyllenhaal’s character drawn towards saving a female passenger of the train (Michelle Monaghan) during the process. Questions also come to play about the man whose body he takes.

Co-written by Billy Ray (State of Play, Volcano) and Ben Ripley, Source Code is set to open April 15, 2011. Canadian comedian Russell Peters and Vera Farmiga co-star.

An interesting film to say the least, one that looks as intellectually stimulating, but not as claustrophobic as Moon.

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Trailer watch: Love and Other Drugs (red band)

The red band trailer for Love and Other Drugs has debuted online. The film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and the effervescent Anna Hathaway (yes, we just used “effervescent” to describe her), is an upcoming dramedy about a womanizing salesman whose pitch gets tangled when he finally meets the woman missing from his previously loveless life.

Set to the backdrop of the male enhancement pharmaceutical industry (because it’s the easy way to include a bunch of dick jokes), the film co-stars Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt. It looks a little traditional rom-com, but appears to have an edge over the recent pap we’ve been previewing (we’re looking at YOU films starring Ashton Kutcher, Adam Sandler and Natalie Portman!)

Directed and produced by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamonds), Love and Other Drugs is slated to hit cinemas November 24th.

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Film

CMJ Film Festival 2010 announces lineup

New York’s annual CMJ Music & Film Festival has announced this year’s lineup for the film showcase.

The major films on show include motion pictures starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Heather Graham, Danny Glover and more, and includes the music documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, detailing the making of the Bruce Springsteen album Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Here is the full lineup of films on show for the showcase. The CMJ Festival kicks off October 19 and runs on through until October 23rd. A full list of artists performing can be found here.

FILM LINEUP:
* LOVE & OTHER DRUGS: Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

* SON OF MORNING: starring Heather Graham, Danny Glover, Lorraine Bracco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jesse Bradford: A stylized satire about the media in the age of the 24-hour news cycle, the film tells the story of a copywriter whose religious experience causes him to become the most famous – and perhaps the most exploited – man in the world. Featuring musical contributions from: Cold War Kids, Airborne Toxic Event, the Bravery, Andrew Bird, Cahn & Yang and more.

* THE PROMISE: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: Grammy Award® and Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker, Thom Zimny takes us into the studio with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for the recording of their pivotal album, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

* MUSIC: Following his highly acclaimed “Wisdom,” Andrew Zuckerman turns his unique photographic perspective to music. In a film that features 50 influential musicians, composers and producers from across the musical map, Zuckerman looks at the impact these eminent music makers have had on their respective genres, and invites the audience to understand more about their unique perspectives on life. Zuckerman interviews including Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Graham Nash, Ziggy Marley, Henry Rollins and others.

* IMOGEN HEAP: Go behind the scenes and explore the three-year journey of Imogen Heap’s making of the Grammy Award winning album, Ellipse.

* CIRCUS MAXIMUS: tells the disturbingly amusing story of an established screenwriter who has severely neglected a firm deadline with a major Hollywood studio. Threatened with disastrous consequences for his negligence, the protagonist attempts to complete a feature length screenplay over the course of a solitary weekend. CIRCUS MAXIMUS progressively unfolds as all characters within the script come to life in their respective stories.

The Official International Film Festival at CMJ. 6 films shot on 4 continents and in languages as diverse as Mandarin, Mongolian, French, German and Congolese.

* Kinshasa Symphony [Germany] New York Premiere
* E Ji (Mother) [China/Mongolia] US Premiere
* Gainsbourg and His Girls [France] US Premiere
* The Prodigy/ L’ Enfant Prodige [Canada]
* Taipei Exchange [Taiwan]: New York Premiere
* One Day [Taiwan] US premiere 2010

Up-and-coming feature and documentary programming:
* The Rescue
* War Child
* Kinshasa Symphony
* Someday Hero
* Just Jane
* Context
* Perry St
* Passenger Side
* The Other Side
* Los 4 McNifikos
* No Fun City
* Firewall of Sound
* Hard Rock Havana
* Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
* Inside Out

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Zodiac: Additional investigations

David Fincher’s Zodiac was a superbly underrated drama that rested not on pace or thrills, but a deeply psychological and investigative look into one of the most notorious (and unsolved) serial killers in recent memory.

Personally, it was probably one of the best dramas of 2007- like watching an episode of those Discovery Channel shows before CSI– and now the movie’s website has some additional investigative footage, along with recent interviews with those involved (with the actual case) posted for viewing as bonus footage.

Be sure to check out the interviews, as well as geographical profiling, right here. You can pick up the movie on DVD from Amazon.

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