Sight & Sound, Trailers

Watch the trailer for the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis

The Brothers Coen get folksy in their latest flick, Inside Llewyn Davis. Aside from being difficult to spell, the film features some finely tuned stringed music, as well as the acting chops of John Goodman, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac. Justin Timberlake is also in the film.

The film tells the story of oa young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making.

Inside Llewyn Davis premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will see US release this December.

Film, Trailers

Trailer watch: Friends with Benefits (red band)

In what is the THIRD trailer to appear in less than week about the same damn thing, the red band trailer for the Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis starring film Friends With Benefits made its debut online recently.

Following on recent trailers for just-go-with-it-no-strings-attached type films Just Go With It and No Strings Attached, the new red band preview for Friends With Benefits is more of the same relationship from friendship issues that is often plagued by the desire for sex. In it, we see Timberlake and Kunis’ characters trading racy barbs and horizontal workouts while philosophizing on the possible merits of “friends with benefits.”

At the very least, it looks much better than No Strings Attached.

Friends With Benefits co-stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman and Alex Rodriguez and is slated to hit cinemas July 22, 2011.


The Social Network tops Box Office, garners Oscar buzz

The Social Network has secured top gross at North American box offices this past weekend earning an estimated $23 million.

The David Fincher-directed, Aaron Sorkin-written film tells the tale of Facebook’s earliest days and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield. The much-talked about film was budgeted at the $40 million mark and expects to exceed the mark in the near future.

Deadline Hollywood has divulged some of the industry talk happening regarding its success, stating that the film’s strong word of mouth and pre-release buzz propelled the immediate success of the picture. Deadline also remarked how the film has now garnered positive Oscar hype, stating;

Since its Labor Day screenings for the Hollywood influencers began, it’s been touted for a Best Picture Oscar

Aaron Sorkin recently spoke about the authenticity of the film and its content.

Rounding out the weekend’s box office fare was Legends of the Guardian at #2 with an additional $10+ million to bring its totals thus far to just over the $30 million mark while Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2 shored up its total earnings to $35+ million with a third place showing. Ben Affleck’s The Town and teen comedy/drama Easy A rounded off the top 5.

The Social Network is in cinemas across the United States and opens in Australia October 28th.


Aaron Sorkin talks about The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin (West Wing) recently sat down with MakingOf and talked about the upcoming movie, The Social Network. The David Fincher directed movie about the founders of popular networking site Facebook has been causing a lot of buzz in the entertainment community, and is opening in North American cinemas in less than two weeks.

The in video below, Sorkin talks briefly about the movie, it’s dialog, the accuracy and more. Fans of Sorkin’s previous work can expect the witty, fast-paced banter that became the staple for many of his television shows.

The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker. The movie opens October 1st.


Short Takes, Videos

Watch all those SuperBowl ads again!

While some are relishing one of the greatest upsets in sports history, some are wallowing in the depths of “what could’ve been” and “so close” … but for those neutrals who enjoyed a great game of drama and defense, the famous ads of the SuperBowl provided a welcome break from the on-field battle.

Most of those outside of the United States (at least here in Australia) were not privy to the ads (outside of a brief glimpse), but thanks to the wonders Continue reading