There are trailers for new movies from Michel Gondry AND the Coen brothers this week. That is not bad! Drop out of film school and just read this blog post! (Don’t do that. I mean, drop out of film school for sure, but not for this. Drop out because school stinks and your teachers don’t know anything, as the great poet Kanye West once said, “My teeth are wired shut!”) See also: Olympus Has Fallen, which is basically Die Hard in the White House, except Morgan Freeman has been demoted from President to Speaker of the House. In conclusion: TRAILERS!

Mood Indigo

Oh, Michel Gondry. This looks like Amelie meets Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon on the set of Brazil. The movie is based on a book by Boris Vian, who was the beat poet of France or whatever, so it will be interesting to see what Gondry does with that kind of source material instead of a synergistic Charlie Kaufman world. Although, the book it’s based on is L’Ecume Des Jours which was originally translated into Froth on the Daydream, which is a WAY more Michel Gondry title than Mood Indigo. #FAILbelfish

Inside Llewyn Davis

It’s always kind of interesting when an artist (or whatever) defines their style so well that they can literally take on any subject matter or time period and it will still come across as distinctly them. Like, a bohemian 1960′s New York folk artist movie by the Coen brothers has more in common with Burn After Reading than it does with all the other bohemian 1960′s New York folk artist movies coming out these days (the one from the Sopranos, the one about Gossip Girl as Jeff Buckley that admittedly doesn’t take place in the 60′s but close enough, the one about On The Road). Anyway, I like the Coen brothers so this looks good to me. Next trailer.

Olympus Has Fallen

People always assumed that perfection was an unrealistic and unattainable goal, but they’re going to have to assume something else from now on because perfection has been achieved.

The East

Ugh. That is pretty much all I have to say about this. Ugh ugh ugh. And I’m probably on The East‘s side on a lot of these issues, but no.

The Playroom

First of all, there are WAY too many quotes in this trailer. We get it! People saw your movie and then said something about having seen it! Two or three quotes is plenty, there are like 19 quotes in this. But also how much of a bummer must it be to put together a really sincere and personal movie about the experiences of a complicated life and set it in the 70′s because that’s where your frame of reference for those stories lies and then just have everyone say “This is set in the time when The Ice Storm was set!” and “The kids are definitely NOT alright which is another movie that has kids in it!” Bummer.

At Any Price

Is this the John Krasinski and Matt Damon movie about frakking? They look different. I guess that Peter Jackson 900 frames per second thing really is a new way to watch movies!

Comments (35)
  1. Welp. At Any Price features my boo Zac as an angry farmboy who does it with ladies up against a wall, which I could get behind. However, for a split-second I think I saw the scary preacher man from Carnivale. So I’m torn.

    Also, I saw the Ice Storm once and I have no desire to see it again, so those quotes aren’t selling any tickets to me.

  2. Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris reunited! I’m a little worried about Romain Duris though, guys, I almost didn’t recognize him. Did he lose a ton of weight or have I just not seen him in anything in a while?

  3. I love that Michel Gondry’s film had no conflict whatsoever for most of the trailer. I was actually still willing to see it, because it’s pretty. Then they started making sad faces, so I guess there will be sad parts.

  4. Enough with that Lumineers song!!!

    It’s a good song, but holy hell, I am so sick of hearing it!

    • A friend of mine works next to a yoga studio and she said she hears that song at least 20 times a day, oof.

    • I actually still like it? I think it’s because I don’t listen to the radio and don’t watch real TV, so I’ve really only heard it in that one Bing commercial.

      • No judgement if people like it – it is a good and likable song!

        It’s in the Silver Linings Playbook commercial, so now that that has a wide release and one million awards, they play the preview all the time.

        I only have a 5-10 minute commute, so I listen to the radio for a few minutes per day. I swear I have heard that song 1000 times.

        • yeah, this is one of the benefits of no cable/radio. Except that hulu plays the same ads over and over. I’d honestly rather hear the Lumineers a bunch of times than Chase’s terrible “Footloose” commercial.

          • I HATE that Chase commercial. If I were at a restaurant, and this guy came in singing a terrible parody of a song that I have mixed feelings about at best, I would not think “Hmm, I could really use a new credit card.” UGH!

          • I think Chase got the message because they’ve shortened the commercial by a lot, so it ends just as the guy is starting to play guitar.

          • I hope that poor actor was paid a number of dollars == the number of years I want that advert to rot in h-e-double-hockey-sticks

    • I KNOW GOOD LORD. Stop it now, film and TV and commercial directors! Just put an end to it. Do you guys remember when they played that song on SNL and then the commercial that aired IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD HAD THAT SONG?? I thought I was going insane.

    • enough indeed. Love the song, but it’s overplay, and seemed manipulative and poorly suited to the trailer. When it started playing it made me feel like I’d been having a reverie-ous stroll though an enchanted wood, then stumbled upon a large group of man-children instagramming themselves making blanket forts.

  5. Inside Llewyn Davis: Gothamist commenters build a time machine so they can go back and scream about fucking hipsters.

    Olympus Has Fallen: Terrorists still use Blackberrys.

  6. I want to see that Michael Gondry movie NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

    • And I really really want to see the Coen Brothers movie and oh boy that blowing things up with Gerry Butler movie looks like fun. And he’ll probably do press for it and be on Craig soon! Yay!

      I’m going to see all three of those in the motherfucking theater. I never see stuff in the theater anymore, but holy moly I’m like Hunger Games excited about all three of those.

  7. I will definitely see Inside Llewyn Davis because a.) I really like the Coen brothers’ movies and b.) national treasure John Goodman is in it. Mood Indigo looks like something I’d like too, but the switch in music halfway through the trailer was strange.

  8. Hahahahahahaha, “Zac Efron IS Luke Skywalker with Dennis Quaid as Uncle Owen.”

  9. Mood Indigo looks good. Antoine Fuqua is cool so OHF will probably be entertaining.

  10. Inside Llewyn Davis looks like a really weird Drive prequel.

    • But obviously it’ll be great because of everyone involved, but I can’t look at Oscar Isaac without thinking about fist bumping his five year old son after telling him the story of how he slept with his mom and the product was him in that movie.

  11. Hey Llewyn Davis! He could get it “inside” if you know what I’m saying! (Gross. I’m sorry)

  12. Trying to actually pronounce Llewyn with a Welsh accent is hilarious and fun.

  13. Exclusive sneak peek at the script:

    Some guy: “Olympus has fallen. I repeat, Olympus has fallen.”
    Some lady: “Oh no! What about the president is he all right?”
    Guy again: “Yes he’s fine.”
    Lady: “Who is Olympus again?”

  14. Can someone please explain to me how come Gerard Butler looks so much like Eugene Mirman?

  15. Mood Indigo transported me. Where am I?

  16. Oh my Mood Indigo I just want to consume you, immediately.

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