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by Jonathan Simrin

11 May 2010


Trailer 1

The first teaser trailer, less than a minute long, actually has no dialogue. Nolan cuts together a series of striking images, accompanied by a dramatic, punctuated score: a spinning top, a glass filled with water, a man being dragged away from a helicopter, and Leonardo DiCaprio falling into (out of?) a bath tub. What does it mean? Who knows, but I’m hooked.

Trailer 2

With DiCaprio providing the narration, we now know that he is Inception‘s protagonist and he needs to steal an idea. It looks like Ellen Page will be a Dicaprio’s student and assistant of sorts. This trailer, a few seconds longer than the first teaser, features a few lines of dialogue and we recognize a couple familiar faces from Nolan’s past work (Cillian Murphy and Ken Watanabe).

Trailer 3

About two months before its theatrical release, Warner Bros. unveils a full-length trailer that’s perhaps worthy of a spoiler warning for moviegoers who want to stay in Nolan’s world of ignorant bliss. Dicaprio is a security agent, specializing in psychological security. Day to day, he creates dreams for people, puts them in the dream, and steals their ideas. Strong actors, like Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt round out the supporting cast. Nolan teases us with some breath-taking images that stretch CGI to new levels: avalanches, buildings crumbling into the ocean, and astronauts falling down a mountainside. All in all, we still don’t know much about Inception, but we can’t wait to find out.

by Sarah Zupko

11 May 2010


Los Angeles musical genre mashers Ozomatli earn a spot in our hearts with a big thumbs up in support of gay rights on their new tune “Gay Vatos in Love”. Raul Pacheco says it beautifully, “Do you believe that everyone deserves love? Yes, for sure. It is always a good time to challenge our own notions and boundaries of what can be.” Meanwhile, Ulises Bella adds that the song “has to come from a place of seriousness and reality… the connection of all our struggles together whether it’s the woman’s movement, African American movement, Chicano movement, Asian movement—you name it—our struggles are very much connected and it’s that point of seeing the connection that I think is very important for us to try to bring to light.” All we can say is bravo.

by Jonathan Simrin

11 May 2010


The newest trailer for Inception, currently running before Iron Man 2, is noticeably different from the bits Warner Bros. has previously released. Although it contains no earth-shattering spoilers, this trailer certainly attempts to draw out a clear narrative. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a security agent who can enter people’s dreams and steal ideas. He enlists Ellen Page for help. Inception also co-stars Nolan favorites such as Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, and Michael Caine.

by PopMatters Staff

11 May 2010



The suddenly über-hip and ubiquitous Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend and the cast paid tribute to her by singing The Golden Girls theme song. Well, frisky old Betty turned all those fuddy duds on their heads when she went all metalcore on their asses.

by John Lindstedt

11 May 2010


In the wake of Lost, ABC has been blatantly scrambling to fill the mystery show void with transparent clones: Flash Forward, Happy Town, and V. Despite aping all the superficial qualities of their predecessor, none of these posers have managed to muster the quality or following of the real McCoy. This video from this weekend’s edition of The Soup sums up the trend in a nutshell.

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