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Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007


From time to time, SE&L will step back and let the Tinsel Town marketing machine do what they do best – tantalize and tease us with clever coming attraction previews and trailers. The five films focused on this time around represent some highly anticipated future outings, including the latest from cinematic stalwarts like Will Smith, Christopher Nolan, and the elusive Wachowski Brothers. Every few weeks, we’ll take a break from casting our critical eye over the motion picture artform and let the shill do the talking. And of course, once they do open in theaters, you can guarantee we will be there, deciphering whether the come-on matches the context. In any event, enjoy:


Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Guillermo Del Toro returns to the comic book genre with this sequel to his superb take on Mike Mignola’s classic character.


The Dark Knight
It’s Batman vs. The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s continuing reconfiguration of the super hero film. Looks amazing.


Speed Racer
Talk about eye candy! The minds behind The Matrix update the Japanese animation icon with some stunning visual flair.


Sex and the City
For some, this is a big “who cares?”, but fans of the fiery femme foursome can’t help but wonder what this big screen adaption will bring.


Be Kind, Rewind
After taking on an abandoned NYC this winter, Will Smith returns to summer as a reluctant superhero with a really bad reputation. Hmmm…



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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2007


From time to time, SE&L will step back and let the Tinsel Town marketing machine do what they do best – tantalize and tease us with clever coming attraction previews and trailers. The five films focused on this time around represent some highly anticipated future outings, including the latest from cinematic stalwarts like David Cronenberg, Michel Gondry and Wes Anderson. Every few weeks, we’ll take a break from casting our critical eye over the motion picture artform and let the shill do the talking. And of course, once they do open in theaters, you can guarantee we will be there, deciphering whether the come-on matches the context. In any event, enjoy:


Eastern Promises
David Cronenberg is reunited with his History of Violence star (Viggo Mortensen) for a story of “murder, deceit, and retribution” among the members of London’s Russian mafia.



Lions for Lambs
The War in Iraq gets the soapbox treatment in this multilayered narrative revolving around the people, the politicians, and the policy that serve this senseless conflict.



The Darjeeling Limited
Part mystical journey, part familial non-erotic male bonding, Wes Anderson’s latest looks like it will continue his streak of eccentric yet effective dramedies.



No Country for Old Men
All the rage at Cannes, the Coen Brothers’ new movie takes author of the moment Cormac McCarthy’s New West noir and brings it to startling life.


Be Kind, Rewind
Jack Black and Mos Def star as video store employees who decide to replace their erased VHS inventory with their own homemade versions of classic films.


 


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