Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Details

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Details – Opening November 2, 2012


I didn’t think that this week’s choice could get any weirder than last week’s (“Cloud Atlas”), but it seems that I was wrong. This movie, whose plot is kicked off by the infestation of raccoons in a couple’s backyard, takes a million different tangential routes in its trailer, covering so much ground and even going back over to feature scenes again in just over two minutes. There’s cat murder, infidelity, pianos falling on people, and plenty more. Writer-director Jacob Estes’ previous film was “Mean Creek,” which I never saw but is supposed to be a dark and disturbing portrait of revenge being sought on a bully. This seems like a far lighter, wackier version of that, as Tobey Maguire’s adulterer finds his life torn apart after an affair with Kerry Washington, the wife of one very angry Ray Liotta. Elizabeth Banks is Maguire’s wife, Dennis Haysbert has a beard, and Laura Linney gets to freak out after staying calm as Cathy on “The Big C” for a few years now. I’m not sure how this story will all tie together and where the piano falling on Maguire fits in, but this looks too eccentric and interesting to miss.

1 comment:

victor lermer said...

Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD and Netflix through Vanguard Cinema (http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently
debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring Sarah Strange ("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the glam/punk tunes "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst" and "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire", and a dark orchestral score by Neil Burnett.

TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

***** (Five stars) "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different...something you've never tasted
before..." Film Threat
"A black comedy about a very strange love triangle" Seattle Times
"Consistently stunning images...a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, "Dark Arc" plays like a candy-coloured
version of David Lynch. " IFC News
"Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is...Don't see this movie sober!" Metroactive Movies
"Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. " American Cinematheque