22 November 2005

Trailetown: Medieval Bedtime Stories

Hey guys, it's Donnie...Welcome back to Trailertown!

Tristan And Isolde: This actually looks pretty entertaining. It feels very sort of reminiscent of Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives...which makes sense, as I now see that both films were directed by Kevin Reynolds. More recently he was responsible for Count Of Monte Cristo, which helped to kick start the career of Jesus himself, Jim Caviezel. I'm not really crazy about the Romeo and Juliet comparison, although I suppose that it's almost required with a story of this kind. The music choices in the trailer are also beyond terrible, but it does feature a nice little cast. I like James Franco quite a bit, as well as Rufus Sewell. And Sophia Myles...well, she's a total classical beauty. We'll see if this goes anywhere.

Click it here for copious amounts of torchlight...

Lady In The Water: Man, this is a good time for teaser trailers. The latest from M. Night Shyamalan, a self-described "bedtime story", is about an apartment complex superintendent named Cleveland Heep (the always impressive Paul Giamatti) who discovers a water nymph (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the building's swimming pool. Just like the Superman Returns teaser, I think that this is a near perfect teaser. Clear tone and character established with a tease of something way more interesting going on that you're not allowed to see yet....which of course means that I want to see it NOW! Shyamalan has gotten alot of shit recently, and really for good reason. I think Signs is a beautifully made film, even if the end loses a bit of steam and the aliens are clearly the retards of the Milky Way. (Who attacks a planet that is made up of 80% of a lethal substance?) The Village...is really just sort of tragic. It's very well acted and well directed, but I think it's the first instance where Shyamalan's writing does not live up to his directing. I'd love to see him turn it around here, and it looks like he's well on his way.

Click it here for a bit of splashy splashy...


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