Thursday, July 24, 2008

Finally, the trailer for THE BROTHERS BLOOM; not to be confused with THE BROTHERS GRIMM, nor THE BROTHERS SOLOMON.

Rian Johnson. Remember that name because he's going places, and I want to be there supporting him and his work. BRICK, that should ring a bell, and if it doesn't... make it so that bell rings, soon. In his sophomore effort, Johnson has created THE BROTHERS BLOOM which tell the story of two con men/brothers (Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody) who decide to take on a final job that they believe to have planned out but of course, we all know what makes a good story, disorder. The film also stars the famous and beautiful Rachel Weisz and the famous and beautiful Rinko Kikuchi from BABEL fame.
Why should you be excited about this film? Not only did Johnson impress us all with BRICK, but just take a look at that cast. Another reason, Summit Entertainment. Remember years back when companies like Lionsgate, Weinstein Company, Screen Gems, and Magnolia were putting out all of these small and interesting films, well Summit is now taking that lead, well, in my opinion. For me, Summit is becoming a haven for fine films with recent releases: THE FALL, MICHAEL CLAYTON and ONCE; films that are coming soon: THE BROTHERS BLOOM, CITY OF EMBER, PUSH and HAPPY-GO-LUCKY; and films out by the end of the year: RED CLIFF, TWILIGHT, and THE TREE OF LIFE. Seriously, they are packing some great quality stuff that I am very much looking forward to, and you should be too. THE BROTHERS BLOOM opens wide the fall, October 24th.



It was actually just a two days ago I posted the premiere poster for HBO's new vampire original series based off of "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" but today, I have something completely unrelated, but not completely different. Aside from writing the new Steven Spielberg created Showtime series THE UNITED STATES OF TARA starring Toni Collette, Diablo Cody also spoke shortly after JUNO about writing a film of her favorite genre, horror. And here it is, JENNIFER'S BODY. This film stars TRANSFORMERS' Megan Fox as a cheerleader who gets possessed and starts killing boys at her school.
You might remember a few months back when I compared THE STRANGERS' poster to the FUNNY GAMES poster (there was also a poster for ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE that resembled FUNNY GAMES even more), we have a similar situation this time.

These things happen. JENNIFER'S BODY doesn't deal with vampires but the idea does make for a good poster and of course, "If it ain't broke, then copy & paste." The marketing is great for both projects and the only problem here is that they were released too close together but that really couldn't be avoided. Personally, I'm very much looking forward to Diablo Cody's next film. JUNO really did come out of nowhere and impressed many people. Unlike the people that weren't taken with the JUNO script, I really loved it. The writing flowed and broke certain conventions almost without a sweat. But here is when Cody will really have to win us. This sophomore effort will really be the deciding factor.
I'm not so excited about Megan Fox, though. Aside from the pretty face, Fox just...wants to be a celebrity like 93% of the actors and actresses that make it in Hollywood and I don't think she can act very well. Who knows, maybe she'll drop a bomb on us and pull a Jennifer Lopez...psh, unlikely, that's once in a brown moon.