To me, this trailer couldn’t be more engrossing, combining the eccentric universe of a Terry Gilliam comedy with the dexterous narrative of a David Mamet play. The fact that no one can tell the two men look alike is a wonderful touch, and my fingers are crossed that the plot takes some wicked turns once James’ antagonist side breaks loose. And I really hope the feature itself utilizes the same kind of music heard in the trailer, which sounds independently majestic, if that makes any sense.
Every once in a while, at a major film festival like Toronto – where hundreds of titles are shown over the duration of the fest – you take a chance on a movie that you think is going to be in your wheelhouse … and it knocks you on your ass. For me, that movie this year is John Carney’s Can a Song Save Your Life?
By replacing any in-film sounds and dialogue with blues legend Sun House’s “Grinnin’ in Your Face,” this trailer comes off as even more offsetting and interesting. I get the feeling that Eisenberg is walking with some nefarious purpose in mind (or minds).
Even though he's not even two years removed from his Best Actor Oscar nomination for The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg has felt weirdly absent lately. It might because when he was playing Mark Zuckerberg he was absolutely everywhere, and since then he's appeared only in tiny movies (Free Samples, Why Stop Now)
Given that Gyllenhaal hasn't appeared in a movie since Source Code almost a year ago, and only has the cop drama End of Watch coming up, it's just good to know we'll be seeing him again onscreen soon
Premiering this week on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, The Double is a thriller starring Richard Gere as a CIA agent brought out of retirement to hunt down a former Soviet spy who seems to be linked to the killing of a U.S. Senator
THR describes the film as "funny, frightening and dream-like," so while it might not be as sober and grim as you might expect from Dostoevsky, Ayoade also says it will "reflect on loneliness and our need to love and be loved." It's hard to imagine Ayoade making anything resembling a typical drama
I have no idea why people who cut trailers never seem to learn that this is only a way to make people feel like they don't need to see your movie at all, but whoever's responsible for the trailer for the new thriller The Double definitely hasn't learned this lesson
If news linking Eisenberg and the author of Crime & Punishment doesn't appeal to you, how about this: the adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Double that Eisenberg has signed on to is directed by Richard Ayoade, the actor and writer known from British TV shows The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd
The last time I saw Martin Sheen playing an upper-ranking officer in a covert crime fighting organization his Captain Queenan character ended up getting chucked off a building
As the star of the massively successful HBO show True Blood, Stephen Moyer has become very famous among fans of the show, and completely unknown among those of us