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Trailer: ‘Eden’

By Will Oliver, September 9th 2014

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Haven’t heard of it? Eden, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, is an upcoming drama detailing the rise of a DJ during the garage-genesis of the French house music scene, (and thus, ‘EDM’ as we know it) in the 1990’s. While the film is fiction, it seems to be set in a historical context, featuring the portrayals of many prominent artists from the time. It’s set to the tunes of a certain robotic duo…have a look:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2kIP1GTUh0

 

In the trailer we see an early Thomas and Guy-Man of Daft Punk, and the film supposedly has a ton more notable DJs. The rest of the information is sparse at best, but Hansen-Løve’s previous work deals heavily in relationships, so I would expect something of that nature.

Eden is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 14th, 2014. Later, it will have it’s US premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival (NYFF), which we’re covering, so we’ll be able to get a review for you!

But for now, throw on Homework, close your eyes, and imagine yourself in a Parisian flat permeated by bass and bodies.

Little Duck - James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy directed a short film titled “Little Duck” as a part of the Canon Projection Imaginat10n project where celebrities create short films based on actually series of pictures that people could upload to the Project Imaginat10n site. Ron Howard helped oversee Murphy’s work as this was his directorial debut.

“Little Duck” was shot in Japan and takes a look at what happens when a man living in New York City returns home to Japan after his brother gets in trouble.

Check out the short below.

Watch This Short Film: ‘Noah’

By Will Oliver, October 26th 2013

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This is a post that I meant to get up here a lot sooner. Back at the Toronto International Film Festival, a short film called Noah premiered. It got a great deal of attention, and rightfully so.

The film shows us something that we all go through everyday. The daily process on our computers and internet. We see our protagonist Noah idley go through his computer and facebook, skype with his girlfriend, and panic over a guy who begins commenting on her facebook photos. The whole thing takes place on his computer, it’s quite a fresh and unique little film.

It’s only 17-minutes-long, but it feels like a flash, because it instantly draws you in and keep you interested. We can all find something about this film relatable, which is why it works so damn well. It just feels so real.

It was directed by Canadian film students Walter Woodman & Patrick Cederberg, and is quite impressive. Check it out below. Beware, it’s slighty NSFW.

Trailer: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

By Jason Stack, October 24th 2013

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' still featuring Chris Evans (Steve Rogers) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).

Following the release of Thor: The Dark World in just over two weeks, the next Marvel film everyone has to look forward to is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a sequel to Joe Johnson’s Captain America that’s directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. And now that film finally has a trailer that will most certainly play in front of Thor: The Dark World screenings. It’s a no-brainer, really. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer: ‘Her’

By Collin Quinlivan, August 8th 2013

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Do androids dream of electric sheep? The debut trailer for director Spike Jonze’s next film, Her, has just been released. In this 21st century love story, Jonze postulates what the relationship between a man and a computer might be like. Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore: an anti-social, lonely soul who buys an operating system capable of advanced artificial intelligence.

Spike is well known as a buzzworthy oddball, from directing critically acclaimed and surreal Being John Malkovich (1999), creating the Jackass (2000) series, adapting Where the Wild Things Are (2009), to directing the music video for Daft Punk’s Da Funk (1997), among numerous other projects. The film has a strong cast featuring Joaquin, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson as Samantha, the faceless artificial “woman”. Arcade Fire is also set to score the film, having worked with Jonze previously on multiple occasions.

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I already smell an Oscar nomination for Joaquin Phoenix on this one. He’s truly an amazing actor, previously nominated for three Academy awards, and notable for foisting the public into thinking he had gone off the deep end for his 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here.

Check out the trailer for Her right below:

Spike Jonze brings an interesting idea to light. What happens when computers become so advanced that they can mimic human interactions? (Hope you caught my reference to Blade Runner earlier.) Dealing with the morality of killing androids that are self-aware and all. When does something become human to us? Will it ever be socially acceptable to have a relationship with something “artificial”? Someday these questions won’t just be science fiction.







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