Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: William Mapother, Brit Marling, Jordan Baker, Robin Lord Taylor, Flint Beverage
Aided by a favourite song of mine by The Cinematic Orchestra and Patrick Watson, this trailer looks very promising. It’s an odd mix of sci-fi and art-house drama which will probably mean it’ll get pushed aside in favour of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia and Terrance Malick’s Tree of Life, but it took home one of the Jury Prize’s at Sundance so it should be one to look out for.
The Bleeding House
Director: Philip Gelatt
Cast: Alexandra Chando, Patrick Breen, Betsy Aidem, Charlie Hewson, Nina Lisandrello, Richard Bekin
It’s nice to see a new horror film that isn’t made of ‘found-footage’ and The Bleeding House does look quite unsettling, so fans of the genre should be keeping their eyes out for it. The trailer doesn’t give much away other than that there’s some sort of psycho guy terrorising a family. There are some hints of slow, bloody torture which is exactly the sort of film I hate to watch, but I admit it does look effective.
Director: Andre Ovredal
Cast: Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen
And straight away I come across a ‘found-footage’ trailer! To be fair, this looks to be taking itself much less seriously than Paranormal Activity and Last Exorcism so could be a lot of fun. There are loads of huge trolls all over the trailer so it’s not shying away from anything or hiding it’s cards for a big finale, which could make or break it I guess. I’ve heard widely mixed reviews for the film so it sounds like a love it or hate it affair. I’m interested after watching the trailer.
Director: Dax Shepard, David Palmer
Cast: Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold, Bradley Cooper, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Nate Tuck
This is a mockumentary (probably) about Dax Shepard (a comedian/TV star I’m told, but I don’t know him) who wants to make a martial arts movie, but knows nothing about martial arts or making movies. It looks really stupid and I didn’t crack a smile at all watching this trailer. It just looks like he wanted to make a goofy home movie and drafted in all the famous people he knows to give it an edge.
The High Cost of Living
Director: Deborah Chow
Cast: Zach Braff, Isabelle Blaise, Patrick Labbe
An indie romantic drama, The High Cost of Living looks a bit sappy, but could be worth a watch. The opening looked a bit pretentious and there’s a random pratfall in there that didn’t work for me, but the performances look solid and it looks to have a certain charm to it.