Trailer Catch Up: Scott Pilgrim, The Adjustment Bureau, Dogtooth etc

on Friday, June 11, 2010
It's been a while since I did a trailer round up, although I'd argue the number of AMAZING trailers has been at a bare minimum. There's been plenty of weird and wacky ones though. Also, apparently it was the 25th anniversary of 'The Goonies' and while I didn't think the film was that great, have an ace picture of Data from the film. Check out the trailers after the picture.

Data from The Goonies
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (UK & US Release Date - 13 Aug)

So Michael Cera is acting a bit more like Michael Cera in this new 'Scott Pilgrim' trailer. Which isn't particularly what I was hoping for. But the action and visual effects still look promising and in Edgar Wright we trust. Bring it on.

Brooklyn's Finest (UK - 11 June)
[YouTube trailer]

Strangely, the people doing the marketing for 'Brooklyn's Finest' only released this trailer just days before the film reaches UK cinemas, although the film's been out since March in the US. The film itself feels overly familiar to 2001's 'Training Day', perhaps unsurprisingly so as director Antoine Fuqua helmed both features. Following the story of the three main police officers may be a difficult but rewarding experience. Reviews have been middling though.

The Event (Airs in the US "this fall")

I don't normally post trailers to TV shows but 'The Event' seems pretty intriguing. Admittedly, it also seems like someone decides to try to combine '24', 'Lost' and 'FlashForward' but if it manages to be anywhere near as good as the first two shows, then there's much to look forward to. What is the event?

The Divide (UK & US - TBC)
[YouTube teaser]

I'm normally a bit circumspect about posting teaser trailers (which is why I left JJ Abrams' 'Super 8' out last time round) but I think Xavier Gens' new film could be decent. The film follows a group of people who have taken refuge following an explosion in New York so is presumably going to be a claustrophobic thriller and although I haven't seen '[REC]', it does appear share more than a few similarities with that acclaimed Spanish horror.

The Adjustment Bureau (UK - 30 Jul // US - 17 Sept)

Beginning somewhat like a romance, 'The Adjustment Bureau' actually has more in common with 'The Twilight Zone'. Audiences might have been turned off by the deterministic debate of 'FlashForward' but this could still work, especially as it's based on a Phillip K Dick short story. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as leads helps too.

Separado! (UK & US - TBC)
[YouTube trailer]

Gruff Rhys is more famous in music circles for his work with Super Furry Animals but he's also found the time to make a film, or more accurately a "psychedelic Western musical" documentary. I'm finding the Power Rangers helmet particularly bizarre.


'Dogtooth' is pretty messed up. Basically, it explores the dysfunction of a family whose children have never been let outside their country estate home. But that isn't the half of it. Apparently, this new US trailer gives quite a lot away but honestly, I wouldn't have been able to tell you what the hell was going on. The film won Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2009 and I seem to have sadly missed it in London in April. If you're in the US, look for it in cinemas now.

Made In Dagenham (UK - Oct 1st // US - TBC)
[Dailymotion trailer]

Formerly known as 'We Want Sex', I'm extremely glad that 'Made In Dagenham' has a more appropriate title. Highlighting the feminist fight for equal pay at a Ford plant in Dagenham, this film features some excellent British talent from the likes of Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson to Sally Hawkins and Rosamund Pike. Vive la revolution!

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