Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'd See That - Trailers

Three trailers for upcoming films that look pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

1. Knuckle:

An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans. 

Sounds crazy. The film, by first time director Ian Palmer, has a December release date, but has been playing at festivals like Helsinki and Sundance. Knuckle impressively holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with 15 reviews. Also, rumor has it that HBO has designs on turning this into a series (whether fiction or non is a mystery though).

2. J. Edgar:

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Eastwood and DiCaprio working together on a film about one of America's most notorious and peculiar icons? Sounds like a home run to me. Opens 11/9/11.

3. Wuthering Heights:

Based on the Emily Bronte classic - A poor young English boy named Heathcliff is taken in by the wealthy Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. 

Sure, this trailer looks interesting, but the real reason it appears on here is the director - Andrea Arnold. This is her 3rd feature film after Red Road and Fish Tank, which were both dynamite. Arnold is emerging as one of the premiere female director working today. Hopefully, she keeps the streak going with Wuthering. The film has a November UK release (nothing set for US yet) and currently holds a 100% on RT with 6 reviews.

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