Three hot new movie trailers for you:
-The Libertine (Nov. 23) Johnny Depp (left) as a 17th-century rogue. Handsomely shot, but I’m not sure I buy the tag calling this ”the most controversial movie of the year.” Maybe if the year were 1685.
-I Love Your Work (Nov. 4) Didn’t get a chance to catch Adam Goldberg in Fox’s short-lived Head Cases? Here’s some more of his edgy-and-hostile sensibility, an indie film he’s directed about a movie star who cracks under the pressures of fame. Yeah, hard to sympathize with that, but this one looks pleasantly paranoid and has a cool cast that includes Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee, Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, and Franka Potente.
-Brick (March 24, 2006) Another creepy and paranoid thriller, this one involving drugs and other kinds of insanity, with the unlikely cast of Third Rock alum Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lost madonna Emilie de Ravin. The trailer is red-banded for a restricted audience, apparently for its violence and drug mentions, but the movie looks as arty and atmospheric as the Sundance fave that it was earlier this year.
-Wolf Creek (Jan. 6, 2006) Another pickup from Sundance, where this low-budget Aussie import was said to be the scariest thing since Blair Witch. If so, it’s hard to tell from the trailer, which takes a long time to get past the introductory material and turn chilling. The clip is vague on what’s menacing these kids stranded in a remote wilderness, and the tagline – ”How can you be found when nobody knows you’re missing?” – doesn’t exactly make me quake with dread either.