In this edition of Lost in Previews are the trailers for The Yellow Handkerchief, Saint John of Las Vegas, Fading of the Cries, Greenberg, and The Last Station.
The Yellow Handkerchief is an indie movie that follows three strangers on a road trip in Louisiana. It stars William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, and Eddie Redmayne. This movie has been around for awhile. It was at Sundance in January 2008 and now is finally getting a release into theatres in February 2010. That means this was pre-Twilight for Kristen Stewart and probably the reason it is now getting released. Another one of her indies, The Cake Eaters, was at Sundance this year. I highly recommend that movie (great music, acting, story, but leaves you wanting to know more). I will definitely be seeing The Yellow Handkerchief.
Saint John of Las Vegas is an indie comedy starring Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, Romany Malco (40 Year Old Virgin), and Peter Dinklage (Elf). The movie is about a compulsive gambler who flees Las Vegas for a boring, run-of-the-mill job at a car insurance company in New Mexico. Unfortunately, he is sent to Vegas to investigate a car insurance claim that is potentially a fraud. The movie looks kind of quirky. Saint John of Las Vegas will be in theatres February 12, 2010 (the director actually posted the release date in a reply to Joblo.com post – that’s pretty cool.)
Fading of the Cries is a movie that is hard to describe. When I first watched the trailer, I thought it looked pretty cool, but then it got weird. Some parts of the trailer look low budget, but then other parts look to have a high budget feel. I like the text parts in the trailer. The movie (according to IMDB) is about this boy Jacob, wielding a deadly sword, who saves a girl named Sarah from some kind of evil that has fallen on a small farm town. I am just going to leave it at that. The movie does have one recognizable face in Brad Dourif of Lord of the Rings and Deadwood fame. I cannot find a release date for this film, unfortunately, but I will guess that it will be in 2010
Greenberg is a new film from the same writer and director who did The Squid and the Whale. The movie stars Ben Stiller, Rhys Ifans, Greta Gerwig, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The movie is about a guy who moves to LA from New York to house sit for his brother and takes time to just do nothing. It sounds like a mid-life crisis movie, and the trailer is pretty good. This isn’t your typical Ben Stiller movie. Greenberg is released March 12, 2010.
The Last Station is a period film about Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer)and his wife Countess Sofya Tolstoy (Helen Mirren) during their later years. One of Tolstoy’s most trusted disciples, Vladimir Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), is suspected of having influenced Tolstoy to rewrite his will to not leave his estate to his wife and children. Tolstoy’s new assistant (James McAvoy) enters the scene and is pushed and pulled by both the Countess and Vladimir to side in their favor. From the trailer, the movie looks pretty funny, rather than the drama the synopsis suggests. I am a fan of period films, so I will definitely be seeing this one. The Last Station comes out January 15, 2010.