So I'm standing on the subway platform the other day, minding my own, when I just happen to make eye contact with a fellow male human being standing nearby. Suddenly (and for no apparent reason), the dude moves in a bit closer and says, "Yeah, and what's your problem?"
At first, being the sarcastic pain in the ass that I am, I wanted to reply with something along the lines of, "Well, to be honest with you I'm moving in a week, work is pretty hectic, I need to decide which films I'll be seeing at the New York Film Festival and, oh -- for some reason my groin hurts. Perhaps I have a groin pull, then again I thought stuff like that only happened to professional athletes." However, since I wasn't in the mood to rumble, I simply ignored the man, turned around and walked away. Funny, I think he had more problems than me.
As you can imagine, all of the following films feature characters who either have or are about to have some serious problems. Yeah, so what's your problem? Welcome to another edition of Trailer Park:
- After it briefly popped online in the form of a silent, fuzzy mess, Eragon finally has it's official trailer available for all to drool over. Based on the popular novel (part of a trilogy), Eragon tells the story of a young farm boy who discovers a dragon's egg, thus placing him in charge of defending his homeland against an evil king. (Man, I just hope the dragon looks cool.)
- If you took the film Ghost, upped the creep factor and replaced adults with teenagers, then that pretty much sums The Invisible. Directed by David Goyer (who co-wrote Batman Begins, as well as all three Blade films), pic revolves around a kid who, after he's beaten up bad, realizes he's stuck somewhere between the real world and the after-life. The catch here is, if he can solve his own murder (being dead, I imagine that's quite tough), then his life may be spared. I'm not sure how exactly that works, but the trailer looks pretty cool.
- After winning an Oscar last year for her short film Wasp, director Andrea Arnold (keep an eye on this gal, she's kicking some major ass at the moment) makes her feature debut with Red Road, which won the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Described as a drama, pic centers on a woman whose job it is to watch monitors and make sure the streets are safe at night. However, when a mysterious man pops up one evening, our hero's life is soon changed forever. (Note: This trailer could be considered NSFW)
- You'd think getting stuck in an airport on Christmas Eve would be one helluva problem. Well, not for one group of kids who decide to turn this unfortunate situation into one of the greatest nights of their lives. Directed by the great Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, The Office, Arrested Development) Unaccompanied Minors soars into theaters this holiday season. (Oh, and in case you're wondering, flick was one of Scott's most anticipated fall picks.)
- After screening at the Toronto International Film Festival (where Martha reviewed it) This is England now has a trailer available online (though it's rather bland and provides you with absolutely no idea of what this movie is about). However, I will tell you that it revolves around a boy who becomes mixed up in the world of skinheads during the early 1980s in England.