It’s a slow news day in Hollywood – leading me to wonder if everyone in Tinseltown is busy playing Battlefield 3 (launched at midnight this morning…). Fear not, though for I come bearing trailers to make your Tuesday a little less painful.
Hard to believe the Grunge movement in music is twenty years old now. Seems like only yesterday that everyone I knew was running around in flannel shirts and blasting Nirvana and Soundgarden from the stock speakers in their cars. Being a hip hop fan, I was never part of that scene, but I did actually like the music of bands like the aforementioned duo and Eddie Vedder’s Pearl Jam. It was never the first thing I’d listen to, given a choice, but I’d take it over C & C Music Factory 100 times out of 100.
Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam 20 is out on DVD today, and the film chronicles not only the band’s evolution, but also serves as an example of how Grunge changed the musical landscape in much the same way rock did in the ‘60s. It’s a really cool film – even for music lovers not particularly into Pearl Jam.
IMDB is trying to get everyone ready to rock and as such has released a never-before-seen video for the band’s 1995 single Not For You. The clip was directed by Crowe and features footage from recent appearances as well as when the band was just starting out. It’s not included in the theatrical version of Pearl Jam 20, so get your first look at it below.
Everyone who got a sneak peek at the unfinished Martin Scorsese film Hugo – which premiered at the New York Film Festival earlier this month – has raved about it. Some have gone so far as to insist that Scorsese may have saved 3D filmmaking (and if that’s the case, I’m not sure how I feel about that. Scorsese is a master craftsman who could work in any cinematic medium, but the bulk of future 3D films won’t be made by men like Scorsese, but will instead be helmed by filmmakers with far lesser talents). It’s too soon to say whether that’s the case or not, but here’s a brand new trailer for the film. In a word? Wow. This film is visually stunning and seems perfectly suited for a Thanksgiving release date.
Generally speaking, the only animated films I get excited about are ones made by Pixar – but Aardman (who gave us Chicken Run) is another production company who makes really fun kid movies. Their latest is The Pirates! Band of Misfits (also known as The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists outside the USA) and it looks like a good time for children and parents alike.
Hugh Grant lends his voice to The Captain – a pirate who can’t quite seem to get the hang of this whole “terror of the seven seas” thing, but still has high hopes for winning the prestigious “Pirate of the Year” award. The film follows him on his hilarious quest to become the best pirate around.
The film features not only the vocal stylings of Hugh Grant, but also Brendan Gleeson and Salma Hayek. The Pirates! Band of Misfits is set to sail into theaters next March, but here’s a clip (courtesy of ComingSoon) to get you in the mood.