Saturday, June 26, 2010

Trailers: The Social Network, Life During Wartime

And now for your viewing pleasure: the trailers the internet has been buzzing about. 

The first is a teaser for director David Fincher's (Fight Club, Se7en, Curious Case of Benjamin Button) adaptation of the Facebook origin story, The Social Network. Based off the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the films stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg and also features Justin Timberlake.  Eisenberg has been great in a whole string of past features, let's see if a Fincher pic pushes him firmly onto the A-list.

On the other side of things, we have the full trailer for Life During Wartime, which is (I'm almost afraid to say) something of a sequel to art house director Todd Solondz's Happiness.  Happiness was one of only a few movies that has actually managed to make me feel like I needed to jump in the shower to wash its layer of ick away.  It was a powerful film, and one I plan on never watching ever again.  Life During Wartime supposedly raises questions of redemption with its (numerous) despicable characters.  In true Solondz fashion, while the characters remain the same, the entire cast has been turned over.  No one returns in Life During Wartime.  Ciaran Hinds replaces Dylan Baker's pedophile father-figure (seriously. ick), Michael Kenneth Williams (from The Wire) is Philip Seymour Hoffman's creeper, Paul Reubens takes up where Jon Lovitz left off, and rumor has it this may be the Solondz project Paris Hilton was rumored to be involved with.  Of course...IMDB has no record of this.

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