Cinecast Episode 236 – Ocular Coitus

While our friend Matt Gamble is still on the mend (not from a boating accident), Kurt and Andrew grew a bit tired of executing these shows together all alone and reached towards the heavens above for this episodes guest host: Aaron Hartung (aka the dude who lives upstairs). Aaron also happens to work for the best cinema chain in town, Landmark Theaters; not only does he seem to know his movie stuff, he’s got a voice for radio to boot.

We missed last week’s episode due to other obligations and illness, there is a LOT to get to this week. From Lars von Trier’s visually rich disaster/depression epic to the long awaited new Alexander Payne film (it has indeed been six years) we cover your auteur cinema-making-guys. But wait, there’s more: Fifties sex icons, furry-little-singing-nostalgia-engines(tm) and a whole lot of early cinema history enshrined in a Martin Scorsese ‘kids film.’ Enjoy this double-digest episode of the show: It’s time to start the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to talk death, depression and the urgent need for knowing our history on the Cinecast tonight.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!


 
 

 

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Second “One Day” Trailer – A Much Different Film Than Previously Thought

 
 
So not exactly 180 degrees different, but this second trailer gives Lone Scherfig’s One Day a quite different feel than the first trailer. The first one was overly sappy romantic comedy hijinx with a horrible voice over (sounded like the guy from the fake Shining trailer).

This time around, it’s still got many of the major plot points but it feels a little bit darker and that there’s more “heavy” drama than previously thought. For starters, Jim Sturgess’ character isn’t at all the character we thought. He’s now a womanizing, heavy drinking, dickhead. On the other hand, it looks much more “artful” and visually interesting (what I’ve come to expect from Scherfig) than the older trailer.

So yeah, I’m seeing this for sure. I mean it’s Anne Hathaway; and that’s a bug I don’t think I’ll ever completely kick. Also, like I said, it looks gorgeous and put together by a director for one of my favorite films of 2009. But now I’m a little torn on what to expect. And those expectations are dropping a little bit with each passing hour. What say you…?

 

 

“One Day” Trailer

 
 

Being a big Anne Hathaway fan has cost me a little (see Bride Wars). But it’s also been a lot of fun and easy to maintain the crush with other things before and since. This trailer doesn’t do much to inspire me, but it does have a couple major pluses.

One, Patricia Clarkson; ’nuff said. But secondly, this is the sophomore effort from director Lone Scherfig, who’s first film, An Education slid easily into a decent spot in my top ten of 2009. So while this trailer doesn’t do too much to get me excited, the cast and director is more than enough to give the benefit of the doubt. Even if the story line does seem a bit gimmicky and simple, we shall see.

The trailer is tucked under the seat.

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“One Day” with Hathaway and Sturgess

 Ever since Rachel Getting Married graced our movie screens in 2008, I’ve pretty much been on a non-stop Anne Hathaway kick. And while nothing has really come close to her performance as Kym in said film, I nonetheless seek out anything she’ll be appearing in (including her fun performance in Alice in Wonderland (our R3view)). I’ve also been keen on checking out more from Jim Sturgess who piqued my interest with the much debated Across the Universe. And of course a lot of the ladies these days are big fans of him simply for the geeky, eye candy.

Now it appears they’re close to signing a deal to work with Lone Scherfig on her follow-up to 2009’s very underrated and underseen screen gem, An Education (Laura’s review); a screen adaptation of David Nicholls’ romance novel, “One Day.”

synopsis:

Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.

Coming from the director of An Education (again, one of the finer films, in almost every regard, of 2009 – maybe should’ve gotten best director?) is enough to get me in the seats alone. I like the idea of the premise and pairing Hathaway and Sturgess together in there just seems like the perfect concoction to create something really great. And being that it’s a Focus Feature endeavor, I’m sure it will be something we’ll be talking about with high regard near the end of 2011.