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Archive for May, 2011


Trailer Watch: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

I’m not sure how Crazy, Stupid, Love. has slipped past my radar, despite all that punctuation. It’s a romantic comedy starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl, Half Nelson), Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon (Guiding Light), and Marisa Tomei; written by the Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Bolt, Cars); and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writer-directors behind criminally-underseen I Love You, Phillip Morris (not to mention the writers of Bad Santa, which is one of my favorite comedies of the last twenty years).

I laughed out loud several times at the trailer, and the humor goes a little black more than once — and some early buzz seems to indicate that there’s more than just laughs to the whole movie. You can read the synopsis (or see the trailer in HD) over at iTunes Movie Trailers, but you get everything you need just by watching this:

Trailer Watch: Take Shelter

Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) top-lines the new Jeff Nichols drama Take Shelter, which centers around a man “plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.” The film co-stars Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life), Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, and Kathy Baker.

This is a really effective, haunting trailer; be sure to keep your eye out for the film in theaters around October 14 (or shortly thereafter).

Multiplex #115 1/3: Wish You Weren’t Here

This is the first of two bonus comics that follow Multiplex #115 in the Chapter 6 eBook — and the Book 2 print collection, eventually — this time adding a little to the tail end of the Multiplex 10’s New Year’s 2007 party. (The New Year’s arc started here, if you want to refresh your memory of the whole arc.)

I noticed that around this time in the archives, Gretchen had sort of disappeared, so to help her prominence late in Book 2 feel a little more natural when you read it in the collection, I need to give the red-headed she-devil a little more screen time in the earlier chapters.

The next bonus comic will either go up on Wednesday or Thursday this week, depending on how many regular Multiplex updates I can crank out. It will continue from this one, hence the “1/3” instead of my usual “1/2” for bonus comics. I’ve got five more bonus comics for Chapter 6 left before I can release the eBook… If you’d like to speed up the process for Chapter 6 and/or Book 2, please make a donation!


Trailer Watch: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

One of Guillermo del Toro umpty-million producing credits is nearly out, and in case you didn’t see it over the weekend, Yahoo! Movies has brought us the trailer for it.

Troy Nixey’s remake of the 1973 TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison as a family that moves into a house and finds that they are not alone. (Ooooooh.) It’s creepy fun stuff, and apparently the MPAA even agrees, because gave it an R rating for “pervasive scariness.”

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark hits theaters on August 26, 2011.

UPDATED (5/31): I’ve swapped out the Yahoo! Movies video with the official YouTube one courtesy of Film District. Check out the film’s Facebook page at