The Good Life

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trailer Park

By R. Kurt Osenlund, film critic and correspondent

Behold -- some of the newest trailers for some of the most exciting films in the pipe.

From director Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral," "The Insider") comes this epic account of infamous American bank robber John Dillinger, portrayed by superstar Johnny Depp. Set in 1933 during the country's "golden age of crime," the film co-stars Christian Bale, Stephen Dorff, Billy Crudup, Channing Tatum and Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"). It opens everywhere July 1.

Taking its cue from sci-fi classics like "2001: A Space Odyssey," this focused thriller from director Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son) stars Sam Rockwell in a reportedly harrowing performance as a lone astronaut stationed on the moon who comes into creepy and potentially devastating circumstances. Kevin Spacey co-stars as the voice of a HAL-9000-type computer. A festival favorite, the movie opens June 12 in limited release.

Visionary auteur Lars Von Trier ("Breaking the Waves," "Dogville") directs international star Charlotte Gainsbourgh and character actor Willem Dafoe in what appears to be one of the scarier offerings in recent years. Gainsbourgh plays a woman plagued by demonic visions who ventures out to the woods of her nightmares to face her fears. Viewers beware: this preview is a little explicit.


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