Hollywood being the enclosed universe that it is, it's pretty easy to spot patterns developing as one film seems connected to the next . This week on Trailer Park: yet another five degrees of trailer separation
Seeking to avoid the daily humiliations that come with being a dork, three high school nerds hire a homeless man named Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson) to act as their bodyguard.. The idea has some merit and Wilson seems to carry the role well, but the kids in this movie just have no on-screen appeal. Knocked Up star Seth Rogen was one of the screenwriters, and the trailer pushes the fact that this is from "the guys who made Knocked Up and Superbad." I can't see rushing out to see this one, but I'll probably catch it on DVD. Martha Fischer first posted about this film here about a year ago. Check out the trailer yourself:
...and speaking of Owen Wilson.
The Darjeeling Limited
Wilson plays one of three brothers who are attempting to rekindle the family bond by taking a train trip across India. The other two brothers are played by Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman (who also co-wrote the screenplay), which gives this sibling trio a fascinating mix, and the film is directed by Wes Anderson of The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore. Favorite line: "I love you too, but I'm gonna mace you in the face." This looks awesome and I'll be checking it out when it hits theaters on September 29. Here's Erik's take on the trailer.