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Movie Trailer: The Social Network by Barbecue Bros
June 28, 2010, 10:38 am
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The first teaser for the David Fincher-directed and Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie doesn’t show much, but gives you an idea of how the movie’s dialogue will sound (which is pretty important in a Sorkin movie):

Trailer: In the Loop by Barbecue Bros
April 1, 2010, 2:12 pm
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This hilarious political satire got some well deserved awards season attention (Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA nomination for Best Screenplay – Adapted and Outstanding British Film). It is hilariously profane and a highly recommended watch. And yet again, its another movie I wish I had seen before I made my favorite movies of 2009 list.

Linkdown: 3/29/10 by Barbecue Bros

– AV Club Inventory: Hey, aren’t you…?: 15 actors’ winking nods to past characters

– A video analysis of the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World trailer against the comic book

– Merton the ChatRoulette singer is back!

– Vulture: Noah Baumbach on Why Greenberg isn’t as Depressing As You’d Think

MGMT to appear on “SNL” April 24th

– Are Refused not so fucking dead? A “coming soon…” message has appeared on their website (via Spin)

In Defense of Chillwave (via The Alt Report)

Trailer: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Barbecue Bros
March 26, 2010, 11:44 am
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The trailer for Edgar Wright’s (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) upcoming film based on the graphic novel of the same name stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), and several more. To quote The Q, “There Is Nothing About This That Is Not Awesome.”

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreamsliterally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slackers quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Trailer: Second trailer for “Treme” by Barbecue Bros
March 17, 2010, 10:45 am
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The latest trailer for “Treme” (pronounced “tre-may”) debuted earlier this week but just got around to being posted on YouTube. And it actually has some people and action in it. And Bunk! And Freamon! And Steve Zahn from the movies!

Looking forward to it.

Linkdown: 3/11/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Cinematical: What Were Your Favorite Title Sequences of 2009?

– The final Robin Hood trailer has been posted

Wall Street 2 has been delayed to late September

Hot picks for the upcoming SXSW Film Festival

Christopher Nolan talks Superman reboot as well as the next Batman film

– Conan O’Brien will be touring the US, with a stop at Bonnaroo (!!)

Dig the new jam from Neon Indian, produced by Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor

Trailer: “Treme” by Barbecue Bros
March 9, 2010, 11:57 am
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From the creators of “The Wire” (which I just finished last night and am still digesting but I am pretty sure it is the best show I’ve ever seen on TV) comes “Treme,” a new dramatic series based in New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina. Freamon and Bunk from “The Wire” both star (awesome!), along with Steve Zahn and Khandi Alexander. I can’t wait.

The series premieres on April 11. Read more here.