I’m intrigued by “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” Director Terry Gilliam is one of my all-time favorites, even if his output over the past decade — just two movies, “The Brothers Grimm” and “Tideland” — has left a lot to be desired. Still, we’re talking about the guy who successfully adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s book “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.” Who gave the world classics like “Brazil,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Time Bandits.” Surely there’s some benefit left to extinguish any doubts, right?
There certainly is if you’ve seen the latest trailer for “Doctor Parnassus,” which is filled with mind-bending eye candy. Even if you can’t figure out what’s going on, you’ll have a hard time not being dazzled by what you see. And with the movie serving up the late Heath Ledger’s final screen performance, you’ve got yet another reason to believe we’re in for something good. That’s why we’ve given the latest trailer the Freeze Frames. So sit back, relax and enjoy this commentary-fueled glimpse at Gilliam’s latest psychedelic voyage.