A Look at the Coming Attractions

Hello, boys and girls, once again it's time we take a peek at everyone's favorite part of going to the movies: coming attractions.

Rocket Science

Directed by: Jeffery Blitz

Starring: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto

I feel like I've been hearing about this movie for years (in reality, it's only been a few months). I had a severe and unexplainable case of "player hate" for the movie and refused to it any attention. All of that is done with because I love this trailer. It's sold me. Maybe I'm being a bit unfair to director Jeffery Blitz but the movie appears to have a Wes Anderson-ish feel. And when I say "Wes Anderson-ish" I mean, in fact, the feel derived from a Owen Wilson/Wes Anderson collaboration as opposed to, you know, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Only instead of '60s tunes, we get the Violent Femmes.

The offbeat, quirky comedy on display here sells, but what puts this trailer over the top for me is the long awaited and triumphant return of Mike Yanagita! You know, Mike Yanagita! Remember him? He's the guy who met up with Marge "Son of a" Gunderson in Fargo after all those years. It's not like Mike (actor Steve Park) hasn't been working. I just haven't seen him around is all. It's good to know that guy's still breathing.

Watch the trailer here

Darjeeling Limited

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman, Angelica Huston

Speaking of Wes Anderson movies, here is the real McCoy. As I hinted at above, the last Anderson movie I really loved was The Royal Tenenbaums and it was also the last film he co-wrote with Owen Wilson. Coincidence? Well this time he hooked up with co-writer Roman Coppola (whose C.Q. I kind of liked), so we'll see. I can say that the trailer made me laugh and looks like it might be a healthy return to form. That's the trick with these movie trailers though, you never really know until it's too late.

I like the idea of Brody, Schwartzman and Wilson playing brothers. I like the idea of a train being lost - "How can a train be lost? It's on rails." I also like that Anderson continues to use uniforms for his characters. Here it seems to comprise of suit jackets and (sometimes) a bright yellow robe.

Ironically, of these two movies, I want to see Rocket Science the most. But Darjeeling Limited is still a no doubter. I'm there opening night. One question, however, where in the world is Bill Murray?

Watch the trailer here

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Dre writes three times a week for Film.com. His uniform is a baby blue robe, navy blue socks and a phony smoking pipe used only when sitting in a chair with legs crossed. Email him!