Preview: The Town

Well, I am officially creeped out and sold on seeing The Town, which hits theaters September 17.

The Town is Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort. It stars Affleck as the leader of a group of Charlestown, MA bank robbers. As the gang is pursued by the FBI and one particular agent (Mad Men’s Jon Hamm), Affleck’s character falls for a bank manager (Rebecca Hall). The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner and Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively also star in The Town.

I’m excited to Jon Hamm and Blake Lively in roles beyond their television personas. I have faith I can accept Hamm as a character beyond Don Draper but I am less convinced that Blake Lively can move from her Gossip Girl career to a legitimate film career.

I am particularly excited because some scenes for the movie were filmed in the area where I live.

You can watch an exclusive clip from The Town here. The trailer is embedded below (which if you saw Inception, and there is a 99.9 percent chance that you did, you have already seen.)

14 Seconds Of Twilight Heaven

I’m convinced that the minds behind Twilight: New Moon are PR geniuses. They never release too much new material but just enough to get the tweens all hot and bothered.

Here is the latest 14 seconds (seconds!) of promo footage released unto the world.

I can only hope my favorite Twilight wackadoodles post a video reaction.

Seriously, Gossip Girl, WTF.

Those promo wizzes at the CW are at it again. Last year Gossip Girl turned some heads with its OMFG campaign to kick off its second season. This year the ad campaign is WTF, or Watch This Fall.

Gotta say, this preview is not as juicy as last year. But I cannot wait to see what promotional material is released next.

Fall Preview: Where the Wild Things Are

Is It October Yet?

Here is a featurette about the upcoming adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. This video features author Maurice Sendak’s opinions on the adaptation.

Sendak says: “There will be controversy about this. But the film has an entire emotional, spiritual, visual life which is as valid as the book.”

It is a great little feature that also has some unseen scenes from the film.

Where the Wild Things Are will be released October 16.

Twilight Fans are Crazy

New footage of Twilight: New Moon debuted at Comic-Con yesterday. My only comment is that are a lot of screaming girls in the background.

These clips are nothing special; they just cater to the screaming audiences fantasies, which is part of the genius behind Twilight‘s marketing. I just don’t understand the need to scream every time Taylor Luatner or RPattz shows up shirtless on screen. Then again there was nothing quite like Twilight when I was an angsty pre-teen.

And nothing can top this Twilight nut.