Trailer Watch: Backseat, Blindsight, Flash Point (updated)

AOL Movies has the trailer for what looks to be a charming, funny indie comedy called Backseat, about two friends who "flee New York City on a three-day road trip to Montreal to escape their problems and meet the great Donald Sutherland.

ComingSoon gave me the heads up on the trailer for Blindsight, now at the film’s official site, an upcoming documentary from Lucy Walker (director of the Amish rumspringa doc Devil’s Playground) about blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer leading six blind Tibetan teenagers climbing one of the peaks of Mount Everest (specifically Lhakpa Ri, the tallest peak outside of the Himalayas). I have to get this bit of snark out of the way: "What do they do when they get to the top? Enjoy the view?" Sorry. I’m an asshole, but this actually looks like a very interesting documentary, and the film has already won a handful of awards on the festival circuit.

UPDATE: Variety Asia‘s Kaiju Shakedown blog points out that the Donnie Yen starrer Flash Point starts is domestic limited release on March 14, 2008. The second Chinese trailer (found at YouTube) contains some examples of the action, and they are just ridiculous. (You can see it at the official site, too, but the stream is running a bit choppy for me.) It looks like some good, dumb fun. Apparently it’s in New York, LA, and San Francisco only, so if you live in any of those three cities, see it early! I need it to expand to Chicago!

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 11:43 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Daniel
    on 2008-02-22 at 22:52

    Flashpoint kicked all sorts of ass. Best modern fight choreography out there to date. Very natural feeling, with MMA influences!

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