Trailer Watch: Choke red band, Outlander, Mad Detective

A red band trailer — what Fox Searchlight seems to think is “the raunchiest red band trailer ever” — for the upcoming adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke is up at the film’s official website. It’s not really all that raunchy, but it’s definitely NSFW, ’cause there’s boobs and swear words and stuff. (The site’s a little annoying to navigate, but the trailer is in the Strip Club/Videos section.) The Sam Rockwell starrer opens September 26.

An international trailer for Outlander, the Vikings versus alien… um… “epic,” is up over at the film’s official site. It looks shit-tastic — which is to say, completely shitty yet kinda stupid-fun anyway… maybe. Gotta love the goofy vague accents actors use in “period” movies like this to elevate things…

Outlander stars James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, John Hurt, and Ron Perlman. The Weinstein Co. production is not yet slated for a US release.

Apple has also added a trailer for Hong Kong crime movie auteurs Johnnie To (Election, Exiled, Sparrow) and Wai Ka-Fai’s Mad Detective, which arrives in US art-house theaters on July 17th. The churned-out quality of these movies has largely turned me off of these Hong Kong cops-and-gangsters flicks, but some inventive visuals and an interesting premise — an inspector seeks out “a gifted criminal profiler (who) can see the inner personalities of the people he meets” to help track down a killer — are sure to pull in those who aren’t yet bored with the sameness of it all. Andy On, Lau Ching Wan, and Kelly Lin star.

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Posted on July 11, 2008 at 14:28 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by AD
    on 2008-07-11 at 17:05

    I don’t know what you mean about the accents in the Outlander trailer.. All the actors that speak actually are british. And because he’s an alien Caviezel is speaking in an american accent.

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-07-11 at 17:30

    Cavaziel isn’t talking in his normal voice — or at least I don’t think he is based on the short, choppy sentences he’s spitting out in this. Hurt doesn’t sound like he’s talking normally, either, although perhaps he’s just using a deeper, more gruff voice than usual. I’m not familiar with the other actors, but they kind of sound like they’re from all over the place, too, regardless of where they’re from.

    Yes, they’re all actually British, but they’re playing Vikings! Vikings were not British. (Yes, I know Vikings also did not speak English.)

    Mostly I’m talking about the fact that they’re all elongating their vowels like they’re reciting Shakespeare or something. Fantasy movies do this all the time, and I always think it sounds unnatural and silly, like they’re trying too hard to come off like a Serious Film.

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