A couple previews that screened before I saw -- have you heard? -- Little Miss Sunshine:
Stranger Than Fiction
I've been looking forward to this one for awhile. Emma Thompson, of course. And Will Ferrell getting that perfect role that's both more serious than he's used to and yet still right up his alley. Everything that's been written about this movie lately seems to reference its similarity to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Which is understandable, I guess. I can draw the lines pretty clearly between Jim Carrey/Will Ferrell, Kate Winslet/Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Tom Wilkinson/Emma Thompson. But it's a big eight-ball to put a film behind, constantly comparing it to one of the best movies of the decade. Of course, it doesn't help when the damn trailer uses an ELO song -- just like the Eternal Sunshine trailer! Anyway, it's a great preview. Maggie Gyllenhaal screaming "tax maaaaan!!" cracks me up every time.
Trust the Man
Am I crazy to think this movie looks pretty good? I mean, Bart Freundlich is an infamously mediocre director. And David Duchovny looks to annoy me as much as he ever has. But on the flip side...Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal look pretty delightful. And you all know I will follow Billy Crudup to the ends of the Earth or his next extramarital affair, and he's absolutely adorable in this clip.