First Trailers for Elysium, Filth and The Way, Way Back

Posted: April 12, 2013 in Movies

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The distinction between haves (Jodi Foster as the head of the idyllic off world colony Elysium) and the have-nots (Matt Damon, one of the billions wretched poor left to fend for themselves on a polluted, overcrowded and resource starve earth) gains allegoric distinction in the first trailer for Elysium.  If Damon’s über manliness contrasts with Foster’s manly dikeness to a negative degree for Foster, chalk it up to Foster playing the villain and not some hidden political sexual agenda.

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James McAvoy plays Bruce Robertson pervert, alcoholic, psycho, rude cop in filth.  The plot sees McAvoy’s corrupt, bigoted cop up for promotion, and determined to do everything possible (which in his case is quite a lot) to block the path of rival Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell) and his other colleagues.  The film also stars Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley Henderson, Kate Dickie and Imogen Poots, and is directed and adapted by Jon S. Baird.

At almost $10 million, The Way, Way Back was easily the biggest sale at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with Fox Searchlight dishing out some serious cash for the coming-of-age comedy starring Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Liam James and Allison Janney. The plot follows a shy, quiet kid (Liam James) who travels to his mother’s boyfriend’s beach house for a summer of dysfunctional fun. It’s there that he winds up befriending the ragtag group of hilarious misfits who run the nearby water park, and along with assistance from a summer crush this shy boy quickly learns how to come out of his shell.

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