New Trailer and Poster: Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York is the directorial debut for Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind). It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson’s War), Samantha Morton (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Michelle Williams (Deception), Catherine Keener (Hamlet 2), Emily Watson (The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep), Dianne Wiest (Dan In Real Life), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Jacket) and Hope Davis (The Nines) among others. So basically this could’ve been called Dr. Hoff And The Women.

The movie is about a theatre director who discovers that his bodily functions are shutting down one by one and attempts to deal with it. So basically, like other Kaufman creations it’s incredibly weird and original, but utterly fascinating. The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will open in the US on October 24th.

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New Trailer: The International

The International is a forthcoming thriller helmed by German director Tom Tykwer (Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer) and written by newcomer Eric Singer. It stars Clive Owen (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Naomi Watts (Funny Games) and Ulrich Thomsen (Hitman).

The movie has a righteous Interpol agent going against a big banking corporation involved in arms dealing. It will premiere in Germany and the US early February 2009.

While I wasn’t blown away by it, and despite the fact it inexplicably uses footage from Ghost Rider, this is a pretty decent trailer. Also, Tom Tykwer is a very interesting director and frankly, Clive Owen is reason enough to watch. Finally, is it just me orĀ are parts of this trailer extremely similar to Quantum Of Solace‘s?