The US Trailer For The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Is Intense, Prude

Director: 
David Fincher
Cast: 
Rooney Mara
Daniel Craig
Stellan Skarsgard
Robin Wright

Over the weekend a bootleg copy of the international redband trailer for David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo hit the web sending the internet dwelling world in to a fervor. Was it planted by Sony? Is this subversive marketing to fit with the book trilogy's themes? Is Trent Reznor turning in to a relevant musical force again? Wait, is that side boob? Yes, yes it is. It's always nice to be reminded how not every country has ridiculously uptight rules when it comes to sex and nudity and Google searches.  I mean look at the international poster, visible pierced nipples. *waits for Brinks truck*

As for the US version of the trailer, which similarly features Trent Reznor and Karen O's cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song", I'll have to go with "looks incredibly promising" and would like to thank Mr. Fincher for returning to the kind of suspense that has people dying instead of figuring out how to disperse money amongst rich guys that went to Harvard.

Synopsis: 
One fateful day several years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses and no evidence. Nearly forty years later, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) reluctantly accepts the unusual and seemingly unsolvable assignment of finding out what really happened to Harriet. Genius hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) is drawn into the case and the two form a fragile alliance as they dig into the sinister past of the Vangers and find out just how far they're prepared to go to protect themselves and each other.

Eddie Vedder Loves The Ocean Part 4,433: The "Can't Keep" Video

Did you know Eddie Vedder is a surfer and likes the ocean? He does, I swear. As well as the ukulele as proven by his wonderful solo album Ukulele Songs that was released today. Here is the latest piece of evidence for the prosecution, the official video for the new record's opening tune "Can't Keep", which also serves as the opening track for Pearl Jam's Riot Act in full band form. The video treatment gives us Eddie on a tiny island rocking the uke by his lonesome looking all sorts of business casual with lots of pretty ocean shots mixed in. Look ma, it's a whale!   [via consequence of sound]

The Season 4 Trailer Suggests Breaking Bad Will Still Be Really Good

As of this writing it is officially fourty seven days until the return of what is unquestionably one of the best shows on television, Breaking Bad. Naturally it's creeping in to heavy promo time which leads us to the official trailer for the fourth season of the AMC drama. From the looks of it Heisenberg still has great taste in hats, Jesse is ready to get serious and lots of people are going to walk around with a gun drawn. Sign me up.

The Vince Gilligan run show returns Sunday July 17th so it won't be too long before we can all finally find out whether Gale was actually shot or Jesse just has really bad aim.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Cancer With Seth Rogen In First 50/50 Trailer

Director: 
Jonathan Levine
Cast: 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Seth Rogen
Anna Kendrick
Bryce Dallas Howard

The synopsis below acts more like a summary of the project as a whole, not to mention the little intro from Rogen and company before the trailer above, so I'll let that do the talking in those regards. This project of course hasn't been without its own adjustments, originally the film was to be called I'm With Cancer, James McAvoy was to star, and Nicole Holofcener was set to direct. After Holofcener and McAvoy were replaced by Levine and Gordon-Levitt respectfully the film briefly went by the title Living With It. Unfortunately the new and presumably final name of 50/50 sucks, but we can take some solace in the fact that the movie still looks great. I had a chance to read a very early copy of the script and it had a real solid heart without being overly sentimental. The trailer has done very little to lower my expectations. So I guess what I'm saying is I will see you guys in late September.

Synopsis: 
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser. "We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick." Rogen recalls. "As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn't ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will's struggle as well as our own experiences." 50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.

Ten Songs Phish Should Cover This Summer

Today should be a national holiday and if you're one of the lucky people in the world that celebrate all things Phish I'm sure you're treating it as such with summer tour set to start later this evening in Bethel, New York. Tonight will mark the band's first show since their New Year's Day gig earlier this year, so with all that time off surely we can expect some tricks inhabitting the upper regions of various sleeves. With thirty dates on the docket for the summer, and the foreboding declaration of no plans for fall tour, it's safe to assume the band will come out guns blazing, granted I'm an unabashed apologist so it always feels like that to me. Either way I made a list of ten songs I think Misters Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon and McConnell should cover on their cross-country adventure complete with the closest I could get to a live version of the original on youtube. Enjoy then call me names and tell me how stupid some of the choices were in the comments section below.

"Coconut" - Harry Nilsson

The great Harry Nilsson is pretty much the whole reason I even started this list as he needs to be covered more and "Coconut" was born to either segue in or out of Bathtub Gin, much like a silly grinning jester. Let the jamming commence.

"Mixed Bizness" - Beck

For my money Midnite Vultures is the best thing Beck has ever done, and in my mind it is probably the last album he did before he went full blown Scientologist, granted I have no knowledge whatsoever of that being the case. That being said it's easy to say "Mixed Bizness" is the funnest song on the album, especially in this context as I don't really want Trey to take me out to Glendale, or show me a really good meal for that matter. The main groove would have the aisles dancing to put it mildly.

"Gonna Blow Your Mind" - The Commodores

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