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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

The_East_PosterThis new clip from Movie 43 featuring an entire segment from the star-studded comedy anthology suffers from having been overplayed in the film’s trailers and, overall, just isn’t that funny, but it also likely won’t stop the curious from catching the full movie. Movie 43 slips into theaters with one less Worst Stuff title to its name, but of course that means three other candidates get the opportunity to earn some promotional dishonor.

The Best Stuff

1. The East Trailer: A very smart play for the Sundance Film Festival entry The East. Rather than use its first trailer to convey the central narrative – Sarah Moss’ (Brit Marling) task of infiltrating a group of rebels on behalf of her corporate clientele – it takes a more viral approach, treating the viewer as though he or she is already part of that world and as though this truly disturbing message from the East is just for you.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

The seasonal costume stores are open, lawns are decorated and the candy corn is out. Halloween is right around the corner and that means more scary movies! Paranormal Activity 4 takes a huge step up in the promotions department with its brand-new trailer — and Sinister continues to deliver horrifyingly mesmerizing advertisements — but three other holiday-appropriate promos landed on top.

The Best Stuff

1. The American Scream PosterTalk about a prime piece of artwork for a horror lover. Forget the fact that the new poster for the documentary The American Scream is appropriately packed with every character you’d expect to see at a Halloween haunted house, but it’s also a work of art, one you could hang on your wall and come back to admire time and time again, with tons of details to enjoy. (More: Read our mini review and listen to an interview with the filmmakers from Fantastic Fest.)

2. Stoker Trailer: Nicole Kidman’s involvement almost scared us off, but the first trailer for Park Chan-wook’s Stoker is just too fascinating and enigmatic to pass up. That opening line is just so vicious and then the rest of the piece follows suit. It’s like a far darker and more twisted version of The Addams Family, something that looks to have horrifying and truly disturbing results.

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Interview: The Family Tree’s Dermot Mulroney

We get our fair share of dysfunctional families on the big screen, but very few to the extent of the Burnetts in The Family Tree. Dermot Mulroney stars as the papa bear, Jack. When his wife, Bunnie (Hope Davis), gets knocked out during some naughty and unfaithful role-playing, Jack finds her at the hospital unable to remember anything that happened after they were married. While trying to bring Bunnie up-to-date, Jack also must keep an eye on his gun-loving and borderline religious fanatic of a son, Eric (Max Thieriot), and his daughter, Kelly (Britt Robertson), who’s enjoying exploring her romantic options.

In honor of The Family Tree’s August 26th release in New York and Los Angeles, Mulroney took the time to talk a bit about making the film. With dozens of titles to his name, Mulroney’s experience working on set has undoubtedly changed over the years. Sure, some things are tougher as there tend to be fewer resources to go around, but the additional pressure also keeps the cast and crew on their toes, propelling their effort to bring the audience the best possible final product.

Check out what Mulroney had to say about re-teaming with his good friend Hope Davis, overcoming his past troubles learning the lines, what he’s working on next and much more in the interview below.

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