Worth Watching - May 1: The Duplass Brothers' Baghead Trailer
What is with this week and new trailers for all of my Sundance favorites?! First we had The Wackness, then my fave of the fest, The Escapist, and now we've got the trailer for Baghead! The film is a great little indie about four wanna-be actor friends who go off on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods and encounter a freaky guy with a bag on his head. Well, it's part comedy, part horror, part drama, but overall awesome. I really had a great time with this movie - it was a very enjoyable experience that I came out of late one night at Sundance. Sony Pictures Classics really does not know how to market a movie - but I'm going to try and forget about that this time. As odd (or just plain bad) as this trailer may seem, just know that it is a great movie that I really hope everyone sees!
I'd also suggest you read my 9 out of 10 review for Baghead - I don't want anyone to get the wrong impressions from this trailer. The problem is I don't think Sony knows whether to market this as horror, as comedy, or as drama, and so they just mixed all three together and it became a big ugly mess of a trailer. The movie really is a very fun experience and definitely worthwhile even if you're not into horror or indies - trust me on this one, it's great!
Watch the first trailer for Baghead:
Baghead is both written and directed by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass of The Puffy Chair previously. The two are definitely huge up-and-coming filmmakers who are going to hit it big soon. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was sold to Sony Pictures Classics for less than $1 million. Baghead is currently set to hit theaters starting on July 25th this summer - be there!
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Hmm You know I love all indie films, but this one has one mark against it. Maybe I am just being nit-picky, but the one thing that annoys me most is really bright indoor lighting. Just because you rented lights for your film doesn't mean you should use them all at once. Leave the 2K in the truck.
Scorpio on May 1, 2008
Ha, Im interested. After I see all the really good movies this summer I may look this up.
JLA Reject on May 1, 2008
looks funny and scary too
ANTHONY on May 1, 2008
Actually looks WAY better than I expected. Feel mad now because I had the chance to see it at Philly Film Fest.
Ryan on May 1, 2008
I feel like the trailer told me most of the story...but despite all of the 'twists' being, apparently, revealed, I think it's worth a watch - looks good.
Echelon on May 1, 2008
Wth? Your totally right Alex. That was one mess of a trailer.
Anthony on May 1, 2008
Guess the criteria for good movies now means you don't have to even try to make it look like you knew what you were doing. Looks like a fifteen-year-old shot it with a rented camcorder. i'm not saying people shouldn't try, but shouldn't they at least try....they already made one movie that did well...get a cinematographer.
brian on May 1, 2008
Nasty fat guy with rolls as a poster cover isn't a smart move.
haze on May 1, 2008
worked for "The Full Monty"
Squiggly_P on May 2, 2008
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