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Want to see a creepy Lars Von Trier trailer for ANTI-CHRIST? It's great!

Hey folks, Harry here - got an email about 3 minutes ago from Jonas - pointing me at this trailer - which is just fantastic. I'm still not sure what to expect, but that trailer gave me the creeps and reeks of atmosphere and an unsettling feeling of dread. GREAT JOB! Of course - that was probably just Dafoe's fault! Here ya go...





Harry

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  • April 14, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    FIRST?

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Looks Dreadful to View. DTV

  • April 14, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    I. Was. First!

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It really does look awful, though.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    You know when the Anti Christ does come?

    by groorgman

    There will be some asshole standing directly at the pearly gates yelling "FIRST!!" while pumping his fist. Thanks AICN.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap!

    by Massawyrm 1

    Somebody bought Lars a TRIPOD! And a STEADYCAM!

  • April 14, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Some good innovations and all

    by TK_421

    but truth be told, the trailer doesn't really sell it for me. Being that Lars von Trier is involved, I'll definitely see it, but so far it looks like some clever new stuff in the familiar 'cabin in the woods'-template.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    that was some evil shit

    by IKnowStuff

    that was pretty crazy. i was way into it.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    huh

    by Neosamurai85

    curious for sure.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Can't fucking see it....

    by The Dum Guy

    ... thanks a alot for not a goddamn thing. Can I get a link or is this it?

  • April 14, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    That left me.......ambivalent

    by Incandenza

    You can normally count on Lars to turn out an interesting product, and this film may still be a success, but christ, that was one hell of a tepid trailer. The Willem Dafoe monotone VO and standard horror imagery left me wholly underwhelmed. That last shot was pretty good though.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    I looked at the wiki page on Dogme95 today

    by axel fff

    and one of their rules were no genre movies. I realize Lars doesn't follow Dogme rules anymore, but this looks pretty damn close to a suspense/horror film, but maybe that's just the trailer. Didn't look interesting anyway.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Lars was never really a Dogme filmmaker

    by Incandenza

    Besides from The Idiots Lars never really did the whole Dogme95 thing though he is always associated with the movement. And it is borderline criminal that more people have not seen The Five Obstructions. By far the most brilliant project Lars was ever involved with imo.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3mWmLAcsY

    by The Dum Guy

    Remove any spaces<br><br><br>I seem to remember something liken unto this by South Park...<br><br>Say it isn't the return of the Blood Orgy... only if it isn't with a group of lovable animals.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Ehhh....

    by gnarwhal_evan

    I like Von Trier, and Dafoe is always excellent, but I agree this trailer was filled with pretty stereotypical horror/"cabin in the woods" type stuff. Some parts look excellent and it's certainly an intriguing trailer, but certainly underwhelmed... still gonna see it, obviously.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Looks like an actual movie - which is good

    by JuanSanchez

  • April 14, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Lars von Trier gets to me

    by judderman

    He's the only director whose films I can adore one day and loathe the next, which says something. Never was a fan of the whole Dogme concept and I'm glad he's back to using all his tools. Breaking the Waves shows that he can do ethereal and otherworldly like no one else, and it looks from this like he's finally quit the Euro-smarm binge he's been on since "The Idiots."

  • April 14, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Finally

    by landosystem

    Looks like a Lars film that will scare the hell out of me rather than bumming me out to the point of wrist slashing. A step in the right direction?

  • April 14, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    I love it

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    really well cut trailer.

  • April 14, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Charlotte!

    by Bewildebeast

    I will go and see anything with Charlotte Gainsbourg in it!

  • April 14, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    finally some actual cool news - an original idea

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    fuck remakes reboots and sequels - more real movies please

  • April 14, 2009, 4:33 a.m. CST

    ThusSpakeSpymunk

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    I just want to offer you my congratulations for being first. We were all rooting for you. Some thought you couldn't make it, but I know that I always beleived in you. Good on you, man. You're a hero to us all.

  • April 14, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    DaFoe

    by lokipan

    Is anyone sick of seeing DaFoe's naked ass yet?

  • April 14, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Way to go DaFoe!!

    by Crooooooow

    Hit that shit

  • April 14, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Just watched that in work with headphones on...

    by Marxeffect

    scared the bloody piss out of me!

  • April 14, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • April 14, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Von Trier is a piece of shit

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    I admit I have not seen all of his films but the ones I have seen, supposedly his best, have not left me wanting more. <br> <br> Von Trier is an admitted anti-American bigot who makes art for the sake of art. He is the filmmaking equivalent of the guy who spreads shit on canvas and stands back and laughs while everyone stares at his work saying, "Ah...I get it." <br> <br> I will admit to liking The Kingdom but everything else i have seen from him is anti democracy propaganda smothered in elementary level symbolism. <br> <br> While admitting his hatred for America, ars also has stated on record that he will never come here and experience the country for himself BECAUSE of his disdain for it. This makes him no less than an ignorant bigot, firing shots from a safe hidden distance. A coward. <br> <br> While this trailer did peak my interest as all Biblical horror does I will be downloading it illegally and watching it at home. I wouldn't want this son of a bitch to have to be caught in a moral compromise by having to take money from the greedy self indulgent capitalist country that he despises so much.

  • April 14, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    damn!

    by Potatino

    I'm intrigued and excited about this film!!

  • April 14, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Long Weekend remake?

    by amamo

    Looks a bit like a re-working of the Ozploitation flick "Long Weekend"

  • April 14, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    The only thing creepy in that trailer was seeing Dafoe's ass.

    by Mike_D

    humping.

  • April 14, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Dafoe's Ass....

    by redfist

    If there is one actor that is not afraid to show his ass...its DaFoe

  • April 14, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    by redfist

    that's great. <P> Go watch American Idol and let the adults talk.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Massa

    by Aquatarkusman

    You are aware that he made a number of movies which utilized those inventions prior to Dogme 97, right? Hell, one or two are even on Criterion DVD. // BTW, Dance, do you have that rant pre-prepared for all von Trier-related threads?

  • April 14, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    redfist

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    You are absolutely correct. I will sit back and watch the no talent warblings of the American Idol teens with the rest of the world so that this talkback will have plenty of room for your adult musings. Let's see what you've added to this forum, I want to know what genius level ideas and thoughts will flow out of me when i grow up like you. <br> <br> Well, the only thing you've added to this adult conversation is that Willem Dafoe is not afraid to show his ass on screen. Wow, a level of maturity I will await with an anticipation that knows no bounds.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Aqua

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    No, first time.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Too high brow for me

    by DarthBakpao

    I'll go back and watch Street Fighter : Legend of Chun Li instead

  • April 14, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    That's how you make trees scary

    by Kobaal

    Are you watching, M Night?

  • April 14, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Harry?!

    by robert.thekilled

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. This qualifies as a 'fantastic' trailer?! It's missing The Chin, Raimi and ketchup. Lots of ketchup. A fog machine and cabin just doesn't cut it. Fantastic?! Not really. No.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of

    by Therealumlaut

    http://tinyurl.com/dml2gr and that's a good thing.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Looks creepy as hell

    by pumaman

    I love movies like this that make you think. A brilliant pairing of Dafoe & Gainsbourg too. Count me in.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    BALE WILL KICK THE ANTI-CHRIST'S ASS

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    Nothing to worry about. Carry on.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Dafoe..

    by conspiracy

    his presence could make a Pixar movie creepy and unsettling; which is why I'm a bit concerned here, as I did not find this particularly creepy at all.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Hmm, that actually looks pretty good

    by BenBraddock

    But what do I know?

  • April 14, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Everything Perfect Except the Christ Bit

    by SimplySatan

    --Charlotte Gainsbourg - I've been in love with her since she did Jane Eyre with John Hurt. something about her... can't explain it! --Lars Von Trier.. since I saw Zentropa about 15 years ago, an absolute genius. --Willem Dafoe just rocks. --But Anti-Christ?? that's like being the Anti-MickeyMouse, or the Anti-Lochness Monster, or the Anti-Cinderella, or the Anti-FlyingPurplePeopleEater, or the Anti-Matt Damon... you get the point. --are people seriously still scared by Christian nonsense? --ok, sure, a movie called Anti-Christ would be no surprise from the usual Hollywood Jewish conglomerate... but an enlightened European?? WTF!

  • April 14, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Lars Von Trier makes exploitation B-movies dressed up as "art".

    by Walterego

    The problem is that as exploitation films go, LVT's movies are too depressing and boring to be good-trash, and too contrived in their misantropy to be great art-house films. LVT gets away with being a misantrope because he disguises it as critques of American society/ Western morality (or in Breaking The Waves, Calvinist rural Scotland), which makes it popular with the crowd that enjoys feeling superior to generic American/provincial stereotypes. But LVT's USA trilogy (which turned out to be a two-logy) doesn't truly depict American or rural society, the films are really a parable for human society in general. The locations that LVT sets the movies in are generally places he knows or cares little about, they are just the blank stage upon which the action happens to take place. The amazing thing about each film he makes is that, thanks to his overrated reputation, he attracts such A-list talent to star in the art-house equivalent of I Spit On Your Grave. The saving grace of his films is that the acting is consistently excellent. Which is weird, considering how he has a reputation for alienating his actresses. Nicole Kidman, Bjork, etc have all avoided working with him a second time. Helena Bonham Carter, no prude to nude/sex scenes, was supposed to be in Breaking the Waves. She dropped out when she realized the extent of the gratitous sex scenes, which were apparently toned down in rewrites (the female protagonist originally really enjoyed her sexual encounters, like a penthouse letters character, the script was changed so that she instead endured the sex) and Emily Watson cast. Kidman had to be replaced by Bryce Howard for the Mandingo-esque Manderlay.

  • April 14, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Ok....now

    by redfist

    This is similar to a short story I wrote once about how the metally ill could see the evil of the world, while the "normal" people were shielded from it by the glamour of god. <P> We always hear stories about, crazy mother kills her family to save their mortal souls, or just last week about the mother at the shooting range that shot her son, so he could go to heaven, and then herself, so she would go to hell. <P> My idea is that the metally ill are cued into the evil that inhabits this coil, while god and his angels remain in heaven and try to hide it from us. Our character decend further into madness and things like....a phone conersation with his wife, turns into a snarling judgmental attach of him while a picture of her on his desk turns into a negitive image of her. In reality, she is asking him to bring home some milk and bread. <P> and dancetothebeatofthelivingdead is that adult enough for ur bitch ass.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Charlotte Gainsbourg

    by Jodet

    Almost enough to make me want to see this. Almost.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Dafoes pumping ass..

    by nolan bautista

    so smooth yet so manly..

  • April 14, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    NATURE IS THE CHURCH OF THE DEVIL?!?!?!

    by ChaimBenSexyback

    Who wrote this movie? ExxonMobil?!?!

  • April 14, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    What is this about then?

    by fiester

    Looks like yet another confusing movie of self-discovery.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    DO YOU WANT ME TO FUCKING TRASH YOUR APOCALYPSE!?

    by smackfu

    Do I go around putting Willem Dafoe's ass in your apocalypse?! Do I?!

  • April 14, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    This is the sequel to Dancer in the Dark,

    by Xian042

    but this time Bjork had gone deaf, funny thing is she sings exactly the same. HOOOMON BeeHAYvraaRRRaaahHRR!

  • April 14, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    On the way to Whole Foods...

    by TedSallis

    We stayed at a cabin!!!

  • April 14, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    The Anti-Christ has an army of Angry Ferrets!

    by Larry of Arabia

    Run!

  • April 14, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I misread the title of this as "a really crappy trailer..."

    by Lolthien

  • April 14, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Interesting...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    A horror movie that doesn't involve children or teenagers. Imagine that....

  • April 14, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Yeah a movie that doesn't contain a catatonic child...

    by Han Cholo

    Looks like someone came up with a new idea. Hollywood should be taking notes. Seriously, If there's another horror flick put out by Hollywood that has the creepy kid as the McGuffin then I'm gonna kick the shit outta the filmmakers, seriously.

  • April 14, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    It looks like

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    a movie about someone who is mentally ill and who may or may not be hallucinating various events, after which she kills Dafoe. It appears to be treading familiar ground.

  • April 14, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Have my prayers been answered?

    by m_reporter

    Has a real director made a horror film? First Sam Raimi decides to show all the hacks how it's done, and now Lars Von Trier takes a stab at it? <p> And it looks gorgeous! No DV, no shaky-cam. Not that I have anything against the look of some of his earlier films, but it's always awesome to see a filmmaker take a different approach. Wow, I can not wait for this!

  • April 14, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by fisheater

    Dogville was crap. This looks like Lars has recaptured his many extreme phobias on film yet again.

  • April 14, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Lars is a coward

    by ScottinDC

    I'm not questioning whether he's made some fine films or not...some of them are quite good while others tend to be overrated. BUT - he does love to attack the 'hypocricies' of American culture but refuses to come to the US to support his films. That's always demonstrated a level of cowardice, to me, that prevents me from spending money to see his films whenever possible. It's a shame...he's a good filmmaker and anti-Americanism is as fair (and ignorant) as any other cultural bias BUT at least have the iron grapes big enough to not hide across the pond while spewing your venom. My 2 cents. Worth a penny.

  • April 14, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    I thought Defoe was the anti christ

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    Is this based on real life?

  • April 14, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    and on Dogme95....

    by ScottinDC

    I'm amazed that any elements of the Dogme95 approach to filmmaking are still embraced - Lars himself has already broken virtually EVERY rule he laid out (along with the other Danish director who's name is slipping my mind). He has used music, filmed while not on location, and had simple props in his films. Sure, he hasn't used effects or done 'genre' pieces (or historical pieces per se), but he has openly violated many of the other rules (which they now are calling 'guidelines'...sounds like the 'pirate's law' defense to me).

  • April 14, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    redfist...you really come off like an....

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ..asshole. living dead called you out dead to rights so just deal with it. Dont say something intelligent after the fact and then try to trash him again.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    So wait...this isn't about Obama? That's a pleasant...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...surprise. Subtly fuckin creepy. I like it.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Is Dallas gonna show up and watch black men...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    bathe? Because its either that or long shots of people walking.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Animal Killer

    by angel_svn

    I wonder what this monkey killed in this movie for his art? Maybe "anti-Christ" is about himself.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Okay, Felix. Damn! Lars must've screw you over big!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    You see world these TB are more than a forum for talking shit! There some real crisis shit that goes on here!

  • April 14, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/BrianRazz

    by BrianRazz

    check it out. Leave comments!

  • April 14, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Italian sequel: Anti-Pasto

    by Fandude

    What's the point Lars?

  • April 14, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    film quality= USA networks low budget tv movie

    by awepittance

    is that normally his style? I don't remember dancer in the dark looking this low qual

  • April 14, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    redfist

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    If you want to know the truth, I'll give it to you. The answer to your question regarding the maturity of your post is a definitive no. I'll just take a few seconds of your time to explain why. Commas are used in sentences to accentuate and define where a slight pause belongs. Going by that simple rule, here is your statement: "We always hear short stories about, *pause*, crazy mother kills her family to save their mortal souls, *pause*, or just last week about the mother at the shooting range who shot her son, *pause*, so he could go to heaven, *pause*, and then herself, *pause*, so she would go to hell. <br> <br> Now reading this as you wrote it, you have the grammatical skills of a tic on an elephant's ass. Now, I know that this is an internet message board and we all fumble the grammar ball here but FUCK!!! So no, you are no more adult in my book than my six year old son who can construct a more coherent sentence than you. <br> <br> As far as the story that you wrote, I couldn't get past all the words spelled incorrectly to wrap my brain around your idea that we know wouldn't work. Mentally challenged people are often referred to as 'touched by the angels,' and if you had spent any time around any of them you would understand why. <br> <br> For once a stereotypical depiction of a group is true in most cases. Mentally challenged individuals are FOR THE MOST PART the sweetest, happiest, and least judgmental people on earth. You claim they get this way by knowing pure evil? I would like to read it however, so go ahead a put a link up for it, but please, proofread that shit. <br> <br> As for Sector_11374265, I was one of the first people on this board to say something negative about Von Trier; does that make me a right wing nutjob? Am I an asshole for the simple fact that I don't like his work or because I spoke up about not liking it? You judge those who are commenting on comments Von Trier has actually made when you admit to knowing nothing about them. You judge us because we don't like Von Trier's movies, yet, we have actually taken the time to watch them and formulate an opinion on them; something you admit not having done. So basically, you stand on a platform of ignorance and judge those who have valid points and opinions. You label us right wing nut jobs and assholes for saying an anti-American director is anti-American. <br> <br> Well, newsflash, I am not a right wing nutjob and anyone who would create an opinion of someone's entire spectrum of political views and beliefs based on an opinion of a movie director is a complete idiot. <br> <br> <br> I think it has become clear to everyone on this board who the adults are here.

  • April 14, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Ummmm.

    by noncents

    Ummm.

  • April 14, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Refist just got...

    by SpawnofAchilles

    OWNED

  • April 14, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Redfist, that is.

    by SpawnofAchilles

    Self Pwnage

  • April 14, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    The Dude of Anti_Christo!

    by johnnyangelheart

    Seriously man, nobody wants to see the Dafoe's butt. Less is more, people.

  • April 14, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Stop being retarded

    by rsk_taker

    Why do people say "first" and why does AICN leave the messages as to encourage more of that nonsense?

  • April 14, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Woooah, that looks intense. Anyone hating is a fat stupid fuck.

    by dr sauch

    Looks insane, can't wait.

  • April 14, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I love how the fat fucks here somehow know the whole plot

    by dr sauch

    and how much of a "retread" it is. Perhaps they're not giving you the whole plot in a two minute preview, you retarded fucking whales. Maybe there's something going on in the remaining hour and fifty eight minutes that you haven't seen. How can you morons say that this won't be good based on a fucking trailer? My god, I wish Harry would shut these TB's down.

  • April 14, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    The Last Temptation of the Anti-Christ.

    by SID 8.0

    I guess he gave in looking at the outdoor sex. So Dafoe has come full circle huh.

  • April 14, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    having a bad day dr sauch...

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ...from one dr to another, i recommend smoking one big fat joint and you shall be cured.

  • April 14, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Letour in LIGHT SLEEPER...

    by NoHubris

    ...is a favorite Dafoe character of mine. The V.O. kind of evokes Letour's deep, intense "Where am I going" emotional state and feeling.<p>When done well, that's always a good jumping off point.

  • April 14, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I HATE AMERICA

    by BobParr

    but I'll take their greenbacks.<P>

  • April 14, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Eat Something!!!

    by BobParr

    Willem Dafoe is so sexy with his central nervous system poking through his back when he's getting laid.

  • April 14, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Will this be the movie that proves...

    by DonQuixote

    ...that Willem Dafoe is game for absolutely anything onscreen? Not that he hasn't proved that already!Loved this trailer. I'm hot & cold on von Trier (loved "Dancer in the Dark," could get thru life without ever seeing "Dogville" or "Manderlay" again), but this looks really atmospheric & creepy in the satisfyingly old school manner. And sure, he kind of did this already in "Shadow of the Vampire," but how I'd love to see Dafoe play Klaus Kinski in a movie about the making of "Aguirre, The Wrath of God." Guess he (and Malkovich, who would probably make as fine a Herzog as he did a Murnau!) is a little too old for it now.

  • April 14, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Wow! So this on Sci-Fi channel like next week?

    by bizzarrogeorge

    Cause it looks like shit

  • April 14, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Anyone else remember the early review

    by Adelai Niska

    about how this movie was "So Von Trier" that it was instantly Von Trier while being so obviously post-Von-Trier? And the movie just screamed Von Trier from the first Von Trier? That was a great review.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    The Element of Crime

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Still a classic. And Dogville was an exceptional fusion of the dyseptic views on human nature expressed in "Our Town", "Lord of the Flies" and that "Twilight Zone" chestnut "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street". The film is even made better by John Hurt's droll voice over, which recalls both the exploits of "Candide" and "Barry Lyndon". And ScottinDC, your usage of the word "coward" not only makes you sound like Bill O'Reilly, or any number of right-wing asshats, it also makes you sound like their parrots. Now one could say that, in print, my political views would possibly resemble DNC talking points, but you don't see me spouting other people's rhetoric verbatim. That's just lame.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    THIS SITE IS ALL CORPORATE PR

    by RickyShoreSingsTheBlues

    What is this story? It's not a rumor. It's not really news. It's PR for Lars Von Trier. Remember when AICN would leak trailers before the studio wanted you to see them? That doesn't happen anymore because Harry is in the studios' pockets. I'll bet Lars Von Trier's publicist gave AICN the go-ahead to publish this story. This story is just a commercial for this movie, a roundabout way to watch the trailer when you could just go to apple movie trailers instead. AICN used to print rumors like perezhilton.com, but now all of the articles on this site are carefully constructed PR stories that are meant to manipulate you into thinking some movie is "cool". Don't read this site anymore. Have you noticed that Variety is more comprehensive with their industry news than AICN? That's pretty sad. Nowadays, AICN is used to hock soundtracks. I'll bet some media corporation like Time Warner bought this site and didn't tell you about it. This site is like Entertainment Tonight.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This looks good.

    by kirttrik

    Could be a classic.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    by Immortal_Fish

    I am a "right wing nutjob" as alleged by several in TB. Didn't start out that way, though. It was a slow evolution over time once I started to realize that any time I challenged popular opinion I was insta-labeled; the first and last resort of an intellectually bankrupt liberal. Type any three words together that goes against the groupthink and suddenly you're a rascist, homophobic, wealth-hoarding bigot. Thanks for keeping faith in America, though!

  • April 14, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Whenever someone uses the term "right wing nutjob"

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I instantly know I'm listening to a "left-wing nutjob" merely parroting someone else's talking points because they're incapable of thinking for themselves. I mean, they ALL use the same term, like Rahm Emmanuel sends them a weekly memo...

  • April 14, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Sgt.Steiner

    by Immortal_Fish

    So now the word "coward" cannot be subjectively applied by an individual towards another person that they, in their own personal opinion, finds... uhm... cowardly? ...without being maligned as an O'Reilly zombie (or any number of right-wing asshats)?<P>One day -- hopefully, for you, soon -- you'll realize O'Reilly for what he is, a populist. Remember, this was a guy that went to bat for Dan Rather in 2004. He's pro-amnesty, pro-global cooling/warming and pro-bailout. If anything, the guy is a moderate that says whatever it takes to appeal to most and maximize his audience share in the bargain.<P>O'Reilly a right-wing asshat? Really? Think the same of McCain? Or those fellow asshats of his, Snowe, Collins and Specter? Sun Tzsu once wrote, "Know your enemy."<P>Lookit, I know nothing of this Lars Von Trier fuck and I'm glad not to. However, if this is a man that publicly gripes about my country while growing fat off of the riches it provides him, and he simultaneously bears the temerity to do so from the safety of foreign shores, then fuck him regardless of any political affiliation. Why can't he get the Van Gogh treatment given his doubtless opinion of the savages we are?

  • April 14, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Let me guess: They picked it up from Olbermann?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Rachel Maddow?? Chris Matthews??? Because they're obviously getting this drivel from the same unimaginative source.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Whoa! Non slasher horror????

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Shocking! And why are you morons talking politics on here? Go to a political blog.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Charlie_Allnut

    by Immortal_Fish

    I bet you always blame the fourth stage for losing a relay race.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    RickyShore

    by TheLastBoyScout

    well said my friend.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    That TRAILER...

    by HollywoodPlant

    Looks pretty F'ing good. Can't wait.

  • April 14, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I had to make sure everyone sees this

    by Kief_Ledger

    From the official blog of the production of THE EXPENDABLES:<s></s> so today I heard Sly say, in an understated way, he was about to do the stunt of his life. Hmmm…sounded pretty cool. I’ve seen some pretty big action dudes do some pretty tricky stunts (no disrespect to the incredible guys who risk life and limb by doing dangerous stunts for a living) so it takes a lot to impress me. well today you can color me impressed…a lot…for real…by Sly. The freakin guy is fearless and pretty much ageless. No matter how I describe what I watched him do - 6 times - it won’t even be close to conveying what it was - a classic old school mano a mano takedown. Keep in mind there were no mats on the ground and Sly was basically bareback - no pads except for on his knees - as he dove, rolled, flipped, growled and punched his way through the scene ending with him breaking a neck. Oh and did I mention the sweltering heat and the hard dusty ground he kept slamming his body into? Sly was bleeding and bruised but after watching the last take he turned around and said “that’s how you teach the children.” Then he set up the next shot while the medics tried to stop the bleeding and clean the dirt and stones out of his arm. I LOVE ACTION MOVIES!!!!

  • April 15, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    by redfist

    I would like to compose a grand arch of point counter-point to talk to you. But I think it is just best to tell you to go fuck your mother. <P> If you people have not put it together yet...I AM an asshole. How was my grammer, spelling and comma placement in that posting asshat? <p>

  • April 15, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    lol...Redfist spelt grammar wrong

    by StrokerX

    sorry...but that's just funny.<p> but so is the highly underused "asshat"<p> Ok people, so who's better?<p> Haneke or Von Trier?<p> I'm not familiar with Von Trier but I loves me some Haneke.

  • April 15, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    A Stuffed Teddy Bear for StrokerX

    by redfist

  • April 15, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    looks pretty good...

    by The Amazing G

    I'm interested

  • April 15, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Redfist..

    by TheWaz

    ..presumably refers to a sexual act you're particularly fond of eh?

  • April 15, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    eh?

    by redfist

  • April 15, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    redfist

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    You should have put a comma after the word spelling actually. You have proven yourself again to be the adult in the room by telling me to go fuck my mother. Your intelligence is as intimidating as your literacy and we are all truly blessed to witness both.

  • April 15, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Green Goblin boning Patti Smith...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Or at least a chick who looks like her.<p> Next, I want to see Iron Man fuck Nina Hagen and The Hulk giving it to Yoko Ono.

  • April 15, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    burn hollywood

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    And horses, and horses, and horses

  • April 15, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Anyone else notice the tiny footprint?

    by malificus

    At around 1:33 burned into the floor? The devil is a small child with charcoal piggers. Don't know who this Lars is, don't really care, but the dialogue is terrible, just terrible. And for the record, hell for me is an eternity watching DeFoe's pastey ass undulating atop a homely, bad actress, so maybe this guy does tap into something. I'm already filled with revulsion and disgust.

  • April 15, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Lars von Trier may be the best director working today

    by Stollentroll

    Seriously. And now - let the Trier-bashing begin.

  • April 15, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Trier can't be the best director working today..

    by malificus

    ...based on that trailer because it sucked and ergo so must he since he is responsible for it.

  • April 15, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Nice reasoning, malificus BUT

    by Stollentroll

    do you remember the fantastic trailers for Matrix Reloaded and Episode I? The people responsible must be AWESOME directors. Ahem.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    bad examples stollentroll..

    by malificus

    ..i hated everything past the first matrix and never in my most deluded moments would EVER suggest George Lucas as the best director working today. You probably shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but this trailer is awful and while it may merely be a bad example of a good product nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is gonna rescue that awful, contrived dailogue.

  • April 15, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Whoa-ho-ho!

    by BerserkerMutant

    That looks like fun on a bun.

  • April 15, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    malificus

    by Darth Lebowski

    It seems you were mistaken malificus, stolentroll had very relevant examples. When he said "AWESOME", he was being sarcastic... I can't really think of any better examples than those 2 movie trailers which had me so pumped up only to set me up for utter disappointment.

  • April 15, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Wow, isn't it a little early for a movie about Obama?

    by Cotton McKnight

    Har dee har har. I'm going to pretend that I am the first one to come up with that joke.

  • April 16, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    What I meant by that Darth..

    by malificus

    ..is that I never looked forward to those movies based on those trailers.I got the sarcasm....BIG sarcasm guy.

  • April 16, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    This looks pretty

    by Series7

    Sweet. Need a good horror movie these days. Since we can all guess that Drag Me to Hell isn't going to be as good as everyone's been shitting their pants about.

  • April 17, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    I <3 Charlotte Gainsbourg...

    by BV

    ...and that's all there is to it. :}

  • April 17, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    I heart Charlotte Gainsbourg...

    by BV

    ...and that's all there is to it. :}

  • April 17, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    nah

    by TheExterminator

  • April 17, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    nah

    by TheExterminator