We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
The second trailer for War Horse is out, and its clear director Steven Spielberg and studio Dreamworks are shying away from the fact that it's a movie about a boy who really, really loves his horse. (There's also some business about World War I in there as well.) Movies with thinner premises have gone on to win best picture, but hopefully the finished product will show a bit more restraint when it comes to sweeping vistas and vague mysticism. [Empire Online]
Martha Stewart tried to laugh off the news that her daughter Alexis has written a book claiming, among other things, she "grew up with a glue gun" pointed at her head and never got to celebrate Halloween when she was little on Tuesday's episode of her Hallmark daytime program The Martha Stewart Show. We understand the strategy, but not Stewart's insistence that her daughter's book is "not an autobiography"? It sounds autobiographical, unless there's some new confessional trend in crossword puzzle collections we're unaware of. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Director David Lynch is as serious about his new recording career as he is about any of his non-movie side projects. Which is a way of saying, we're not sure he's very serious about it. His first solo album Crazy Clown Time comes out in November with a seven-minute long title track that is about as familiar as a "modern blues" song about murderous clowns can be. Wouldn't a collection of torch songs have been a more counterintuitive project for him to tackle? [DavidLynch.com via The A.V. Club]
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