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 day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. The new Game Change trailer reveals an unexpected threat to Julianne Moore's plans to walk away with the picture, Mel Gibson's new movie is coming soon to an on-demand menu near you, and Wes Anderson's fondness for overhead shots has not gone unnoticed.
The first trailer for Game Change is a major improvement over the teaser footage, in which Julianne Moore played Sarah Palin like someone struggling to recover from the after-effects of a major head injury. This time, we see her working a room and yelling and having doubts about herself, all of which is done well. But we can't shake this feeling that Woody Harrelson, as McCain campaign hand Steve Schmidt, will very quietly end up walking away with Moore's movie. [HBO Films]
The French loved it, but The Beaver didn't help Mel Gibson make a comeback with audiences stateside. Maybe Get the Gringo, a straight-to-DirecTV thriller that Gibson co-wrote and stars in will be enough to bring back memories of the old Mel. On the one hand, it has car chases, and Mexican prisons, and a plucky kid for Gibson to befriend. But it's also been retitled, from the original How I Spent My Summer Vacation, and filming originally began way back in March 2010. The film "premieres" May 1, and is going to cost $10.99. Per Nikki Finke, Gibson's Icon Productions has made "an innovative deal" regarding distribution with 20th Century Fox, which, if history is any indicator, will end up making Gibson a mint. [Collider]
It's important to note that Kristen Bell isn't crying here because she's scared of the baby sloth that boyfriend Dax Shephard gave her. Those are happy sloth tears. The best kind of sloth tears. [Ellen]
While we largely enjoy director Wes Anderson's work, a supercut of all his just-so overhead shots seems like the kind of thing he probably had coming. (There also should a supercut of scenes where people suddenly start swearing out of nowhere and make the film unfit to watch with your parents.) The tone of the video falls somewhere between gently amused and highly exasperated, which probably won't be helped by the overhead-heavy trailer for Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom. [Vimeo via @FakeTV]
Graphic designer Adam Ladd filmed his young daughter's initial response to a host of iconic logos, like Starbucks and McDonald's and Pepsi. The results are cute and unsettling. BP, however, must be pleased: their logo is really capturing the imagination of the 3-to-5-year-old set. [Adam Ladd Videos via Jezebel]
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