The Silver Bullet ~ “Bag of Hammers” Trailer

Synopsis: A comedy about two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they’ve always needed.

Release Date:  TBA 2012

Thoughts: Indie movies have an uphill battle in this new generation of technology.  Nowadays, having indie-cred only goes so far and it’s the story you tell that will keep your audience interested.  I’m not quite sure Bag of Hammers is the movie you’ll be busting down the cinema door to see but there were enough interesting faces in this trailer to hold my attention.

The Silver Bullet ~ “The Sapphires” Trailer

Synopsis: It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Release Date:  TBA 2012

Thoughts: There’s nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned crowd pleaser and The Sapphires looks to fit that bill.  A Dreamgirls-esque set-up paves the way for a comedy from down under that is getting some buzz around the current Cannes film festival.  Some are saying it’s a flash in the pan with word of mouth generated more from Harvey Weinstein than critics but ultimately it’s the audience that will decide if this one sings.  The spirited trailer definitely kept my interest so I’ll be looking forward to this one when it’s released in the US later this year.