Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We are the Sprocket Holes vol. 88

SHUTTER ISLAND Trailer Promises a Straight Up Genre Film from Scorsese

Posted by Kurt Halfyard at 5:35pm.

Posted in Trailer Alerts , Thriller, Horror, USA & Canada.

Colour me intrigued with Martin Scorsese‘s actor-studded, gothic horror-thriller-mystery Shutter Island. The trailer popped up on today and begs the question: Where else could the assemblage of Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow, Leonardo DiCarprio and John Carroll Lynch occur in the same film other than a huge directorial draw like Scorsese? (Oh, did I mention Mark Ruffalo, Jackie Earle Haley, Emily Mortimer, Ted Levine, Elias Koteas, Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley? Yea, they’re in here too. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Asylum!) The film is genre-y and classy at the same time, and I must say, I am digging it. A lot. This is simply handsome craftsmanship. Come fall we’ll find out if Scorcese has something more than just a spooky story up his sleeve. But for now, that will do.

Two U.S. marshals are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.

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