There are some actors that I just inexplicably root for. I have no idea what this means or why I do this, but the best way I can explain it is that it’s almost as if the actor is a sports team and I want that actor to win. But at least with sports, there’s regional pride to fuel a sometimes unhealthy rooting interest in what are essentially strangers. There’s really no explanation as to why I feel this with an actor like Nicolas Cage. But, yet, I do.
David Gordon Green's latest quirk-fest, 'Prince Avalanche,' stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and made its debut a couple of months ago at the Sundance Film Festival, to very positive reviews (read our own right here). We've got a little while to go before it opens for all to see, but in the meantime the first trailer and poster have been made available.
There are few feature filmmakers harder to pin down than David Gordon Green. He was among the first to be branded "Malick-esque" with his dreamy character drama 'George Washington' in 2000. He later dovetailed into "bro comedies" from the well-received ('Pineapple Express') to the universally reviled ('The Sitter'). There has been other comedy work that I've admired, like his episodes of 'Eastbound & Down' and the under-appreciated 'Your Highness' but it is only with his latest, 'Prince Avalanche,' that he's been able to marry his early, poetic voice with his dark humor.
It's been years since director David Gordon Green made a smaller indie film, but it turns out while we were all busy contemplating his upcoming 'Suspiria' remake and wondering when he'd return to his roots, he was busy making one of those smaller films with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.