First, the big Hollywood release Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps: I wasn’t a huge fan of Wall Street, and I’m not a fan of Shia LaBeouf, but this trailer makes the sequel look really good. Having Carey Mulligan helps. Michael Douglas’ fine performance in Solitary Man looks to be an excellent tuneup for another turn as Gordon Gekko. Releases September 24.
And now the indie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. It’s a dark comedy set in a locked psychiatric facility by Directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson, Sugar). It’s hard for me to find humor in psych wards, but I found the trailer to be winning. Keir Gilchrist stars with Zach Galifianakis and the very promising Emma Roberts. Also releases September 24.