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. Robert Pattinson is stuck wearing very little in the aggressively weird new David Cronenberg movie, Wes Anderson has directed another lovely commercial, and Ann Coulter waffles on leaving the kids out of politics.
When we heard David Cronenberg was directing the adaptation of Don DeLillo's very slender novel Cosmopolis, we assumed he'd be in Accessible Cronenberg-mode, if only to protect Robert Pattinson's hunky-but-chalky brand. Based on the teaser trailer, we were mistaken. This is a Professor Cronenberg affair, a la Crash, Naked Lunch, or
the one where the TV kills James Woods Videodrome. Harsh lighting, alarming sex scenes, and eye-related violence abound. [rpldvd]
Wes Anderson has directed another commercial. It's for Sony, for a smart phone, and features the same stop-motion animation technique Anderson used in Fantastic Mr. Fox, a movie we find ourselves watching and enjoying whenever it pops up on cable, which is often. It doesn't make us want to buy a phone -- we have one already -- but it does get us excited that Moonrise Kingdom is going to feature real human actors. That's how it should be, you know? [via The New Yorker]
From the department of guys, Mad Men is back this week, and this is what an 8-bit Mad Men video game would look like. Pretty great, with one glaring flaw: There should be a level where Duck has to rescue Chauncey. [The FineBros via Buzzfeed]
"Going after the children": Ann Coulter is not a fan of it. She is also not a fan of conservatives who are not going after the children of the current president, we guess because she thinks it's a sign of weakness or something. Mixed signals. In addition to Coulter's "Think of the children"/"No, push-poll the children" indecisiveness, Sean Hannity gives a delightful lecture on what exactly makes Sean Hannity laugh. (Not "the c-word.") [via Media Matters]