By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist January 26, 2012 at 9:43AM
Who’s bummed out that they can’t be in Park City right now? Who really wishes they were at Sundance watching all these new movies that the internet is full of buzz about? Good, it’s not just me then. Well to make things slightly easier a bunch of films that have premiered there in the past week have released some footage so the rest of us can get a taste of what we’ve been missing.
First up, Richard Gere shares a car with Nate Parker and rants at Brit Marling in two clips from Nicholas Jarecki’s directorial debut, “Arbitrage.” The film has been picking up very strong word, and follows a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed, while also juggling romances with his wife and art dealer mistress. Tim Roth and Laetitia Casta round out the cast.
Worn out your "Beats, Rhymes Life: Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest" DVD? Well Ice-T asks rapper Doug E. Fresh to break down some of his favourite rhymes in this clip from his documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.” The film finds the "Law & Order" thespian traveling across the country talking to folks like Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Caz, Nas, Mos Def, Eminem, Chuck D, KRS-One, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg, who help paint a greater portrait and understanding of the genre and its artistry.
Up-and-coming British actor Russell Tovey takes centre-stage in this so-so establishing scene from Jon Wright’s horror-comedy "Grabbers." The film has been described to be in the neighborhood of "Attack The Block," "The Guard" and "Shaun Of The Dead," telling the story of a tiny island off the coast of Ireland that comes under attack from aliens, with the locals discovering there's only one way to protect themselves from the creatures -- get as drunk as humanly possible.
Finally, Destin Daniel Cretton’s provocatively titled “I Am Not a Hipster” delivers a dialogue-free teaser trailer for the film. This one has been earning some good word, with more than one person comparing it to "Once," centering on a misantrhopic musician who finds hope thanks to his supportive sisters. [THR/Deadline/THR/Twitch/Collider]