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By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | March 3, 2009 |

As we enter week two of the giant, soul-sucking post Oscars perpetual slow news day, here’s what I have for you this morning. In classic-rock radio station parlance, it’s a double shot of Paul Dano. Dano, who most of you know from Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood has magically fashioned a movie career out of his strangeness, doing what Lukas Haas could not. In fact, in addition to the indie romance, Gigantic, opposite Zooey Deschanel, Dano (who conjures in my mind Dana Plato every time I hear his name), will also be starring in Explicit Ills, with Rosaria Dawson. It’s an interconnected-story movie, this one about growing up in Philly (if I’m not mistaken, I think I glimpsed “The Wire’s” Dookie in this). It’s based on a true story. It looks kind of good. Also, kind of sad.

I am not, however, as keen on Weapons, in which Dano stars opposite Nick Cannon. It, too, is an interrelated story — this one about a group of seemingly random, brutal youth killings that turn out to be connected. Interestingly, it also stars Mark Weber, who wrote and directed the above Explicit Ills.

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