“127 Hours,” Danny Boyle’s James Franco-starring follow-up to “Slumdog Millionaire,” is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber who amputated his own arm after being trapped for nearly five days by a boulder he got stuck between during a climb in Robbers Roost, Utah. Star power aside, that might be the toughest movie premise sell since “Alive.”
But a kinetic trailer helps the cause. Fans and friends of Little Rock native John Pugh (formerly of !!!) will recognize the song that anchors the trailer as “Never Hear Surf Music Again,” one of the standouts from “The Singles,” the debut album from Pugh’s latest band, Free Blood.