Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: The Town

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

The Town – Opening September 10, 2010

What does this movie not have going for it? Ben Affleck’s feature film debut from three years ago, “Gone Baby Gone,” was a masterful and powerful thriller featuring great performances. Now, he’s adapting another crime novel set in Boston and stepping into the lead role himself, rather than his brother Casey. Affleck may not be the best actor in the world, but he delivered a strong, Golden Globe-nominated performance in 2006’s “Hollywoodland,” and by the looks of the trailer, he seems like a good fit for the lead role. If not, however, there are plenty of other cast members to pick up the slack. Interestingly enough, none besides Chris Cooper and Pete Postlethwaite have been field-tested in terms of mainstream movie success, though they are all terrific actors. Jeremy Renner scored an Oscar nod for indie Best Picture champ “The Hurt Locker” last year, though most people still haven’t seen it. Rebecca Hall has had semi-lead roles in films like “Starter for 10,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” and “Please Give,” but she’s not yet a household name in the United States. Jon Hamm has garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of Don Draper on AMC’s Emmy-winning series “Mad Men.” He tried and failed to anchor a movie with March’s “Stolen,” and a second chance to play a determined law enforcement official should play out much better. The story seems genuinely interesting and engaging, not to mention exciting, and while some will cry foul due to likely cop/criminal clichés, I think it should prove to original and awesome. What do you think?

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