Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: J. Edgar

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.

J. Edgar – Opening November 9, 2011

This trailer debuted last week, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees this as an instant major Oscar contender. Despite the iffiness of “Hereafter,” Clint Eastwood had a great run prior to that with “Invictus,” “Gran Torino,” “Changeling,” and “Letters from Iwo Jima,” and this looks to be an even more challenging and hopefully impressive film. Writer Dustin Lance Black won an Oscar for penning the script to “Milk,” and this is another chance to adapt real events into an original screenplay. This could well be the role that makes Leonardo DiCaprio’s professional career, finally establishing him as a skilled and versatile actor, something which “The Aviator” didn’t quite do. In the trailer, it looks like he’s acting more than he ever has before, and the results look excellent. This will be a real test of Armie Hammer’s abilities after breaking out with a dual role in “The Social Network.” I’m always excited to see Naomi Watts in anything, and I’m happy to see Jeffrey Donovan of “Burn Notice” marking his second collaboration with Eastwood after “Changeling,” this time playing JFK. The mood in this film looks superb, and I’m so excited to see this genuinely fascinating story play out when this hits theatres in November. It’s definitely going to be better than the similarly-themed “The Good Shepherd,” also directed by a former actor and starring a lead actor from “The Departed,” and I think it’s going to be truly awesome.

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