Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Cosmopolis

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.

Cosmopolis – Opening TBD

This futuristic drama from the Cannes Film Festival looks absolutely hypnotic, and entirely mysterious. The trailer boils down to Robert Pattison sitting in the back of a limo trying to sell people the future, and, having not read the source material, that’s about all I know. This film looks like something that would more likely come out of the mind of Lars Von Trier or David Lynch, but David Cronenberg has his appeal too, having crafted riveting films such as “Eastern Promises” and “A History of Violence” in the past, as well as more untraditional fare like “Spider.” The tagline “Destroy the past, make the future” is fantastic, and though I imagine its themes won’t be explicitly explained, I’m incredibly eager to learn what it all means. The cast is among the most diverse I’ve seen, with Pattison potentially making the leap to serious actor after headlining the “Twilight” film series, and a magnificent but strange combination of actors working with him. Juliette Binoche, who has a tightly-wound role in this upcoming week’s new release “Elles,” looks like she’s letting loose in a marvelous way, and she’s joined by the always excellent Samantha Morton, the usually more comedic Jay Baruchel, strong supporting player Kevin Durand from “Lost,” and French actor Mathieu Amalric. The most compelling argument to see this film, aside from this furiously intriguing trailer, is the fact that the wide range of actors listed above was interested in this film. It’s sure to be a weird, possibly wonderful film.

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