Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Trouble with the Curve

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.

Trouble with the Curve – Opening September 21, 2012

Now 82 years old, Clint Eastwood returns with his first film role since 2008’s “Gran Torino,” in which he played a lonely old man stuck in his old ways who unexpectedly made new friendships in the pursuit of protecting his way of life. Now he’s back with a similar part that’s more family-focused, following up on the baseball focus of “Moneyball” with the story of a scout and his adult daughter, whose life spent with her father has given her a great perspective on sports ability. Eastwood’s last semi-foray into the world of sports, “Invictus,” was excellent, and he’s always managed to get terrific performances out of his lead actors. Amy Adams has already proven himself extremely talented and capable of fitting in with the boys after “The Fighter,” and Justin Timberlake keeps making strong movie choices that might even enable him to be better remembered years from now as an actor instead of a pop star. John Goodman, Bob Gunton, Mathew Lilllard, and a handful of others round out the supporting cast. While both “J. Edgar” and “Hereafter” had some issues, I think that this will be Eastwood’s subtle comeback, and I’m glad to see him casting himself in appropriate roles and still contributing to the cinematic universe. He doesn’t tend to release films as early as September, so we’ll get an early glimpse at a potential Oscar contender.

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