Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Hitchcock

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.

Hitchcock – Opening November 23, 2012

For what should be obvious reasons, this is definitely one of the most anticipated films of the fall season. Its subject matter is superb, since Hitchcock was always the man behind the camera, one memorable cameo per film aside, and, like many other biographical movies, it focuses on a small excerpt from his life during which he was working on one of his most famous projects. It’s fun to see everyone decry “Psycho” as a horrid film that the public would never want to watch, and it looks like the film will delight, and hopefully not drown, in such tongue-in-cheek moments. It’s wonderful to see Anthony Hopkins take on a big project like this after largely relegating himself to forgettable supporting work this past decade – excepting, of course, the fabulous but barely seen “The City of Your Final Destination.” Helen Mirren continues to take on powerhouse roles, and, as with “The Last Station,” it appears that the wife will have just as much to say as the husband. Michael Stuhlbarg and Danny Huston are sure to be excellent background players, and I like the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. There’s a possibility that this film, like “My Week with Marilyn,” could end up a fragmented, unfulfilling mess, but I doubt that will be the case. Hopkins is all but guaranteed an Oscar nomination, and I think this will be one of the big hits of the year.

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