Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Diana

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.

Diana – Opening November 1, 2013

I haven’t had the chance to go to the movies all that recently, but that hasn’t stopped me from watching movie trailers. On one of my more frequented trailer sites, Movie-list.com, I got the chance to watch this theatrical trailer for what’s sure to be one of this year’s major biopics. Though I wasn’t completely enthralled, “The Queen” was a big hit back in 2006, winning an Oscar for Helen Mirren and plenty of other nominations, including a mention for Best Picture. Now, this is the other side of the story, the princess who was seen as a loose cannon and a rebel, but revered by the public as an icon. Naomi Watts, who earned an Oscar nomination for a physically and emotionally taxing role “The Impossible” last year, seems to have netted the biggest role of her career thus far, fully in the spotlight as opposed to some of her most impressive independent performances, in films like “Mulholland Drive” and “21 Grams,” and ready to show the world what she can do. It looks like she’s well-equipped for the role, and unless the movie flops, she’s all but guaranteed another Oscar nod and maybe even the win. It’s also a major showcase for Naveen Andrews, who appeared in the Oscar-winning Best Picture “The English Patient” seventeen years ago but has since come to greater cult fame for his work on TV on “Lost.” As her love interest, he’s almost unrecognizable, but this should be a great role for him. This movie is all about the story, and though it’s presented as a dramatic thriller of sorts in the trailer, I think it will likely be an extremely compelling and involving motion picture, both for its performances and the legacy of its protagonist.

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