Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Bird People

Welcome back 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.

Bird People – Opening September 12, 2014

This trailer is reminiscent of two films I recently wrote about for this feature. The first, “Birdman,” is because of its title, though I think this film has more to do with actual birds given how many times the animals appear in the trailer. The second, “The Guest,” also stars a TV actor who made a famed exit from his plum weekly role and is out to prove competence in cinema. Josh Charles is a seasoned actor who has had two regular TV gigs before “The Good Wife,” for which he was recently nominated for an Emmy. He was in the first season of “In Treatment” opposite Embeth Davidtz and Gabriel Byrne, and before that, he was the star of Aaron Sorkin’s first television effort, “Sports Night.” Now, he gets to calm down a bit from his fiery law partner role and detach from society. I’m eager to see him play a nice guy since I think his character was very charged with anger and passion throughout the last cycle of episodes of “The Good Wife.” Charles’ Gary Newman is only half of this film’s story, and it’s very interesting to see who his costar is. I was impressed by Anais Demoustier in “Elles” a few years ago when she played a likeable prostitute, and this looks like a fantastic part for her. I’m still not really sure what this film is about, but its trailer and its IMDB description - An American arrives in Paris, checks into a hotel, turns off his cell phone and starts his life anew – look mighty appealing.

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