When watching movies I always try to catch the trailers part because I absolutely LOVE watching trailers. In case you’re like me, here are some of the more interesting ones that caught my attention. Whether they turn out great or not, is another story.
The latest from master Martin Scorsese and his muse, Leonardo Di Caprio. It’s a new twist for him, tackling something he hasn’t done in a while: suspense. I’d like to see if a director of his stature could elevate a genre not generally considered Oscar bait.
This looks like a really quirky comedy written and directed by Ricky Gervais. It would rise or fall solely on the script of it’s star. It could fall really flat if executed wrong, but I’m rooting for the guy! And Tina Fey!!!
The Invention Of Lying
The trailer alone took my breath away. I had a lump in my throat at the end. The latest from “The Piano” director Jane Campion about poet John Keats. The film is poetry on celluloid. It’s the star turn for actress Abbie Cornish, better known as the actress who “stole” Ryan Phillipe from his wife Reese Witherspoon.
What a dream pairing. Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. Again, there hasn’t been a romcom in a long time that really impressed, so this too, is a bit scary. But there’s some promise…
Did You Hear About The Morgans?
Wow, this I’m so excited to watch. Aside from the all-star cast, it’s from Jim Sheridan, 6-time Oscar nominated director of killer dramas like “My Left Foot”. The premise is harrowing, and the performances are all potentially tour-de-force.
I’m more scared for the comedies than the dramas. Meryl Streep is my absolute favorite actor or actress EVER. So a pairing up with Emmy favorite Alec Baldwin seems like a match made in heaven. But I’m not a fan of director Nancy Meyers. To me, she’s like, Nora Ephron lite. I have yet to watch a Nancy Meyers film that really satisfied me. So I’m crossing my fingers on this one.
The awaited film from LOTR director Peter Jackson. This movie hearkens back to his old style in the days of “Heavenly Creatures”, so it’s REALLY promising. No more epic feel like LOTR or King Kong, but more like a small creepy film that seeps into your pores. Plus it’s got Saoirse Ronan!
The Lovely Bones
Again, killer cast, and one of my all-time favorite actors, Robert De Niro. For De Niro alone, I’m already in.
Hilary Swank is probably my LEAST favorite A-list actress today. But I must admit, the trailer is captivating. Plus, it’s directed by Mira Nair. How I wish it just starred somebody else. Cate Blanchett? Jodie Foster? Charlize Theron? Anyone else BUT Hilary Swank? Oh well…
I had goosebumps watching this. Even dead, Michael Jackson gets your attention like no other. And to think the whole movie is just about rehearsal footage. It will only be shown for 2 weeks. So expect the theatres to be packed.
This Is It
Of all the trailers, this is the one I feel strongly about the most. It’s a documentary on the massacre of dolphins in Japan. I really think this is essential viewing for anyone who has a modicum of interest in wildlife. The filmmakers risked life and limb to get this story out. It’s chilling. I can’t wait to see the whole thing, even though I’m sure I’ll be heartbroken by the end of it.