‘The Dark Knight Rises’ teaser trailer

Posted by · 9:19 am · July 18th, 2011

ZOMG! Okay, here it is, in official form. I have to fess up and admit I watched the sketchy bootleg last week. But it’s nice to finally get a clear gander, and really, it’s nicely achieved, I think, given that there likely wasn’t a lot of footage to pull from and this raises the stakes […]

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‘Hugo’ trailer

Posted by · 3:37 pm · July 14th, 2011

Annnnddd…another trailer. This one for the hotly anticipated “Hugo,” from Martin Scorsese. And a film that really should have had some sort of presence at Comic-Con, I think, especially with folks like Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg making the trip. It just would’ve been a treat. In any case, some have awards doubts on […]

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‘John Carter’ teaser trailer

Posted by · 10:04 am · July 14th, 2011

Tons of trailers in the lead-up to Comic-Con this week. Today, it’s Andrew Stanton’s live-action debut, “John Carter” (which won’t have a presence at Comic-Con because Disney wants to be competitive with its D23 event). I’m not too sure about this one, and I think the reasoning for diminishing the brand appeal by shortening the […]

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‘Contagion’ trailer

Posted by · 4:58 pm · July 13th, 2011

Warner Bros. showed Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” to a handful of journalists a few weeks ago. I wasn’t on the cool-kids list for that, but I hear the film is a cross between “Traffic” and the first half of “The Stand,” or whatever happened before “The Road,” or some such. That’s basically the vibe we get […]

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‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ trailer

Posted by · 5:41 pm · July 12th, 2011

I dug Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” enough two years back. I thought it had the best production design of that year and a brilliant score to boot. Both were recognized at the Oscars. Judging by the trailer for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” just-premiered at Apple, the design is richly detailed once again. I’m […]

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‘The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn’ international trailer

Posted by · 9:53 am · July 11th, 2011

Last week’s Oscar Talk podcast dug into the possibilities of “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” in the Best Animated Feature Film category, while last Monday’s Off the Carpet column spent plenty of time mulling over 2011 as the year of Steve Spielberg. Today, a full international trailer for the film has […]

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‘The Iron Lady’ international teaser trailer

Posted by · 10:56 am · July 7th, 2011

The Weinstein Company has a handful of possibilities in this year’s Oscar season. As usual, we can expect the boys to sit back and wait for a contender to survive Darwin-style before doubling down, but one element of “The Iron Lady” everyone expects to have no trouble finding a nomination is Meryl Streep’s performance as […]

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‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ international teaser trailer

Posted by · 2:14 am · June 30th, 2011

Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In” follow-up “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” is a film I’ve very much looking for. On paper, it looks like a dream, and judging by the freshly premiered international trailer (courtesy of The Guardian), the film appears to be a tightly wound potboiler that might electrify this Oscar season. Focus […]

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‘War Horse’ teaser trailer

Posted by · 11:53 pm · June 28th, 2011

A Spanish version of this leaked earlier tonight, but I wanted to wait until something official dropped. And…chalk up your early frontrunner (for better or worse). The saccharine appears to be in place and the prestige is painted on thick. More next week when we offer up the year’s first set of predictions, but for […]

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‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ trailer

Posted by · 6:00 pm · June 28th, 2011

It must be tricky to pull off a sub-title for a franchise that already features a colon, but anyway, this is a terrible trailer. It’s aimed at the “Fast Five” crowd, what with the glitz and Eminem, which immediately cheeses down the series (a series I kind of dig, to be honest), and that’s before […]

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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ trailer

Posted by · 5:02 pm · June 23rd, 2011

I’ll be updating Oscar shenanigans with some predictions and charts in a week and a half, and in them, you’ll see that of all the superhero movies this year, I’m counting on “Captain America: The First Avenger” to be the one that registers much at all with the Academy. We’ll see if that pans out, […]

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‘A Dangerous Method’ UK trailer

Posted by · 11:04 am · June 21st, 2011

Yesterday, news dropped of the Venice Film Festival’s opening film; now, with the first look at David Cronenberg’s Lido-bound latest (courtesy of Empire), the autumn festival season is starting to feel alarmingly close. Given the hot cast and the highbrow material, many have been pegging this as a likely Oscar player, despite the fact that […]

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‘Moneyball’ trailer

Posted by · 11:09 am · June 16th, 2011

Yesterday there was an Entertainment Tonight sneak peek at the trailer for Bennett Miller’s

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‘Tabloid’ trailer

Posted by · 3:12 pm · June 9th, 2011

One of the most compelling films I saw at last year’s Telluride Film Festival was Errol Morris’s new documentary, “Tabloid.” The film is “masterful work with Morris’s trademark sense of humor splattered all over it,” I wrote at the time. “One of his best films in years.” I’m looking forward to seeing it again. Sundance […]

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‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ green band trailer

Posted by · 12:24 am · June 2nd, 2011

Last week, a curious “leak” of the red band trailer for David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trailer hit the web. Sony left it up until yesterday, when it was promptly pulled, likely in anticipation of the somewhat cleaned up green band trailer that Apple has released today. It’s pretty much the same […]

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‘The Whistleblower’ trailer

Posted by · 12:03 pm · May 31st, 2011

One film with reported Oscar potential that was left without a buyer at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival was Larysa Kondracki’s “The Whistleblower.” Rachel Weisz has a lot to work with and, by most accounts, gives a stellar performance in the film. Samuel Goldwyn Films eventually picked it up and it’s set for an […]

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‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ red band trailer

Posted by · 9:13 pm · May 29th, 2011

UPDATE (5/31): Sony has pulled the trailer offline, just in time for the official green band version to drop (which it did, in what looks like a legit leak, but we’ll wait for Apple or whatever to deliver before passing it along). I was going to refrain from posting the recently “leaked” trailer for David […]

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‘The Descendants’ trailer

Posted by · 2:55 pm · May 25th, 2011

As soon as the wheels started turning on 2011 Oscar season considerations, I was thinking Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” could be a big player. Fox Searchlight could have another healthy slate this year and the studio has clearly caught and maintained its prestige stride. The trailer for the film dropped recently via Apple. Check it […]

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