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Top 10 Watch: Trailers for MAPS TO THE STARS, GONE GIRL, and THE HOMESMAN (NSFW) (UPDATED)

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We now have trailers for two of my most anticipated films of the year, along with a third film I’m quite intrigued by.

Maps to the Stars is the new David Cronenberg film, and since he’s coming off a film I loved and thought was hugely underrated (Cosmopolis), I’m all in for this one. This trailer isn’t that great; it’s blandly cut and the choice of music is even blander. But the footage itself looks interesting, and I’m thinking Mia Wasikowska could give one of her best performances to date. Hopefully this opens at Cannes and we get some reviews then. I’ll see this regardless, but I hope we get a real trailer (as opposed to a “now in post-production” trailer) soon.

UPDATE: I was informed of a trailer which has been posted on Indiewire. It’s a French trailer, and it’s miles better than the other one. It’s very Cronenbergian, quite NSFW, and definitely amps up my anticipation. It still might not top Cosmopolis, but now I feel like it has a fighting chance.

Now, Gone Girl is David Fincher’s latest, and he’s coming off two great films–The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo–and this looks like another winner. Love the choice of music in the trailer. The cinematography looks fantastic. It doesn’t show off the acting to its top advantage, but I’m not too concerned. I’m just wondering why the missing wife is called “Amazing Amy”.

Awesome poster, too.

Lastly, we’ve got The Homesman, a Western directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, along with Hilary Swank (where’s she been lately?), Meryl Streep, and Hailee Steinfeld. And this jumped way up my want-to-see list based on the trailer. I dig the black humor, there looks to be some beautiful cinematography (that shot with the burning house is incredible), and the premise is interesting enough. Plus, Jones has a good track record: I loved The Sunset Limited, and while I haven’t yet seen The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, it has a very strong reputation. So this is one I’ll need to see.

Big day.

 

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One thought on “Top 10 Watch: Trailers for MAPS TO THE STARS, GONE GIRL, and THE HOMESMAN (NSFW) (UPDATED)

  1. Pingback: Trailer Salad III: THE POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS, PASOLINI (NSFW), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC, BIG GAME, YOU’RE NOT YOU, THE EQUALIZER, CYMBELINE, GIRLHOOD | If you want the gravy...

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