Friday, September 12, 2008

The Tale of Two Trailers: DOUBT and CHANGELING

Here again, both of these trailers have very little in common other than both will be present as Oscar nominees, I'm sure. The first stars the still beautiful Meryl Streep as the head of a christian school. Amy Adams, who I swear could have been alive and made a hell of a career back in the 50's as well, also stars as a young sister at the school who is caught in some accusatory blame game between Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman over an alleged molestation of a young black boy. The trailer is strange in that whoever edited it did a poor job and although they include the plot, maybe a little less yelling and a little more mystery would have been better.

The second is CHANGELING by the one and only Clint Eastwood. No it isn't a remake of the awesome 1980's George C. Scott film though I almost wish it was. CHANGELING tells the story of a mother (Angelina Jolie) who's son goes missing. But when local authorities find and return the missing child to the mother, she is convinced that the child is obviously not hers. I'm always glad to see Angie taking these roles to remind to the world that yes, she does also act remember, not just look smokin' hot. Both films open right around Christmas before year's end.

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