Thursday, October 10, 2013

Phenomonal new "American Hustle" trailer takes us deeper into the 1970's

Last week, I saw one of my most anticipated movies of the fall movie season with Gravity. The week before that, I saw another one of my most anticipated fall movies with Rush. Both were fantastic pieces of filmmaking that I will surely remember for a long time to come. But the season is far from over. In addition to this weekend's Captain Phillips, October also features All is Lost and 12 Years A Slave. November has Ender's Game, Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nebraska, Frozen and some smaller films like Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club, both of which received stunning reviews out of Toronto.

Despite all the great cinematic action coming in October and November, the heavy-hitters come out in December. That's when we'll get our chance to finally see films like Inside Llewyn Davis, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Saving Mr. Banks, Anchorman 2, The Monuments Men, The Wolf of Wall Street, 47 Ronin, Grudge Match and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. But without a doubt my most anticipated film out of all of those great-looking movies is the new film from director David O. Russell, American Hustle.

With an incredible cast led by Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis CK, Robert De Niro, Michael Pena and Jack Huston, American Hustle is a film that is right up my alley. It's a prestige awards picture that looks to mix the traditional Russell elements (good story, characters and dialogue) with a popcorn munching good time. American Hustle looked fantastic from the moment that I saw the first trailer. Now, we have a second trailer. Check it out now if you haven't already:

Looks great, doesn't it. I think that we're looking at acting awards all around, along with the possibility of best director and best picture. This has a chance to be that film that takes away all the momentum that any other film had. And it seems to be a lot more fun that last year's latecomer, Zero Dark Thirty. Christian Bale looks absolutely phenomenal, Bradley Cooper looks very good, Amy Adams looks great, Jeremy Renner could pick up a nod, and Jennifer Lawrence looks exemplary. This is going to be a great movie and I hope it doesn't disappointment. Buzz from early test screenings is that it doesn't. Could Bale win a second Oscar? Could Russell get the attention that he deserves? We'll find out soon.

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