There you have it, the official trailer for Ridley Scott's anticipated 'The Counselor'. You know that I'm all about this being huge, and I've personally been predicting it heavily for Oscar all year. Last month I cooled on it a bit, but this trailer has me excited once again. This could be a tricky one, beings that it is a thriller and AMPAS doesn't usually respond to those unless they knock it out of the park, but this cast is so ridiculously good, and Scott is due for a comeback of sorts. I have faith, and I'm crossing my fingers BIG TIME. Diaz looks wonderful here. I heard earlier that her big scene may have been cut from the film, and some pundits in her corner have lamented, fearing that the loss of that scene could be the death of her Oscar campaign, but this trailer shows something that could mean that scene is still in there (can you guess what I'm talking about? I know you can Vincent) so maybe there is still hope!
How are you feeling about the film's Oscar chances? Are you anticipating this as much as I am?
Next, we have something VERY special:
Yes my friends, 'Her' IS happening this year! This was high on my list of 'most anticipated films' back in January, and then nothing came of it, no hype, no buzz, no word, casting switches and I kind of forgot about it altogether, but now this happened! This trailer is EVERYTHING I could want in a trailer and has probably made me the happiest I've been all season long. Phoenix in particular looks brilliant here, so relaxed and loose and charming in this odd way. Scarlett was the perfect choice for a voice (I was falling in love with her, and this trailer is only 2 minutes long) and everything about this just oozes charm and appeal. Visually, it was breathtaking (the red and use of natural light drew me in). I'm wondering how this could play with Oscar. It looks very original and they have shown affection for Jonze in the past (how about that amazing surprise Oscar nomination for Direction back in '99) so I wonder if we have a surprise contender on our hands. Original Screenplay maybe? Could Phoenix factor in?
What do you think? Does this wow you as much as it has wowed me? Do you hear Oscar bells ringing?
Oh, and here is the poster:
I love this!