Director Steven Spielberg is back on his two-films-a-year schedule.
The Oscar-winning auteur pulled off that impressive stunt in 2005 (‘Munich,’ ‘War of the Worlds’), 2002 (‘Minority Report,’ ‘Catch Me if You Can’) 1997 (‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park,’ ‘Amistad’) and 1993 (‘Schindler’s List,’ ‘Jurassic Park’).
For 2011, Spielberg has ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ based on the popular Belgian comic books by Georges Remi, waiting in the wings. But Oscar prognosticators have their eyes on ‘War Horse,’ Spielberg’s tale of a bond between a horse named Joey and its owner (Jeremy Irvine) through the darkest days of the first World War. The animated ‘Tintin’ seems more like standard kiddie fare gussied up by Spielberg’s fondness for the genre. The real excitement belongs to ‘Horse,’ a film that feels epic in all the right ways based solely on the trailer.
Let’s hope ‘War Horse’ makes us forget about “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’
The other hot new trailer is ‘My Week with Marilyn,’ a peek at the ‘Some Like it Hot’ star’s first foray across the pond. Michelle Williams draws the unenviable task of bringing Marilyn Monroe back to life, but if the trailer is any indication she pulls the feat off with alacrity. Add Judi Dench, a veritable Oscar buzz magnet, and you’ve got the best reason yet to recall the beauty and pain behind the country’s most iconic bombshell.