The latest in trailers:
First off, one here for "The Golden Age," Shekhar Kapur‘s "Elizabeth" sequel. It’s, as you’d expect, absurdly sumptuous-looking, with Cate Blanchett reshaving her hairline and returning to the role that won her her first Oscar nomination; Clive Owen looking even ruggeder and dashing…er than is usual as Sir Walter Raleigh; and Samantha Morton in there too as Mary, Queen of Scots.
And here is one for "MoliÃ¨re," a French period comedy that speculates on a gap in the otherwise documented life of the great playwright, and fills it in with MoliÃ¨resque hijinks. A nigh-unrecognizable Romain Duris plays the title character. The film was well-received by the US trades, but the trailer is prime example of the awkwardness studios exhibit when marketing foreign films. Rather than display much of the subtitled dialogue, it makes heavy and unfortunate use of a voiceover that’s eerily close to the one used in that "Shining" redux trailer.