3 Trailers – ‘Freakonomics’, ‘How Do You Know’, ‘Made in Dagenham’

Three trailers have premiered in the past 24-48 hours that could all appear at this year’s Oscars in one form or another. They are all similar in their comedic tone with a deeper message underneath and they all look like solid movie trailers.


The first is one of the films that could end up on the Best Documentary short list at the end of the year. Freakonomics is based on the book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that explores the hidden economic factors in everything from sumo wrestling to organized crime. A dream team of documentary filmmakers has been assembled to direct the film that consists of Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong). [/Film]

How Do You Know

James L. Brooks directs this comedy starring Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, and Jack Nicholson. Brooks has only directed 5 films up until now, 3 of which have been nominated for Best Picture with Terms of Endearment taking home the top prize. It’s unclear from the trailer whether or not How Do You Know is going to be more like As Good As It Gets or Spanglish. It looks decent, though. [In Contention]

Made in Dagenham

This film looks like it’s along the lines of the 2005 film Mrs. Henderson Presents (which I loved) in terms of style and tone. Perhaps that is just the present of the enjoyable Bob Hoskins, but Made in Dagenham may have more of an effect on the Oscar race than Mrs. Henderson Presents did. It will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in a few weeks, so then we will find out if it is the real deal or not. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, and Rosamund Pike. [Awards Daily]

Rank the films from your most anticipated to least anticipated and most Oscar probable to least.

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