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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Film Trailers: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
The trailer for the annual Woody Allen film has arrived. His latest, Magic in the Moonlight, comes hot off the heels of his well-recieved effort from last year Blue Jasmine. I have stated this before that Allen is my favorite filmmaker of all time and anything he makes, I am first in line. Allen's new film appears to contain many themes that have been present in his past works: oddity of the male-female relationship, dissecting the fantasy from the real, and doing all with an undercurrent of wry, ironic, neurotic humor. Colin Firth, who has been in a rut since his run of good films like A Single Man, The King's Speech and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, plays a English stage performer who is brought in to debunk a believed-to-be mystic, played by Emma Stone, in the South of France. Emma Stone feels to be the perfect fit for Allen's style and narrative assembly. The trailer looks solid and the only question is whether this is Midnight in Paris Allen or Scoop Allen. The Allen of Manhattan and Hannah and Her Sisters is long gone. Cannot wait regardless. Enjoy, and the film will be released on July 25th.