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Sunday, September 14, 2008

TRAILER - The Soloist

Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx? An Oscar bait movie? Classical music? Yes to all. The trailer may seem like a misfire at wanting to be an Academy Award nominated film, but it's convincing enough to get me interested.

Robert Downey Jr. plays a journalist who finds a homeless soloist who's, of course, incredible, but his perception of reality is distorted. It has possibilities, but I feel like the trailer could be tricking us. On the other hand Downey Jr. has been picking some great roles as of late: "Zodiac," "Iron Man," "Tropic Thunder." I'm more than willing to give this movie a shot.

In the meantime I'll try to forget that this is directed by Joe Wright, a man who seems to only enjoy kissing the asses of Oscar voters with over-wrought, period chick-flicks like "Pride and Prejudice," and "Atonement." I'm waiting for the report where he signs a pact with the devil for his Oscar.

"The Soloist" arrives in theaters November 21st.

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