Trailer Break: You’re Not You (2014) + 5 Promising Trailers for 2014

Happy Thursday, guys! Hope you’ve been having a good week. Today, I wanted to update one of my old segments on the site, Trailer Friday (check out an older post here featuring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin for his work in The Artist [2011]), where I would critique a trailer on any given Friday. It’s time to update, so I have renamed the past Trailer Friday segment to Trailer Break.

AEOS‘s first Trailer Break features the upcoming film, You’re Not You (2014), starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, along with Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel (interesting group, eh?). The reason I wanted to draw attention to You’re Not You is that the story centers around a woman suffering with ALS.

With three nominations to take the Ice Bucket challenge for the life-threatening disease, or donate, (and one of those nominations by none other than Ruth from Flixchatter), I chose to donate, letting down everyone who excitedly awaited me pouring a bucket of ice cold water over my head. Sorry to disappoint, but I feel good about donating, and I would encourage anyone else nominated or moved to help the cause and support those diagnosed with ALS as well as family and friends of those with the disease.

And as future proof that I did donate, which Ruth so kindly asked me for, I offer Exhibit A as proof:

ALS proof

Exhibit A: Proof I donated to ALS, with dollar amount blacked out.

But back to the trailer. It’s a wonder if the timing of this film release was timed, as it fits in right with the major awareness and viral popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge swirling around social media. Check it out below:

 

Now, the trailer boasts an inspirational story laced with tear-filled moments, possibly begging for another Oscar nomination for Hilary Swank. I haven’t seen a lot of push for this movie in theaters or ads yet. But as for now, I’m excited about this movie, and I hope it’s not aiming for trendiness by hopping on the ALS-awareness bandwagon.

It’s your turn now. What did you think of the trailer? Would you see You’re Not You in theaters? Please join the discussion below, because I would love to know your thoughts.

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Since we’re talking about trailers, I wanted to include five trailers that look promising enough to be great films for the second half of 2014. Four of these trailers are for movies that make it on my AEOS Must-See Movies for the rest of 2014, so let’s start with those.

1) Gone Girl

I recently finished the book this movie is based off, and I have to say, I’m bubbling over with excitement for this movie since the trailer seems to promisingly follow the plot. Casting for the lead roles only promotes my anticipation as Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike seem to capture the characters’ essence in the second trailer’s two and a half minute runtime. And if anyone needs any further convincing to see this movie, the book’s author Gyllian Flynn has promised a different ending for the film.

 

2) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Another movie about a woman gone missing, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby stars Jessica Chastain as the missing Eleanor Rigby and James McAvoy as her husband, Connor. What really interested me about this story is that the writer-director Ned Benson released three different films, one from Eleanor’s perspective, one from Connor’s perspective, and one about both of them. All three movies share the same timeline. This particular movie is titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, and will be released in US theaters in a little over a week. The previous two movies showcased at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

 

3) Interstellar

Interstellar is the next big-budget, mainstream film to be released by the popular Christopher Nolan, who stunned audiences with his more recent previous films, Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Below is the third trailer released for the film, which features more of Anne Hathaway, more of Matthew McConaughey’s tears, and more footage in space. Why is this trailer promising? We know McConaughey is the hero. We know there’s an interstellar mission. But most importantly, we know Christopher Nolan is the brains behind the project.

4) The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be the guy of the hour right now, having his name attached to some big upcoming films (rumored to be a villain in Batman vs. Superman [2016] anyone?) while he’s still fresh off his Emmy win for his admirable work in BBC’s Sherlock (2010). Cumberbatch has played a character based off a real-life person before. Although The Fifth Estate (2013) was hardly a perfect movie, his portrayal of Julian Assange was remarkable, and I believe promising enough to prove his dramatic acting chops to portray Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

5) The Theory of Everything

I recently saw the trailer for The Theory of Everything in the previews before I watched What If (2014), and I wondered how it was possible that I hadn’t noticed this movie before now. Starring Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables [2012]), The Theory of Everything focuses on the life of Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife, Jane (Felicity Jones). It’s another biographical movie that appears to take place in Europe, but I see a lot of promise in the trailer and what I hope to be moving performances by the leads.

 

It’s your turn now. What trailers have you excited for upcoming movies this year? Please join the discussion below, because I would love to know your thoughts!

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12 thoughts on “Trailer Break: You’re Not You (2014) + 5 Promising Trailers for 2014

  1. Love the trailer selections. I have some faint suspicions that The Theory of Everything might become too distracted on the romance but hopefully it will not. I kind of expect a sort A Beautiful Mind-type drama there.

    Gone Girls is going to be great and Interstellar, whoa boy. I cannot wait for that one!

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    • Thanks, Tom! I’m hoping these movies are good! Hmm, that’s an interesting comparison. I really enjoyed A Beautiful Mind. I hope they do Hawkings’s story justice. I don’t mind if there’s some focus on their love story as long as it doesn’t take away from his story.

      Yes, I am super excited for Gone Girl and Interstellar!! Glad you are too 🙂

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  2. I just saw The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby this morning (it was an AM screening). The unconventional format of splitting it to 3 films was intriguing, the one I saw was the THEM version which is the combination of both characters’ perspective. It was excellent, I was definitely impressed by both Chastain & McAvoy here, oh and Viola Davis is always terrific.

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  3. You know my thoughts on Gone Girl 😉

    As for the rest, well I’m trying to go in blind to most films. I saw one trailer for Interstellar and that was enough for me. It’s Nolan and McConoughay is involved. That is enough for me. Nolan manages to give us such fantastically original and compelling films, I don’t need to see any more!

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    • Haha, would the fact that they’re changing the ending sway you at all into seeing the movie? I was just curious!

      I get that – I don’t think that’s a bad idea at all! Haha, well, that’s one thing I like about trailers for Nolan movies (at least what I’ve seen of them). I feel like he makes them interesting enough to make me want to see the movie, but obscure enough to not spoil any major plot points or big moments.

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    • I thought so too – I just hope it isn’t a great trailer that turns out to be a crappy movie, ya know? Like that one movie with Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal that looked really good and turned out to be bad.

      If you’re looking for another project that has Emmy Rossum, I heard that she’s great in the TV show Shameless. I think she could be really good in You’re Not You too!

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  4. Cool!

    Not feelin’ “You’re Not You”, seems too schmaltzy for me.

    Can’t wait for Gone Girl and Interstellar, my two most anticipated of the year.

    Despite my love for Benedict and Keira, The Imitation Game seems so boring!

    Really curious about The Theory of Everything. Read this morning that early reviews have Eddie Redmayne as the one to beat for the Best Actor Oscar.

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