Trailers for Sheridan’s ‘Brothers’ and Almodovar’s ‘Broken Embraces’

UPDATED: An official version of the trailer for Brothers is now available. Check it out below or in high definition at Apple.

I will never understand why movie studios allow for their trailers to debut on “Entertainment Tonight” with that shoddy logo slathered on the video and an ugly bootlegged version of it showing up online, but that’s what we have here when it comes to our first look at Jim Sheridan’s Brothers, which stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman and is set to be released by Lionsgate on December 4. The film was expected to be a potential Oscar contender last year, but didn’t make it to theaters and will, instead, make an awards season run this year. The film is a remake of Susan Bier’s Danish-language war drama centering on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child.

Check out that trailer below and stay tuned as I will add an official version to the site once it becomes available.

Below that is a second international trailer (courtesy of The Guardian) for Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces starring Penelope Cruz. The film is described as a four-way tale of amour-fou, shot in the style of ’50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray’s “In a Lonely Place” and Vincente Minnelli’s “The Bad and the Beautiful,” with signature Almodóvar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers.

Broken Embraces will be released by Sony Classics on November 6 and is also certain to be discussed in Oscar circles.

Brothers

Broken Embraces