Release Date: September 20th, 2013

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski

Stars: Hugh JackmanJake GyllenhaalMelissa Leo, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard

First things first, I apologize for the sporadic updates lately. I got hit with a nasty cold last week that timed itself perfectly with my PS3 crapping out and a weekend-long Breaking Bad rewatch marathon. So all that equaled limited blog time for me.

But I can’t deprive you guys of a Trailer Tuesday now, can I? This week I’m following the “I’m reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so now everything is reminding me of it” motif established in my most recent Streaming Saturday and going with Prisoners.

Prisoners tells the tale of a father (Hugh Jackman) and a detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) on the trail of two young girls who went missing on Thanksgiving. Paul Dano (who I am a big fan of, see There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, Looper and Ruby Sparks) plays the top suspect in their disappearance.

The movie looks very intense. It’s being released in September so I don’t know if it’s really being positioned for Oscar consideration, but the movie has the talent to get noticed. It could also simply be a run of the mill thriller with no Academy aspirations. In either case, it looks intriguing. I’m a fan of these types of movies.

You can view the trailer below. I should warn you, however, that it gives away a fair amount of the plot. It’s possible that what I’m referring to is just the general plot of the movie (seeing as IMDb lists it in the plot summary). Even still, if you want to be kept in the dark, I suggest only watching about 1min, 49secs of the trailer. Enjoy.



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