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UK Release Date: 25th January 2013.

Stars: Steven Spielberg (director), Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, Sally Field, Michael Stuhlbarg.

Plot: As the Civil War nears its end, President Abraham Lincoln clashes with members of his cabinet over the issue of abolishing slavery.

I have found a few trailers recently that have revived my hope in the comedy genre, which is one that I have considered very much a graveyard for the last couple of years, but here is something on the very opposite end of the scale; a hard hitting political drama based on former American president Abraham Lincoln.

I don’t think that there is a more exciting movie for the Oscar judges and Lincoln was clearly made for them. It is a biographical film about an American legend, a story about a pivotal moment in American history, directed by Steven Spielberg featuring an all star cast, of which a few have been nominated and won Oscars before and the make-up and costumes look great; Daniel Day-Lewis looks a dead ringer for Lincoln. Personally, depending on his screen time I’m hoping Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets an Oscar nod for his performance.

Like I said, Lincoln is very much a film for the Oscars and I’m not sure how it will do with the general audience but I have no doubts it will receive critical praise all over the world, especially in America and the United Kingdom. I’m looking forward to it; it has the potential to be the best ensemble acting performance ever.

UK Release Date: 25th May 2012

Here we have one of the films that has split opinion through the film world: some see Men in Black 3 as one of the most anticipated films of the year, set to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters. Others see it as a huge risk because of the time elapsed between the second instalment and this one (ten years) and because the second film was such a flop.

Men in Black 3 reunites Agent J and K (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) in their mission to rid Earth of evil aliens. One day J wakes up to discover that K is dead… and has been for over 40 years. This forces J to quite literally jump back in time and team up with a younger Agent K (Josh Brolin) to stop him from being killed. After teaming up with young Agent K, J discovered that there are even more secrets to the universe than even he has seen during his time as part of the Men in Black.

I think this film looks a lot better than Men in Black 2. Will Smith seems to look back to his best, slicing together action and comedy. He’s been away from our screens for three and a half years so there must have been something good in the script to tempt him back to the big screen. They’ve also done some brilliant casting in the form of Josh Brolin who can do an uncanny impression of Tommy Lee Jones which will hopefully make the transition of older to younger K more believable.

The trailer treats us to a lot of new aliens and new gadgets; giving a sense of the modern headquarters of MIB and the 60s version too. The film will rely a lot on how they deal with the time travel aspect and the alternate reality angle but ultimately it is Will Smith that grabs the attention of the audience and he will do the same here. The special effects look great, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the MIB franchise, and the film should hopefully bring about a great ending to the trilogy.