Someday, Robert Downey, Jr. is going to win an Oscar but will it be for his performance in The Judge? This upcoming film has been mentioned on some sites as being an Oscar contender but, based on the newly released trailer, I have my doubts. Don’t get me wrong — it looks like it’s going to be a good film and Robert Downey, Jr. looks like he’s been perfectly cast. But, at the same time, the trailer makes the film look just a bit predictable. Hopefully, the film’s plot — Robert Downey. Jr. is a slick lawyer who defends his estranged father (Robert Duvall) after the latter is accused of murdering his wife — will provide a few unexpected twists that aren’t obvious from the trailer.
That said, this is a film that I will definitely see when it’s released in theaters. How can you not see a film that features both Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall?
Yesterday, Lisa Marie reviewed one of the film’s that I’ve been waiting to see in the theaters when I first saw the trailer for it a couple months ago. Lisa’s review of Cold In July has more than whetted my appetite to see this film. I mean it’s the latest from Jim Mickle who is starting to become one of my favorite genre filmmakers in the last ten years. It’s a film based on the novel of the same name by Joe R. Lansdale which is just a reason on top of the others reasons to go see this film.
While I haven’t seen the film yet I already have fallen in love with it’s soundtrack. One of the songs in the Cold In July soundtrack actually makes it into the trailer and it’s “Cosmo Black” by Dynatron. It’s a tune that evokes memories of 1980’s John Carpenter soundtracks with it’s heavy reliance on synthesizers and electronic keyboard. Any soundtrack that can make one reminisce about those classic 80’s Carpenter film scores must be doing something right.
So, until I get a chance to see the film for myself I might as well get a headstart and enjoy listening to the score to Cold In July.