Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get Ready for The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game (2014) is coming, people. Everyone is going to flip for it when it opens this Fall. A real life tale about WWII with themes that resonate with contemporary audiences; it has the making of a movie that people will be talking about all Fall into the new year and beyond. The movie is about Alan Turing; the genius British mathematician who cracked the German Enigma code that helped the Allies win the war. He was also persecuted by the British government after the war for being gay. 

Already announced as the opening film of the London Film Festival. That was billed as a European Premiere which means it will appear somewhere in North America first. It was billed as a Canadian premiere in the Toronto announcement this morning which means it is probably going to Telluride. We know what that means : Oscar. I'm betting that it will be The Weinstein Company's major Oscar movie. 

Now for a full disclosure. I'm not betting blind. I have seen The Imitation Game in an early screening. While I do not want to review it this early, I'm very excited for its release. It delivers. Big Time. Get ready for Oscar Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch. And possibly two time Oscar Nominee Keira Knightley.

Let's start the excitement rolling with the two trailers that were released yesterday. The first is for the US, giving us more information about the Enigma program and a British one that sets up a framing device. Enjoy!!

How excited are you for The Imitation Game? Do you think all the Oscars are in ts future? Tell all in the comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You certainly added to my excitement! However, some of the preview reactions I've seen are saying that it's cliched and formulated and made to be awards bait. Did you get that feeling at all and was it genuinely emotional?