Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Danish Girl and Concussion Trailers

We've finally been given a first glimpse into Tom Hooper's Oscar powerhouse, The Danish Girl. Hooper re-teams with his Les Miserables star and last year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne, in this powerful story behind the first person to undergo a sex reassignment surgery in the 1920s. As a story perfectly-timed for the social movement to accept members of the transgender community, The Danish Girl feels like a top-flight awards season contender.

Another recent trailer to debut was for Concussion, the film that the NFL doesn't want you to know anything about. Will Smith stars in this true story as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a foreign born neuropathologist who examined the effects of recurring head trauma in NFL players and discovered the long-term health consequences associated with a career in the sport. While Dr. Omalu's research was both groundbreaking and eye-opening, it wasn't graciously accepted by the NFL and he was forced to take on this powerful institution which was dead set on silencing him. Concussion finds a release on Christmas day and you can catch it's first official trailer below.

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