You will never see the full trailer for any movie on a regular TV commercial. They're 60 seconds in length, at most. That's why I got into the habit of seeking them out during the 10-year run of The Screening Room on our sister station, WOMI, that Chad and I hosted.

In most cases, you owe it to yourself to see the full trailer before seeing the movie. Such is the case for Steven Spielberg's new film, Lincoln, which will go into wide release on November 16, during the height of the holiday movie season.

Lincoln isn't a full biography of our 16th president; it covers the Civil War years and the fights he had with his own people over his decision to free the slaves.

Thanks to some stellar make-up work, Daniel Day-Lewis bears an uncanny resemblance to Abraham Lincoln. The film also stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, and a host of other familiar faces.

The full trailer's been out there for about a couple of weeks and it's riveting.

I can't wait to see the movie.

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