This week has been the most trailer-filled week of recent memory. Usually, we get one or two major titles with a couple of smaller ones. But this week, this week saw over a dozen new trailers dropped by various studios. Yeah, I know, right? A handful (or more) of them were major studio films, ones they each have confident in. We tried our best to keep up with the pace here on the site, as well as our YouTube channel with trailer reactions (watch here). As for those we did miss? I’ve attached them all below. And no, don’t believe for a sec that any of them are slouches.
I didn’t even know this film was coming out. The fact that Steve McQueen is the mind behind it is enough to get me inside the theater, but the cast is pretty damn good and the story itself is actually a lot more interesting than I first thought. What makes it so intriguing for me is that it’s completely different from what the filmmaker did with 12 Years of Slave. I do enjoy getting the same good stuff over and over again, but it’s also exciting seeing directors tackle completely different genres and stories.
Widows stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo with Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson, and is released on November 16th.
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
The following trailer is by far the most outside of the box of the bunch, but it’s also beautiful at the same time. Look, it could end up being not good, at all, but there’s something to say about a filmmaker putting something to screen out of pure creativity. It also feels a bit of old school as the trailer holds a very classic vibe to it, which interests me, a lot more than I was expecting. It also helps when the cast fits into these specific roles almost perfectly, with Tilda Swinton leading that case.
Suspiria also stars Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz, and arrives in theaters on November 2nd.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper has been one of the best working actors in front of the camera for years, but now, he takes a shot from behind it. Cooper makes his directorial debut with the following trailer, which also has the first major film appearance for Lady Gaga, who will be playing opposite Cooper in this story of music and love. It’s a good first trailer, not great, but good. Time will tell if Cooper can crush filmmaking with the camera as he does in front of it, but for now, I really like the what he chose for his debut. It’s a smaller, personal story that will allow him to use everything at this disposal, and hopefully it works out for the better.
Also starring Andrew Dice Clay, with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born hits theaters on October 5th.
In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Every once in a while you get a trailer that you have no idea what’s going on. You’re trying your best to follow the cut scenes, but it’s just a bit too confusing. Unfortunately, that’s the case with London Fields. If I wouldn’t have read the synopsis before actually watching the trailer, I would have no clue what’s happening, and it was still kind of hard to follow. I love Amber Heard. I think she’s incredibly underrated and her time has yet to come (possibly after Aquaman?), but I’m not sure her alone will be able to keep this one afloat later this year.
Also starring Theo James, Cara Delevingne, Jim Sturges, Billy Bo Thornton and Johnny Depp, London Fields opens in theaters on September 20th.
Set in and around a seedy London bar, a promiscuous psychic is troubled by disturbing premonitions that are all the more unnerving for never being wrong. The psychic comes to meet the end her dreams have foretold: to be murdered by one of two men she meets there.
The Old Man and the Gun
Robert Redford is one of the greatest actors of all-time. Every time he steps on screen, it’s worth watching in my opinion, whatever it may be. With him being older, we don’t get to see much of him these days, especially in starring roles. That’s what makes The Old Man and the Gun so special, it’s all Robert Redford. I couldn’t have been happier as I was watching this trailer earlier. First of all, the story is perfect. It has a fun thrilling element to it and Redford himself looks like he’s having an absolute ball doing it. The trailer is magnificent, and I have no doubt the film will be as well.
Also starring Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter, The Old Man and the Gun will hit theaters on September 28th.
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
With film technology at an all-time high, we see a number of films and stories that are focused on extensive, far-out worlds that need the special effects. Ever since Peter Jackson tackled The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, everyone has tried to recreate that magic he accomplished. That’s very much the case with Mortal Engines, which Jackson actually had a hand in writing. But after seeing this new trailer, I’m not sure this is the movie. I’m always going to keep an open mind and am always interesting in adventuring into a new and unknown world, but I’m not convinced after two trailers.
Starring Hera Hilmar, Frankie Adams, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang and Robert Sheehan, Mortal Engines is locked in for a December 14th release.
Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.