Kong: Skull Island
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 48: Apple of My Eye, The Zookeeper’s Wife + more!

So I reckon there will be a few hidden gems in here that you haven’t heard of before, alongside the big names everyone is talking about. Apple of My Eye provides all the cuteness you need, Before I Fall is a spin on the classic Groundhog Day concept, and Accidental Courtesy might just shock you as much as it shocked me.


1. Collateral Beauty
When it is released? 30th Dec 2016 (UK), 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Immediate thoughts? Mmmsmsmdmammm tears

2. Beauty and the Beast
When it is released? 17th Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? An adaptation of the Disney fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Immediate thoughts? TEARS IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL THE MUSIC AH

3. Jackie
When it is released? 20th Jan 2017 (UK), 2nd Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.
Immediate thoughts? This is much more engaging. This looks really emotional.

4. Apple of My Eye
When it is released? Unknown
What is it about? A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. CHARLES, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.
Immediate thoughts? AWWW!!! That horse is so cute! This film is so cute!

5. Hidden Figures
When it is released? 24th Feb 2017 (UK), 6th Jan 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.
Immediate thoughts? This needs another shout out cause I’m still so into it. This trailer for Hidden Figures is a lot more serious and dramatic than the last one I featured, it’s great to see another side of it!

6. Kong: Skull Island
When it is released? 10th Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? An action/adventure story centered on King Kong’s origins.
Immediate thoughts? Okay, Kong: Skull Island can have a shout out as well now. I resisted before, but I can’t resist a bunch of cool looking creatures like these!

7. The Zookeeper’s Wife
When it is released? 5th May 2017 (UK), 31st Mar 2017 (USA)
What is it about? The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Immediate thoughts? This could be really good, I’m really enjoying what I’m seeing with Jessica Chastain’s performance, amongst others.

8. Before I Fall
When it is released? 3rd Mar 2017 (USA)
What is it about? February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
Immediate thoughts? There’s nothing new about this concept, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to find out what happens.

9. Smurfs: The Lost Village
When it is released? 31st Mar 2017 (UK), 7th Apr 2017 (USA)
What is it about? In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
Immediate thoughts? Strangely… funny… can’t… resist… “What’s going on over there?”

10. Barry
When it is released? 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack “Barry” Obama.
Immediate thoughts? Including because I miss his awesomeness.

11. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
When it is released? Unknown
What is it about? Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl’s support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.
Immediate thoughts? What da heel this is very unusual! In a good way!

12. The Comedian
When it is released? 13th Jan 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A look at the life of an aging insult comic.
Immediate thoughts? I don’t know, I like this, there’s something interesting and different about it.

13. Fences
When it is released? 10th Feb 2017 (UK), 25th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
Immediate thoughts? Another trailer that shows another side to another film, which I think shows it’s gonna be good.

Thanks for reading – let me know which was your favourite trailer this week (or two, or three!)

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The Space Between Us
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 36: Little Men, Morgan, The Space Between Us + more!

So you wanna hear something really annoying? Suuuuure you doooo! I had prepared last week’s Trailer Tuesday down to collecting the YouTube video links, which is one of the last things I do. It was all ready in a text edit file on my computer. MY COMPUTER!! My computer then proceeded to break, and wouldn’t boot past the logo screen. Le sigh. Consequently, I have included last week’s trailers in this week’s Trailer Tuesday. Voila! Problemo, solvelo!


1. Beauty and the Beast
When it is released? 17th Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Immediate thoughts? IT’S OKAY, DON’T PANIC, EVERYTHING IS FINE. I LIKED IT!

2. Indignation
When it is released? 4th Jun 2016 (Sundance, UK), 29th Jul 2016 (USA)
What is it about? In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.
Immediate thoughts? I love the intrigue. I want to know what happens!

3. Little Men
When it is released? 5th Aug 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.
Immediate thoughts? I don’t know, this seems so nice. I really like the editing, the cards, the music, the story shown, it’s lovely.

4. Ghostbusters
When it is released? 15th Jul 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? 30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.
Immediate thoughts? OOOOOH I’m loving this!!

5. Personal Shopper
When it is released? 19th Oct 2016 (France)
What is it about? Revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris.
Immediate thoughts? They say any press is good press, so the fact that Personal Shopper was booed at Cannes has only made me more interested than I would have been.

6. The Witness
When it is released? 3rd Jun 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The name ‘Kitty Genovese’ became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.
Immediate thoughts? I’d like to know more about this story, I just hope the film (from a filmmaking point of view) has a conclusive ending, even if Bill doesn’t find one.

7. Sausage Party
When it is released? 2nd Sep 2016 (UK), 12th Aug 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence.
Immediate thoughts? It’s still good! …And traumatising.

8. Star Trek: Beyond
When it is released? 22nd Jul 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Immediate thoughts? It’s Star Trek, come on, how can you not love it (as my sister would say). I love what I’m seeing and hearing! And I love the look of that white-haired woman!

9. The Blackout Experiments
When it is released? 22nd Jul 2016 (USA)
What is it about? This documentary follows a group of people who discover the ultra-scary, psycho-sexual horror experience Blackout, and develop an obsession that hijacks their lives and blurs the line between reality and paranoid fantasy.
Immediate thoughts? Oh. my god. This looks… crazy.

10. Independence Day: Resurgence
When it is released? 23rd Jun 2016 (UK), 24th Jun 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough?
Immediate thoughts? I dislike long trailers. By long I mean anything longer than 2 minutes usually. This extended trailer is over 4 and a half minutes, and I absolutely loved the relaxed, yet still trailer-like feel. Kudos to the trailer editor.

11. Finding Dory
When it is released? 29th Jul 2016 (UK), 17th Jun 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Immediate thoughts? I wasn’t expecting to feel any different about Finding Dory from this trailer, but it almost had me in tears!

12. Seoul Searching
When it is released? May 2016 (USA)
What is it about? During the 1980’s, the Korean government created a special summer camp for “gyopo” or foreign born teenagers where they could spend their summer in Seoul to learn about their motherland. While the intentions of the program were honorable, the activities of the teens were not. The program was eventually cancelled after a few years because the government simply could not control the youth. Seoul Searching is a teen comedy and coming of age film, based on a true story about one of the summer camps that took place in 1986.
Immediate thoughts? One of Justin Chon’s latest films oooooh

13. Morgan
When it is released? 2nd Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Morgan is about a corporate risk-management consultant who has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Immediate thoughts? Ya yaya?

14. The Space Between Us
When it is released? 19th Aug 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Immediate thoughts? I LOVE THIS!! SO MUCH MORE THAN EXPECTED!! Give it a chance, stick it out through the beginning. The concept is genius!

15. The Fundamentals of Caring
When it is released? 16th Jun 2016 (Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK), 24th Jun 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A man suffering an incredible amount of loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.
Immediate thoughts? Yeah, this is kind of promising!

See you next week! 🙂

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