This Trailer Tuesday week is split half and half, more or less: The first half boasts some big names, such as Now You See Me 2 and the questionable Bridget Jones’s Baby. The second half becomes much more quirky and unusual, with films about seeds and somewhat disadvantaged animals, to name a few. Now don’t go thinking I split it like that for your convenience, oh no, I’m not that organised, but maybe this will help you decide what you fancy this week!
1. Central Intelligence
When it is released? 1st Jul 2016 (UK), 17th Jun 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Universal Pictures (UK), Warner Bros. (USA)
What is it about? After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Who is in it? Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart
Immediate thoughts? That run 😀
2. Now You See Me 2
When it is released? 8th Jul 2016 (UK), 10th Jun 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? eOne Entertainment (UK)
What is it about? One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
Who is in it? Michael Caine, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco
Immediate thoughts? woooooo Daniel Radcliffe! And it looks awesome 🙂
3. X-Men: Apocalypse
When it is released? 19th May 2016 (UK), 27th May 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA)
What is it about? With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Who is in it? Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Stan Lee
Immediate thoughts? Oh my god, how much more can you fit in one trailer?! I was hooked from even before the moment the guy got big.
4. Bridget Jones’s Baby
When it is released? 16th Sep 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Universal Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.
Immediate thoughts? Mmmm…
5. Jane Wants a Boyfriend
When it is released? 25th Mar 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? FilmBuff (worldwide)
What is it about? A young woman with Asperger’s tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.
Who is in it? Lindsay Arber, Amir Arison, Jon Bass
Immediate thoughts? Asperger’s is something I don’t know much about, and I love the idea that Jane Wants a Boyfriend could somewhat change that.
6. SEED: The Untold Story
When it is released? 25th Mar 2016 (Environmental Film Festival, USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? SEED: The Untold Story tells the harrowing and heartening story of humans’ 12,000-year relationship with seeds. As many irreplaceable seed varieties disappear, SEED follows farmers, scientists, and indigenous seed keepers protecting the diversity of our agricultural heritage. The film reveals a David and Goliath battle against biotech companies that seek to control our seeds.
Who is in it? Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, Winona LaDuke
Immediate thoughts? Seeds?! More reason to distrust the big companies, and support the (not so) crazy guys.
When it is released? 24th Feb 2016 (Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? Pickle is an ode to man’s capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.
Who is in it? Unknown
Immediate thoughts? Oh god, this is just adorable. Oh Pickle!
My particular favourites this week include the new Central Intelligence trailer, the energetic X-Men: Apocalypse, and the display of my complete mentality towards all animals, Pickle! Which were your favourites?