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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Dancer
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 41: Top-notch editing! Resident Evil, Dancer, Hidden Figures + more!

It feels good to be getting back in to Trailer Tuesday! This week we’re revisiting two films I’ve been keen to investigate in previous TT’s, in the form of When the Bough Breaks and Don’t Breathe. They’ve both come out with tightly edited trailers that give the other eight trailers featured this week a solid run for their money. That being said, this week’s trailers have all upped their E(diting)-game! 

See what you think!


1. Arrival
When it is released? 11 Nov 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Immediate thoughts? I love teaser trailers so much more than trailers. So much intrigue!

2. The Good Neighbor
When it is released? 16th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A pair of high school kids try to trick a neighbor into thinking a house is haunted, but their intended victim turns out to be far more dangerous than they imagined.
Immediate thoughts? Films like this always get me! I want to know all the mysteries!

3. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
When it is released? 24th Feb 2017 (UK), 27th Jan 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between regaining her superhuman abilities at Wesker’s hand and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.
Immediate thoughts? This looks really ridiculous (in a mostly good way!), and I like the editing and the music choice.

4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (International teaser)
When it is released and what is it about? Same as above!
Immediate thoughts? Ooooh I love this one too. It’s the end!!

5. Don’t Breathe
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (UK), 26th Aug 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.
Immediate thoughts? This is some neat editing.

6. Complete Unknown
When it is released? 26th Aug 2016 (USA)
What is it about? As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame – a woman who often changes identities – reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.
Immediate thoughts? Another complete (eh!?) mystery that I’d love to uncover.

7. When Two Worlds Collide
When it is released? 17th Aug 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An indigenous environmental activist takes on the large businesses that are destroying the Amazon.
Immediate thoughts? Destroying something as beautiful and as breath-taking as the Amazon… how is that even imaginable? It’s all for nothing in the end. Important.

8. Dancer
When it is released? 16th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.
Immediate thoughts? I needn’t watch much of this trailer to know I need to watch the film (but of course I watched it all!). Stunnn

9. When the Bough Breaks
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.
Immediate thoughts? I love this trailer! It’s a trailer, but it is edited like a teaser, and we all know how much i love teasers. Plus, in this one we get to see a lot more action compared to previous trailers for When the Bough Breaks.

10. Hidden Figures
When it is released? 24th Feb 2017 (UK), 13th 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 looks like a strong message from many accounts, wrapped up in a bit of a giggle!

Seeing as I’m such a fan of the editing this week, my question for you is: Which trailer do you reckon has the best editing?

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