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.

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! 🙂

The Legend of Tarzan
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 21: Fantastic Beasts, Tarzan, Rooster Teeth, Independence Day + more!

In this week’s Trailer Tuesday we’re looking at the new Harry Potter universe film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the atmospherically animated Kubo and the Two Strings, new Tarzan and BFG films, and more!

1. Kubo and the Two Strings
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (UK), 19th Aug 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Universal Pictures (UK), Focus Features (USA)
What is it about? Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
Who is in it? Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey
Where did I find it?
What did I think? I’m cautious right now, but this could be amazing.

2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
When it is released? 18th Nov 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Warner Bros. (UK and USA)
What is it about? The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Who is in it? Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Gemma Chan, Ezra Miller
Where did I find it?
What did I think? In case you missed it, the teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out today, and i’m GOING TO HP STUDIO TOUR TOMORROW AHHHHHHH

3. The Legend of Tarzan
When it is released? 8th Jul 2016 (UK), 1st Jul 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Warner Bros. (UK and USA)
What is it about? Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Who is in it? Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård
Where did I find it?
What did I think? I don’t know, this looks pretty epic. And mysterious. There is mystery.

4. The BFG
When it is released? 22nd Jul 2016 (UK), 1st Jul 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? eOne Entertainment (UK), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (USA)
What is it about? A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
Who is in it? Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader
Where did I find it?
What did I think? I like this as a teaser trailer, but I’m not sure about the film itself yet.

5. Anesthesia
When it is released? 8th Jan 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? IFC Films (USA)
What is it about? Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Who is in it? Kristen Stewart, David Aaron Baker, Derrick Baskin, Jacqueline Baum, Glenn Close
Where did I find it?
What did I think? Forgive me if I’ve already mentioned this film, I feel like I have but can’t remember! Might not be a good sign, but good enough to include it!

6. Independence Day: Resurgence
When it is released? 24th Jun 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA)
What is it about? Decades after the original ID4 alien attack, Earth is threatened with a new extra-terrestrial threat, but will the planet’s installed space defenses be enough?
Who is in it? Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, William Fichtner, Joey King, Maika Monroe
Where did I find it?
What did I think? This trailer boasts some impressive imagery, and it’s rather exciting.

7. High-Rise
When it is released? 18th Mar 2016 (UK), 26th Sep 2015 (Fantastic Fest, USA)
Who is distributing it? StudioCanal (UK), Magnolia Pictures (USA)
What is it about? Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
Who is in it? Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons
Where did I find it?
What did I think? This looks really unusual and unique, and creepy.

8. Lazer Team
When it is released? 27th Jan 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent (Rooster Teeth)
What is it about? Residents of earth receive a coded message from outer space telling them that they are not alone and the galaxy is a dangerous place.
Who is in it? Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Lindsay Jones, Colton Dunn, Alan Ritchson, Burnie Burns, Joel Heyman, Barbara Dunkelman, and lots more from Rooster Teeth!
Where did I find it?
What did I think? Because Rooster Teeth!

9. Synchronicity
When it is released? 22nd Jan 2016 (internet/limited, USA)
Who is distributing it? Magnet Releasing (USA)
What is it about? Synchronicity is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ about a physicist who invents a time machine, and the mysterious femme fatale trying to steal it. He must travel back in time to uncover the truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.
Who is in it? Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen
Where did I find it?
What did I think? This trailer is miles ahead of what has been shown about Synchronicity before. I’m still not 100% sold but I’m somewhat interested.

Are you as excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as I am? What’s your opinion on further developments on the Tarzan and BFG stories? Let me know your thoughts on this week’s trailers in the comments below!