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
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?”
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.
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!)