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Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 38: Disney, Kicks, Kevin Hart, Quake + more!

It’s a Tu-ednesday kind of Trailer Tuesday day! Yes, that did make total sense. We’ve got a good bunch of trailers this week, ranging from Disney to disasters, and Christmas somewhere in between. How lovely! Plus, a bonus game trailer for Quake Champions, cause I’m so excited for it! (And yes, I am aware that if you are at all interested in gaming you’ve probably already seen it!)

1. The Shallows
When it is released? 12th Aug 2016 (UK), 24th Jun 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
Immediate thoughts? Yeah! I kinda liked it! Quite a different trailer, but I feel we’ve just been shown the final shot of the film… Also, sharks have a very bad reputation due to films like this. Please remember that sharks do not go out to kill humans! Not on purpose anyway.

2. Mirzya
When it is released? 7th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The film is based on the folklore Mirza-Sahiban, explores why Sahiban betrayed Mirza and then killed herself.
Immediate thoughts? My god, every single bit of this trailer was stunning. Beautiful cinematography.

3. At the Fork
When it is released? 13th Jul 2016 (USA)
What is it about?  Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers – real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.
Immediate thoughts? This looks so fresh. You will not be put off by horrific (but I must say, true) images, instead this trailer and therefore film seems to be a brilliant place to start in the discussion of animals and our food. I’d love to see it!

4. Kicks
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Brandon is a 15 year old whose dream is a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they’re stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve them.
Immediate thoughts? This looks beautiful, just like Mirzya, and I’m excited about the surreal spaceman parts.

5. Rising Tides
When it is released? 21st Jun 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The effects of sea level rise and erosion on coast lines.
Immediate thoughts? “Bangkok is sinking, and may be underwater in 15 years, study says” This makes me think of the short film La Maison En Petits Cubes (which is magnificent btw, go watch it on YouTube)

6. Life, Animated
When it is released? 9th Dec 2016 (UK), 8th Jul 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
Immediate thoughts? I love seeing how films, or in this instance Disney films in particular, can affect people in so many ways… relating it to Autism and the like would be really interesting to see!

7. Moana
When it is released? 2nd Dec 2016 (UK), 23rd Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
Immediate thoughts? That poor sun at the beginning 😀 THEY EVEN CAPTURED DWAYNE’S EYEBROW!! THE EYEBROW!!

8. Kevin Hart: What Now?
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.
Immediate thoughts? Hmm.. is it a tour? Is it a film? Is it funny? YES! I love the subtitles bit 😀

9. Pete’s Dragon
When it is released? 12th Aug 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Immediate thoughts? Now that we’ve seen more footage, I’m much more excited about this! It looks like a lovely family film, but also if you’re just a lover of nice films too.

10. Trader
When it is released? 29th Jul 2016 (UK)
What is it about? What if it made perfect sense for ordinary people to kill each other for money? Better than slow grinding financial ruin and misery, and all done according to a strict code by consenting adults. This is Trading.
Immediate thoughts? I would never want to watch this film, it looks too violent for me, but I love the slightly comedic approach they’ve taken, and, to me at least, it’s a very original idea.

11. Almost Christmas
When it is released? 25th Nov 2016 (UK), 11th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mom died.
Immediate thoughts? I like this a lot more than I liked the teaser! Yesss CHRISTMAS TRAILER!!

12. Quake Champions
When it is released? TBA
What is it about? The fast, skill-based arena-style competition that turned the original Quake games into multiplayer legends is making a triumphant return with Quake Champions.
Immediate thoughts? Oh. my god. Quake is back. Okay this is a game trailer, but it’s QUAKE!!! An epic trailer too.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s TT! 🙂