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.

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!)

A Cure for Wellness
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 47: Catching up :-)

Oh man. It’s been a while. October was a hectic time and I barely had any spare time, so I’ve just worked my way through a very long list of trailers! I’ve certainly missed this! The result is a mahoosive list of my favourite trailers from the last… 2 months?! So, if you so happen to have missed the last couple of months of trailers too, pour yourself a large cup of tea and settle in 🙂

1. The Red Turtle
When it is released? 20th Jan 2017 (USA)
What is it about? The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Immediate thoughts? The Red Turtle looks so beautiful, and perhaps a bit surreal. Plus you can’t ignore any film that is ‘presented by Studio Ghibli’.

2. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
When it is released? 2nd May 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.
Immediate thoughts? I’m been a little afraid of Brian Cox ever since The Ring, so I get excited about his horror films, even when he’s not the creepy one, and this is no exception. Plus, I feel like the father son thing isn’t done all that often, so I’m intrigued by that!

3. Fences
When it is released? 3rd 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? This is a nice trailer. Yeeeeesss I’m excited to see this! Man I love teasers.

4. 20th Century Women
When it is released? 20th Jan 2017 (UK), 25th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
Immediate thoughts? Two in a row! Wonderful trailer. ‘Wondering if you’re happy is a great shortcut to just being depressed’, what a great quote 😀

5. Rules Don’t Apply
When it is released? 27th Jan 2017 (UK), 23rd Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.
Immediate thoughts? I LIKE THIS A LOT except for that closing line. Mm.

6. The True Memoirs of an International Assassin
When it is released? 11th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? After a publisher changes a writer’s debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to nonfiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and must take on the role of his character for his own survival.
Immediate thoughts? Haha yes… This looks funny!

7. The Space Between Us
When it is released? 10th Feb 2017 (UK), 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.
Immediate thoughts? LOOK AT THOSE COOL LAPTOPS! I’m still absolutely loving this. LOVING!!

8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
When it is released? 26th May 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.
Immediate thoughts? How can I not include POTC? AHHHH

9. Ballerina
When it is released? 19th Dec 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Immediate thoughts? Slightly cheesy, but it’s ballet!

10. Get Out
When it is released? 17th Mar 2017 (UK), 24th Feb 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s cursed family estate.
Immediate thoughts? I love this editing, but so creepy… so… so creepy

11. Allied
When it is released? 25th Nov 2016 (UK), 23rd Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Immediate thoughts? Oooo I can’t wait to see the outcome of this film.

12. Power Rangers
When it is released? 24th Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Immediate thoughts? Well… Power Rangers got intense. I can’t wait to see their suits!

13. John Wick: Chapter 2
When it is released? 17th Feb 2017 (UK), 10th Feb 2017 (USA)
What is it about? The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick.

14. The Great Wall
When it is released? 24th Feb 2017 (UK), 17th Feb 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.
Immediate thoughts? The arrow work got me.

15. Early Man
When it is released? 26th Jan 2018 (UK)
What is it about? Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!
Immediate thoughts? YAAS I love Aardman animation!

16. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (another one!)
When it is released? 2nd May 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.
Immediate thoughts? Even more intrigued now!

17. Operator
When it is released? 8th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Joe, a programmer and obsessive self-quantifier, and Emily, a budding comedy performer, are happily married until they decide to use one another in their work.
Immediate thoughts? This is interesting, I’m loving all these futuristic concepts at the moment! Although this isn’t the most futuristic, it certainly feels futuristic enough.

18. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
When it is released? 16th Dec 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
Immediate thoughts? While I’m not particularly interested in seeing the film, I quite like this trailer. It’s really good!

19. Harry Benson: Shoot First
When it is released? 9th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous band in history;The Beatles. His extensive portfolio grew to include iconic photos of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, and Dr. Martin Luther King. His wide-ranging work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Benson, now 86, is still taking photos and has no intentions of stopping.
Immediate thoughts? Wow, I love Harry Benson’s photos… if you’re into photography at all, watch this!

20. The Boss Baby
When it is released? 7th Apr 2017 (UK), 31st Mar 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Immediate thoughts? This is just ridiculous, and it makes me laff.

21. Assassin’s Creed
When it is released? 1st Jan 2017 (UK), 21st Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Immediate thoughts? Yeeeesssss

22. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
When it is released? 3rd 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? I finally understand what’s actually going on in this film now. Thanks trailer!

23. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
When it is released? 28th Apr 2017 (UK), 5th May 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

24. A Cure for Wellness
When it is released? 24th Mar 2017 (UK), 17th Feb 2017 (USA)
What is it about? An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
Immediate thoughts? There are some really beautiful and creepy shots in here, I’m intrigued.

25. Logan
When it is released? 3rd Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.
Immediate thoughts? I love how different this is to what you’d expect an X-Men film to be! Gosh I love this.

26. Pet
When it is released? 2nd Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old flame and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works. But what will the victim have in store for her assailant?
Immediate thoughts? I really want to see Dominic Monaghan’s performance in this. And ooooh I love the twist of the captive not just being a helpless victim.

27. Seasons
When it is released? 18th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Germany Combines the history of the seasons, the human and animal.
Immediate thoughts? ‘Seen through the eyes of animals’ – I’M SOLD! Beautiful. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

28. The Ivory Game
When it is released? 4th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.
Immediate thoughts? I FFFF HATE POACHERS AND EVERYONE WORKING WITH THEM. Elephants are one of the most beautiful animals that exist today. WHY ARE HUMANS SO INCREDIBLY SELFISH AND GREEDY? We need to learn from our animals cohabiters. Specifically elephants: can’t you see how their most important concern in life is family? They don’t steal for worthless paper. Poachers and anyone similar are empty. Go watch this on Netflix now!

29. Man Down
When it is released? 2nd Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? In a post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor.
Immediate thoughts? I see the names Shia LaBeouf and Gary Oldman… can you blame me for being excited? On a side note: Shia LaBeouf is an artist, and I’m proud of what he has done.

30. Split
When it is released? 20th Jan 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? Kevin, a man with at least 23 different personalities, is compelled to abduct three teenage girls. As they are held captive, a final personality – “The Beast” – begins to materialize.
Immediate thoughts? I am still very excited for this performance, but also it’s important to remember that not all people with split personalities are like this.

31. Dreamland
When it is released? 11th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Part-time pianist Monty Fagan begins a May-December romance that upends his home life.
Immediate thoughts? There’s something nice about this trailer…

32. I Am Bolt
When it is released? 28th Nov 2016 (UK)
What is it about? The legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.
Immediate thoughts? Usain Bolt seems like such a lovely guy.

33. Life
When it is released? 12th May 2017 (UK), 26th May 2017 (USA)
What is it about? An international space crew discovers life on Mars.
Immediate thoughts? OoooOoOoOooOOOoooo… Also including the international trailer for that last line of dialogue… don’t you agree?

34. The Eyes of My Mother
When it is released? 2nd Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
Immediate thoughts? This is a little interesting… Very little information, mysterious…

35. Gifted
When it is released? 16th Jun 2017 (UK), 12th Apr 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Immediate thoughts? This is cute, and I wanna see what happens to Mary in the end!

36. Sing
When it is released? 27th Jan 2017 (UK), 21st Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Immediate thoughts? That frog’s walk is the best walk I’ve ever seen 😀

37. La La Land
When it is released? 13th Jan 2017 (UK), 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Immediate thoughts? Do I like this? Do I want to see it? I’m not sure… *shifty eyes*

38. Wonder Woman
When it is released? 2nd Jun 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? An Amazonian princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world’s greatest heroes.
Immediate thoughts? I am actually more eager than I thought to see this!

39. Wilson
When it is released? 24th Mar 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Immediate thoughts? This trailer for Wilson gets better and better as it progresses, yeeesss Woody Harrelson.

40. The Lego Batman Movie
When it is released? 10th Feb 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
Immediate thoughts? RIIIIIP!! Literally the 2017 film I am most excited for. Also check out Alfred’s running at the end 😀

41. Passengers
When it is released? 21st Dec 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Immediate thoughts? I NEED TO KNOW THE REASON!!! TELL ME!! Except don’t cause, spoilers.

If you made it allllll the way to the end of this list, I’m extremely impressed! 🙂

Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 46: Annabelle 2, Billie Joe Armstrong, Flock of Dudes + more!

Two films that did well at the box office return this week in the form of their sequels: Fifty Shades Darker and Annabelle 2. Clearly two quite different films but both with a sense of darkness (no, I’m not just talking about fifty shades getting darker!). The word dark has lost all meaning. Let’s move on!

1. Fifty Shades Darker
When it is released? 10th Feb 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.
Immediate thoughts? I wonder if this will have more substance than the first one seemed to have.. (sorry for judging without seeing but..)

2. Trolls
When it is released? 21st Oct 2016 (UK), 4th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks’ TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. In November of 2016, nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world.
Immediate thoughts? Ouch! My emotions ;(

3. Annabelle 2
When it is released? 26th May 2017 (UK), 19th May 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Immediate thoughts? oooooowwwww. I haven’t seen the first one, but of course this looks creepy!

4. The Caretaker
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother, only to begin sleepwalking and envisioning spirits.

5. Christine
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The story of 1970s TV reporter Christine Chubbuck.
Immediate thoughts? Things just got interesting.

6. Ordinary World
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An aging punk rocker copes with life after rock.
Immediate thoughts? Erm, Billie Joe Armstrong!!

7. Nocturnal Animals
When it is released? 4th Nov 2016 (UK), 9th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.
Immediate thoughts? Myyyyystery! Also I’m totally nocturnal soo..

8. Flock of Dudes
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A 30-something year old decides to “break up” with his best buds in order to finally grow up.
Immediate thoughts? Heh, I like the idea of a break-up film between friends, in the style of a couple!

9. Harry and Snowman
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit.
Immediate thoughts? While I don’t necessarily agree with show jumping or horse racing, the connection between animals and humans always gets me, and Harry and Snowman seems to be no exception!

What did you think of the trailers this week? Anything take your fancy?

Collateral Beauty
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 45: Free Fire, The White Helmets, Supersonic + more!

I love this week of Trailer Tuesday simply because it includes the man himself, Will Smith. Isn’t that reason enough to keep reading? It’s not? Oh. Well I think it is… but if you really need more than Will Smith, you can also have a Netflix documentary in Syria, a hilarious shoot-out, the secrets of Oasis and John Lennon, and a thief who steals a river… or something like that.

1. Collateral Beauty
When it is released? 30th Dec 2016 (UK), 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A tragic event sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral.
Immediate thoughts? I have my suspicions about how this will end… but I won’t tell you just in case it’s true ;P It could be reaaaal cheesy, but I love Will Smith and it made me emosh so I’m including it!

2. The White Helmets
When it is released? 16th Sep 2016 (Netflix)
What is it about? As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
Immediate thoughts? Hundreds of bombs, every day?

3. Free Fire
When it is released? 31st Mar 2017 (UK), 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
Immediate thoughts? An injection of comedy in an otherwise serious and violent scene gives Free Fire a lot of promise!

4. Supersonic
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (UK)
What is it about? An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.
Immediate thoughts? Not knowing much about Oasis, this would definitely be interesting to watch… All I know is that they are one of the biggest British bands, I had no idea they rose to fame in just 3 years!

5. The Lennon Report
When it is released? 7th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The unheard true story of the moments after John Lennon was shot as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Alan Weiss, an ambitious young news producer, finds himself in a position to break the biggest story of the year following a violent motorcycle accident. The emergency department at Roosevelt Hospital discovers a John Doe shooting victim is the worlds biggest rock star and struggles to keep the news quiet while working to save his life.
Immediate thoughts? The truth is always so interesting, isn’t it?

6. The River Thief
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA, internet)
What is it about? Diz (Joel Courtney) is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn’t accept handouts. He takes whatever he wants and runs. Jaded and determined to answer to no one, Diz lives a life marked by thievery and abandonment. Things change for Diz when he floats into a small town on the Snake River. There he is confronted by an unflappable old man named Marty and falls for Marty’s guarded granddaughter, Selah. When Diz robs a local drug-dealing crazy, he becomes the owner of a giant pile of cash and the target of two vicious killers. With more money than he knows what to do with, and criminals at his heels, Diz puts the people he’s learned to care about in danger, still trying to win Selah. But some things can’t be stolen or bought. The River Thief is a film about guilt, self-sacrifice, and accepting life as a gift.
Immediate thoughts? While I’m not sure about it, I’m sort of intrigued by The River Thief… But I can’t put my finger on why.

Thank you for reading 🙂 Let me know if you have a favourite trailer this week!

Cardboard Boxer
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 44: Spock, Matchbreaker, the first A.I.-made trailer + more!

This week features a rather ground-breaking trailer, if you ask me. IBM are the first to commission an A.I. to create a film trailer. They asked their A.I. to analyse the film Morgan along with some existing horror film trailers. Once it was done, it selected the parts of the film it thought would work well in a trailer, and I’ve got to say it did a great job. While the trailer feels like a horror trailer, it has a unique style that is unlike common cliche horror trailers we see all too often.

Anyway, if a step towards the scary, amazing future isn’t your cup of tea, then maybe an anime, the heart-wrenching Cardboard Boxer, or a bunch of interesting women would be?

1. For the Love of Spock
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).
Immediate thoughts? For the Love of Spock indeed!! Any Star Trek fan, any Leonard Nimoy fan, will join me in wanting to see this. ❤

2. The Matchbreaker
When it is released? 2016 (USA)
What is it about? When an idealistic romantic gets fired from his day job, he is offered a “one-time gig” to break up a girl’s relationship for her disapproving parents. This “one-time” gig spreads through word-of-mouth and he ends up becoming a professional match-breaker. However, he ends up falling for one of his clients and must figure out how to balance his secret job with his love-life.
Immediate thoughts? Christina Grimmie should be heard!

3. Cardboard Boxer
When it is released? Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A homeless man is recruited by a bunch of rich kids to fight other impoverished people.
Immediate thoughts? Oww this looks so nice, and humbling. Ow my heart.

4. Morgan
When it is released? 2nd Sep 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.
Immediate thoughts? A trailer for a film about an A.I., with clips chosen by an A.I. Blooooell that’s pretty cool. I was expecting the trailer to be edited entirely by the A.I., but it’s still so interesting to see what clips they picked!

5. Shut In
When it is released? 11th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Immediate thoughts? I loved Naomi Watts in The Ring, it’s definitely one of my favourite horror films and it’s likely she has something to do with that, so I’m excited to see her do her horror thang in Shut In.

6. Max Steel
When it is released? 25th Oct 2016 (UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Immediate thoughts? This film looks like just another Spider-Man. It looks like it is tailored more towards to younger generation, and I’m not keen on the little Steel character so far… But the ‘is my mum dangerous?!’ line got me, and I’m loving the metal work with all the lines and stuff (much technical, so sense)

7. Certain Women
When it is released? 9th Oct 2016 (London Film Festival, UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Immediate thoughts? Oddly peaceful, this trailer for Certain Women intrigues me more than I would expect it to. I’ve also just realised that this is one of the films which will have a poster featured in this week’s Artwork Wednesday!

8. Miss Hokusai
When it is released? 5th Feb 2016 (UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.
Immediate thoughts? I’m including this trailer for Miss Hokusai more so because of the style, which I enjoy, but the story certainly has weighty substance too.

What do you think of the A.I.-made Morgan trailer? Yay or nay?

A Dog's Purpose
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 43: Jack Goes Home, Kevin Hart + DOGS!!

Due to last week’s Trailer Triday, which, if you can’t tell from my sneaky titling, was posted on Friday, and therefore included most of last week’s trailers, there aren’t many trailers for this week’s TT post. So it’s a nice easy one, and there is no excuse not to do your homework! Not even that the dog ate it! Speaking of dogs… *CRIES*

1. Jack Goes Home
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity.
Immediate thoughts? Well that took a turn! Mystery gets me…

2. Kevin Hart: What Now?
When it is released? 11th Nov 2016 (UK), 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? I liiiiike this trailer. I’ve seen a few trailers for Kevin Hart: What Now? and I’ve been confused every time as to what it is… is it a fictional film or is it a live comedy event? But this trailer makes a little more sense. It’s a live comedy event with some fictional behind-the-scenes! Right?

3. A Dog’s Purpose
When it is released? 27th Jan 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Immediate thoughts? Oh my god I’m cryingggggg DOG LOVERS COME ON!!! LIFE LOVERS YOU CAN JOIN IN TOO!!

So you’ve got three trailers to pick from… which film would you choose to go see, if you had to watch one of them?

Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Triday vol. 42: Robots watching robots! Morgan, Do Not Resist, Guardians + more!

We’re starting this week’s cheeky Trailer Tuesday-on-a-Friday with the same film I started last week’s TT with, Arrival! That’s got to be a good sign for the film, right? The stunningly beautiful Voyage of Time and Guardians are also making a reappearance with new footage, so if you’re into seeing nice looking things (…) then you’ll be happy with these! Enjoy 🙂

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 am loving all the imagery and the style of Arrival. I love the focus on the communication between the parties. Rather exciting indeed.

2. Generation Startup
When it is released? 23rd Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Generation Startup takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action-with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake.
Immediate thoughts? Inspiration!

3. Do Not Resist
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST – the directorial debut of DETROPIA cinematographer Craig Atkinson – offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action – from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments – before exploring where controversial new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.
Immediate thoughts? I’m impressed with this trailer, it is chilling. It has a very succinct tone right from the start, so it’s likely the film itself will be clearly defined too.

4. Kidnap
When it is released? 2nd Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Immediate thoughts? Yes Halle Berry! I kinda wanna see what happens, I got a bit into it, I’m surprised!

5. Voyage of Time
When it is released? 7th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An examination of the birth and death of the known universe.
Immediate thoughts? More succulent footage. It’s a pleasure to watch even just the trailer.

6. Sully
When it is released? 2nd Dec 2016 (UK), 9th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.
Immediate thoughts? Focusing more on the incident itself, this trailer for Sully as put tears in my eyes. Oooo. (not from sadness, from tension!!)

7. Audrie & Daisy
When it is released? 23rd Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.
Immediate thoughts? I never really thought about the power that social media has to destroy someone’s life… The world is scary. Humans are…

8. The Dressmaker
When it is released? 20th Nov 2015 (UK), 23rd Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Immediate thoughts? For some reason I have a lot of hope for this film. I love every little quirk it has. (I realise it has been out in the UK for a while, but I haven’t watched it yet!)

9. Guardians (Zashchitniki)
When it is released? 23rd Feb 2017 (Russia)
What is it about? During the Cold War, an organization called “Patriot” created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.
Immediate thoughts? Ahhh this reminds me of the X-Men: Apocalypse trailers (which are some of my favourites this year). Some of the effects could do with some more work, but I truly appreciate the longer cuts and stunning visuals this Guardians trailer has to offer.

10. Rings
When it is released? 4th Nov 2016 (UK), 28th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.
Immediate thoughts? Oh for goodness sake. I’ve only just started the trailer, and I have to include this because it’s The Ring. I loooooove The Ring, the American version, but this looks like a very cliche instalment. I’ll still watch it. But please, there is too much horror crap in this. I don’t think it will be as good as the first… But ooooh I just got to the end of the trailer and the plane bit looks interesting.

11. Morgan
When it is released? 2nd Sep 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.
Immediate thoughts? Not a trailer, COMPLETELY BLOODY AMAZING!!!

12. The Disappointments Room
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

13. Blair Witch
When it is released? 15th Sep 2016 (UK), 16th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling.
Immediate thoughts? I don’t know how I feel about this film. I think it’s like the Rings trailer from earlier – it’s gonna be full of horror crap. (Oh I just realised how stupid that sounds… it’s a horror/thriller film so of course it will be full of horror crap!! You know what I mean) but I think this trailer was allllllmost really good. Showing the extended version of the scene where the girl gets stuck in a hole was a good move I think. But the main reason I am including this trailer is because I really liked the title cards and end card, and the logo for the film 😀

14. Boys in the Trees
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (Venice Film Festival, Italy)
What is it about? On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.
Immediate thoughts? You have my attention.

15. Lion
When it is released? 12th Oct 2016 (London Film Festival, UK), 25th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Immediate thoughts? Owww I wanna see that journey.

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Which is your favourite trailer this week?