We’ve compiled a list of the most popular movie trailers (that aren’t featured elsewhere on the site) released this past week. It seems there are a few exciting films coming our way in the later part of 2016 and early 2017.
Personally, I hate this new trend where studios feel the need to tell us an entire story in their trailer releases. What happened to creating suspense or telling us just enough to keep our interest? Instead, now we’re spoonfed an entire story and the trailers end up being shorter versions of the actual film. Don’t do that. It’s such a waste to see the best moments of a film in the trailer and no surprises when you finally get to watch it on the big screen. If you don’t know how to do that, perhaps it’s time to bring the trailer guy with the deep voice back. Least he never managed to ruin the experience for us.
Enough ranting. Let’s watch some trailers.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Auli’i Cravalho
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.
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Owen Wilson, Glenn Close
Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.
The Bye Bye Man
Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas
Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson
A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
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.
Trolls Trailer 2
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and James Corden
DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill
An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Fifty Shades Darker
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, and Kim Basinger
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.
Starring: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Angela Sarafyan
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
The Free World
Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer
A recently released former convict becomes involved with a married woman with an abusive husband.
Starring: Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and Cillian Murphy
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Starring: Doug Jones, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser
In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.