I’ll be completely honest, I only watch the first minute of movie trailers these days. This is because most of them, sadly, always give away too much of the film’s story. Usually, I’m able to make up my mind about whether or not I’m willing to watch the film long before the end of the 2-minute, sometimes 3-minute, clip. What I normally look for is the setup, the actors involved, the general quality of the production and whether or not the story is engaging enough. Those are all things that you can pick up right at the beginning of the trailer.
This last week there has been a number of good movie trailers released. Baring the introduction above in mind, have a look at these awesome new projects coming to cinemas. Ad Astra and Antlers have especially caught my attention.
Ad Astra, an ambitious new sci-fi epic directed by James Gray starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, is shaping up to be an important film in 2019. Think Gravity-meets-Interstellar.
Antlers, the latest project produced by Guillermo del Toro, has a chilling first trailer.
The first teaser trailer for Bombshell shows Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie standing in a lift exchanging dirty looks. Who knew a cold stare could say so much?
Lady and the Tramp
Disney released the first official trailer of its live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. The film will debut on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ when it launches in the U.S. on November 12.
Edward Norton writes, directs, and stars in this adaptation of one of Jonathan Lethem’s best-known novels. Motherless Brooklyn releases on November 1st.
Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader star in Disney’s Christmas feature, Noelle, which tells the story of Santa Claus’ daughter. Christmas runs in my family.
Rambo: Last Blood
It’s been 37 years since we first met Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo. The fifth and final instalment looks like a fitting ending to the great action franchise.
This week 20th Century Fox shared the official trailer for Underwater, its new sci-fi adventure film starring Kristen Stewart. T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, and John Gallagher Jr.