I hope you had a great New Years, but unfortunately now we’re past all the fun holiday parties and we have to buckle down for the rest of winter! Everyone seems a bit slow this week, from the holiday Monday, so it’s been tough getting back into the swing of things. Luckily, movies are always here to keep us entertained (and so is Netflix) so let’s check out what new trailers have been released!
It felt like a bit of a slow week, compared to a few weeks ago but there’s still some fun stuff. Below I’ve got new Fifty Shades Darker and Cult of Chucky for you, plus some smaller fare as well.
(January 20)- You know, finally a trailer for this that looks a bit more lively. They’ve cut this really quick and given it a faster pace that reminds me of Birdman
(for Keaton’s performance, not the editing) or The Big Short
. I’m not sure if that really makes this worth going to see, but it’s definitely made the performances look a lot better.
(January 22)- Hazing in fraternities and sororities has become a big problem lately and has been in the news lots. When making this movie they had to be thinking about that, deciding what angle to come from, but the first trailer really didn’t make it seem like they put much thought into it – more like they heard some insane hazing rituals and thought it would be fun to put into a movie. Later trailers give it a bit more depth, make it seem a bit darker and question the lifestyle. Now that’s a movie I wouldn’t mind seeing.
(February 3)-Honestly, this trailer wasn’t even that great, and it’s really disappointing. It’s a horrible time of year to put out a scary movie. Who wants to go see that for Valentines? But nonetheless, I’ll probably end up seeing it at some point. The original The Ring
movie freaked me out so.much. when I was growing up, and I talked about it a bunch over Halloween last year. If I think of movies that scare me, that’s always at the top of the list. Not because it’s actually that good, but because I was probably a bit young when I first saw it and then couldn’t go into the basement for ages because of the TV down there.
The Space Between Us
(February 3)- What can I say about this that the trailer doesn’t show? It seems like typical YA fare, and it’s coming out at a perfect time of year for date night. I don’t expect it to be overly memorable though.
Fifty Shades Darker
(February 9)- I don’t know how but they’ve turned the trailer into a really good fairytale thriller. Or a strange music video, I’m not sure which. Anyway, we all know how this’ll go.
(March 3)- This looks so cute. An orphan girl and her friend run off to Paris to make their dreams come true, and it all looks so happy and heartwarming. Plus, the guy pines after the girl and she doesn’t see it? That’s always fun, even if you know they’ll get together by the end. Fun fact: it’s actually a French-Canadian movie initially released in late 2016 as Ballerina
Walk of Fame
(March 24)- Wow, this looks bad. And it’s a shame, because I thought Scott Eastwood might be going somewhere.
(June 3)- Did we really need a third Cars
movie? Did we need a second one? Or the Planes movie? Or…need I go on? Sure, the first one was kind of fun, but after that I really think we’ve had enough. There’s just not that much going on with this franchise to really warrant more movies.
I’m not sure when this one releases, but it’s another very meh-looking J.K. Simmons movie. I have no read on that guy, occasionally he puts out this really great work and then he does tons of really unimpressive stuff in between.
Cult of Chucky
So this isn’t so much a trailer for a new movie, as an announcement that an old series is getting remade. The seventh in the Child’s Play
franchise and I’m actually looking forward to it. Filming is set to start next week, and Universal is promising a release by Halloween. Let’s hope the animation of the doll is actually good this time, because that’s what always throws me off of the newer sequels. And to get you excited, here’s the official synopsis:
Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.
So what movies are you excited to check out? Did I miss any trailers you want me to talk about? Let me know on twitter @reviewsbylauren!