We love to share movie trailers. Aside from music videos, album trailers, tour teasers, and all the other video content bands typically supply us with, movie trailers are probably the thing we watch the most online. You may have noticed a few news posts with trailers in recent weeks, and you will no doubt see many more in the weeks and months ahead, but if we made a new post for every trailer that hit our inboxes we would never have time to post about anything else. So, to simplify your life and ours, we’ve compiled our five favorite trailers of the week from everything we haven’t previously covered into a single post. Enjoy!
Hacksaw Ridge (November 4)
Mel Gibson is back, and he’s giving Andrew Garfield the post Spider-Man opportunity Toby Maguire never received. The November release date for this film puts it right in the middle of award season, and the glorious cinematography at play in the footage above makes me want to believe this will be great.
Synopsis: During World War II’s Battle of Okinawa, U.S. Army medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) braves bullets, grenades and snipers while single-handedly evacuating the wounded from behind enemy lines.
Office Christmas Party (December 9)
This looks absolutely mindless, but for some strange reason I must see it.
Synopsis: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…
The Great Wall (February 2017)
Blatant white-washing aside—which is hard to legitimately complain about consider the fact a Chinese production company chose Matt Damon for the role—this movie looks fun. It also looks like it could be spectacularly dumb, but I want to believe Damon wouldn’t cash in on anything less than a genuinely entertaining monster movie.
Synopsis: Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, and Andy Lau.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (September 17)
Does the world already have enough documentaries about The Beatles? Maybe. Still, when Ron Howard wants to tell you a story the only polite thing to do is to oblige his request.
Synopsis: Based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966)—the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim—Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will explore their inner workings—how they made decisions, created their music, and built their collective career together—all the while exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
London Road (September 21)
Let’s forget the presence of Tom Hardy for a moment (though that is almost always a sign of quality). A musical about the impact a string of murders has on an a small community is such a wild and obscure idea I would pay anything to see it brought to life. Lucky for me and the rest of civilization, it will cost as much (or less) than the latest Marvel epic.
Synopsis: London Road tells the moving story of a community coming together during the darkest of experiences. It is based on the true events that occurred in 2006, when the town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. When a local resident was charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicenter of this tragedy. The film uses the actual words of the residents of London Road, set to an innovative musical score, to tell this gripping story in an extraordinary way. Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during the stage production’s two sell-out runs at Britain’s renowned National Theatre, this film reunites the award winning cast and creative team for a truly unforgettable experience.