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!
Boo! A Madea Halloween (October 21)
Don’t worry, I haven’t fallen into some alternate universe where I believe Madea movies are fine art. Maybe it’s the family friendly Halloween theme, which is rare in studio films intended for 1500+ screen openings, or maybe it’s the fact the official poster released alongside this trailer is one of the best examples of promotional material I have seen all year, but I am more than a little curious as to what this film will hold. Stupidity is a given.
Synopsis: In Boo! A Madea Halloween, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
Other People (September 9)
All the feels. This gives me all the feels. 2016 needs a pitch perfect funny-sad movie, and this could be it. I hope this is it.
Synopsis: A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) that he’s “doing okay.”
Rules Don’t Apply (November 11)
Warren Beatty steps behind the camera for the first time since Bulworth for this, but the first trailer might not sell you completely. All the right elements for a hit film are present (cast, crew, premise, slickly edited trailer), but there is a bit of magic missing. Still, I’m hopeful this will be worth our time when it arrives during the height of Oscar season.
Synopsis: It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
Suicide Squad (August 5)
I feel like there have been two dozen trailers for this film, but just in case you need to see a little more this new international clip should do the trick.
Synopsis: It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated super-villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed, but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
White Girl (September)
I don’t know what the hell I just watched, but I want more of it, and I want it right now.
Synopsis: Equipped with platinum blonde hair and a winning smile, college girl Leah (Morgan Saylor) seeks out pleasure in any form. She has two weeks before fall semester, and in between getting high with her roommate and snorting lines with her boss, she finds time to hit it off with a handsome, young Puerto Rican drug dealer named Blue. Within days, the two are selling dime bags to her affluent white colleagues, collecting fast cash, and living the high life. But their euphoria comes to a grinding halt once Blue is arrested and Leah’s left with a hefty amount of his coke. Does she sell it to save him or use it herself?