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!
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (July 28)
The phrase ‘must-see movie’ gets throw around a lot, but this time I mean it. There is no more urgent film being released this summer than Al Gore’s latest update on our quickly changing planet. Take everyone you know, please.
Synopsis: A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Nocturama (August 11)
You need to read the synopsis below to appreciate what is unfolding on screen. I am admittedly unfamiliar with Bonello’s previous films, but this has me wanting to binge his entire catalog over an upcoming weekend. This could be something really special.
Synopsis: The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they’re already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture — clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello’s menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama presents no easy answers; what it does offer is one of the 21st century’s most stirring cinematic experiences.
6 Days (TBA 2017)
This is a true story told based on actual accounts of the people involved. The lack of a major leading man that American audiences will recognize may mean this one ends up on VOD, but a limited theatrical run could be possible as well. All I know for sure is that I’d rather see this over Renegades based on the marketing we’ve seen to date.
Synopsis: In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before.
Flatball (Out Now)
I never knew I needed this film until now. There is a real, feature-length documentary about ultimate frisbee, and for some reason Alec Baldwin is the film’s narrator? Sold.
Synopsis In 1989 Sports Illustrated magazine ran an article about ultimate frisbee – about a team with no name hailing from New York that would change the game forever. The New Yorkers brought not only sophistication and athleticism to the game but also a high level of intensity – some thought too much intensity. Often vilified for their physical play, they nonetheless shepherded in a new era for the sport. 5 million people now play Ultimate around the world, and recent recognition by the International Olympic Committee indicate the sport’s growing legitimacy. In 2012, the first ever professional ultimate league was launched in the United States – with referees replacing ultimate’s throwback ‘Spirit of the Game’ rule; as the conflict between ultimate’s deeply-spirited roots and its ambitions for a broader audience continues. Directed by six-time world Ultimate champion Dennis Warsen and narrated by Alec Baldwin.
Home Again (September)
Reese is back on her romantic comedy game, and I am here for it.
Synopsis: Reese Witherspoon stars as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. Home Again is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.