‘Little Women’ (12/25)
First up, Sony Pictures has finally released the first trailer to one of December’s most anticipated movies, Little Women, with an incredible cast that includes Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, this tells the story of the March sisters after the Civil War.
For someone who’ll see anything writer/director Greta Gerwig puts out after falling for Lady Bird, I’m all in. Period pieces aren’t exactly my thing sometimes, but I have a feeling this new adaption of Little Women will be great. The trailer didn’t blow me away, but I’m already loving the look of the 1860s period and the chemistry between Ronan and Chalamet. I don’t get the hate for this.
If this gets a ton of positive reviews when this comes out, Little Women‘s oscar chances could be pretty high.
‘Last Christmas’ (11/8)
Next up, Universal Pictures released the full-length for Last Christmas, the latest from director Paul Feig starring Emila Clarke and Henry Golding. This romantic comedy follows Clarke’s Kate, a woman’s who’s down on her luck and works at a Christmas store and keeps bumping into Golding’s Tom.
The title based on the George Michael tune of the same name, this might be a well-worthy movie for the holidays. I already had me sold with the fact that it has Clake, Feig directing it, and it’s about Christmas. I will say this is a pretty long trailer and it does feel like it gives too much away, in my opinion.
I’m keeping my expectations low for Last Christmas ever this trailer because any trailer that comes out from anything directed by Feig isn’t the best, and the movie itself turns out to be enjoyable. But if you don’t want to know about the story, you can skip it.
Next up, Neon released the U.S. trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s latest thriller Parasite, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. What this is about is that a Korean family scammed their way into a wealthy family and some strange things might occur.
I honestly didn’t know about Parasite until last week, and I’m just now hearing great things about. From this one trailer, I’m kind of looks intriguing without giving anything away.
Probably not going to be coming out around my area when it hits theaters, but I’m more likely to check it out just to see if it’s all the hype.
‘Dolemite is My Name’ (TBA on Netflix)
The next trailer is one that surprised me, and that was for Dolemite is My Name, the latest Netflix biopic starring Eddie Murphy. Murphy portrays comedian Rudy Ray Moore as he decides to make his own blaxploitation film with the popular character Dolemite.
I’ve been critical for Murphy’s choices of work years and years back just hoping he can make some kind of comeback, and it seems like Dolemite is My Name might be it. Since I don’t know about Rudy Ray Moore, maybe this will be an interesting story to follow and could almost have a similar feel a la Man on the Moon, which is written by the same duo (Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski).
Hustle & Flow and 2011’s Footloose director Craig Brewer is the best choice to handle this. When this has a streaming date, I’m honestly going to watch it and see if it’s
‘Honey Boy’ (11/8)
Next up, Amazon Studios released the green and red band trailer to Honey Boy, which debuted at Sundance and is written by Shia LaBeouf as this is an autobiography about his life growing. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges play the younger and older version of Otis Lort, an actor living with his father (LaBeouf), who’s an ex-rodeo clown.
I didn’t know what to expect from Honey Boy, but this looks good. As such as I don’t like LaBeouf as a person, he’s capable of being a terrific actor when a movie calls on him to be one. I get the feeling this will be uncomfortable and heartbreaking from its three performances and story.
When this comes out around my area, I’m going out of my way to seek this.
‘A Hidden Life’ (12/13)
Next up, Fox Searchlight released the trailer A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick’s next film. This is based on the true story of an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
I’ve never seen a Terrence Malick movie in my life since I’ve heard that his films are beautiful to watch, but have zero resemblance of a story. Could A Hidden Life be different? Honestly, I don’t really care.
It at least has beautiful cinematography by frequent collaborator Emmanuel Lubezki. Even if it gets great reviews, there’s no way I’m sitting through three hours of what could be pretentious filmmaking.
‘The Addams Family’ (10/11)
And the last trailer to talk about is the full-length trailer for The Addams Family, which features the voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac.
I hope I’m not the only one who thinks this doesn’t look good. Aside from having a great voice cast involved, do we really need a new animated Addams Family when a live-action movie sounds like a better idea? The animation looks cheap and not particularly funny. Plus, it has also revealed that Snopp Dogg will be voicing Cousin “It”, if the trailer playing “Drop It Like It’s Hot” wasn’t a clue.
The only time I thought this was funny was the New Jersey sign that read, “Welcome to New Jersey. What are you looking at?!” Besides that, I can wait to rent this.