(PG-13) Editor Sleepy Skunk is back with his annual supercut of movie trailers, paying tribute to the the wide range of cinema splashed up on screens of all sizes over the course of 2019. Like every year, there were some greats and some stinkers, but the trailers inevitably thrill. Keep an eye on his Tumblr for the full list of films.
THE BEST Trailers
With Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective Season 1) directing, and writing by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve), we’re excited for Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond. The action-packed trailer looks to amp things up more than ever for 007, as he comes out of retirement to hunt down a new evil guy packing dangerous tech.
Despite the way that things turned out in Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow is still getting her own movie. Taking place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the film introduces us to Natasha’s family, along with Russia’s equivalent to Captain America, Red Guardian, portrayed by David Harbour.
(PG-13: Language) Hugh Laurie stars in this new sci-fi comedy from the creator of Veep. It follows the wacky misadventures of an interstellar cruise ship and its guests. It’s like The Orville meets The Love Boat, though Captain Stubing is totally over it. Coming to HBO January 2020.
Using cleaned up footage and Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, The ReDiscovered Future reconstructed the original trailers for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, complete with narration by Harrison Ford. Return of the Jedi could benefit from the same treatment.
Go inside the story of one of the greatest science fiction/horror movies of all time. Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary delves into the origins of Ridley Scott’s tense, gory, and artful masterpiece. Legion M’s DVD and Blu-Ray discs come with a special limited-edition pin featuring the art of H.R. Giger.
After terrifying viewers with its earlier trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Paramount Pictures hopes audiences will forgive and forget, revamping the CG animated video game character with bigger eyes and fewer teeth this time around. Hopefully, the movie will be entertaining after all of the hubbub.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents another origin story we didn’t know we needed, as we meet a young Shaggy and a talking brown dog who quickly become best friends, eat lots of snacks, and go on to solve all kinds of mysteries. We’re not quite sure what to make of Scooby speaking in full sentences.
“It’s just a color… but it buuuuuurns!” Nicolas Cage stars in this adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s supernatural short story about a family who moves from the big city to the country to get away from it all, but that all changes when a glowing meteorite crashes to Earth, and infects the local water supply. Directed by Richard Stanley.
In director David Guy Levy’s indie sci-fi flick, a man who loses his daughter starts to see cracks in the fabric of his memories, and wonders if somehow his reality is actually a simulation that he can manipulate to bring his child back. In theaters and on-demand 12/6/19.
“It’s a meaningless line of indifference.” Let’s face it. An all-CGI remake of the animated classic The Lion King was a bad idea from the moment it was born in some executive boardroom. As expected, Screen Junkies simply annihilates this soulless showcase for uncannily realistic singing animals. Disney, please stop the madness.
Screen Junkies looks back at Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film about a writer who becomes unhinged as he simultaneously experiences writer’s block and cabin fever, and his son who seems to be possessed by mysterious forces. At times it’s slow, at times it’s puzzling, at times it’s downright weird, but it’s still a classic.
The thrilling final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX combines moments of action, conflict, and sentimentality, as Rey and Kylo face off – and possibly join forces?… and we say goodbye to more of our old friends from the original Star Wars universe. OMG, Does C-3PO die?
Got 3 hours, 17 minutes and 53 seconds to spare? Then grab some popcorn, hit play, and watch this comprehensive reel from the new Disney+ streaming service previewing every film and series coming to the service when it launches in the US on 11/12/19. The guys at io9 posted the full list if you don’t have time. (Thanks Rob!)
We love to rewatch the sci-fi/comedy Galaxy Quest whenever we get the chance. This feature-length documentary from Screen Junkies (the Honest Trailers guys) includes interviews with the original cast, celebrities, and superfans to learn why it’s such a magical and enduring movie. Arrives in select theaters 11/26/19.
Based on Susanna Jones’ mystery novel, this disquieting thriller takes place in 1989 Toyko, where a troubled young expat and a local photographer connect, and their relationship takes a dark turn when a woman they befriend suddenly goes missing, and is presumed dead. In theaters 11/1/19, and on Netflix 11/15/19.
After hitting it big with Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney is repackaging another of its theme park attractions as a movie. Emily Blunt stars as a woman on a mission to find a rare Amazon plant with healing powers, and Dwayne Johnson is her guide on an adventure that’s sure to be filled with thrills and a few bad jokes.
Disney and Pixar’s upcoming feature film introduces us to a pair of suburban elfen brothers (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland). The duo set off on a madcap mission to restore the missing half of their dad, after they mess up a spell to bring him back to life. Premieres 3/6/2020.
(PG-13: Language) Based on the eponymous graphic novel by Brian Ralph, this Netflix series offers a lighthearted, action-packed take on post-apocalyptic tropes, in a world where zombies and Mad Max-type gangs challenge the teens of suburban Glendale, California, and Ferris Bueller is now a high school principal. Premieres 10/24/19.
Director Tom Waller’s film tells the true story of the Thai soccer team who found themselves trapped deep within a cave, kicking off a global rescue effort, resulting in acts of true heroism and bravery, and some strange behavior from Elon Musk. Premieres at the Busan Film Festival.
(PG-13: Language) Adult Swim welcomes us back to the multiverse with an new season of Rick and Morty, as the smartest Rick and the smartest Morty head out on a new series of crazy misadventures. Along the way, Rick conjures a dragon, Mr. Meeseeks returns, and Taika Waititi plays a four-eyed alien. Five new episodes kick off 11/10/19.
Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb. Screen Junkies looks back at one of our favorite comic book movies of all time, the campy and hilarious 1966 feature-length Batman movie based on the Adam West and Burt Ward TV series. It also got us thinking: perhaps a touch of humor is how DC could save the franchise.
CBS All Access drops another look at the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series, which kicks off with the best Starfleet Captain ever coming out of retirement to come to the aid of a mysterious young woman. And the Captain now has two Number Ones – his cat, and Lieutenant Riker. Premieres 1/23/20.
Clint Eastwood directed this retelling of the tragic story of the security guard who went from being lauded as a hero to being treated as a terrorist after the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta. If ever there was a cautionary tale for irresponsible journalism, it’s this.
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