Hello! This week’s trailers have pretty much all been accounted for, bar any late arrivals, and the past seven days have brought us an intriguing bag of future attractions.
Guy Ritchie is making his return to the gangsta movies of his early career after a few diversions, most notably with the recent live-action Aladdin movie and the Sherlock Holmes franchise. The Gentlemen was previously called Toff Guys, which sort of gives you a bit more of an idea of what to expect than the new title, but there we go.
Clint Eastwood is also raging against ‘fake news’ with his latest directorial effort, Richard Jewell. How well that will be received by audiences and critics remains to be seen. Elsewhere, the much anticipated first trailer for Birds of Prey appeared. The tone was a little confusing, but it’ll be interesting to see whether it flies.
Here’s a roundup of this week’s trailers, just in case you missed any…
Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sam Rockwell! Richard Jewell is the security guard who reports finding a device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart.
Birds Of Prey
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) has broken up with Joker, so she and her new crew are about to hit the town and paint it red in this upcoming DC offering…
“Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay and a metric f*ck-load of dynamite” kind of says it all. A Christmas present from Netflix!
As a last resort to cure their son’s auto-immune disorder, the Millers move into a sterile manor during his treatments. Eli is tormented by terrifying visions — deemed hallucinations — but something sinister may lurk within these walls.
A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. James Norton and Vanessa Kirby star.
The King’s Man
Matthew Vaughn directs a big cast in this prequel to his successful Kingsman films. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them. From Sam Mendes.
A Guy Ritchie joint. The Gentlemen follows expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick ‘Trick’ Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver. Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realise the nightmare is not over.
The Personal History Of David Copperfield
Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin) and Simon Blackwell adapt some choice material, when from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England.
See you soon!