Hereditary Trailer and Poster

Written and directed by Ari Aster, Hereditary follows a family’s aftermath of when the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away. The daughter, played by Toni Collette, begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The whole family gets involved in uncovering the mystery. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown. The movie is about a familial tragedy that is ominous and deeply disquieting and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

The movie also stars Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro. Shapiro plays the creepy daughter.  Watch her in the movie trailer and you will see how creepy she is, which is horrifically entertaining.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall Trailer and Poster

Co-written and directed by Shawn Christensen, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is an intense mystery that follows a detective, played by Kyle Chandler,  who is looking for Sidney Hall, played by Logan Lerman.   

After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, known as a controversial writer,  Hall finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and prestige.

His relationship with his girlfriend, played by Elle Fanning, begins to fall apart as the dark consequences of the book intrude on their life together, and he disappears without a trace. Except, his books are connected to a string of mysterious arsons. Nearly a decade later, the detective searches for the missing author.

Christensen won an Oscar in 2013 for his short film Curfew. He keeps himself busy with an indie rock band, and he wrote some screenplays including Before I Disappear, Cul de Sac, and Karma Coalition.

The movie trailer is intense and drew me in as I watched it. I hope the movie is as good as the trailer.  With such a great cast, I can’t see why it wouldn’t be good.

I Feel Pretty Trailer and Poster

In the musical Westside Story, Stephen  Sondheim’s lyrical song “I Feel Pretty” is sung while Maria fancies herself with a new dress, “I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright! And I pity any girl who isn’t me tonight.”

Written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, I Feel Pretty is far from anything like Maria’s song. The story follows Renee Barrett, played by Amy Schumer, who doesn’t feel pretty at first, nor look like the ingenue in a Sondheim musical. 

Yet, Renne struggles with insecurity because she is not the perfect woman according to her own measures.

Like a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, she wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly. Watch the movie trailer and you will see how fearlessly she lives.  So as the old saying goes, “Is beauty only skin deep?”

The key point of the fairy tale is what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

The movie also stars some stellar talent  Michelle WilliamsEmily Ratajkowski, Tom Hopper, and Lauren Hutton. 

Venom Trailer and Poster

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, who helmed movies like Zombieland and Gangster Squad, the movie’s storyline is not fully available yet. The overall story has not been released. You can watch the trailer and get a feel for what is happening in Venom, but not enough is being told.

You might recall Venom in the Spider-man comics. Comic book fans will tell you that Venom arrived on the streets in 1993 with Lethal Protector. David Micheline wrote the limited series and Mark Bagley, Ron Lim, and Sam DeLarosa designed the art.

In the comic book story, it is understood that Venom turns into a complete anti-hero. Heading to San Francisco, Venom and Spider-man team up and fight some villains.  Will the movie follow the comic books? After watching the movie trailer, I doubt it.

The poster shows a sinister and very dark character.

One thing is for sure, the movie is about one of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and distinctly threatening superheroes to ever come to the comic world. Tom Hardy stars as the destructive protector called Venom.

Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed star alongside Brady. At what capacity their roles are, there is no word as of yet, though in the trailer there is an indication Williams plays a former girlfriend. It seems the overall storyline is hush-hush, which is written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel.

Spinning Man Trailer, Poster, Featurettes

Directed by Simon Kaijser, Spinning Man is based on the book of the same name by George Harrar adapted for the screen by Matt Aldrich. The move follows Evan Birch, played by Guy Pearce. He is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular.

When a female student named Hannah, played by Jamie Kennedy, goes missing, Evan’s previous off-campus dalliances make his wife, played by Minnie Driver, question his alibi.

Gruff police Detective Malloy, played by Pierce Brosnan, has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Hannah’s disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan comes to grip with aren’t merely academic – they’re a matter of life or death.

The movie trailer is tight and suspenseful, and I keep wondering what happened to the student. It appears in the 100-minute movie there is a twist at the end of a storyline about examining a crime, punishment, and conscience undertones.

I have a feeling Brosnan is going to steal the show. He has developed into quite an actor. He was amazing in the  Only Boy in New York. The movie also stars Clark Gregg, Odeya Rush, Alexandra Shipp, and Freya Tingley.

In Part 1 of the Featurette Brosnan and Driver talk about when they worked together on Brosnan’s first James Bond Movie.

In Part 2, the Featurette is filled with the actors talking about working with the director. The director, Simon Kaijser, talks about working with the story and actors.

Detective Chinatown 2 Trailer and Poster

Directed by Sicheng Chen and following a huge success from the original Detective Chinatown, which holds the ninth place as the highest grossing film in China, we meet, once again, the madcap buddies Qin, played by Haoran Liu, and Tang, played by Baoqing Wang. Detective Chinatown 2 is just as hilarious.

They take a transatlantic trip to New York City. Qin ends up in a global detective contest with a large cash prize. The task contest requires him to locate the grandson of the godfather of Chinatown. Qin and Tang become the ‘Detective Chinatown Duo’ hot on the trail until the missing person case becomes a murder case.

Watch the video and you will see some funny antics. Chen has impeccable comedic timing. It’s just belly roll of laughter after belly roll of laughter.

Life is a Party Trailer

Directed by Ben Falcone and co-written with the star Melissa McCarthy, we follow a typical storyline of a fish out of water theme that turns for the best and everyone learns to be a better person. The plus-point is that we get to laugh along the way. Watch the Life is a Party trailer and see McCarthy literally blow herself up, funny visual.

Her husband unexpectedly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into changing her life for the best by going back to college – landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea.

Plummeting headlong into the campus experience and even making out with a college boy in the library, the increasingly outspoken Deanna — now Dee Rock — embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self by becoming a college senior and taking the chances she never took before when she should have taken them – her life might have turned out different.

The movie also stars Debby Ryan and Gilliam Jacobs.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer and Posters

Directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Ron Howard, follow the new teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The movie boards the Millennium Falcon and journeys to a galaxy far, far away in an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. The movie is a story about Hans Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich, at the beginning of his adventures in Star Wars.

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover. The story will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jon Kasdan, which means it will be a great story.  Senior Kasdan is very familiar with the Star Wars series.  He wrote Empires Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Force Awakens.

The also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Paul Bettany.

Skyscraper Poster and TV Spot

Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Skyscraper follows former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, played by Dwayne Johnson. Sawyer’s job is to assess security for skyscrapers.

He is on an assignment in China. The story is not clear if he is assessing the tallest, safest building in the world or just visiting when suddenly it’s ablaze.  He is framed for causing it to catch fire.

Sawyer becomes a wanted man on the run. He must find those responsible for the fire in order to clear his name. At the same time, he has to someway figure out how to rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.

Universal Pictures releasing the movie as a 3D action-thriller. The list of producers is long and they are all connected to making action-thrillers like San Andreas, Pirates of the Caribbean series, and Kong: Skull Island.

The trailer is not out yet but here is the TV Spot. The poster shows a man leaping from one skyscraper to the next. So, it looks pretty action-packed.  Also, starring with Johnson is Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan.

Game Night Trailer

Co-directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Game Night is a hilarious movie that follows a group of friends who have a standard get together for game nights. Games consist of charades, board games or whatever the host provides. The group finds themselves trying to solve a murder mystery after one of the hosts, played by Kyle Chandler, takes the game up a notch. The game becomes real and it just not for fun anymore.

Writer Mark Perez crafts a brilliant, clever story taking the cat and mouse theme to a whole new level.  Rachal Adams and Jason Bateman still the show in the movie trailer. I recommend you watch it. You’ll have great laughs, and it lifts your spirits.