It’s Netflix’s world and we’re just living in it. The streaming service once again proved it’s at the top of its game with a stellar batch of new movie trailers released this week.
Nicholas Hoult and Brad Pitt star in two very different war flicks. Will Smith saves the world in Bright. David Fincher takes us into the minds of serial killers and the men who hunt them. Burning Sands takes us into the dark world of fraternity pledging. It’s shaping up to be a strong season of original Netflix content.
We also got second looks at some of the most anticipated films of 2017, including the follow-ups to Alien, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Trainspotting. Peep the week’s best trailers below.
Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult) is ordered to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs in the early days of the second Gulf War in Iraq. In an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, Ocre struggles to win the hearts and minds of locals, and soon discovers the true cost of war.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage to the soundtrack of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2.’
1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, a British film crew (Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin) attempt to lift flagging spirits by making a propaganda film that will warm the hearts of the nation and inspire America to join the war effort.
An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit (Jonathan Groff) develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists. Mindhunter is produced and directed by David Fincher, and based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger.
Burning Sands is a raw, voyeuristic journey into fraternity pledging seen through the eyes of a pledgee who is torn between honouring a code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing – a classic tale of rites of passage and the complicated bonds of brotherhood.
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a small-time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse.
An absurdist war story for our times, War Machine is part reality, part savage parody. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.
In an alternate present-day where mystical creatures live side by side with humans, a Los Angeles cop (Will Smith) is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for. Bright also stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Edgar Ramirez.