It’s all about action in this weekend’s round-up of the best new movie trailers getting film buffs talking.
Bruce Willis brings out his badass side (does he have any other side?) for a bank-heist-gone-bad thriller with Hayden Christensen. Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp bring upscale Fast and Furious vibes as a pair of car thieving brothers in the south of France. Charlize Theron is the ass-kicking crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, and Marvel Studios final debuts the hotly anticipated first look at Black Panther.
And speaking of superheroes, now that Wonder Woman is dominating the box office it’s time to take a look at the character’s unusual origin story. Professor Marston & The Wonder Women reveals the unexpected inspiration behind the iconic super heroine.
In order to reconnect with his son Danny (Ty Shelton), big shot Wall Street broker Will (Hayden Christensen) takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. While out hunting with Danny, the trip takes a deadly turn when they stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals. After becoming entangled in a bank heist gone bad that results in the kidnapping of Danny, Will is forced to help the kidnappers evade the police chief (Bruce Willis) and recover the stolen loot in exchange for his son’s life.
Brothers Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are thieves who specialise in swiping luxury cars. When they’re hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued at a million euros, they head to the south of France for the job. They get caught by Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian), the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, and must steal a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO from Max Klemp (Fabian Wolfrom), Morier’s arch-rival, in exchange for their lives.
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilised city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
A novelist (Alec Baldwin) blinded in a car crash that killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected socialite wife (Demi Moore) of an indicted businessman (Dylan McDermott).
In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, in an international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.
The Dark Tower
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is the story behind the creator of Wonder Woman and his unusual relationships that inspired the iconic super heroine. In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, this is the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the iconic Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of ‘sexual perversity’ while at the same time maintaining a secret that could have destroyed him. Unknown to others, Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women in the field of psychology who defied convention, building a secret life together with Marston that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
Jean Halloway (Naomi Watts), a well-to-do Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life and bustling therapy practice, begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people closely connected to the patient’s that walk through her door every day. As the borders of her professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds for her and those around her.
The Black Panther
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.