What a week it’s been in the world of entertainment. A plethora of your favourite Tinseltown stars came out of the woodwork to debut new peeks at their upcoming films – for fans of spies, for fans of indies, for fans of musicals, for fans of Oscar bait, for fans of elaborate robberies, and even for fans of 90s nostalgia.
Here’s what to look forward to in this week’s best movie trailers:
Charlize Theron kicking ass in Atomic Blonde, Andrew Garfield gunning for the Academy Award in Breathe, the Rock bringing back a classic in Jumanji 2: Welcome To The Jungle, the return of Hugh Jackman’s pipes in The Greatest Showman, and an absolutely stacked cast of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan, Katherine Waterson and Hillary Swank in Steven Soderbergh’s hillbilly flick, Logan Lucky.
A bright student, Light Turner, stumbles across a supernatural notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light launches a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals and become a benevolent human god, but a deadly game of cat and mouse begins when a reclusive detective known only as ‘L’ begins to track down the young man, attempting to end his reign of terror once and for all.
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 team of special forces soldiers approach the designer of a high-tech military compound to investigate the disappearance of another team guarding the facility. The compound, known professionally as a Temple, is an AI-powered facility designed for interrogating high level prisoners. Upon entering the Temple, the soldiers find the earlier team horrifically slaughtered, and soon begin to experience strange and horrific supernatural phenomena as they attempt to uncover the culprit.
Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) and his wife Diana (Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, travelling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.
Jumanji 2: Welcome To The Jungle
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
Ingrid Goes West
Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza), a mentally disturbed young woman, becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), a social media star who appears to have the perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to befriend Taylor, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.
The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the film tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.
The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan decides it’s time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Logan Lucky is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan, Katherine Waterson, and Hillary Swank.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalised night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
London businessman Quan (Jackie Chan) sees his long-buried past erupt in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.