The big winner in this week’s trailer stakes is clear. Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped its first full-sized peek (watch it here), sending fans of the franchise and lovers of painfully cute furry sci-fi creatures into meltdown mode.
In the midst of that fury, you may have missed the other cinematic gifts Hollywood saw fit to bestow upon us over the last seven days.
Here you’ll find getaway drivers, superheroes, serial killers, FBI agents, parents struggling to c*ckblock their teenagers’ sex pact, and more wholesome fun in the week’s must-see movie trailers.
Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust… his thirteen-year-old daughter. He’ll need to think fast and drive faster.
How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? In the late 1970s, two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters as they uncover the brutal answers.
When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series), and produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
All I See Is You
Gina and her husband James have an almost perfect marriage. After being blinded as a child in a car crash that claimed her parents’ lives, Gina depends on James to be her eyes, and the two enjoy a colourful existence in Bangkok despite her disability. It seems the only real hardship this loving couple faces is difficulty conceiving a child, but when Gina is given a corneal transplant and regains her vision, their life and relationship are upended. Gina now sees the world with a new sense of wonder and independence that James finds threatening. It is only when Gina suddenly begins to lose her sight again that she finally realises the disturbing reality of their marriage and their lives.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
In a time of widespread disillusionment and distrust of our government, a reality TV show about spies is created to win back the faith of the American public. Audiences go undercover on missions around the globe and see real world effects from the narrative the showrunners create. As the first season unfolds, we wonder – how much is real and how much is propaganda? Our charismatic host “Swamp Fox” leads us down the rabbit hole the showrunners create, and it becomes impossible to distinguish fact from fiction as the lines blur between reality, television, and movies in an age when everything is on camera.
My Friend Dahmer
Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most. That is, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Writer/director Marc Meyers adapts Derf Backderf’s (an actual Dahmer classmate) cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer, with a careful eye, presenting this origin story with a thoughtful approach and drawing remarkable work from his young cast. Meyers has crafted a unique biopic, entertaining the audience with a frighteningly compelling narrative while simultaneously presenting a nuanced snapshot of mental illness, the inherent desire for human interaction, and the perils of duplicitous friendship.
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.