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10 Must-Watch Movie Trailers Of The Week [09.12.17]

A sequel to 2015’s hit dino flick is roaring into cinemas next June.

The irresistible combo of Chris Pratt + CGI dinosaurs is gearing up to go for round two. Following the smashing success of Jurassic World in 2015, fans are finally getting their first look at the next installment in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Though it lacks prehistoric creatures, Netflix was also a dominant force in television and movie trailers this week. The streaming giant released three worth getting excited about: one for the upcoming season of Black Mirror, one for the intriguing six-part CIA series Wormwood, and one for a slick sci-fi novel adaptation called Altered Carbon.

Browse all the trailers below and start updating those queues.

Battle Angel Alita

The popular Manga comic finally gets its turn in live action format and it looks rather promising with James Cameron serving as the film’s writer. The story follows the discovery of a discarded cyborg played by Rosa Salazar complete with digitally rendered anime eyes. Dr Dyson, played by Chirstoph Waltz, soon realises that ‘Alita’ is more than what they first anticipated and those who sent her to the scrap yard are coming back to finish the job.


Barry stars Bill Hader as an ex-Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theatre scene.

Black Mirror

Six haunting tales of longing and revenge unfold in a near-future world where human desires and high-tech innovations are dangerously intertwined. After much anticipation, Netflix has finally dropped a full trailer and a release date for the fourth season of its acclaimed anthology series Black Mirror.


This six-part series explores the limits of our knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth. Wormwood is the story of one man’s 60-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death – a quest that will bring him face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets.

Altered Carbon

Based on the award-winning novel, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies, called sleeves. The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

7 Days In Entebbe

A gripping political thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, 7 Days In Entebbe depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. The film brings the longstanding conflict between Israel and Palestine into focus by recounting the heroic military mission while also exploring the nuanced perspectives of both sides. Forty years after the event that gripped the world, its consequences are still discussed.

Day Of The Dead: Bloodline

A reimagining of George A. Romero’s cult horror classic, Day Of The Dead: Bloodline is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.

Please Stand By

Wendy sees things differently: she’s fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world’s a confusing place. Inspired by her no-nonsense caregiver, Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition.

Have A Nice Day

A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to save his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a mere driver, steals a bag containing 1 million from his boss. News of the robbery spreads fast within the town and, over the course of one night, everyone starts looking for Xiao Zhang and his money… Director Liu Jian delivers a whirlwind neo-noir, cementing his place as a pioneering force in independent Chinese animation.

Lean On Pete

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life.


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