To call this week’s top movie trailers “all over the place” would be an understatement. The first films of 2018 promise something for everyone, whether you’re a documentary buff, a dystopia devotee, a musical enthusiast, or a drama connoisseur.
The biggest release on radars this week was the first trailer for Ocean’s 8, the upcoming all-female reboot with an utterly stacked cast behind the latest heist. Also generating buzz is Sicario 2: Soldado, an ultra-violent reunion between Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro following the original 2015 film starring Emily Blunt.
Peep those trailers, and more, below.
A Futile And Stupid Gesture
A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, Caddyshack, and Animal House. Kenney was at the centre of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a whole generation’s way of looking at the world.
A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. Overboard is remake of the 1987 comedy of the same name, starring Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, and Eva Longoria.
Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Reprising their roles from the first film are Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie, and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill, and Harry.
Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?
The Kennedy dynasty had lost three heirs apparent by 1969, and Ted (Jason Clarke) was, at the time, the family’s last hope to carry their name and ambitions into the upper echelons of US politics. Kennedy patriarch Joe (Bruce Dern), however, always considered his youngest son a ne’er-do-well — and he never let Ted forget it. The party on Chappaquiddick reunited the “Boiler Room Girls” who had served on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign, among them Mary Jo (Kate Mara). Ted whisks Mary Jo away for a reckless moonlight drive that ends in tragedy. But the more profound malfeasance begins after the drowning — itself dramatized here in harrowing detail — when a battalion of spin doctors gets to work on covering up the incident, using the Apollo 11 moon landing as a distraction.
A troubled young man, Briggs (Milo Ventimiglia), flashes back to the demons of his past when his sister is released from her twenty-year prison sentence for the murder of their parents. Briggs must confront his estranged sister and deal with the past, while fighting to protect his future and the life he has rebuilt for himself.
Sicario 2: Soldado
The drug war on the US – Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro).
Thousands of years after civilisation was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.
While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton (Thomas Middleditch) accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister – and then things start to get weird. Entanglement is a magical, impossible, all too real film about the things we keep inside ourselves – about learning to let go of our fears and about accepting the fact that, on some level, everything is connected.
Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of seven other female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s annual Met Gala. Ocean’s 8 stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Richard Armitage.