Smartphone fans may have enjoyed the news from Mobile World Congress this week, but for movie enthusiasts, it’s the Oscars week. In two days, we’ll find out who will take the crown for best film of the year, as well as the winners of all the other awards. Until then, we’ll check out some of the trailers released in the past few days. And we can’t but hope next week will bring us a lot more trailers — after all, it makes plenty of sense to release teasers for upcoming movies on the same weekend that America will be eagerly awaiting the results of the Oscars.
On August 12th, Disney will release a new live-action fantasy film called Pete’s Dragon. You’ll recognize Robert Redford in this one, as well as Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley. Oh, and it’s not an animation, though I’m pretty sure the dragon is computer wizardry and not an actual dragon.
The Light Between Oceans
Say you’re a lighthouse keeper, and you find a baby adrift in a rowboat. You take the girl in, and you raise it as your daughter. But then, one day several years later, you find out who the mother is. What do you do? The Light Between Oceans will answer that question in early September. Michael Fassbender is the keeper, Alicia Vikander, his wife, and Rachel Weisz is the mother of the baby.
The Preppie Connection
Lucy Fry, Sam Page, Thomas Mann, Amy Hargreaves, Logan Huffman are part of the cast of this new drug movie. The Preppie Connection is based on true events, and the drama hits cinemas on March 18th. Sign me up!
Triple 9 launches today, but there’s one more trailer to convince you to see in theaters rather than wait for it to hit Netflix or HBO. It’s a movie about a gang of criminals looking to kill a cop in preparation of the biggest heist of their lives. What can go wrong? And by the way, there’s an amazing cast in this one including Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Casey Affleck.