It’s official. We have trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Netflix and chill is the new norm and enticing us to go out and catch a flick is getting harder, a trailer can lead a film to global success or be the catalyst for missing its mark in the box office. As a result, we’ve seen an unprecedented effort put into the crafting of spine-tingling teasers and tantalising trailers.
But the fact remains – not all trailers are made equal.
Here at Man of Many, we know trailers, man. Whether it’s Emily Blunt igniting our collective loins in ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’, or Mellissa McCarthy trying to sit on a bean bag in ‘Superintelligence’ – if the trailer’s red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, and to help you trudge through your work week with a slightly lighter step, here is a list of the Best New Movie Trailers that dropped in October 2020.
Pieces of a Woman Official Trailer
Again, Netflix bringing the goods as the studio’s flounder with cheap B-grade flicks, while delaying their decent releases in sadistic tandem. Pieces of a Woman is one of those very human films that somehow capture what makes us as a species, special. It’s in our moments of falling down that our complexity becomes truly visible – something that Director Kornél Mundruczó understands inherently. Starring Shia Lebouf (who’s proven time again that he can act rings around more than half of Hollywood’s A-list) and Best Actress Winner, Venice Film Festival 2020’s Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman will leave you in pieces.
Chaos Walking Trailer #1
Part western, part ‘Children of Men, Chaos Walking jogs but never runs in its trailer. Ridley looks the part and Tom is likeable (as he always is) but dodgy CGI mud-men and a villainous Mads Mikkelssn sporting an op-shop mink coat will stop you from hyping in the lead up to release. But if you love sci-fi, which this writer does, you’ll be there on opening day to fill the black hole that Star Wars left.
Breach Trailer #1
Yeah, the Bruce Willis. Good to see you back in the hot seat, mate. It’s been a while. You’ve been starring in a lot of B-grade shite lately and we’re stoked you’re back to A- grade drivel. To cut a long story in half, ‘Breach’ is zombies and monsters in space, anchored by the story of a junior mechanic on the cusp of fatherhood as he journey’s aboard an interstellar ark to New Earth.
Tom & Jerry Official Trailer
The controversy surrounding this trailer is astounding. Warner Bro’s have even turned the comments off, for fear of a digital riot. And fair enough, this is far from the same league as the legendary Space Jam. We suppose the ultimate question is: why now? Were we in desperate need for a live-action Tom & Jerry movie starring Chloë Grace Moretz & Michael Peña? Probably not. But money is money. The plot is thin: when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” the event’s desperate planner hire’s Tom to get rid of him. Genius. Then again, T&J doesn’t stand for Tolstoy & Joyce and maybe this writer should lighten up.
You know what? Yes. Superintelligence may be anything but, and yet, that’s what we need right now. A comedy that swings for the fences, unashamedly. The plot’s cool enough, honing in on an all-powerful AI (James Corden) that chooses to study the most average person on Earth, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy). And it is fun to watch McCarthy try to sit on a bean bag for 10+ seconds in a 2-minute-ish trailer.
Wild Mountain Thyme Official Trailer
The film that will have the geriatrics out in droves, Wild Mountain Thyme is a romance film on romance steroids. Following headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) with her heart set on winning her neighbour Anthony Reilly’s (Jamie Dornan) love, Anthony remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony Reilly’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams. Prepare your loins.
Happiest Season Trailer #1
Hulu is killing it at the moment. Along with ‘Palm Springs’, ‘Happiest Season’ is getting great reviews and it’s cool to see a Christmas movie that traverses some real themes. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. The film is said to capture the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.