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 Keanu Reeves degrading himself with another Bill & Ted movie or Andy Samberg being genuinely delightful in ‘Palm Springs’ – if the trailers red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, and to help you procrastinate at work, here is a list of the Best New Movie Trailers that dropped in June 2020.
Palm Springs Trailer #1
Starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti (the mum in How I Met Your Mother’), Palm Springs looks like a refreshing take on an old, arguably hackneyed format. The two wedding-goers start to hook-up, before ending up stuck together in a kind of ‘Groundhog Day’ daydream, testing the limits of their mortality and finding the silver lining in everything. Boasting a neat 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Palm Springs should be on your ‘must-watch’ list for 2020.
The Nest Official Trailer
A mesmerising and understated trailer, The Nest starring Jude Law is a keyhole look into the sinister side of marriage. Part-thriller, part-slow-burn-drama, expect to be gripped by this riveting bit of cinema thanks to highly praised performances from its key cast and a breathless pace, set by director and writer, Sean Durkin. So if you’re feeling insecure in your relationship, then this trailer might not be for you.
Bill & Ted Face The Music
In what looks to be a properly naff bit of cinema, Bill & Ted Face The Music sees the internet’s boyfriend (Keanu Labrador Reeves) and Alex Winter reprise their roles as the two biggest doofi’s in the galaxy. The moment these two late-middle-aged men start talking in their dulled stoner tones to a panel of what we assume is some sort of intergalactic council, it’s easy to remember why it took this long for the third film to get made. The gist of the film is that Bill & Ted travel to the future, or adjacent future, to steal the song that unites the world – from themselves. This writer looks forward to watching it when it comes out on Netflix after a three-week stint in theatres and a 36% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Irresistible Final Trailer
Starring Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne, Irresistible is a comedy written by Jon Stewart – so you know it’s going to be at least worth a few good laughs. The story of a Democrat strategist (Carrell) helping a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town, expect a bit more vulgarity than the first 30 seconds of the trailer lets on.
Looks That Kill Trailer
Looks That Kill starring Brandon Flynn from the worst show on Netflix (13 Reasons Why), is another cinematic effort from Hulu that looks, honestly, really good. The main character has a face that literally kills anyone one that sees it and is thus restricted to an ‘Invisible Man’ bandage and sunglasses getup. So naturally, he’s never had a girlfriend. The plot = he gets a girlfriend. With a few heartfelt moments’s thrown in, and some wicked death scenes, hey presto, you’ve got a movie that’s worth a watch.
The King’s Man Trailer
The film series that will one day run out of ways to riff on the film title ‘Kingsman’, is back again to kick ass and take names over a spot of English breakfast. Set during the time of the establishment of the first independent intelligence agency (which we think looks kinda like the 1930s?), The King’s Man honestly looks like it f*cking rocks. With a more coherent trailer and Ralph Fiennes at the helm, it’s doubtless this film will have the fella’s out to the cinema in droves.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Trailer #1
We don’t care what any of you say about Will Ferrell. The man is a god of comedy. Even at his worst (Holmes & Watson), the man’s still got it. And with that steaming turd of a film in mind, here comes a slightly better one that will still likely barely scrape ‘Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes’. Following two small-town Icelandic singers as they chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, Netflix’ Eurovision Song Contest promises scheming rivals, ‘high-stakes’ and onstage mishaps that will test the duo’s bond. The trailer’s worth a watch, you’ll giggle.
You Should Have Left Official Trailer
Kevin Bacon stars in a new psychological thriller from Blumhouse Productions (aka the masters behind such films as ‘The Conjuring’ & ‘Insidious’) – and it looks fkn awesome. Throwing out some strong ‘Inception’ vibes, crossed with ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, this flick sees Bacon and his family retreat to a beautiful modern house in the country. What ensues appears to be a mixture of classic horror (creepy kids, shadows, girls with long black hair in bathtubs) and more modern thriller themes (time loops, waking dreams & mystery’s to be unravelled). Throw that Bacon in the pan baby, we’re in.