It’s official. We have trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Netflix and chill is the norm and enticing us to go out and catch a flick is getting harder, a trailer can lead a film to global success or miss 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 are huge fans on all things ‘film’. Whether it be a live-action Mulan being made a man in yet another bloody Disney remake, or a beyond-middle aged Tom Cruise taking to the skies once more in Top Gun: Maverick – if the trailers red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, here is Man of Many’s list of Must-See Movie Trailers in July 2019.
The epic tale (albeit one we’ve already heard, Disney, you greedy bastards) of a fearless young woman who risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. Not starring Eddie Murphy, Mulan opens in Australian cinemas on March 26, 2020.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Starring Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfieffer, and the eternally elegant Elle Fanning, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil follows the Big M and her goddaughter Aurora. As Aurora begins to question the complex family ties that bind them, the pair are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play – be sure to catch it in Australian cinemas on the 17th of October, 2019.
Director of an acceptable Star Wars film, Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT; a “fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.” Starring Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT may turn out to be more ‘cast’ than ‘ good film’ judging by the trailer. Buuuuut, if you love a good twist (which, let’s face it, we all kinda do), Knives out hits Australian Cinemas on the 28th of November.
The Kings Man
The Kings Man, Directed by Mathew Vaughn is a prequel of sorts – and for the first time, the franchise will attempt to trudge ahead without its key star, Tarron Edgerton. Boasting a strong cast, including Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, and Charles Dance, we’ll admit we’re pretty keen to discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency, ever. Check out The Kings Man in February 2020.
Good Boys Red Band Trailer #2
Good Boys (which is produced by comedy heavyweight duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg) follows three foul-mouthed sixth grade boys who ditch school and embark on an epic journey which will test (but we’re guessing ultimately strengthen) their friendships with each other. The three kidlets also find out that they’re carrying stolen drugs, are hunted by teenage girls, and try to make their way home in time for their first ‘kissing party’. Good Boys releases in Australia on the 19th of September.
A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood Trailer #1
Directed by Marielle Heller and based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred ‘MR’ Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood is a total-snooze fest – on paper. However, in watching the trailer, we get a sense that there is a lot of soul to be shared here and that Tom Hanks might just have another Oscar-winning performance in him. A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood arrives in Australian theatres in November 2019.
Top Gun: Maverick Comic Con Trailer
Tom Cruise, Miles Teller & Jennifer Connelly stars in the sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun. Maverick (Tom Cruise for those who were born post-1999) is being called back into action to fight a different type of enemy: drones (fuck yes, actually a cool concept and not just another cash-grab, cough *Disney * cough). This writer is a low-key massive Tom Cruise fan, and so if you haven’t seen the original, get onto it before this bad boy hits Australian cinemas in June 2020.
It Chapter 2 Comic-Con Trailer
Prepare to have your senses pillaged, cos IT Chapter 2 is on its way. Set twenty-seven years later, the Losers Club has grown up and moved away – that is, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Starring James McAvoy, Javier Botet, Jessica Chastain, we’re sure this will be equally, if not scarier than the first of the rebooted films, so be sure to get yourself a ticket when Pennywise graces our theatres – and our dreams – in September, 2019.
Cats Trailer #1
Well fucking hell, that was terrifying. Directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables and other actually good films) Cats is about, well, a tribe of cats who love to break into song. In weird quasi-human CGI form, we might add. Starring Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Ian Mckellen, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, and Jennifer Hudson, the studio clearly spared no expense. ‘Cats’ makes its way into the kitty litter box of cinema history in December 2019.
Hustlers Trailer #1
Directed by Lorene Scafari and inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Overshadowing what could have been a great film is the shameful casting of Cardi B. Pretty distasteful. But if you can overlook her history of drugging men and robbing them, Hustlers is out in September.
Ad Astra Trailer #2
Starring Brad Pitt, Ad Astra is in with a shot to be the big sci-fi flick of the year. Ad Astra tells the story of an astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. What he uncovers is said to “challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.” Ad Astra hits Australian theatres in August 2019.
Charlie’s Angels Official Trailer
The reboot of the 2000 action-comedy, which was based on the 1970s television series, is finally here. Said, no-one. The new generation of private detectives working for the mysterious Charlie is Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks (who is also directing) and Kristen Stewart (who is also the wrong casting choice). For a few cheap laughs and the worst 15 bucks you’ve (nearly) ever spent, be sure to see Charlie’s Angels this November.