It’s official. We have movie 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’s an imaginary Hitler helping a young German boy navigate his puberty blues, or the glorious return of Jesse Pinkman ’ – 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 September 2019.
From Writer-Director Taika Waititi (the fantastic bloke behind THOR: RAGNAROK), comes one of the weirdest concepts for a film that we’ve ever seen. Seriously. JoJo The Rabbit is a World War II satire that follows a lonely german kid and his affable imaginary friend – who is also Adolf Hitler, btw (played by Waititi himself). The plot revolves around young JoJo who discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic, flipping JoJo’s universe upside down. Be sure to check this one out on Boxing Day, the man is a genius.
FORD v FERRARI
Starring Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale FORD v FERRARI is the turbo-charged true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (played by Damon) and the fearless, but also kind of an asshole British driver Ken Miles (Bale). Not just for total rev-heads, FORD v FERRARI actually looks spectacular, and may just end up being one of the greatest car films to grace the silver screen (unless you’re thinking of Eric Bana’s ‘Love The Beast’ because that self-indulgent doco ended up being a marvellous bit of Aussie cinema). FVF arrives in Australian theatres on the 14th of November.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Emmy’s Trailer)
El Camino is the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie from Netflix and AMC that we never asked for but were extremely, very bloody happy to have gotten. The trailer shows our favourite tortured soul (Jesse Pinkman) flicking through radio stations in his car before coming across a news alert detailing the events of his escape (there’s a nice little reference in there to the remote-controlled machine gun, and so here is the link to that scene because well, it’s fucking awesome). A bare-bones trailer to be sure, all we can gather from this is that Jesse is alive, but his demons are far from behind him. This one will hit theatres for a limited time and will be available on Netflix in October – oh, and here’s an extra new trailer that just dropped for your trouble.
Uncut Gems Red Band Trailer #1
After making some serious waves at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Uncut Gems is making its way to an indie theatre near you. Now before you write this off because of the presence of Adam Sandler, we’d ask that you cast your mind back to the fantastic Meyerowitz Stories, which gave many of us hope that Sandler could grow the fuck up and actually star in a decent film. Well, now he’s done it co’s Uncut Gems is a seriously good movie – boasting a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this story of a Jeweller trying to unload a gigantic, valuable gem will move you beyond what you thought was possible. Uncut Gems hits Australian shores late December.
Starring the internets second favourite boyfriend (Ewan Mcgregor/the one true Obi-Wan and saviour of the Star Wars prequel trilogy), Doctor Sleep is set in the Shining universe of all places. Mcgregor plays a now-adult Dan Torrence (the creepy redrum kid for those playing catchup) who meets another like him with supernatural gifts. It then falls onto him to protect her from a cult that essentially preys on ‘gifted’ kids in order to stay immortal. A weird flex to be sure, and we’re throwing our hands up on the ‘canon’ of it all, but we’re confident that Ewan has got this shit down. Check it out in Australian theatres this November.
Bad Boys For Life Trailer #1
All we have to say is: this movie couldn’t have come at a better time. With the world as it is; Trump as president, the polar caps melting and a recession looming, what we really need is Martin Lawrence and Will Smith blowing shit up once again (we count a mere 1x explosion in the trailer, which is disappointing but we’ll take what we can get). Smith looks the same and Martin does not, but who freakin’ cares. Bad Boys For Life bby – ride together, die together. Coming soon.
The Rhythm Section Trailer #1
If you’ve been feeling a bit too jovial of late, then boy do we have the film for you. The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively (in this case not-so-lively might be apter) and Jude Law, is the story of one woman’s journey to revenge on those who have wronged her – specifically, systematically murdering her way through a list of people who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family. Be sure to catch this one in Australian cinemas on February 2020.
In The Tall Grass
If you have a crippling fear of tall grass, or cornfields, or anything tall and skinny that exists in a group and obstructs your view (like standing behind a 10-piece pop-punk band), then do not see this film. But for the rest of you, In The Tall Grass stars Patrick Wison (a horror movie veteran who did an excellent job in both Insidious & The Conjuring) and will undoubtedly give you the willies. Coming to Aussie screens in October.
Midway Trailer #1
Do you like Nick Jonas? Most of us don’t mind him and we can’t argue that he is a talented musician and successful to boot. Does that mean he should act in major motion features? No. No, it doesn’t. But even as we say this, we’re sure this movie will go on to do very well at the box office thanks to it’s ‘Merica’ vibes. Hopefully, with a strong supporting cast and presumedly good CGI action, it might even be good too. Coming soon to Australian theatres.