Last week was a banner week for trailers; both for the big and small screen. Here’s a roundup of the upcoming films and television shows that everyone will be soon talking about.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
In Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, there are several plot lines at play, all telling the story of the end of Hollywood’s golden age in 1969. The two larger plots center around an aging Western actor, his stunt double and the murder of Sharon Tate. How those storylines will mix and mingle will surely only be released in the film itself. The comedy-drama features a star-studded ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russel.
The gang is back in the Stranger Things season 3 trailer, only this time they claim they aren’t kids anymore. The season picks up during the summer with pools, county fairs, Fourth of July festivities and spending some quality time as mall rats. The nostalgia is strong and though it’s the same faces viewers know and love, there definitely has been some noticeable growth between now and when we first met them. It seems like fun in the sun but there is something dark afoot with a serious new monster to face. And of course, the cherry on top: some incredible ‘80s clothes.
Toy Story 4
After every sequel, you always hope that things stay right where they are and that movie-makers won’t mess with a good thing. Toy Story is that exception. Without fail, Pixar has been able to pick up where they left off with major success, and they’re doing it again for the fourth time. The new trailer features the original gang alongside new friends from the most recent film. In Toy Story 4 the toys grapple with the reality that sometimes toys aren’t what we think they are and the possibility that there may be a life for toys outside of belonging to a child. The trailer was a tear-jerker and it’s less than two and a half minutes long, so the full movie promises big things!
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
With a beautiful trailer, A24’s latest production, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, already stuns. On the surface, it seems to tell the story of two friends who find an enchanting, classic San Francisco house with no owner and decide to stake claim in it as their own. They initially use it for the fun and partying, but eventually make it a home. The film itself is sure to tell a much deeper story than that, with beautiful cinematography and already powerful themes. From just a two minute trailer it looks to be one of the greatest films of 2019. Mark my words.
Fresh off the heels of their Captain Marvel duet, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are together again in Netflix’s Unicorn Store. Larson plays a woman who, at the brink of giving up on herself creatively, receives an invitation to buy a unicorn from “The Store” from a magical-looking Jackson. The festivities and frivolity proceed from there. You just have to watch for yourself.
Based on the trailers of last week alone, Summer 2019 is already shaping up to be a season to remember for film and television. Keep your ear to the ground as more trailers pop up but, for now, you are caught up on all things film!