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Halloween, Spidey, Gaga, Ralph & More: Ranking This Week’s Trailers

Boy, it’s been a busy week for trailers. But since we know you’re all busy out there, we’ve gone ahead and ranked 19 of the major trailer releases so you know which movies to watch, which to skip, and which to just wait for a home release.

Written by George Heftler

1. Halloween

Release Date: October 19

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Rating: Laurie’s back, Michael’s back, and Halloween is back, baby. This looks so good. Gets a lot of the vibe of the original while still still bringing the franchise forward. This is how you do it, Rob Zombie. 10/10

Check out Ann Hale’s thoughts on the new Halloween here.

2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Release Date: December 14

Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Hailee Steinfeld

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Rating: Truly, we are in a Spider-ennaisance kicked off by Spider-Man: Homecoming. This trailer is absolutely stunning, even more so than the teaser that had this movie on my radar already. I know Jake Johnson as Peter doesn’t do it for everyone, but I like it. The other voices are good as well, but the real star here is the animation style. This looks like a comic brought to life. Also, hell yeah Spider-Gwen. 10/10

3. What Will People Say

Release Date: N/A

Starring: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna

Directed by: Iram Haq

Rating: Deeply intriguing trailer about a young woman caught between cultures. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill coming of age story. Can’t wait to see this. 10/10

4. Suspiria

Release Date: November 2

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Rating: Another big yes from me. The original is awesome, with an interesting but not fully realized plot carried by the incredible score and fantastic use of color. This movie then split into two spiritual remakes. The tone, awesome score and color palette were reborn as The Neon Demon by Nicholas Winding Refn and this seems to be the plot brought to its fullest potential, but without the color. I’m eagerly awaiting this. 10/10

5. Bad Times at the El Royale

Release Date: October 5

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm

Directed by: Drew Goddard

Rating: Wow this looks fun. The abrupt tonal shift of the trailer gives me slight pause about how the movie itself will handle it, but what. A. Cast. This is a movie to keep your eyes on. 9/10

6. The Old Man with a Gun

Release Date: October 5

Starring: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Tom Waits

Directed by: David Lowery

Rating: Robert Redford is charming as hell, and Tom Waits is in it. What else do you need? This trailer does a great job communicating tone, and I am all in. 9/10

7. Operation Finale

Release Date: September 14

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll, Ben Kingsley

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Rating: Oh hell yeah. Neat to see Nick Kroll being serious, even neater to see him and Oscar Isaac hunting Ben Kingsley as a Nazi. I am excited for this one. 9/10

8. The Appearance

Release Date: N/A

Starring: Jake Stormoen, Kristian Nairn, Adam Johnson

Directed by: Kurt Knight

Rating: This movie looks dope, except for the one scene in the trailer that makes it seem like jump scare malarkey as opposed to actual horror. But I digress. A possible witch, crazy monks, Hodor actually speaking…this definitely gets a watch from me. 9/10


9. White Boy Rick

Release Date: September 14

Starring: Richie Merritt, Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley

Directed by: Yann Demange

Rating: Every time I think Matt McConaughey is done-ski, he draws me back in. This movie looks fun as hell and the trailer is great with a solid track over it (I have a soft spot for Donna Summer). Is this the crime movie of the year? Could very well be. 8/10

10. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Release Date: March 1, 2019

Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett

Directed by: Dean DeBlois

Rating: Not only does this look good enough to make me want to see it, it makes me want to go watch how to train your dragon 2 to make sure I know whats going on. The animation looks fine, the colors are spectacular, and I like Jay Baruchel. 8/10

11. The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Release Date: November 9

Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

Rating: I’m a little bummed they switched the main actor, and the tone seems way more “action movie” than the first one, but it looks pretty decent. 7/10

12. Friday’s Child

Release Date: N/A

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones

Directed by: A. J. Edwards

Looks like a great cast but I didn’t get much else out of it. Still, an interesting enough teaser that this movie will stay on my radar. 7/10


13. Billionaire Boys Club

Release Date: August 3

Starring: Taron Edgerton, Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey

Directed by: James Cox

Really interesting cast, even discounting Kevin Spacey as persona non-grata. I wasn’t thrilled by the story though — I’m not sure I need a story about rich jerks acting like jerks and then getting revenge on another rich jerk. Probably a watch-at-home for me. 6.5/10

14. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Release Date: February 8, 2019

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks

Directed by: Mike Mitchell, Trisha Gum

Not hard to sell me on another Lego movie (I even saw the Ninjago one), but I still found myself a little disappointed by this trailer. It seems to be banking on the goodwill of the original drawing people in and didn’t really make a particularly interesting trailer. 6/10

15. A Star is Born

Release Date: October 5

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

Directed by: Bradley Cooper

Rating: Doesn’t appeal to me, but I can see this movie being a real draw for romantic dramedy/country music fans. Bradley Cooper is always at least decent, and Lady Gaga is supposed to be good in American Horror Story, so who knows? Maybe it’ll be a good movie. Nothing convinced me to the contrary. 6/10

16. Serenity

Release Date: November 21

Starring: Anne Hathaway,

Directed by: Steven Knight, Matthew McConaughey.

Rating: And after I was so impressed by Matthew McConaughey’s other trailer. This seems like a “pay the bills” movie from all involved. I’m willing to be proven wrong, but this trailer is not doing it. 3/10


17. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Release Date: November 21

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman

Directed by: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore

Rating: Emoji Movie vibe with better animation + Ready Player One’s “I recognize that thing”. Barf indeed, Vanellope. +1 point for Daft Punk track. 2/10

18. Mortal Engines

Release Date: December 14

Starring: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving

Directed by: Christian Rivers

Rating: This trailer makes this movie feel like a YA novel, so I googled it, and it actually is indeed a series of YA books. Every line is a cliché. The animation looks bad. The idea seems dumb. My prediction is this is the next Jupiter Ascending– a terrible movie that nobody watches and promptly fades back into obscurity. 1/10

19. Bumblebee

Release Date: 12/21

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld

Directed by: Travis Knight

Rating: God this looks bad. And yet, all over, people are like, “is this the redemption of Transformers?” No. It’s not. It’s still produced by Michael Bay, the other production company is the one behind Ouija and Jem and the Holograms, and the writer has written 1 movie I’ve never heard of and the terrible 2016 movie Shut In. Do not see this movie. If you see this movie, we are going to get another decade of awful Transformers movies. I’m begging you. Let this series fail. 0/10


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