Another week, another round of movie trailers, and this time it’s kind of a big one. We’ve got the next big action thriller, a couple of powerful biopics, and what might just be Emily Blunt’s shot at an Oscar, so let’s get to it.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN This novel, by Paula Hawkins, was billed as the successor to Gillian Flynn’s enormously successful Gone Girl, and the film could be called the same thing. Emily Blunt stars as a woman who claims to be the last witness to another woman’s disappearance, but is she telling the truth? Is the lying? Is she delusional? Is her mind clouded by alcohol? Or are there even greater secrets at work? Whatever the case, this is a chance for Blunt to shine in ways she never has before.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Every movie gets remade these days, or at least it feels that way. This time, Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt are saddling up for a new take on one of the most famous Westerns ever made. It looks…surprisingly fun, even if we already know the story.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Yes, this sequel to the ‘90s alien slugfest really is happening. Yes, it really is happening without Will Smith. Yes, Jeff Goldblum still absolutely rules.
THE FOUNDER Michael Keaton was supposed to win an Oscar for Birdman.“ Then, he was supposed to win an Oscar for Spotlight. Now, after failing both times, he’s starring in The Founder, the story of how a little company McDonald’s was turned into "The New American Church” by a clever salesman (Keaton) convinced that franchising was the way of the future. This could be the next Wolf of Wall Street…you know, with fewer hookers.
JASON BOURNE Matt Damon is back in the title role, and he’s just as badass as ever. You might be wondering why we need another one of these movies. Well…we don’t, but Damon’s here to make sure we’re glad to have it anyway.
THE INFILTRATOR Bryan Cranston became a star because of Breaking Bad, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that he’s still one of the finest character actors on the planet. For this film, based on a true story, he saddles up as a covert operative preparing an attempt to go undercover and take down Pablo Escobar. Throw in the always-underestimated John Leguizamo, and you’ve got a must-see.