Trailers of Movies I Can’t Wait to See… from arthouse indies to blockbuster movies

Hello everyone! Remember me? 😉

Feels like it’s been ages since I posted trailers on this blog. It’s truly been a whirlwind year for me. You already know about my short film which consumed the first 2/3 of 2017. As if that wasn’t busy enough already, I also still blogged for TCFF, my hubby and I became US citizens 🇺🇸 in late November… aaaand we’re moving to a new home! 😮

Suffice to say, not only do I not have any time to blog these days…  I barely have time to watch things either. But I do make time to watch trailers! I’ve always enjoyed trailers and they always make me excited about movies even when life is extremely hectic.

In fact, since I was home sick today, I watched a ton of trailers as I sat on my bed… and so I thought why not make a blog post of it. In any case, I like to mix up arthouse indies with huge blockbusters, so let’s start with this one…

A Wrinkle In Time

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

An intriguing scifi adventure by a female director (Ava DuVernay) w/ an all-star (mostly female) cast (including my girl muse Gugu Mbatha-Raw). Can’t wait to see this next March!

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool.

I remember hearing the title but just finally saw the trailer last night and was swept away by it!! I had never heard of Gloria Grahame but I do love Annette Bening and she looks phenomenal here. I haven’t been impressed by Jamie Bell since Billy Elliot but he looks good here. I love stories about star-crossed lovers and a reverse May-December romance where the woman is older.

Phantom Thread

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Ok so interestingly enough, Andrew Llyod Weber’s Phantom of the Opera also opened around Christmas time (2004), a movie I still unabashedly love despite what the critics say. Now this one is likely gonna be known as Daniel Day Lewis‘ last film as he’s reportedly retiring. It looks pretty intriguing but given December’s packed schedule, I probably end up renting this one.

The Shape of Water

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Ohhh this trailer always gives me goosebumps from the first time I saw it in a theatre. The more I read about this film and all the rave reviews about Guillermo Del Toro‘s magical touch, I’m even more intrigued. Talk about the ultimate unconventional love story… starring the reliable Sally Hawkins (who I loved as Anne Elliot in BBC’s Persuasion), this one will run my tear ducts dry for sure.


A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

I LOVE the premise of this movie and I sure hope the movie will deliver. But I enjoyed The Descendants and Nebraska from Alexander Payne, and he seems like the right filmmaker to do such a quirky dramedy. Yeah it’s yet another Matt Damon flick (this guy is everywhere!) but the story is pretty intriguing I’m still curious to check this one out.

Black Panther

T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Woo wee!!! Forget about what I said about superhero fatigue, I’m still very much in the mood for the genre (and guys in tight-fitting outfit), especially when they look as good as Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther! [meow!] The cast is pure awesomeness…  I mean, yes the boys are cool and all that, but I’m all about Angela Bassett & Lupita Nyong’o in the same movie!! Marvel Studios taking a chance on an another indie filmmaker, this time it’s Ryan Coogler and judging from the second trailer, this is gonna be epic!! February can’t come soon enough.

Avengers Infinity War

DC sort of have ‘ruled’ 2017 with Wonder Woman and Justice League. Ok so not exactly ruled the box office given all the talks about how JL underperformed. Well, 2018 will likely bring Disney even more s*&$-load of cash (but then again every year is ‘Disney just take my money’ year since they owned EVERYTHING).

Just three months after Black Panther, we’ve got the whole gang back together. Everyone’s got their faves, but for me I’m most excited to see T’Challa and Capt (sporting longish hair and rugged beard, yowza!!)

Heh I think DC is missing out with the whole Henry Cavill mustache-erasing fiasco, methinks Supes looks pretty darn sexy unshaven… a la Chris Reeve in Superman III 😉

Dayum, that Alan Silvestri‘s score in that last slo-mo scene promises us SO much epic-ness. I rolled my eyes when they’re gonna do the last Avengers in two parts (of course, why not stretch those mighty dollars right?) but heck I trust the Russo brothers to bring us something truly worth watching, as the last two Captain America films are on the top list of fave superhero films ever!

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

I can’t believe I didn’t include this one. I was actually watching it (three times in a row) as I wrote the post, then got sidetracked by the Jimmy Kimmel episode with ALL of the cast from the new flick (including Laura Dern!). So yeah, even though I wouldn’t call myself a SW fan but I’m actually really looking forward to Episode VIII more and more. Glad I don’t have long to wait (seeing it this Monday, yay!!)

I’ve only seen Looper from director Rian Johnson, which I quite like. I always like the idea of having indie filmmakers joining big franchises (a la Marvel) so hopefully it’ll pay off once again. The trailer certainly promises more drama in the epic saga of the most dysfunctional family in space 😛

Ok last one… I know this one is just a teaser and the movie isn’t out ’til next June! But man Deadpool‘s marketing team ought to win some awards for creativity and pure silly good fun! I hadn’t even heard of Bob Ross before but the teaser made me search for clips of him on youtube and it’s freakin’ hilarious!! I’m not a huge Ryan Reynolds fan but he totally owned this character! Nice to see that kid from Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Julian Dennison, making an appearance in this flick!

Ok these are just a sampling of stuff I’m excited about… what are some recent previews that got your heart pumpin’?

17 thoughts on “Trailers of Movies I Can’t Wait to See… from arthouse indies to blockbuster movies

  1. This is the Holy Grail of movie trailers. Way to make your blog stand out. Would really like your feedback on my new short called The Writers Block. Hope to see you there

  2. The Phantom Thread is the film I really want to see as it’s P.T. Anderson. I hope The Shape of Water comes to theaters this month as I’m a fan of Guillermito. Of course, I’m going to see Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity War. The MCU rocks.

    1. The Phantom Thread intrigues me as I love fashion and DDL always delivers (hey that sort of rhymes, ahah). Shape of Water just looks unlike anything out there, plus it’s a love story, gotta love that. Yep MCU leaves DC in the dust, every single time!!

  3. I guess Damon will need to follow soon Johny Depp’s path and change his haircut and put some make up on. Come on, he dooes so many movies every year but always looks exactly the same.

    1. So long as he just follows his chameleonic style and not his off-screen shenanigans, ahah. Yeah I always love actors who can look different from film to film, Damon is NOT one of those actors.

  4. Sounds like a hectic year Ruth! Good luck with the new home and the other things.

    Thanks for doing your anticipated list. Of those, I’m most interested in Shape of Water and Phantom Thread.

    1. Hello Chris! Yeah if I hadn’t been at home sick I probably wouldn’t have time to blog, ahah. There are sooo many films I haven’t got time to review yet, not sure when to be honest.

      Just checked out your anticipated list, so yeah glad we have a few in common!

  5. I want to book all these, let alone see them! Knowing Grahame’s story though, I am excessively curious about FILM STARS. What a year for you, Ruth…so happy for you!

    1. Hey Paula!! Man you’ve been booking so many great films!! I knew you’d be familiar w/ Grahame’s story, I don’t but still very curious about it because of Annette’s portrayal.

      It’s been a CRAZY year! I’m bummed we never get to do our interview though, but let’s plan for it next year!

  6. Congratulations and you have been busy. Hope you’ll feel better soon.

    I don’t watch trailers as you know, but I did watch the Deadpool one because of the Bob Ross parody, really loved it. Funny as hell.

    Saw you got tagged for the Best Christmas movies Relay Race bij Keith, hope you’ll be able to join. Fun seeing all the bloggers from “back in the day” (makes me feel old to type that) are handing the baton over to each other 🙂

  7. Congrats on becoming a citizen and on your new home. Is it in a different city?

    Definitely seeing both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War at a theater. The rest from your list, maybe a rental or Netflix. I’m one of the few people who didn’t really care for Deadpool, it wasn’t bad but I just get why people liked it so much, maybe the sequel will be better. For sure it’ll be bigger since the last one made a ton of money on a small budget, the studio folks won’t have any issues with writing checks for the sequel.

    I think the only other film I’ll for sure see at a theater is Alex Garland’s Annihilation.

  8. Hey Ruth, I hope that you get well soon for all the end of the year parties because you need some celebration as you OWNED this year! Sending loads of positive vibes your way and also a huge virtual hug ❤
    As for the movies, well, The Shape of Water and Phantom Thread are my most-awaited from this list. Then Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, but I doubt it's distribution would be wide enough to reach India. And even though I'm not a superhero junkie, I agree with your thoughts on the Deadpool's creative team. That was such a unique idea!

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