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Another calendar week has passed, and with it came a slew of exciting news for the entertainment world. Some of the latest developments are exciting, while others may disappoint the eager fandom. And like every other week, it was filled with plenty of exciting new trailers. Movie marketing is a key part of the business and box office performance, so drumming up excitement through trailers and footage is of the upmost importance. And this week has brought a mixture of first look trailers, and final clips for movies that will arrive in theaters shortly.
If you happened to miss any trailers this week, fear not. CinemaBlend is compiling them every Friday, so you can catch up on what you missed. Surprisingly, this week didn't bring on any Netflix movie trailers, which is in stark juxtaposition to the past month or so. But the streaming service did come in hot, with trailers for TV content like The Witcher and End of the F*ing World. Rather than streaming, all the following trailers are for movies heading to theaters, so get our your calendar and plan our when to see your screening.
Jumanji: The Next Level Final Trailer
When Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was first announced, there was some pushback from moviegoers. The original Jumanji is a classic, and fans didn't want it messed with. But Welcome to the Jungle succeeded by making a totally different movie, and it made a ton of money in the box office. The Next Level will bring back the same cast, as well as some newcomers like Danny DeVito and Danny Glover. This new trailer revealed more about the upcoming movie's plot, and the new locations the game will take players. It also revealed the fate of Bethenny, whose avatar for the sequel is a horse. At least, until she pops back into Jack Black's Professor Sheldon for a welcomed reprise. Jumanji: The Next Level will hit theaters on December 13th.
The horror genre has been in a bit of a renaissance. New and exciting properties have been brought to theaters over the past few years, resulting in box office and critical success. As such, it makes sense that studios would turn to the classic, and produce exciting remakes or sequels. Blumhouse saw great success with Halloween, and now Sony is bringing back The Grudge franchise with a new sequel. Set within the American franchise's main timeline, The Grudge will focus on a new protagonist played by Andrea Riseborough. The trailer is unsettling and tense, featuring familiar faces like John Cho and Insidious star Lin Shaye. Directed by Nicolas Pesce and produced by Sam Raimi, it should be fascinating to see how the new sequel continues moving the story forward, and how it connects to earlier installments. All will be revealed when The Grudge hits theaters on January 3, 2020.
Waves is an upcoming drama from It Comes At Night director Trey Edward Shults. The movie has been making its rounds at the festival circuit, including TIFF and Telluride. The Oscar hopeful tell the story of a family, specifically a high school senior Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). The movie is framed around Tyler's relationship with his father Ronald, played by This Is Us standout Sterling K. Brown. Ronald constantly pushes his son, determined to make him outstanding and therefore secure a future. But its clear this pressure might crush him, as well as the other members of the family. The cast is rounded out by Hamilton's Renee Elise Goldsberry, Lucas Hedges, and Taylor Russell. Waves will hit theaters soon, on November 15, 2019.
Knives Out Final Trailer
Knives Out has been slowly building anticipation, with new clips and trailers arriving to keep the public interested. And with the movie just weeks away from theaters, its crunch time. This latest trailer is one more push before the movie is released, and features new footage and plenty of praise for the movie. Critics' responses are edited into this new trailer, ensuring audiences that they're in for a wild ride once Rian Johnson's dark comedy movie finally hit theaters. This is Johnson's follow-up to The Last Jedi, before he dives into development of his own possible Star Wars trilogy. The movie has a killer cast, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, and Christopher Plummer. Knives Out will be released on November 27th.
Code 8 is a lesser known title from this list, but one that should be exciting for the myriad superhero fans out there. Directed by Jeff Chan, the Canadian sci-fi film is set in a world where superpowers exist, but are illegal and heavily monitored. The genre bending project stars The Flash's Robbie Amell as Garrett, a man with electrical abilities who is struggling to support himself and his ailing mother. He eventually gets involved in petty crime, using his abilities in the process. But that puts him in the middle of a larger conflict, and at odds with a specialized military force that deals with supers. The movie also features Arrow star Stephen Amell, Robbie's real-life cousin. It's currently unclear when the movie will hit theaters in the states, but its Canadian release date is December 13th.
Clearly there are some exciting movies coming down the pipeline. And with horror and spooky season behind us, we'll be in the midst of the Holiday Season at no time. Plenty of big releases come out around then, including movies that are hoping to have some legs with Award ceremonies like the Golden Globes or Academy Awards. It'll be interesting to see which of these movies hit with the critics, and how well it performs at the box office. After all, it's a business about making money, so that's largely how movies are classified.