Netflix And Movie Trailers Of The Week: In The Heights, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, And More

The ectomobile in Ghostbusters

Another work week has come and gone, flying by as the Holiday soon approach. In the entertainment world, this also brought a week full of trailers, for movies arriving over the coming months. And since its such a busy time of the year, it's more than possible that cinephiles or casual fans to miss some of the marketing clips that have arrived over the past five days. But don't worry, as we've assembled all the trailers that debuted this week.

This week was an exciting one for tailer. And surprisingly enough the new arrivals are all having theatrical releases. While Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have been producing original content, this week's roundup is full of movies that will hit theaters shortly. And without further ado, check out all the new trailers from this week.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The Ghostbusters franchise is a beloved by generations of fans, having taken a few forms since the original movie arrived in 1984. The most recent was Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, which was the subject of tons of hate. But the franchise is soon returning to theaters, and Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters: Afterlife will serve as a direct sequel to the original movies. The first trailer arrived this week, taking the franchise out of New York City for the first time. The movie follows a new set of characters, who will eventually interact with the original cast. Everyone but Rick Moranis is set to appear, although they were noticeably absent from the first trailer. Ghostbusters: Afterlife will hit theaters July 10th, so there's plenty of time for new footage over the following months.

In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name after writing and starring in the record breaking Broadway musical Hamilton. While he's since gone on to film projects, Miranda's roots have always been in the theater. And before Hamilton there was Miranda's Tony award winning musical In the Heights. The movie adaptation has been a long time coming, as Miranda has to procure the rights to the film from the Weinstein company. The first trailer is energetic and colorful, teasing the many raucous musical numbers that will in the upcoming movie. The cast is stellar, including Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits, Dascha Polanco, Marc Anthony, and Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. In The Heights is helmed by Crazy Rich Asians director John M. Chu, and will hit theaters on June 26th.

Promising Young Woman

This trailer is a doozy. Promising Young Woman is an upcoming thriller from English director Emerald Fennell. The movie follows the titular young woman Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan. Cassie is a woman with a dark history, seemingly including a traumatizing case of sexual assault. That event changes her, and she eventually makes a habit of acting blacked out in a bar, and seemingly killing the men who try to take her home and take advantage of her. The trailer is biting and unique, breaking ground as a movie that focuses on rape culture. There's a killer cast assembled, who will presumably all fall victim to Cassie's violent whims. To a string veersion of Britney Spears' "Toxic", we see the likes of Adam Brody, Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and New Girls' Max Greenfield. Also attached are Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Laverne Cox, Alfred Molina, and Jennifer Coolidge. Promising Young Woman will hit theaters on April 17, 2020.

The Grudge Red Band Trailer

The horror genre has been in a serious renaissance over the past few years, and is showing no signs of slowing. Plenty of quality horror titles have hit theaters, resulting in critical and box office success. But the genre has always been known for its long-running franchises, and The Grudge is going to be given new life in theaters shortly. Directed by Nicolas Pesce, the movie will focus on a house that has darkness inside of it. John Cho and Andrea Riseborough's characters look into the dark forces that are inside of it. This trailer is mostly one long scene, starring Insidious star Lin Shaye. It's a terrifying sequence, which shows how tense the movie will be. The trailer ends by teasing some of the violent and disturbing imagery that will be present in the upcoming horror flick. The Grudge will hit theaters  on January 3, 2020.

This week might have provided less trailers than others, partly because no upcoming streaming movies debuted any trailers. It was a unique experience, especially for Netflix. That streaming service has been producing original movies at impressive rates, so its an off week. But the trailer that did arrive are very exciting, especially the first glimpses at Ghostbusters: Afterlife and In the Heights. Both of those movies are set to be fun summer jaunts, and are in stark juxtaposition to the dark trailers for Promising Young Woman and The Grudge.

Be sure to check back at the end of next week for the latest movie trailers to have arrived. And in the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.