This Week in Trailers: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Arrival’, ‘Voyage of Time’, and More
A new week gets left behind on the calendar and leaves with it plenty of trailers to look at, so if you’re getting your movie/television calendar ready this is the place to be to watch all the trailers for upcoming movies and shows and mark what you will be watching next and when. The newest trailers that were released this past week include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, Voyage of Time, Sully, Hands of Stone, American Honey, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Hidden Figures, and plenty more. Check them out below.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Synopsis: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
Release Date: December 16th
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writer: Chris Weitz
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, and Riz Ahmed.
Synopsis: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Release Date: November 11th
Genre: Sci-fi, Drama
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Eric Heisserer
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Voyage of Time
Synopsis: Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world… and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage ofTime has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed — from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.
Release Date: October 7th
Director: Terrance Malick
Writer: Terrance Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, and Cate Blanchette.
Synopsis: On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Release Date: September 9th
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Todd Komarnicki
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn, Jerry Ferrara and Laura Linney.
Hands of Stone
Synopsis: HANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Durán (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)
Release Date: August 26th
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Writer: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Starring: Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Ana de Armas, Usher Raymond, Ellen Barkin, and John Turturro.
Synopsis: Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.
Release Date: 2016
Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, and Riley Keogh
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Synopsis: The iconic 1960’s Batman and Robin are Back!
Release Date: October 11th (Digital HD) November 1st (Blu-Ray)
Director: Rick Morales
Writer: James Tucker
Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar.
Synopsis: HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Director: Theodore Melfi
Writers: Theodore Melfi, and Allison Schroeder
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell.
Same Kind of Different as Me
Synopsis: “SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME” is the story of an international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Director: Michael Carney
Writers: Michael Carney, Alexander Foard, and Ron Hall
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight.
A Quiet Passion
Synopsis: Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this luminous biopic from director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, Sunset Song).
Release Date: 2016 (TIFF)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies
Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Keith Carradine, and Jennifer Ehle.
Synopsis: A reimagining of the classic series, CBS’ MacGyver is an action-adventure drama and revolves around 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Till), who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton (George Eads). At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires). Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.
Release Date: September 23rd (CBS)
Genre: Drama (TV Series)
Creator: Lee David Zlotoff
Starring: Lucas Till, and George Eads.
Synopsis: Emma (Alison Pill) is a comic-book artist who works by day in a factory that makes sex dolls, which is messing with her head. In an attempt to get herself closer to the plastic fantasy image that surrounds her, she makes a rash decision. Then she decides she wants to reverse that choice, but it’s too late and too expensive to turn back. Fortunately, Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), the aspiring novelist writing Emma’s story, gives her a way out. In turn, Emma controls the story of Edward (Gael García Bernal, also appearing at the Festival in Desierto), the filmmaker at the centre of the comic book she’s drawing. He’s a successful action-movie director with no shortage of confidence and an urge to make more artistically ambitious films. But, in a cruel joke, Emma takes her pen to the root of this man’s vanity, shrivelling his confidence instantly. He begins to struggle with his film about Michelle, a Brazilian model living in Toronto and trying to write a novel about a cartoonist. In a bid to escape the fashion world and immerse herself in her writing, she returns to Brazil, finding a small fishing village where the pressure to complete her novel leads her to Alice (Cláudia Ohana), a hotel owner who changes her life. Of course, the hand of Michelle’s creator, the action-movie director who wants to be a serious auteur, is never far behind.
Release Date: September 2nd
Director: Pedro Morelli
Writer: Matt Hansen
Starring: Allison Pill, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Tyler Labine.
You're the Worst (Season 3)
Synopsis: You’re the Worst is an original, critically-acclaimed comedy series from Stephen Falk that takes a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven’t been very successful with either. It’s the story of Gretchen and Jimmy; two lost souls who experience fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Sunday Funday, and friendship in Los Angeles only to find that sometimes the worst people make the best partners.
The narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive “Jimmy Shive-Overly” (Chris Geere) thinks all relationships are doomed. The cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn “Gretchen Culter” (Aya Cash) knows that relationships aren’t for her. After a whirlwind courtship, and a very rough post-cohabitation period of dealing with Gretchen’s clinical depression, Jimmy and Gretchen try to keep the good times rolling while confronting the terrifying fact that relationships grow and deepen even if the two individuals don’t. For Jimmy and Gretchen, the f-word is “family.”
Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges who plays “Edgar Quintero,” Jimmy’s once homeless war veteran roommate who is struggling to manage his PTSD while forging a post-combat life. Kether Donohue plays “Lindsay Jillian,” Gretchen’s best friend and former partner in crime who’s exploring her identity after her loveless marriage was resurrected by a surprise pregnancy.
Release Date: August 31st (FXX)
Genre: Comedy (TV Series)
Creator: Stephen Falk
Starring: Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Kether Donohue and Desmin Bourges.
Synopsis: Build and power up the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear. Take control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your Legend. Your Journey. Your Injustice.
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Action, Adventure (Video Game)
Developer: NetherReal Studios
Batman: Arkham VR
Synopsis: Batman: Arkham VR immerses players into the Dark Knight’s universe as they experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective. Delving deep into an all-new Batman: Arkham mystery, those who enter this virtual reality world must think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets to unravel a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies.
Release Date: October 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure (Video Game)
Developer: Rocksteady Studios