I logged onto Twitter right at 9am. The first thing I saw was the trailer for The Lighthouse. Cue me screaming and pulling out my laptop in a car and hot-spotting my phone so that I may be here to write about it.

I might add to future thoughts when I arrive home, but this is what we do in the meanwhile.

Let’s see this beautiful thing.

Some of us saw this coming.

As it happens with every film festival, after a movie is announced, we typically welcome a flood of movie trailers to build hype up for their film (and the festival). It seems like the first one on our docket is Taiki Waititi’s Hitler film. A lot of people already saw the trailer, but if you haven’t, after the jump you can watch the officially released version (on YouTube at least).

This is what some of us have been waiting for over almost a year. Pretty much since the last festival has ended. As soon as it ended, we all took a day break and then collectively went “until next time.” So here are the first wave announcements and after the press release portion of the post, I’m gonna break down why some of these are so exciting – but also, what I want to see and not as intrigued about.

This is exciting. I wasn’t expecting any of this.

So, for some time now there has been talks of there being a sequel to Halloween (2018). We all joked around that it should be called be Halloween 2 because just the original, it would mean there would be a third film with the same title. Blumhouse decided not to be the case. Instead, it’s going to be called something different. Enjoy the Halloween Announcement video that Universal Pictures just released.

Movies are a strange thing sometimes. It’s odd when you walk out of a movie and it feels so absolutely personal, even though it’s not about me. But it’s also the idea that the movie is also very personal to the two people you’re sitting between – and everybody in the rest of the theatre feels it, and everybody who’s also seen the film so far. That’s some of the big hype for this film, is that it seems to be beloved by everyone, and it currently holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In my eyes, that number doesn’t mean anything, all that matters is the movie and how does it make you feel. And this film made me many, many things deeply.