I know, reboots are never great. And in an era where they seem to be everywhere, it’s hard to be excited for them. But sometimes, one sneaks up on you and you just can’t wait for it. I still have fond memories of the Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz film of the 2000s but I just can’t help to be excited by this one. And the trailer might have been a generic action trailer but it still managed to get me excited.

If you know me, you know that this article was coming. In fact, you all should be surprised it wasn’t already posted by the time this one will be.

Before we even talk about the trailer, let me educate the uninformed. Mike Flanagan is one of my favourite working filmmakers. He understands horror at a core level – and then allows you to empathize with his characters through proper drama. Why do horror films work better than others? Simple, because you care about the characters. The villain or our heroes. In some slasher series (take a stab at any really), by the end of their franchises, it becomes less and less about an on-going hero (with some exceptions), and more and more about a hero. We don’t go to see any Friday The 13th films except to see Jason kill some teenagers. We do go see any of the Scream films, or the recent sequel to 1978’s HalloweenHalloween. I know, names for movies are strange. But that’s what works best with Flanagan. You care about his characters.

Another day, another write-up for a trailer for a movie you’ve never heard of from a writer who’s been waiting for this moment for months.

James Gray may not be a name you’re really aware of, and that’s fine, he wasn’t a recognizable name for me until recently.  But today, we’re going to change that. In 1994, he made his debut feature Little Odessa, and in 2000 he directed and co-wrote The Yards (with Matt Reeves, remember that name for a second).

Trailer write-up time!

Taking a mild break from my reviews and watches to talk about a movie that I am ready to rally behind. Let’s talk about Luce for a quick minute. Directed by Julius Onah (The Cloverfield Paradox. Hold your thoughts, I know what you’re thinking) and written by the man behind the play of the same name, JC Lee. Let’s take a look at this trailer now.

Here it finally is.

I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. The first film came and knocked us all off of our feet in the best way possible. I remember when watching it in theatres being terrified as the film began and couldn’t wait for it to end so I can breathe again. But after that, I’ve seen the film nearly a dozen times and I tend to love it more and more. The cast is back and the adults who are cast are perfect choices (written before witnessing the trailer and the film, of course).

Here it is, finally.

Ladies and gentlemen, the big game is here. Which means it’s time for trailers and commercial, because really who cares for the game? Okay, maybe some people do but really most of us watch it for the commercials, and sometimes the halftime show.

And of course, what had to kick off the big game was Avengers: Endgame. Was there ever any doubt that we would be getting something for this film? It’s only 30 seconds long and doesn’t tell us much but it’s here and it made me just a little bit (a lot) more excited for this film to come out.