Weekly Trailer Park Round-Up

Goofy Mel Gibson, fun Charles Dickens, creepy Stephen King thriller, and more! Follow the jump to see them all.

1. Daddy’s Home 2

In a sequel to the popular comedy, alpha male father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and meek stepfather Brad (Will Farrell) plan a Christmas holiday in which their respective fathers (Mel Gibson, John Lithgow). Also stars Linda Cardellini and John Cena.

I still haven’t seen the original Daddy’s Home, but assuming this isn’t one of those trailers that gives away all the good jokes, this looks very funny. And it’ll be interesting to see Mel Gibson in a straight-up comedy.

2. The Man Who Invented Christmas

A cool idea for a Christmas movie: the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens, Beauty and the Beast) was inspired to write A Christmas Carol. Also stars Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer and Simon Callow.

Despite the period setting, this looks like a costume movie that’s actually fun and whimsical rather than depressing. Hopefully the word “Christmas” in the title and “God bless us, everyone” in the dialogue won’t trigger any PC zombies in the audience.

3. Hostiles

Post-Civil War Western stars Christian Bale as an Army officer who must lead a dangerous mission into Indian territory. Also stars Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Stephen Lang, Adam Beach, and Wes Studi.

It’s been too long since we’ve seen a good, solid Western, and writer/director Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Out of the Furnace) sure knows how to spin a yarn. Hoping this turns out well. The trailer definitely looks intense.

4. Early Man

The latest from Aardman Studios (Wallace and Gromit, The Pirates), about a group of Cavemen who are challenged by a group of bronze-wielding villains who want to take their home. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) voices the hero.

Looks like the typical kid-friendly amusement that Aardman is so well-known for. Probably worth a family outing.

5. Gerald’s Game

When a romantic outing with her husband goes horribly wrong, a woman (Carla Gugino) finds herself tied up and alone in a remote house with no way to call for help, and must find a way to save herself. Also stars Bruce Greenwood and Henry Thomas.

Based on a Stephen King story, this looks like a very creepy psychological thriller that the underrated Gugino will mostly be carrying by herself. The trailer definitely hits the right notes, and writer/director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) has proven himself a very capable horror filmmaker.

1 comment to Weekly Trailer Park Round-Up

  • First Daddy’s Home very funny, and I hate saying that about Will Ferrell movies these days. Pretty sure it’s available now on Amazon Prime, too.

    Gugino tied up in skimpy clothing? Just take my money now. No, wait, it’s Netflix so they already have. Rrrrrowr!