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a star is born

It’s a bit of a dreary weekend where I am, so I’m hunkered down, wanting to curl up on my couch and watch some movies.  While most of these aren’t going to be in theaters for months, I do like to watch trailers as it gives me something to look forward to.  We’ve curated the best trailers from this past week, for you to enjoy.

A Star is Born

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Bradley Cooper sing, this is your opportunity.  Cooper directs and stars in A Star is Born alongside Dave Chapelle and Lady Gaga.  The movie makes me think about how we, as society, treat beautiful people.  I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with the way that anyone looks in this movie, but Gaga says it herself – no one ever said she was beautiful (in this particular movie).  I’m not going to get into my usual diatribe about how I think we should embrace diversity – in any form, but it’s this reason that I really think you should go and see this movie.  Unfortunately, you won’t be able to until October.

Bad Times at the El Royale

When I think Jon Hamm, I don’t think about this kind of movie.   But that just speaks to my narrow view of his acting abilities.  The movie is about seven strangers – each with a secret to bury.  They all meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale.  Over the course of one night, every one of them has a last shot at redemption before everything goes sideways.  It stars Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Nick Offerman and Cynthia Erivo.


Starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, this is kind of what you would expect it to be since it’s a Transformer movie.  But it’s got a little more heart than your average Transformer movie.  Meaning, it’s going to tug on your heartstrings a little bit, unless you’re cold and dead on the inside.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

This trailer makes me want to lay in bed all day and watch animated movies.  There’s something about them that just makes me feel good.  Maybe it’s because you always know that it’s going to turn out ok, regardless of what the characters have to go through.  Or maybe it’s something else in me.  Either way, I just want to watch this one and all the animated movies, I can get my hands on.  What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Operation Finale

This thrilling true story follows the 1960 covert mission of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps.  This movie stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, and Nick Kroll.  Three great reasons to watch this movie. I do have to say that Nick Kroll definitely has two different sides when it comes to his acting abilities.  This is a far cry from Bobby B, or Gil Faison, and I think that it’s incredible.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph

See my above statement.  This makes me just want to watch animated movies all day.  I do think the trailer says it all, but I would like to mention that I love the way that they portray the Internet.  You won’t be able to fully experience this movie until November 21, but this will certainly brighten your day, regardless.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all-new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.  This one won’t be available until February 2019, and I absolutely cannot wait.


Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activity.  It’s set in modern day Chicago, in a time of turmoil and tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.  Widows also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.