New Trailers on Headstuff is the place to catch up on all the latest teasers released in the world of Film and TV. Stephen Porzio tells you what’s hot.
Most Anticipated – Vox Lux, Dir. Brady Corbet
Described as a ’21st Century Portrait’, Natalie Portman stars as a pop star, who rose to fame after surviving a school shooting, singing at the funeral of her classmates. Now, 31 and struggling to keep her career on track after scandals, a terrorist cell in Europe begins using her trademark bejewelled mask as their symbol.
The second feature from Brady Corbet after his acclaimed, ahead of time 2015 drama The Childhood of a Leader, critics say Vox Lux tackles a variety of modern day concerns while being anchored by a show stopping Portman.
2. Bird Box, Dir. Susanne Bier
A mix of A Quiet Place and The Happening, a group of people led by Sandra Bullock must cover their eyes to shield themselves from entities that drive people suicidal when they see them.
The trailer is effectively moody and tense. With a solid director at the helm in Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) and an eclectic supporting cast including John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, BD Wong, Tom Hollander, Lil Rel Howery and Trevante Rhodes, Bird Box should well be worth the watch when it drops on Netflix, December 21.
3. Spies in Disguise, Dir. Nick Bruno
Stirring up bewilderment online is the trailer for Will Smith animation Spies in Disguise, one which takes a serious u-turn. We won’t spoil it – the title’s pun tips one off though – but what looks like a fun homage to Bond turns into what has the potential to be a David Cronenberg-esque tale of genetic mutation and humans being experimented on against their will. It probably isn’t that. However, it is still super weird.
4. Cold Pursuit, Dir. Hans Petter Moland
Liam Neeson plays Nels Coxman (yes, really) a snowplow driver out for revenge after his son is killed. A remake – seemingly shot for shot – of acclaimed Scandi thriller In Order of Disappearance, Cold Pursuit looks a lot dumber. Yet, after the plane shenanigans of Non Stop, the train action of The Commuter, snow mobile seems like the next logical step for Ireland’s finest.
5. The Christmas Chronicles, Dir. Clay Kaytis
Taken on its own, this trailer is weak and filled with lame jokes. However, Kurt Russell – Snake Plissken himself – as hot Santa is perfect casting and the actor looks like he’s having great fun in the part. Perhaps it will be enough to justify this Netflix Christmas cash-in’s existence. It’s out November 22.