Trailer Talk: The Rise of Skywalker, Dolittle, Birds of Prey

TT: The Rise of Skywalker, Dolittle, Birds of Prey

Starting with our first look at Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey trailer and offering us an official look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, October’s brought us quite an offering of new trailers for us to sink our teeth in. Whether you’re enamored with theories surrounding all of these fascinating IP, or simply interested in hearing about a few new trailers from this year, Daniel and I are here to get you guys caught up on what’s happening in the world of cinema!

And, let us tell you, it’s pretty crazy. Apart from the bizarre rumors surrounding Dolittle’s production, or even how a film like The Turning is secretly a passion project, there is a lot of juicy stuff in this debut episode of Trailer Talk!

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Below are the trailers we discuss in this episode:

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Description: The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

Director: J.J Abrams
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Ian McDiarmid
Release Date: 12/20/19


Description: A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, and Nicole Kidman
Release Date: 12/20/19


Description: A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Antonio Banderas, John Cena, and Selena Gomez
Release Date: 1/17/20

The Turning

Description: A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw”.

Director: Fiona Sigismondi
Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, and Brooklynn Prince
Release Date: 1/24/20

Birds of Prey

Description: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Director: Cathy Yan
Starring: Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ali Wong, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Release Date: 2/7/20


Description: Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers.

Director: Dave Wilson
Starring: Vin Diesel and Guy Pearce
Release Date: 2/21/20


Description: Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.

Director: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and John Ratzenberger
Release Date: 3/6/20

Jungle Cruise

Description: Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, and Paul Giamatti
Release Date: 7/24/20

Trailer Talk is a podcast/article released at the end of every month and contains an informative and entertaining discussion of that month’s trailers.

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Daniel Braindead is a Producer and Cohost of Cinematic Doctrine. Combining his BA of Biblical Studies, brief study in Journalism, and an overdose of film trivia and film history, Daniel brings clarity and comedy to every episode of the Cinematic Doctrine podcast! His prowess for cultural understanding and biblical application always brings something new to the table.

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