In this episode of Trailer Talk, Melvin and Dan look at the month of December and talk about No Time to Die, the latest James Bond Film, Ghostbusters Afterlife, and the concept of a franchise giving fans what they want, Black Widow, and their patient expectations, Wonder Woman 1984, and how Melvin’s growing tired of ‘80s nostalgia, Mulan – and whether or not it’s quality can overshadow its controversy, and the teaser trailer for A Quiet Place: Part II.
This episode was recorded on December 19th, so toward the end, you’ll hear them sharing their predictive thoughts about the end of 2019, as far as movies are concerned, and you get to see if what they thought might happen, well, happened! Not only that, you get to hear their thoughts on the homogenization of film, and Daniel tasking you, the listener, with some homework!
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Below are the trailers we discuss in this episode:
No Time to Die
Description: Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, and Naomie Harris
Release Date: April 10th, 2020
Description: When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver
Release Date: July 10th, 2020
Description: A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour
Release Date: May 1st, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984
Description: Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, and Pedro Pascal
Release Date: June 5th, 2020
Description: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan.’
Director: Niki Caro
Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Li Gong, and Tzi Ma
Release Date: March 27th, 2020
A Quiet Place Part II (teaser)
Description: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds
Release Date: March 20th, 2020
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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 Trailer Talk and Monthly Movie News. His prowess for cultural understanding and biblical application always brings something new to the table.