Incredibly promising movies to watch before the year ends

It’s probably general consensus that sometimes, the 10 minutes before the movie starts in the theater are considered the most exciting, because it’s the time when new movie trailers are being shown. Here are brilliant trailers to watch:


Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz,  Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig, “Downsizing” attempts to answer the proverbial question that is on everyone’s minds now that the world seems to be on the verge of imploding because of overpopulation: “How can a person survive a world where there’s just too many people?” Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to 5 inches (13 cm) tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. Paul Safranek (Damon) and wife Audrey (Wiig) decide to go through this “transition”  in order to improve their lives, and when they finally do, they enjoy the finer things in life — bigger house and lot, more food, and liquor to go around. But what implications will this cause in their lives in the long term? Is it true that big things come in small packages? Or will their downsized selves help them see the bigger picture?

The film is set to be released in the US on December 22, 2017.

See trailer here:

The Commuter

From the get-go, this film explores the different sides of human nature with one question: “What kind of person are you?” Normally one doesn’t really bother observing other people on a commuter train as everyone goes about their business, but Michael (Liam Neeson), an insurance salesman will find out that he is being watched, and his daily dull train ride will never be the same again. A stranger talks to him and convinces him to find a “hidden passenger,” he is tempted with money and gets caught up in a web of a criminal conspiracy where lives are at stake. Will Michael and the passengers reach their destination before anyone gets killed?

“The Commuter” will be released in the US on January 2018.

Watch the trailer here:


If you’re a sucker for tearjerker movies, then “Wonder” just might be the one for you. A couple cautiously walks their kid on his first day to school, and while this might seem pretty normal, everyone looks on because the kid is wearing a helmet. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay, “Wonder” is based on a New York Times best-selling novel which tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. All the kids at school avoid and ostracize August and he finds it hard to fit in. But soon he discovers that more than his atypical face, he is more extraordinary than he thinks.

From L to R: Owen Wilson as “Nate,” Jacob Tremblay as “Auggie,” Izabela Vidovic as “Via” and Julia Roberts as “Isabel” in WONDER. Photo by Dale Robinette.

“Wonder” will be released in the US on November 2017.

Watch the trailer here:

Home Again

You can always trust Reese Witherspoon to deliver feel-good chick flicks or romantic comedies, and this time she’s serving up love times three with “Home Again.” It’s a classic fish-out-of-water story where a single mom experiences a life-changing moment when she allows three young men to move into her house as guests. Witherspoon plays the role of Alice Kinney, a single mother, who unexpectedly meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. She learns different lessons from each man, and perhaps she will even find love. But a fourth man enters the picture, and it’s her ex-husband knocking on her front door!

The movie was released September 8 of this year, and we’ll just have to wait until it reaches the theaters in the Philippines!

You’ll get the feels after you watch the trailer here:


Photo credits: Entertainment Weekly, Movie Insider

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