Trailer Watch: ‘Amy’, ‘Knock Knock’, ‘Batkid Begins’ & ‘Cooties’ 0 31


It’s Trailer Watch time once more, where we collate all the major trailers of the day into one easily digestible dose! Today we present: Amy, Knock Knock, Batkid Begins and Cooties. So let’s get to it, shall we?

First up we have Amy, the critically acclaimed documentary about the life and career of the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died from alcohol poisoning back in 2011. Directed by Asif Kapadia, who made waves with his F1 documentary Senna, the film uses previously unseen archive footage and “seeks to tell the London performer’s tragic story in her own words.”

Check out the trailer for the film which has been lauded at Cannes:

Amy is released in cinemas on July 3rd.

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Switching things up, we next have the trailer for Knock Knock, a home invasion horror-thriller starring Keanu Reeves. Directed by none other than Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), the plot is as follows:

Evan (Reeves) seems like the perfect guy. He’s an architect, lives in a beautiful California home, has two kids and a lovely talented wife. One afternoon, the wife and kids go to the beach but Evan has to stay home and work. It’s raining, he’s alone, listening to music, and there’s a knock at the door. Two beautiful young girls (played by Ana De Armas and Lorenza Izzo) are standing in the cold. They’re drenched, lost and just want to come in to dry off and use the phone.

Needless to say what happens next is no joke… Watch the trailer below:

Knock Knock is released in the UK on June 26th.

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On the total opposite side of the scale we next have the trailer for an adorable-looking documentary entitled Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, which tells the heart-warming story of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia whose only wish was to be Batman for a day. The documentary looks at exactly why and how this phenomenon took place, which became a big news story worldwide.

Watch the trailer below and prepare to have your heart melted:

Batkid Begins doesn’t have a UK release yet but is set for June 26th in the U.S. We’ll update when a UK date is set.

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Last up, and once again changing up things completely, we have the trailer for action-comedy-horror Cooties, which stars Elijah Wood, Allison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Jorge Garcia (Lost) and Leigh Whannell (Insidious). Here’s the plot:

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Here’s the trailer:

Like Batkid, this one doesn’t have a UK release but IMDB lists an “internet” (presumably VOD) release on September 18th in the U.S.

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Which of these films appeals to you most?

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I’m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 10 years of experience writing for various different reputable online and print publications. In addition to my running, editing and writing for Thoughts On Film, I am also the film critic for The National, the newspaper that supports an independent Scotland, covering the weekly film releases, film festivals and film-related features.

I have a passion for all types of cinema, and have a particular love for foreign language film, especially South Korean and Japanese cinema. Favourite films include The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 94


We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.

Vincent Cassel To Play Villain in Next ‘Bourne’ Film 0 35


After a fourth Bourne film in which Jason himself was conspicuous by his absence, things are returning to the old but brilliant formula of Matt Damon starring and Paul Greengrass directing.

We already know that in addition to Damon returning (rejoice!), Tommy Lee Jones and woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander are part of the cast, playing a tough CIA operative and (presumed) love interest, respectively, as well as Julia Stiles reprising her small but crucial role as Bourne helper Nicky Parsons. But now we’re getting word that one of the best French actors in the business is also joining the cast.

Variety has the news that the wonderful Vincent Cassel has signed on to the spy action sequel as its main villain, which will see him match wits and possibly even go toe-to-toe go with the former amnesiac hero. Although exact plot details are being kept secret for the time being, sources are saying that Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. No doubt he will tie in with the Treadstone/Blackbriar history of the Bourne mythology – maybe he’ll be a scorned fellow assassin who feels Bourne somehow wronged him/was chosen ahead of him.

The series has a pedigree of casting great actors as assassins, whether it be Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity, Karl Urban in Supremacy, Edgar Ramirez in Ultimatum and Oscar Isaac in Legacy.

I was already looking forward to the return of the Damon-Greengrass team but the addition of Cassel – genuinely one of my favourite actors of modern times – only makes me wish next summer would get here sooner.

The as-yet-untitled Bourne sequel is set to start shooting this year for a July 29th, 2016 release date.

Source: Variety