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Coming Soon: All the New Trailers You Need to Watch This Week

Including the next effort from the director of 'Moonlight', a horror meme turned into a movie and a documentary about Paul Walker.
By Sarah Ward
August 05, 2018
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Coming Soon: All the New Trailers You Need to Watch This Week

Including the next effort from the director of 'Moonlight', a horror meme turned into a movie and a documentary about Paul Walker.
By Sarah Ward
August 05, 2018
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A great trailer does two things: makes you want to run to the cinemas to see the film in question, and makes you hit replay on the preview itself the moment it's finished. Or, thanks to the rise of TV trailers, it inspires your next date with your couch. You'll want to get as comfy as possible to binge-watch the next season of your favourite show, after all.

2018 might be into its eighth month, but more trailers keep popping up for both big- and small-screen highlights due in the coming months. After Barry Jenkins directed the gorgeous Moonlight to best picture glory at the Oscars, his next film — If Beale Street Could Talk — sits high on the most-anticipated list. Adding to the excitement, it's also an adaptation of a novel by James Baldwin. If you saw the excellent documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which was also adapted from his work, then your eagerness probably just went up a few levels.

Still on cinema front, other movies dropping trailers include Venom and Slender Man. They're both in theatres soon, and they've both released sneak peeks previously — but if you're keen on either grim comic book flicks or horror memes, you'll want to take a look.

Then there's also the dystopian I Think We're Alone Now, starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, and directed by  The Handmaid's Tale's Reed Morano — plus tear-jerking documentary I Am Paul Walker, which is extremely self-explanatory. Or, check out Oscar Isaac trying to capture a Nazi officer in Operation Finale, Robert Redford playing a career bank robber in The Old Man & The Gun, and the film version of manga Alita: Battle Angel. And, for something completely different, Science Fair follows smart high schoolers facing off in the titular competition.

Headed to a TV near you, Maniac sees Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in a limited Netflix series about strangers in a pharmaceutical trial, while Forever pairs up Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph and Fred Armison in a marriage-focused comedy. Rounding out the bunch is The First, which stars Sean Penn and charts a team of astronauts trying to become the first humans to make it to Mars.

Check out the full slate below, and prepare for a busy viewing year ahead.

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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

In Australian cinemas March 7, 2019.

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MANIAC

On Netflix September 21.

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FOREVER

On Amazon Prime September 14.

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I AM PAUL WALKER

Australian release date TBC.

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VENOM

In Australian cinemas October 4.

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SLENDER MAN

In Australian cinemas August 23.

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I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW

Australian release date TBC.

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OPERATION FINALE

Australian release date TBC.

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

In Australian cinemas December 26.

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THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

In Australian cinemas November 15.

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THE FIRST

On Hulu September 14, with the Australian airdate TBC.cp-line

SCIENCE FAIR

Australian release date TBC.

Published on August 05, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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