Now that more and more studios are announcing their movies will be coming to our home screens, might I make a suggestion? Why not replicate the full theater experience as best you can, including what's arguably one of the best parts of the whole thing—sitting and watching all the trailers for the coming attractions?
Hear me out. Next time you're cueing up a movie in the living room, make some popcorn, spend a few minutes catching up on the latest trailers (heck, I even know a place where you can find them all compiled on one list...) and feel some of that movie-theater magic right there on your couch.
So dim the lights and have a screening, because this week in entertainment marketing has given us something for everyone, from history buffs to show-tune fanatics. Take a look!
Trailer Agency: Trailer Park
As this trailer reminds us, "it's time to dance"—because The Prom is almost here! After getting us primed with the teaser a few weeks back, this full piece provides even more emotion and glitter to get us prepped for the musical-comedy and its phenomenal cast. Using the original songs from the musical, the piece explodes into a high-energy sequence that shows off the film's spectacular colors and dance numbers. Get ready to twirl around in your living room when The Prom comes to Netflix on Dec. 4.
The Boss Baby: Family Business
Trailer Agency: Aspect
Poster Agency: BOND
The sequel to the 2017 animated hit The Boss Baby is here, and our title character is all grown up. However, apparently, the supergenius powers are hereditary, as we meet his young niece, Tina, who has taken over the family business and has many secret missions in the works. With some great music cues and excellent storytelling, we are introduced to both the humor and action to come when The Boss Baby strikes again. Our two tiny bosses are suited up in the simple, fun poster. The Boss Baby: Family Business comes to theaters on March 26.
Some Kind of Heaven
Trailer Agency: Intermission Film
Poster Agency: P+A
Some Kind of Heaven explores life in The Villages, America's largest retirement community. The Villages is marketed as an idyllic utopian Florida community, but this documentary follows a few of the retirees who say that hasn't quite been what they've found. The trailer underscores the film's dreamy cinematography and the highly unique characters it follows, both of which make it feel more like fiction than fact. We find the fountain of youth in a water-tower in the captivating poster. Some Kind of Heaven will be released on Jan. 15.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Trailer Agency: MOCEAN
We get a first look at the final season of Netflix's beloved Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in this trailer for Season 4. A moody pop track, Danger Twins' "No Prisoners," coupled with some great editing, allows us to see both the spooky and the heartfelt that await Sabrina and her crew when this thrilling tale concludes on Dec. 31.
Trailer Agency: GrandSon
Poster Agency: N/A
Based on a true story, The Dig sees Carey Mulligan as a widow who hires Ralph Fiennes, playing a local archaeologist, to excavate some burial mounds on her land during World War II. The trailer starts quietly in media res but builds nicely with a soaring melody as we learn what they will uncover. The poster highlights the golden hour in the English countryside. The Dig comes to Netflix on Jan. 29.
Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020
Trailer Agency: MOCEAN
Inspired by Broadway actress Laura Benanti's social media challenge to have high school theater students send her videos in light of their musical productions being canceled by the pandemic, Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 is a documentary special that follows the lives of seven of those students. This trailer pieces together their remote footage with fun yearbook-inspired graphics to produce an uplifting and personal piece that helps bring some song and dance to our current moment. Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 streams on HBO Max on Dec. 17.
Trailer Agency: Giaronomo
Season 11 will be the last for the Gallagher family of Showtime's beloved series Shameless, but not to fear, things aren't getting too sentimental yet. This trailer provides the dysfunction and irreverence we've come to expect from this crew as they take on gentrification in their Chicago neighborhood. The trailer nicely provides us with dedicated moments to catch up with each of our favorite characters, before building into a fast-paced montage of action. The new season of Shameless premieres Dec. 6.
Trailer Agency: Giaronomo
Poster Agency: Indika Entertainment Advertising
Based on the best-selling memoir Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was held at Guantanamo Bay without charge for over 14 years, The Mauritanian tells the story of his eventual legal battle, with the incomparable Jodie Foster playing his defense lawyer. The trailer skillfully sets up the opposing sides of the case with a driving drum track that was strategically placed to percussive hits in the film. The evocative poster uses patriotic imagery to allude to the greater implications of Mohamedou's tale on the American justice system. The Mauritanian will be released on Feb. 19.