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Trailer Party: Choose Kind

Join us in checking out trailers for Lady Bird, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonder, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Shape of Water and Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle.

Trailer Party: Choose Kind

October is in full swing, and that means the summer blockbuster season has come to a close. But just because the weather’s getting cooler doesn’t mean that there aren’t a ton of great movies to look forward to!

Check out the trailers below, and then head to the comments to discuss.

Lady Bird

Release Date: Nov. 3

In Order of Appearance: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Jordan Rodrigues, Danielle Macdonald, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith

Most Fist-Pump-Worthy Moment: “I gave it to myself. It’s given to me by me.”

Bonus Factor: An over-the-top, but totally realistic, mother-daughter relationship.

Theater, Netflix or Sick Day: Theater, with my mom. I think this is one of those movies that has its dramatic moments, but overall fills viewers with a sense of hope and promise. We all need these sorts of movies in our lives right now.

Murder on the Orient Express

Release Date: Nov. 10

In Order of Appearance: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom, Jr.

Most Fist-Pump-Worthy Moment: When Daisy tells everyone that she’s keeping an eye on them.

Bonus Factor: THAT CAST. (Minus you know who. It saddens me that he’s so problematic.)

Theater, Netflix or Sick Day: Netflix. Although this looks to be a fun whodunit, and I certainly dig Kenneth Branagh films, I’m not sure it’s the kind of movie I need to see on the big screen. Also, as someone who grew up with a mother who frequently watched David Suchet’s many turns as Hercule Poirot, and who ingrained in me how perfect he was in the role, it’s really hard for me to see someone else try to embody the character.


Release Date: Nov. 16

In Order of Appearance: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Daveed Diggs, Julia Roberts, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe, Millie Davis

Most Fist-Pump-Worthy Moment: When Auggie—at least, I assume it’s Auggie—in his astronaut outfit goes through the tunnel of high fives.

Bonus Factor: Julia Roberts’ laugh. Not joking.

Anti-Bonus Factor: It just got REAL dusty in here.

Theater, Netflix or Sick Day: Netflix. I think this movie looks crazy adorable, but also like the kind of movie through which I would cry the entire dang time, and I’d rather do that in the privacy of my own home.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Release Date: Nov. 22

In Order of Appearance: Christopher Plummer, Dan Stevens, Morfydd Clark, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Jonathan Pryce,

Most Fist-Pump-Worthy Moment: When Dickens finally comes up with the name Scrooge.

Bonus Factor: A celebration of the art of writing a story. Oh, and Dan Stevens in a period role. (Even with that terrible wig.)

Theater, Netflix or Sick Day: Netflix. I love the idea of seeing the story behind one of the most famous Christmas tales of all, but something about this trailer makes me feel like this movie is going to verge on Hallmark Christmas Special territory. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, I’m just not sure I need to spend (extra, non-subscription) money to see it. Though, that Dan Stevens sure is a draw ...

The Shape of Water

Release Date: Dec. 8

In Order of Appearance: Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, David Hewlett, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg

Most Fist-Pump-Worthy Moment: “If we do nothing, neither are we.”

Bonus Factor: Guillermo del Toro’s patented mix of creepy and cute.

Theater, Netflix or Sick Day: Theater. From the first time I saw this trailer, I have been waiting not so patiently for this to come out. Even though the trailer seems to reveal a lot, I’m unsure if I know exactly what will happen in the film, and I like that uncertainty. I’m also really digging the look of the movie, the old-fashioned costumes and sets and the muted colors, and the way it reminds me of the Hellboy series. Doug Jones does so well at playing amphibious creatures!

Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle

Release Date: Dec. 20

In Order of Appearance: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Ser'Darius Blain, Morgan Turner, Rhys Darby, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas

Most Fist-Pump-Worthy Moment: When Karen jumps into the air and kicks those two dudes in the face. I am all about Amy Pond, Action Hero.

Bonus Factor: The Rock. His character’s name is Dr. Smolder Bravestone. I mean.

Theater, Netflix or Sick Day: Theater? I was all set to say no to this movie, even with The Rock in a starring role. (And if you know me, you know that I love The Rock.) The original is a classic, and no one can do what Robin Williams did as well as Robin Williams. But this doesn’t look to be a remake as much as an update, and I did find myself laughing more than a few times during the trailer.


What say you, party people? Are you excited about any of these movies? Did I miss any amazing trailers for movies coming out in the next couple of months? Share your thoughts or other trailers below.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.