Do you like American Idol? What about American Idol…with animals? Then you’ll probably want to check out the new trailer for Sing. Watch an enthusiastic pig in a leotard, a rapping alligator and bunnies singing Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” duke it out to win a koala’s singing competition.
There’s also plenty of more where that came from. If you’re up for some fantasy and drama instead, escape reality with a boy who is drawn by a tree monster into a fantasy world of monsters and fairy tales in the trailer for A Monster Calls. ~ Natalia Makarski
The drama and laughs don’t stop there! Check out this week’s new trailers here:
Sing — A koala named Buster Moon (voice of Matthew McConaughey) runs a beloved, once-grand theater, but it’s fallen on hard times. To raise money to save the theater, he decides to hold the world’s greatest singing competition. A large number of singing hopefuls dream of winning, including a dancing/singing pig, a rapping alligator, a rocker porcupine, and even bunnies who sing Nicki Minaj songs.
A Monster Calls — Due to his mother’s (Felicity Jones) worsening illness, and constant bullying by classmates, a 12-year-old boy named Connor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is plagued by nightmares. One night, a voice calls to him and Connor discovers a tree monster (voiced by Liam Neeson). The tree tell him stories that draw Connor into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales.
La La Land — Jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) falls in love with Mia (Emma Stone) in this musical set in Los Angeles. But all isn’t rainbows and roses for the couple as they begin encountering struggles. Directed and written by Damien Chazelle, the film is a nod to classic movie musicals.
Table 19 — Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets. As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
Rules Don’t Apply — In 1950s Hollywood, aspiring young actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle with the absurd eccentricities of wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), whom they work for. Marla is a strict Baptist who cannot fraternize with boys. Frank is constantly reminded of this under threat of losing his job if he makes a move on her. The two eventually come to the conclusion that the rules “don’t apply” to them. This is made even more tense when Hughes begins making passes at Marla.
The Hollars — A struggling artist (John Krasinski) living in New York City gets caught up in his dysfunctional family’s problems when his mother is diagnosed with a brain tumor. He returns to his small town with his girlfriend, who’s expecting a baby.
Loving — The true story of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving, an interracial couple who defied Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws by marrying in 1958. After spending a year in prison, Richard and Mildred are exiled to Washington D.C. They eventually sue the state of Virginia, which leads to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the law prohibiting interracial marriage.
Goat — Brad (Ben Schnetzer) feels compelled to follow in his older brother’s (Nick Jonas) footsteps and pledge to a college fraternity. Still trying to get over an earlier assault, Brad finds the hazing process for Phi Sigma Mu more brutal and inhumane than he’d expected. He’s forced to assault others and be assaulted, to drink to dangerous excesses and to eat out of a toilet bowl during a process called “Hell Week.” As the pledges get more and more disturbing, both brothers begin to question whether or not the fraternity “brothers” are going too far.
The Intervention — A group of thirty-something friends plan a weekend getaway to a beautiful summer residence owned by Jessie (Clea DuVall), in order to perform a group intervention. Annie (Melanie Lynskey) orchestrates the reunion, because Jessie’s sister Ruby’s (Cobie Smulders) marriage to Peter (Vincent Piazza) is not going well. However, when Ruby and Peter find out, they’re angry about the others meddling into their business. Peter points out that everyone there has problems, including Annie, who has perpetual been postponing her wedding to Matt (Jason Ritter).
Kubo and the Two Strings — In a mythical, ancient Japan, kindhearted Kubo (Art Parkinson) finds himself on the run from gods and monsters, igniting an age-old vendetta. His only chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. With Monkey (Charlize Theron) by his side, as well as his father’s former student Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), Kubo confronts his family’s past and fights the evil forces that seek to destroy his people.