Last week in trailers: sexy La La Land, funny Godzilla and sadly Adam Sandler

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“Why, oh, why is Adam Sandler still making movies?” and other questions in this week’s trailer round up.

Let’s do this.

Sandy Wexler

Let’s quickly rip off this plaster. Adam Sandler is starring in Netflix original Sandy Wexler. 

Watching the trailer for the first time, I thought it was the biopic of a poor soul who worked his whole life only for Adam Sandler to cement his legacy. The reality is sadder: this is a fictional story about an annoying talent manager whom everyone hates, but seems to do well anyway.

After only two minutes, I was ready to rip out my ear drums if it meant I wouldn’t hear the inflected voice Adam Sandler employs in this trailer. Netflix wants us to listen to that voice for two hours.

The true tragedy of all is that somehow Jennifer Hudson has been sucked into this project. Please join me in a moment of silence for the talent wasted.

Watch it on Netflix on 14 April if you really must.

The House

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star in The House as incapable parents who realise that they can’t afford their daughter’s college fees. So like all struggling parents, they open an illegal casino in their home.

The House was written by the same team that wrote Bad Neighbours (AKA Neighbours) and its sequel. It mimics the tone and humour, so if you’re into married couples doing weird things for their kids, this film is for you. If you only sat through Bad Neighbours for buff Zac Efron, you’re not missing anything by sitting this one out.

The House is set for release on 30 June.

Song to Song

Ryan Gosling’s Five Step Academy Awards Plan:

Step one: Be white.

Step two: Play a struggling musician.

Step three: Meet a quirky girl.

Step four: Screw it up.

Step five: Oscar.

This trailer is La La Land but with cool angles and more sex. It’s easy to mock, but there’s no way I’m missing this film.

Also starring Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman, Song to Song premieres at South by Southwest on 10 March, and will be released on 17 March.

The Bad Batch

Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves star in a The Bad Batch — a “dystopian love story set in a community of cannibals.”

The trailer features Waterhouse trapped in post-apocalyptic Texas by Momoa and his cannibal friends. It’s gory and takes itself too seriously (though I would say that for all films starring Keanu Reeves). Its biggest draw is its visuals, with gorgeous cinematography and interesting art direction.

The film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is only 46%, but it is so niche anyway the score won’t will deter anyone who is interested in a human-eating Jason Mamoa torturing a woman over a synth wave soundtrack.


Anne Hathaway stars in this seemingly delightful sci-fi in which she realises the monster destroying her city mimics everything she does.

Original, heartfelt and funny, the trailer promises a feel-good film that isn’t about to change the industry, but is perfectly okay with that.

Pacific Rim fans should be excited too, if not just for Colossal to ease their Kaiju pangs until Pacific Rim 2 is released next year.

Colossal made its premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, and will be released 7 April this year.



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