The Mandalorian

Before the weekend hit, everyone around the world was finally given a proper first look at the upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, coming to Disney+ when the streaming service launches in November. The first teaser trailer introduced us to the bounty hunter with no name, and it set the stage for a much more grim, gritty series set in the Star Wars universe.

Even though this is just our first glimpse at The Mandalorian, there are plenty of details to dissect and call attention to, especially when it comes to the vibe of this particular trailer and the introduction of several key characters. So let’s dive into our The Mandalorian trailer breakdown. Read More »

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

This morning, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage that played exclusively for The D23 Expo crowd on Saturday was released online. Taking a cue from the marketing campaign for Avengers: Endgame, half of the new sneak peek is a montage of footage from the previous films in the series before we get to see just under a minute of new footage from the final movie in the Skywalker saga. But damn, that new footage packs a punch, and we’re about to take a deep dive into it.

Find out what details there are to glean in our Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker trailer breakdown below. Read More »

Star Trek Picard trailer

Reactions to the release of the much-anticipated Star Trek: Picard trailer at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con have been overwhelmingly positive, giving fans an injection of nostalgia, while also dropping some tantalizing clues as to what’s in store for the new series. Read on for a detailed breakdown of the trailer, including speculation on what it could mean for the 2020 show.

Read More »

Watchmen Trailer - Dr. Manhattan

The first full-length trailer for HBO’s Watchmen premiered during Comic-Con and we’ve been exploring every frame, looking for Easter eggs and hints about what the show’s mysterious plot might entail. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ twelve-issue Watchmen series is arguably the greatest comic book story ever told. The collected edition is the only graphic novel that made it onto Time magazine’s list of the 100 best novels since 1923. Since Zack Snyder’s film adaptation hit theaters ten years ago, DC Comics has begun revisiting the world of Watchmen: first with the Before Watchmen line of titles, and more recently with the Doomsday Clock miniseries.

Like Doomsday Clock, showrunner Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen is venturing into “After Watchmen” territory. The show takes place in the same world some years after the original storyline, and judging from the trailer, it will include a fair number of connections and callbacks to the comics. Below, we’ll dive into all of those and more with our Watchmen trailer breakdown.

Read More »

westworld season 3 trailer breakdown

Westworld is ready to introduce us to a whole new world (or two) with its new season 3 trailer. While the previously-released teaser was almost entirely focused on Aaron Paul‘s new character, this one brings back a whole slew of familiar faces. But as is the Westworld tradition, things are pretty damn mysterious. In our Westworld season 3 trailer breakdown below, we try to solve some of the new season’s puzzles.

Read More »

it chapter two trailer breakdown new

The full trailer for It Chapter Two arrived today, bringing with it a whole new cavalcade of terrors to give viewers nightmares. The sequel to 2017’s It brings the Losers’ Club back to Derry to battle Pennywise the Clown again. Will they finally succeed as adults? Or will Pennywise end up eating every last one of them? Our It Chapter Two trailer breakdown below delves into some of the film’s secrets. Beware of spoilers.

Read More »

Stranger Things 3 trailer breakdown

Netflix released a new trailer for Stranger Things 3 last night, so it’s time to head back to Hawkins and take a closer look. While the show has so far been heavily inspired by pop culture properties of the ’80s, it seems as if creators/showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer are taking a metaphorical step into the next decade with this season by referencing several pop culture touchstones of the 1990s, including Jurassic Park and The Rock. Dive in with us below. Read More »

doctor sleep trailer breakdown

Even though I’m the biggest Stephen King fan around these here parts, and a Mike Flanagan fan to boot, I’ve been highly skeptical of Doctor Sleep – Flanagan’s new film adaptation of King’s own sequel to The Shining. I found the book a bit disappointing, and wasn’t even sure how Flanagan could adapt it to the screen – since the version of The Shining most people are familiar with is Stanley Kubrick’s film, which deviates heavily from the source material.

So it is with great relief that I can report the newly released trailer for Doctor Sleep has completely won me over. This looks great. Flanagan is combining both King’s novel with elements of Kubrick’s film, and it appears he’s created a must-see in the process. Below, I’ll extract some of the film’s secrets with a Doctor Sleep trailer breakdown. I promise I’ll keep this as spoiler-free as possible.

Read More »

it chapter two trailer breakdown

The Losers’ Club is back, and so is Pennywise the Clown in It Chapter Two. The long-awaited trailer for the horror sequel just arrived, and it does not disappoint. Rather than a traditional trailer, we get an extended (although clearly trimmed-down) scene, followed by a few quick, exciting, creepy shots. The marketing department doesn’t have to give away too much – they know the hype is real, and that audiences will happily return to the haunted town of Derry, Maine. Still, there’s plenty to latch onto here, and that’s where our It Chapter Two trailer breakdown comes in handy.

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Spider-Man Far From Home Trailer Breakdown

While fans are still recovering from Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going full steam ahead with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The impending arrival of the movie resulted in a lot of fans questioning when the movie took place, especially after Spider-Man got dusted in Avengers: Infinity War. But the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer doesn’t waste anytime showing us that this movie takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and it looks like Peter Parker is going to have a lot on his plate. We look at all the new revelations and details in our Spider-Man Far From Home trailer breakdown. Read More »