15. No Time To Die | Official Trailer
Bond is back, baby! It appears as though after a tumultuous production process that involved Danny Boyle dropping out, Cary Fukunaga came in clutch to deliver the goods. The No Time To Die trailer wisely seems to offer very little in terms of plot — all we really know is that James Bond (Daniel Craig) is pulled back into the service to face down a mysterious villain, played by Rami Malek. The stunt work is promising and the trailer offers enticing glimpses of the ways in which the stacked supporting cast will get in on the action. The location scenes look gorgeous, with credit to Linus Sandgren’s cinematography and the fact that No Time To Die was — say it with me — Shot! On! Film! Now we just need to know when tickets go on sale. (Anna Swanson)
What it’s selling: Daniel Craig’s baby blue eyes in IMAX; the welcome return of iconic locations like Jamaica and characters like Jeffrey Wright’s Felix Leiter; hella f*cking stunts!
Best moment: Ana de Armas firing two guns.
14. The VelociPastor | Official Trailer
This is one of those cases where the title doubles as a sales pitch. And boy am I buying what The VelociPastor is selling. Those freeze-frame title cards? That over-committed gore? That priest who is also a Velociraptor? Oh my god hell yes. The VelociPastor’s trailer feels right at home with the preview segments from Tarantino and Rodrigez’s Grindhouse. The key difference being that The Velocipastor is a real movie that came out in the year of our lord 2019. God bless.
What it’s selling: A good old fashioned sojourn at the grindhouse.
Best moment: Confessional throat slash.
13. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum | Official Trailer
John Wick’s impossible dream was that he could lead a normal life. Three movies deep, and plenty of bullets spent, I’d say that fantasy is out the window. The trailer for the series’ punctuation-rich third entry sees escalation done right, with John Wick on the run from every dang assassin on earth. Feeling very much like a continuation of its predecessors, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’s trailer raised the stakes for everyone’s favorite outcast assassin.
What it’s selling: gun kata; total war; and more doggies.
Best moment: Gunshot on horseback? Gunshot on horseback.
12. Spies in Disguise | Official Trailer
If you do not know what this movie is about please stop reading this and watch the trailer. If you do know what this movie is about, I hope you’ll join me in collective exasperation and joy that this trailer exists. Nothing more needs to be said.
What it’s selling: The biggest plot twist of 2019.
Best moment: When the proverbial shoe drops and the trailer finally lets us in on its premise.
11. Climax | Official Trailer
Gaspar Noé is the reigning king of crazy and Climax came screaming out the gate to defend his throne. Powered by disco, a nouveau Giallo sensibility, and unbridled chaos, Climax grabbed us by the lycra and offered up one hell of a high.
What it’s selling: Hi-NRG; sangria; spandex.
Best moment: When the Cerrone hits.