Trailer talk: Pitch Perfect 3, Knightfall, Spielberg, Red Sparrow & First They Killed My Father

Trailer talk: Pitch Perfect 3, Knightfall, Spielberg, Red Sparrow & First They Killed My Father

0 comments 📅26 September 2017, 09:29

Plenty of trailers to breakdown today – Pitch Perfect 3, Knightfall, Spielberg, Red Sparrow and First They Killed My Father – from the ridiculous to the sublime, so let’s get to it.


What’s up Pitches! A farewell tour! Acca-scuse me? We’re not crying, you’re crying!

Yes, Pitch Perfect will bow out at 3 this year when the girls reform for one final show for US troops in Europe.


Best bit…
Is it the action movie boat explosion or Rebel Wilson (who steals all the best lines again) punching a shark? We can’t decide.

Pitch Perfect 3 is released by Universal in the UK on Friday 22 December 2017.


Knightfall, which is produced by Jeremy Renner, isn’t the new Batman flick – it’s a Grail-chasing historical drama about the Knights Templar. It takes place after the fall of Acre, the Templar’s last city stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is taken from the order.

Landry (Tom Cullen) leads the search years later to get Christianity’s most precious relic back.

It’s not all beard twitching and soul-searching in this second trailer, though, as Landry’s a bit of a bad boy and there’s plenty of action.


Best bit…
Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter as a deeply spoken Pope.

Knightfall premieres on 6 December 2017 on the History Channel in the US, so expect a similar release in the UK.


We’re excited for Spielberg, the HBO documentary that will take a deeper look at the career of one of the greatest living directors, because it has so much input from the man himself.

This feature-length treat is directed by Susan Lacy and also contains input from Leonardo DiCaprio, JJ Abrams, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Liam Neeson and – of course – George Lucas.


Best bit…
That panic leads to great ideas!

Spielberg premieres on HBO on 7 October 2017, so not long to wait now in the US, although a UK date hasn’t been announced.


The first teaser for Red Sparrow uses quick cutting action with a brief but authoritative voice over from a CIA agent to leave you in no doubt that Jennifer Lawrence is going to be a badass Russian spy.

The film focuses on Dominika Egorova, a prima ballerina who suffers a career-ending injury and koins a secret programme to become a master of seductive and manipulative combat.


Best bit…
Lawrence going all Atomic Blonde on us.

Red Sparrow is released by 20th Century FOX in the US on 2 March 2018, with a UK date to be finalised.


First They Killed My Father is getting some serious props from critics and by all accounts is director Angelina Jolie’s finest film to date.

Based on Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name, and co-written by Jolie, depicts the five-year-old Ung being forced to train as a child soldier in 1975, while her siblings are sent to labour camps during the Khmer Rouge regime.


Best bit…
Actress Sreymoch Sareum holding a teddy bear to her face and for the first time experiencing a normal childhood feeling.

First They Killed My Father is now streaming on Netflix in the US and showing at select Curzon cinemas in the UK.

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