wzjag9bahpstesuyz995LTLiens! We’re back (albeit two days late) with round 3 of our Sunday Trailer Reviews! This was a pretty good week in trailers as we are starting to get to my favorite movie season, Oscar contenders. This week we feature standout trailers from three potential awards-contending films.

Let’s get it going.

Manchester by the Sea

The story is about a man’s brother who unexpectedly dies, now inheriting guardianship rights to the son and all of the responsibility, headaches, and struggles that comes with it.

Originally supposed to be Matt Damon in the lead role, Casey Affleck has obviously taken over and has generated quite a bit of buzz around his performance for this one. Along with that, the Boston-area accents are velocious and relentless, and I love it. This looks to be a good one, so watch for this film come Oscar season.

Interest Level: 4/5

A United Kingdom

In what looks to be another Oscar contender, this is the story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana who, while away in South Africa for education, fell in love with a British woman, Ruth Williams. Upon his return to South Africa, the news of his intentions to marry a white woman became a very controversial subject. In addition, this news was thrown on the backdrop of Botswana’s independence movement, led by Khama.

Continuing from his success but unfortunate lack of an Oscar nomination for his performance as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Oyelowo seems to be steadily climbing up the chain of most-talented actors in Hollywood. I would not be surprised if this were to result in another Best Actor nomination for Oyelowo, whose speech scenes will cause a stir in almost anyone.

Interest Level: 4/5



Planetarium is the story of two sisters who believe they have the ability to speak with the dead, and eventually get caught up in the film industry in Paris, France.

This is a French-Beligan film expecting to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month. Currently, the film has no US distribution companies attached, but that should change after TIFF with names like Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp (Johnny’s daughter) attached to it.

Vague interest at the moment, and kind of wish they had included subtitles throughout the entire trailer instead of just at random spots. I should have paid more attention to my French professors in college.

Interest Level: 3/5

Thanks for reading! Let us know how excited you are for these films in the comments below.

Check back next Sunday, September 4th for more trailers!