2017 MOVIE TRAILERS and What We Think About Them | FCC 122

There are plenty of 2017 movie trailers to be excited for, like SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING from Marvel Studios and Christopher Nolan’s new film DUNKIRK. Join us as we review and discuss our favorite 2017 movie trailers so far on this episode of the Finding Christ in Cinema podcast.

For your convenience you will find each podcast segment at the time referenced below:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Previous Episode Recap
  • 00:02:43 – SPECIAL: 2017 Movie Trailers
  • 00:52:03 – Lightning Round 
  • 00:53:36 – Upcoming

2017 Movie Trailers: Five Things We Like About Five Movies In Five Minutes Each

For this special episode – which may or may not become a tradition (but let’s be honest, it probably will…perhaps quarterly) – we’re taking a look at some of our favorite 2017 movie trailers that we’ve seen so far and talking about some of the things we like about them. We tried to limit the discussion of each trailer to five minutes, but we like to take liberties when we can.

Embedded below is each trailer followed by a small deliberation about the film.

A Monster Calls (Release Date: January 6, 2017)

IMDb: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.

This film stars Lewis McDougall as he makes his acting debut as the young Conor. Felicity Jones plays Mum, Sigourney Weaver plays Grandma, and Liam Neeson voices the Monster.

KONG Skull Island (Release Date: March 10, 2017)

IMDb: An action/adventure story centered on King Kong’s origins.

It’s a star-studded picture with FCC favorites like Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman as well as FCC hopefuls Brie Larson and John C. Reilly.

The Mummy (Release Date: June 9, 2017)

IMDb: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Tom Cruise leads Universal Studios’s flagship effort to resurrect their classic Monsters. Sofia Boutella plays the eponymous creature, and Russell Crowe plays…wait for it…Dr. Henry Jekyll.

Spider-Man Homecoming (Release Date: July 7, 2017)

IMDb: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.

Tom Holland finally gets some room to spread his web in this next film from Marvel Studios. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Marisa Tomei returns as Aunt May. Michael Keaton plays the villain known as the Vulture, and Donald Glover will be in the film, though his role has not yet been disclosed.

Dunkirk (Release Date: July 21, 2017)

IMDb: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Christopher Nolan’s latest project features Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and Harry Styles.


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About Brenden Taylor

Brenden is an educational assistant and tutor by day and a theatre practitioner by night. He has his M.A. in Theatre Arts and is always looking for a way to use good stories to soften people’s hearts.

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