Trailer Roundup: Secret Gardens, Dark Waters, Rhythm Sections, Multiple Paul Rudds, and more Knives Out

Welcome to Trailer Tuesday folks. There’s a wide variety of film advertising to look at this week. Here are the new trailers for The Secret Garden, Dark Waters, The Rhythm Section, Living With Yourself, In The Tall Grass, Fractured, The Politician, and Knives Out.

The Secret Garden

We’ve probably all read or seen The Secret Garden before but holy jebus the digital effects technology available now really makes this one fly off the screen, doesn’t it? I know I’m not the target audience for this but it does look kind of delightful. It’s from the same people who made Paddington and I adore those movies.

The Secret Garden is headed for a Spring 2020 release. Here’s the official synopsis.

THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth) on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst), who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor. A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.

Dark Waters

Mark Ruffalo seems like a perfect fit for a story about an underdog taking on a massive corporation systematically poisoning people. Dark Waters looks like exactly the kind of awards season drama that will net him a best actor nomination, perhaps this will be the year he finally wins.

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.

Dark Waters is set for release on 22nd November and co-stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman.

The Rhythm Section

Blake Lively, more like Blake Deadly, am I right? Eh? Eh? Anyway, this looks like it could be seriously great. These kind of actions movies are almost always a middle aged dad and not a young mother. Like that twist and I like Blake Lively so this is pretty much a guaranteed watch for me. Plus Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown are always good additions to any cast.

Here is the synopsis:

Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption.

The Rhythm Section is out 31st January 2020.

Living With Yourself

Look, put Paul Rudd in anything and it’s going to be better. This series has two Paul Rudds. I’m not sure what the math is on that but it’s good. Based on the trailer I think I want to avoid any further marketing because it looks like it will be right up my alley.

Miles Elliott, a man struggling in life, undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, only to learn he’s been replaced – literally – by a better version of himself.

This series is headed to Netflix so you can watch the whole thing on 18th October.

In The Tall Grass

Vincenzo Natali has made a few gnarly movies, most notably Cube and Splice, and it looks like he’s added another one. There’s hints of all kind of nasty stuff going on to the characters lost in the field and I, for one, am here for it.

Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, when siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.

In the Tall Grass will premiere on Netflix on 4th October, but will also be playing at VIFF on 27th September if you want a chance to see it on the big screen.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

The end of Walter White’s story presented at the end of Breaking Bad was basically perfect. I know that people have feelings about this, but the last two episodes offered great closure to both halves of that characters life. Now, we get to see what’s next for his protege, Jesse Pinkman.

I’m into it. Vince Gilligan is back to write, produce, and direct the film and hopefully offer Jesse some redemption after the months of torture he endured at the end of Walters story. He’s free and I can’t wait to see what he does with it.

El Camino lands on Netflix on 11th October.


Oh hey, Sam Worthington is starring in what looks to be the quintessential Netflix movie. That sounds like a dig but honestly I bet this film gets lots of play as long as Netflix keeps it somewhere where people can actually find it to watch it (that’s the dig). Then again, they’re releasing this one the same day as El Camino, so maybe they already know something I don’t.

Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington), and his wife Joanne (Lily Rabe) rush their daughter to the emergency room of a nearby hospital after she is hurt in an accident. After being sent away for further testing, his wife and daughter vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.

Fractured hits Netflix on 11th October.

The Politician

For a while there it felt like FX was The Ryan Murphy Network, but then Netflix agreed to pay him $300 Million over five years for the privilege of being The Ryan Murphy Network, and now we’re going to get some of the results.

There’s no denying at this point that the man has a huge stable of talent to draw on so this thing is ridiculously well cast. I’ve found his work to be a little hit or miss, personally, so while I have no real expectations for this I do legitimately hope it will be good.

The Politician starts streaming on 27th September.

Knives Out

And here we are, at the next trailer for my most anticipated film of the fall. I’m not even gong to say much about it. Rian Johnson creates movies I love, and this movie has a cast of thousands of amazing players: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Are you excited? I’m excited. 27th November can’t come soon enough.

The End

There are a few gems in this list, so which ones are you looking forward to? Other than Knives Out, I mean?

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