A look at the best films to look forward to right now.
The second film to tackle gay conversion therapy this year (check Chloe Moretz’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Boy Erased is based on the experiences and real-life memoir of American writer Garrard Conley. After being outed, teenager Jared – played by rising star Lucas Hedges – faces an ultimatum: be sent away to a Christian treatment programme which professes to ‘cure’ homosexuality, or be shunned by his family and friends. In what is set to be a weepy one and already generating tons of Oscar buzz, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe play the strict Baptist parents, plus Wonderbabe Troye Sivan also makes an appearance and contributes to the soundtrack. I mean, do you really need another reason?
Boy Erased will be released on 2 November.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
No stranger to the odd monster or two, the trailer opens with Millie Bobby Brown, aka Eleven from Stranger Things, engulfed in a huge apocalypse-style dust cloud. It’s revealed that the world is now fleeing from a new threat: not just one 400-ft tall beast, but a bunch of them – that have been dotted around the world, sleeping dormant for years – until now. Expect moody visuals, the ever-brilliant Sally Hawkins, plus a three-headed snarling titan to put any Harry Potter creature to shame.
Godzilla will be released on 31 May 2019.
So we’ve already been privy to a first look at the uncanny transformation of Rami Malek into icon Freddy Mercury, but the new trailer gives us an in-depth glimpse into what looks to be a foot-stomping chronicle of Queen’s meteoric rise. Packed to the brim with all their legendary tunes, as well as a look at their most famous performance (Live Aid in 1985 at London’s Wembley, after Mercury’s AIDS diagnosis), this is one for the music lovers. Watch the trailer for instant whole body goosebumps.
Bohemian Rhapsody will be released on 24 October.
I Still See You
“In a world where the dead walk among the living, nothing is as it seems.” Sit down Haley Joel Osment, Bella Thorne sees dead people too. Her latest film is set ten years after an apocalyptic event devastated the population and left the earth haunted by their ghosts. After Thorne is threatened by one of the ghostly ‘remnants’, she teams up with a mysterious classmate in a race against the clock. Looks to be a jumpy, nail-bitey supernatural flick.
I Still See You will be released on 27 September.
Model-turned-screenstar Abbey Lee Kershaw has snagged recent credits in the likes of Neon Demon and Mad Max: Fury Road, but now takes the lead in mysterious sci-fi horror, Elizabeth Harvest. In this modern riff of the French folktale “Bluebeard”, Kershaw plays a newlywed who settles into her husband’s luxuriously hi-tech house, and is told she can have anything money can buy, but with the single caveat that she is not to enter one off-limit room in the house. So naturally… you’re going to give the door handle a cheeky wiggle right?