Movie Trailer Review: Dumbo, Kin, Goosebumps 2 and More

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Dennis Quaid is trying to keep his boys out of trouble. His older son just got out of prison, and his adopted younger boy finds a giant, futuristic laser gun. This trailer sprinkles some brotherly love into a science-fiction chase-and-shoot movie, and the results are confusing.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

R.L. Stine’s spooky books came to life in the first Goosebumps movie, but there was one special book that was hidden. So once the kids find it in this movie, all the crazy creatures come out again! Another minus is the fact that Jack Black is not in this one, but he does appear in the similar looking “The House with a Clock in its Walls.” The scariest thing about this trailer? Evil Gummy Bears!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Speaking of movie we don’t need another of… no, wait. Let’s give it a chance. This is a comic-book movie that is actually animated to look like a comic book. We have multiple Spider-Men, so this could really be a different experience. Gwen Stacy shows up at the end of the trailer, and that surprise really should have been saved for the movie.


Disney continues its quest to have animated and live-action versions of all of its movies. The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella were successful, so it’s hard to argue with that formula. A pair of kids befriend little Dumbo as the song “Baby Mine” ties this movie back to the classic. We get a glimpse of Dumbo flying at the end, so there’s nothing new here. Still, most viewers won’t mind.

A Star Is Born

Speaking of remakes, this is a three-make following the Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand versions of this story. The casting is innovative, with Bradley Cooper playing the established singer, and Lady Gaga portraying the novice. Cooper’s voice holds up well, while Gaga’s familiar sound will bring every one of her fans to the theater.

The Little Stranger

Here’s an old-school haunted house movie, as a once-stately British manor has fallen into disrepair in 1949. Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling live in the home, while Domnhall Gleeson shows up to figure out what’s wrong. When all of the bells from all of the rooms start ringing at once, we know something’s not right. But the question remains…who’s the Little Stranger?

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Another Godzilla movie? It started out looking different, as we hear a long story about how the apocalypse can only be averted by digging up some “Titans” that have been hiding in the earth for thousands of years. Finally, one emerges looking like Godzilla … and it is Godzilla! This would have been better as a different movie called “Rise of the Titans” or something.

Nobody’s Fool

Tiffany Haddish shows up yet again! She’s in another “Winner of the Week” as a woman who gets out of jail and shows up at her sister’s place. The sister is a high-level corporate executive, played by Tika Sumpter. Instead of just a culture clash between the sisters, we get a good revenge story as they team up to find the man who catfished the corporate sister. Score another one for Haddish and her hard-working agent.

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