Here Are 28 Movies Coming Out This Winter That You're Definitely Going To Want To Check Out

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1.Nightmare Alley

Gulliermo del Toro is back to give us the heebily-jeebilies (technical term) with his latest: a neo-noir psychological thriller following a down on his luck carny with a knack for conning all the wrong people. With a stacked cast, incredible production design, and all the antics we've come to expect from a del Toro film, this one's a must-see! (Also, semi-related, the title of this sounds like a mean name people probably call me behind my back because I am, in fact, a nightmare Allie.)Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.When it premieres: Dec. 17 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

Gulliermo del Toro is back to give us the heebily-jeebilies (technical term) with his latest: a neo-noir psychological thriller following a down on his luck carny with a knack for conning all the wrong people. With a stacked cast, incredible production design, and all the antics we've come to expect from a del Toro film, this one's a must-see! (Also, semi-related, the title of this sounds like a mean name people probably call me behind my back because I am, in fact, a nightmare Allie.)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.

When it premieres: Dec. 17 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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2.The Lost Daughter

In this psychological drama directed by none other than Maggie Gyllenhaal in her feature directorial debut, we see a college professor cross paths with a mother and daughter while on vacation in Greece. Her quiet fixation on the pair turns to an obsession, causing her to revisit her own memories of motherhood.Starring: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Jack Farthing, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris. When it premieres: Dec. 17 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

In this psychological drama directed by none other than Maggie Gyllenhaal in her feature directorial debut, we see a college professor cross paths with a mother and daughter while on vacation in Greece. Her quiet fixation on the pair turns to an obsession, causing her to revisit her own memories of motherhood.

Starring: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Jack Farthing, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris.

When it premieres: Dec. 17 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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3.Sing 2

Oh, you want to talk about an all-star cast?! Here we go! The second entry in the aptly named Sing series sees the gang back together again, this time attempting to convince a reclusive rock star named Clay Calloway to join them for their massive show. Will they be successful?! Only one way to find out (to watch it, duh)!Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Nick Offerman, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Chelsea Peretti, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Adam Buxton, and Bono.When it premieres: Dec. 22 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

Oh, you want to talk about an all-star cast?! Here we go! The second entry in the aptly named Sing series sees the gang back together again, this time attempting to convince a reclusive rock star named Clay Calloway to join them for their massive show. Will they be successful?! Only one way to find out (to watch it, duh)!

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Nick Offerman, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Chelsea Peretti, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Adam Buxton, and Bono.

When it premieres: Dec. 22 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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4.The Tender Bar

Ben as the bartender leaning over and listening to the young man

This George Clooney directed film sees a young man growing up in Long Island while he spends time with patrons of his father's bar and comes into his own. Plus, Ben Affleck's beard in this deserves its own award. Look how full that thing is!

Starring: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd.

When it premieres: Dec. 22 in theaters, Jan. 7 on Prime Video

Watch the trailer here!

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5.Don't Look Up

After two amateur astronomers discover an asteroid headed directly toward Earth that will 100% wipe out all human life as we know it, they're shocked to discover how little everyone in power seems to take them seriously. Nothing like some existential doom for the new year, am I right?!Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.When it premieres: Dec. 24 on NetflixWatch the trailer here!

After two amateur astronomers discover an asteroid headed directly toward Earth that will 100% wipe out all human life as we know it, they're shocked to discover how little everyone in power seems to take them seriously. Nothing like some existential doom for the new year, am I right?!

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.

When it premieres: Dec. 24 on Netflix

Watch the trailer here!

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6.The Tragedy of Macbeth

Denzel in black and white

In this Shakespearean classic with a title that would make any high school drama teacher quake, a Scottish lord becomes convinced by three witches that he's destined to be the next king. But, ya know, it's Shakespeare...so...stuff goes south pretty quick.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Kathryn Hunter, and Brendan Gleeson.

When it premieres: Dec. 25 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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7.Licorice Pizza

This dramedy follows 25-year-old Alana Kane and 15-year-old Gary Valentine as the two come of age in the San Fernando Valley in 1973. The clothes! The vibes! The Bradley-Cooper-doing-the-most-in-a-wig! An instant classic.Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie.When it premieres: Dec. 25 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

This dramedy follows 25-year-old Alana Kane and 15-year-old Gary Valentine as the two come of age in the San Fernando Valley in 1973. The clothes! The vibes! The Bradley-Cooper-doing-the-most-in-a-wig! An instant classic.

Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie.

When it premieres: Dec. 25 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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8.The 355

In a film whose cast can only be described as

In a film whose cast can only be described as "someone broke the lock on my diary," four women with different areas of expertise join forces on a mission to, ya know, save the world. Seriously though, just give the casting director(s) for this one an award already (and ask if I can please have my diary back).

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, and Lupita Nyong'o

When it premieres: Jan. 7 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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9.Scream

That's right, the highly anticipated fifth installment in the highly beloved horror franchise is finally here to scare the absolute heck out of us. While we might not know who the killer will be, we do know one thing for sure: Sidney Prescott is coming back to Woodsboro to kick all kinds of butt.Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, and Sonia Ben Ammar.When it premieres: Jan. 14 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

That's right, the highly anticipated fifth installment in the highly beloved horror franchise is finally here to scare the absolute heck out of us. While we might not know who the killer will be, we do know one thing for sure: Sidney Prescott is coming back to Woodsboro to kick all kinds of butt.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, and Sonia Ben Ammar.

When it premieres: Jan. 14 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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10.Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Drac and the crew are back, and — this time — things are going topsy-turvy! When Van Helsing's mysterious and not-at-all-concerningly-named invention, the

Drac and the crew are back, and — this time — things are going topsy-turvy! When Van Helsing's mysterious and not-at-all-concerningly-named invention, the "Monsterfication Ray," goes horribly wrong, people switch bodies. Monsters are humans, humans are monsters, and who knows what else is mixed up!

Starring: Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian Hull, Fran Drescher, Brad Abrell, and Asher Blinkoff.

When it premieres: Jan. 14 on Prime Video

Watch the trailer here!

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11.The Royal Treatment

Netflix is gifting us this rom-com as some nice lil' Valentine's Day foreplay! When a hairdresser is given the chance to work on the wedding of a handsome prince, the two unexpectedly hit it off — which would be great if he wasn't, ya know, getting married.Starring: Laura Marano and Mena Massoud.When it premieres: Jan. 20 on NetflixWatch the trailer here!

Netflix is gifting us this rom-com as some nice lil' Valentine's Day foreplay! When a hairdresser is given the chance to work on the wedding of a handsome prince, the two unexpectedly hit it off — which would be great if he wasn't, ya know, getting married.

Starring: Laura Marano and Mena Massoud.

When it premieres: Jan. 20 on Netflix

Watch the trailer here!

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12.Redeeming Love

In this bestselling-historical-romance-novel-turned-film, love conquers all and whatnot. TBH, I'm mostly just including this one for the costumes. Like, look at that dress?! I'll take 100 in a size

In this bestselling-historical-romance-novel-turned-film, love conquers all and whatnot. TBH, I'm mostly just including this one for the costumes. Like, look at that dress?! I'll take 100 in a size "why does this fit me everywhere but my hips?!" please!

Starring: Cindy Bond, Brittany Yost, Simon Swart, Wayne Fitzjohn, and Michael Scott.

When it premieres: Jan. 21 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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13.Cyrano

Cyrano sitting next to another man behind a wall while others are practicing their sword skills

In this musical remake of the 1987 Steve Martin classic, Roxanne*, brilliant-but-different Cyrano falls for his friend, Roxanne, but so does the handsome Christian. The two join forces using Christian's good looks and Cyrano's intelligence to court her, but, of course, things get complicated real quick.

*This is a joke — please don't hurt me.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.

When it premieres: Jan. 28 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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14.The Tinder Swindler

An iphone with the sillohouette of a man

A documentary with a name so ridiculous, it made me giggle for a solid minute and a half, this Netflix original follows the stories of several women who were duped by a fraud on the popular dating app as they band together to find out who they were really talking to.

When it premieres: Feb. 2 on Netflix

Watch the trailer here!

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15.Book of Love

An uptight British author is shocked to learn his book is a massive hit in Mexico. He's then even more shocked to discover that it's a hit because his Spanish translator took some — ahem — liberties in adapting the book for Spanish-speaking audiences: She made it an erotic romance novel.Starring: Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui, and Antonia Clarke.When it premieres: Feb. 4 on Prime VideoWatch the trailer here!

An uptight British author is shocked to learn his book is a massive hit in Mexico. He's then even more shocked to discover that it's a hit because his Spanish translator took some — ahem — liberties in adapting the book for Spanish-speaking audiences: She made it an erotic romance novel.

Starring: Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui, and Antonia Clarke.

When it premieres: Feb. 4 on Prime Video

Watch the trailer here!

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16.Moonfall

After an unknown force knocks the moon out of its orbit and sends it hurdling toward Earth, NASA must task a team with saving humanity from certain annihilation. Basically, the plot of this movie is literally just the title.

After an unknown force knocks the moon out of its orbit and sends it hurdling toward Earth, NASA must task a team with saving humanity from certain annihilation. Basically, the plot of this movie is literally just the title. "What happens in Moonfall? Oh...the moon...fall."

Starring: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, and Donald Sutherland.

When it premieres: Feb. 4 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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17.Jackass Forever

The most surprising entrant in the 2022 Royal Rumble match is back on his bullshit (in this case, literally...just look at this picture!) in the latest entry to the Jackass Cinematic Universe. Watch the squad try not to die while they do increasingly ridiculous challenges!Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, and Preston Lacy.When it premieres: Feb. 4 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

The most surprising entrant in the 2022 Royal Rumble match is back on his bullshit (in this case, literally...just look at this picture!) in the latest entry to the Jackass Cinematic Universe. Watch the squad try not to die while they do increasingly ridiculous challenges!

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, and Preston Lacy.

When it premieres: Feb. 4 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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18.Through My Window

In this Netflix romance, Raquel's long-time crush on her neighbor — whose name is Ares, and I need you to know that upfront — blossoms into something more when he begins to develop feelings for her, as well.Starring: Pilar Castro, Julio Peña, and Clara Galle.When it premieres: Feb. 4 on NetflixWatch the trailer here!

In this Netflix romance, Raquel's long-time crush on her neighbor — whose name is Ares, and I need you to know that upfront — blossoms into something more when he begins to develop feelings for her, as well.

Starring: Pilar Castro, Julio Peña, and Clara Galle.

When it premieres: Feb. 4 on Netflix

Watch the trailer here!

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19.The Worst Person In The World

This critically acclaimed Norwegian dark comedy romance is finally making its way to the US! Chronicling four years in the life of a young woman as she faces the trails and tribulations of love and loss, we follow her as she searches for meaning in modern-day Oslo.Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Herbert NordrumWhen it premieres: Feb. 4 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

This critically acclaimed Norwegian dark comedy romance is finally making its way to the US! Chronicling four years in the life of a young woman as she faces the trails and tribulations of love and loss, we follow her as she searches for meaning in modern-day Oslo.

Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, and Herbert Nordrum

When it premieres: Feb. 4 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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20.Kimi

When an agoraphobic tech worker accidentally uncovers footage of a violent crime, she must face her fears of leaving her apartment in order to seek justice. Also, unrelated, but should I get bangs? IDK why, I just suddenly feel like I should get bangs, maybe.Starring: Zoë Kravitz and Rita WilsonWhen it premieres: Feb. 10 on HBO MaxWatch the trailer here!

When an agoraphobic tech worker accidentally uncovers footage of a violent crime, she must face her fears of leaving her apartment in order to seek justice. Also, unrelated, but should I get bangs? IDK why, I just suddenly feel like I should get bangs, maybe.

Starring: Zoë Kravitz and Rita Wilson

When it premieres: Feb. 10 on HBO Max

Watch the trailer here!

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21.Blacklight

Liam Neeson has an even more specific set of skills in this new action flick! Government conspiracies! Shady agents! A title that makes me think of Law & Order: SVU! This one has everything!Starring: Liam Neeson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Taylor John SmithWhen it premieres: Feb. 11 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

Liam Neeson has an even more specific set of skills in this new action flick! Government conspiracies! Shady agents! A title that makes me think of Law & Order: SVU! This one has everything!

Starring: Liam Neeson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Taylor John Smith

When it premieres: Feb. 11 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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22.Death on the Nile

A film that proves that time is, indeed, a flat circle (because I 100% feel like I saw the first trailer for this 10 years ago now), we go on another mystery-filled adventure with beloved detective Hercule Poirot, this time through Egypt.Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.When it premieres: Feb. 11 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

A film that proves that time is, indeed, a flat circle (because I 100% feel like I saw the first trailer for this 10 years ago now), we go on another mystery-filled adventure with beloved detective Hercule Poirot, this time through Egypt.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

When it premieres: Feb. 11 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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23.Marry Me

J.Lo and O-wow-en Wilson go on a fake-dating adventure right out of my 1990s rom-com dreams in this perfectly timed pre-Valentine's Day release! When an international pop star's very public wedding falls through, she opts to instead *checks notes* marry some random man in the audience. A choice! But will their false love turn into real feelings? Only time will tell!Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, and Sarah Silverman.When it premieres: Feb. 11 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

J.Lo and O-wow-en Wilson go on a fake-dating adventure right out of my 1990s rom-com dreams in this perfectly timed pre-Valentine's Day release! When an international pop star's very public wedding falls through, she opts to instead *checks notes* marry some random man in the audience. A choice! But will their false love turn into real feelings? Only time will tell!

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, and Sarah Silverman.

When it premieres: Feb. 11 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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24.Uncharted

Based on the popular video game of the same name, we see Spider-Tom and Marky Mark embark on a whirlwind adventure across the world in pursuit of what is only described as 

Based on the popular video game of the same name, we see Spider-Tom and Marky Mark embark on a whirlwind adventure across the world in pursuit of what is only described as "the greatest treasure never found."

Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas

When it premieres: Feb. 18 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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25.Dog

In what is perhaps the most straightforwardly named film ever made, we follow a US Army Ranger tasked with bringing a difficult-to-work-with military dog to Arizona to attend their handler's funeral. The title says Dog, and there is, in fact, a dog, which I do appreciate. There was zero magic in Magic Mike — like, I don't even recall a simple card trick.Starring: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q'orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Bill Burr.When it premieres: Feb. 18 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

In what is perhaps the most straightforwardly named film ever made, we follow a US Army Ranger tasked with bringing a difficult-to-work-with military dog to Arizona to attend their handler's funeral. The title says Dog, and there is, in fact, a dog, which I do appreciate. There was zero magic in Magic Mike — like, I don't even recall a simple card trick.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q'orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Bill Burr.

When it premieres: Feb. 18 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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26.Sneakerella

It's Cinderella, but with sneakers!!!Starring: Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood.When it premieres: Feb. 18 on Disney+Watch the trailer here!

It's Cinderella, but with sneakers!!!

Starring: Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood.

When it premieres: Feb. 18 on Disney+

Watch the trailer here!

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27.The Outfit

After an unexpected tragedy leads a respected English tailor to move to Chicago, he finds that the only family in town who can afford his fine clothes also happen to be vicious mobsters, which is not ideal, as it turns out.Starring: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O'Brien, and Johnny Flynn.When it premieres: Feb. 25 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

After an unexpected tragedy leads a respected English tailor to move to Chicago, he finds that the only family in town who can afford his fine clothes also happen to be vicious mobsters, which is not ideal, as it turns out.

Starring: Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O'Brien, and Johnny Flynn.

When it premieres: Feb. 25 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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28.The Batman

Capping off our winter roundup, we have perhaps the most anticipated film of the entire year! In only his second year of crime fighting, Bruce Wayne struggles to balance his secret identity with his true self as he becomes the target of a mysterious criminal known only as The Riddler.Starring:  Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. When it premieres: March 4 in theatersWatch the trailer here!

Capping off our winter roundup, we have perhaps the most anticipated film of the entire year! In only his second year of crime fighting, Bruce Wayne struggles to balance his secret identity with his true self as he becomes the target of a mysterious criminal known only as The Riddler.

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.

When it premieres: March 4 in theaters

Watch the trailer here!

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Which movies are you the most excited for? Share all of your thoughts and feelings in the comments below!