ICYMI: Trailer Roundup, Including the Creepy ‘Shut In’


This week’s trailers starts off with a scary one called Shut In, as we head into fall (and Halloween) season.

The heart-pounding thriller stars Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England as she cares for her son (Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton), left in a catatonic state after a horrible car accident that took her husband’s life. When a troubled young orphaned boy (Jacob Tremblay), also dealing with grief, comes into her office one day, she is taken by him and has him come live with her. Except one night, he goes out into a deadly winter storm – and doesn’t come back. Or does he? Watch the trailer! Shut In opens November 11.


In the latest and more extended trailer for the upcoming HBO show Westworld, things are definitely going to get out of hand. Based on the ’70s thriller by Michael Crichton (who wrote and directed the 1973 movie starring Yul Brenner), Westworld follows the story about an exclusive resort that caters to guests’ fantasies. You want to go to space? Here’s a space station. You want to be a gunslinger? Here’s the Wild West. The guests are the stars, and the supporting players are actually robots programmed to fulfill any wish or desire, no matter how perverse. From what we gather in this new trailer, those robots don’t know they are robots. So when they are taken in for “maintenance,” they meet the head puppet master, played by Anthony Hopkins — the man behind the curtain, as it were. Westworld also stars James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris, as the rogue robot/gunslinger who is going to enlighten his comrades. It premieres Oct. 2.

A Dog’s Purpose

This is going to make you want to pet your favorite pooch. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström, shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall. It opens in theaters January 27, 2017.