by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor

 Teasers for  Prospective Christmas, January and 2019  film crowd pleasers

MARWIN, BUMBLEBEE, SECOND TIME

Robert Zemeckis has a curious entry that's unpreviewed at press time.  The Forrest Gump , Back to the Future director introduces us to Mark (Steve Carell) who has been savagely attacked on the streets. His memory gone, Mark finds ways  heal and be heroic.
As he builds an astonishing miniature art installation--a testament to the most powerful women he knows--through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph, "Welcome to Marwen" . Leslie Mann, Merritt Wever, and Janelle Monáe are among the little "Barbies" in the  town. 
Bumblebee restarts the Transformer franchise in 1980 where a yellow "bug" paves the way for other autobots. Second Time has Jennifer Lopez propelled from a mundane big box job to wall street guru thanks to a faked Facebook page. 

POSSESSION OF HANNA GRACE could well be the only horror genre on screen before Eli and Escape Room (Jan 4) , Replicas (Jan. 11) and the highly anticipated Glass (Jan. 16). Hanna has a ripping opening ten minutes that equates to "The Exorcist," but despite cliche avoidance twists, it's not going to have you jumping out of your seat or squeezing the person next to you. 

ROMA 
 Teasers for  Prospective Christmas, January and 2019  film crowd pleasers
Scene from GLASS

Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), an Academy Award winning director has "Roma" on the charts. Likely a limited release, it tells of the turbulent 70s in a middle class neighborhood of mexico City. The title's domestic worker  faces domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil. Awards buzz is soaring. 


2019 Captain marvel, Avengers Endgame

March brings the sci-fic feature , Chaos Walking, where Todd and Viola explore a distant planet that inflicts a virus upon everyone's thoughts. 

Bria Larson playing Carol Danvers who's secret identity is Captain marvel arrives March 8. It's one of the few superhero pix that's dominated by a woman and it's a lead in to Avengers:Endgame on April 26. Prior to that Hellboy gets a reboot, Stephen King's Pet Sematary arrives as a remake, and a teen Billy Batson becomes a superhero by uttering Shazam.
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel
(c) Marvel/Disney


Other heroic franchise entries X men, Spiderman, and He-Man, along with three Disney live action (Dumbo, Aladdin , Lion King) remakes and the Frozen 2 sequel.  It's back in September, too.