Another ‘Ghostbusters’ film? You got it. A new trailer for the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ film has dropped this week.
The movie, which was co-written/directed by Jason Reitman, is a sequel to the original Ghostbuster films from the ’80s. It’s the fourth film overall in the Ghostbusters franchise.
Set thirty years after the events of the second film, a single mother and her two children move to a small town in Oklahoma, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather’s secret legacy.
The movie stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, and Mckenna Grace. Additionally, the original Ghostbusters team (including Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd) will reprise their roles.
A lot of people are looking forward to this flick, hoping it brings life back to the franchise after the 2016 reboot failed to impress the general audience and lost the studio around $70 million.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is set to hit theaters November 11, 2021. Check out the trailer below…
A24 dropped what might be the strangest trailer of the year. The first trailer for the supernatural folktale ‘Lamb‘ was released online this week, and it’s making everyone say, “What the fu…:
The movie stars Noomi Rapace and follows a childless couple in rural Iceland who make an alarming discovery in their sheep barn.
After defying the will of nature in an attempt to heal their pain, they soon face dark and malevolent consequences.
The film debuted at Cannes Film Festival and the critics who have reviewed it have tried their best not to give away too much. They have praised it though, calling it “mesmerizing” and “bizarre.”
Making his feature debut is director Valdimar Jóhannsson, who also wrote the script with Icelandic poet Sjón. ‘Lamb’ is produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Piodor Gustafsson, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Smieja-Rostworowska and Jan Naszewski.
Rapace joined this project back in 2019, and while speaking with Variety, she explained how she fell in love with the script…
A script like this is rare and I directly felt that I had to do it. I’ve never done anything like this before and I can’t wait to start filming and go back to my roots in Iceland.
The movie is set to hit theaters October 8. Check out the trailer below…
John Cena started as a professional wrestler, but now he’s a legit comedy actor. There have been a handful of wrestlers who have made the transition to film, but most have went into the action genre. I’d say Cena is the first real comedic actor to come from the ring.
You can catch him in the upcoming wedding comedy, Vacation Friends, alongside Lil Rel Howery, Meredith Hagner and Yvonne Orji.
The straight-laced couple Marcus (Howery) and Emily (Orji) befriend the wild, thrill-seeking partiers Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Hanger) at a resort in Mexico, and the results lead to a raw and raunchy comedy. Living in the moment, the level-headed couple lets loose and takes advantage of a week of uninhibited fun and debauchery with their new ‘vacation friends,’ but months later the couple shows up uninvited at their wedding, creating chaos in their wake and proving that what happens on vacation, doesn’t always stay on vacation.
Howery plays a great straight man, so it’ll be fun to see him reacting to Cena’s craziness. It’s been a long road to production for this story, which was originally bought by 20th Century Fox in 2014. Back then, Ice Cube and Chris Pratt were set to star.
The comedy is set to drop on Hulu on August 27, 2021.
A coming-of-age psychological thriller? Uh, yes please. Filmmaker Pascual Sisto and writer Nicolas Giacobone have teamed up to combine two of my favorite genres into one film.
The first trailer for ‘John and the Hole‘ was released this week. The movie is Sisto’s feature debut as a director. It was selected for last year’s Cannes Film Festival and then premiered at the virtual Sundance Film Festival in January before being purchased by IFC Films.
In John and the Hole, John (Charlie Shotwell), is a 13-year-old seemingly without affect. He walks through his life of privilege as if in a trance — until one day, he discovers a bunker on the property of his family’s house. The existence of this bunker awakens something in John, and he drugs his father (Michael C. Hall), mother (Jennifer Ehle) and sister (Taissa Farmiga), and drops them down the hole without explanation.
That’s certainly different, yeah? It’s a unique premise. Of course, a great premise doesn’t always translate to a great film.
There’s been a few reviews released and the film has mixed-to-positive reviews, with perhaps the most positive review coming from top critic Peter Debruge.
It’s calculated and precise and meticulously constructed in a way that will be of considerable interest to audiences who appreciate stories that unsettle, and those who recognize the precision of Sisto’s approach.
It’ll hit select theaters and be available on demand on August 6, 2021. Check out the trailer below…
Alicia Vikander first entered my radar back in 2014 when she starred in the great sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina. She gave an incredible performance in the film, and ever since then whenever I see her name in a movie, I pay attention.
This is why we’re talking about the first trailer for Blue Bayou. The movie comes from the mind of Justin Chon. Not only did he write/direct this project, he also stars alongside Vikander in it.
Focus Features released the official synopsis for the film, which you can read below:
From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepdad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
It’s said to be a “partly” autobiographical tale, which makes the story that much more interesting.
Focus Features got the rights to this movie after the 2020 Cannes virtual market. In addition to Vikander and Chon, this movie stars ‘Halt and Catch Fire‘ star Mark O’Brien and ‘The OA‘ star Emory Cohen.
Check out the trailer below. Blue Bayou is set to hit theaters September 17, 2021. It looks really good.
When Pixar puts out a new trailer, we pay attention. The studio produces hit after hit, and they’re hoping ‘Turning Red‘ will add to their collection.
Pixar’s latest flick follows an ordinary 13-year-old girl…well, that’s not entirely true. She’s “ordinary” until she gets stressed out or experiences anxiety of any kind. Then she’s anything but ordinary.
Why? Because she turns into a gigantic talking red panda.
Adding to the problem is Mei’s (Rosalie Chiang) overprotective mother, Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh), who’s seen in the trailer sneaking to watch over her at school, causing an altercation with a security guard that leads to one of Mei’s panda-sized incidents.
This film was directed by Domee Shi, and it marks her feature film debut as a director. She had previously worked as a storyboard artist for Pixar before jumping into the spotlight with her Oscar-winning short, Bao.
Turning Red is set to hit theaters March 11, 2022. It appears (at least right now) that it’ll be exclusively in theaters, as opposed to the Disney+ hybrid releases we’ve seen this year due to COVID-19.
Back in 2019, an impressive voice cast led by Charlize Theron, teamed up to create an animated version of The Addams Family. It received mixed reviews from critics, but it performed very well at the box office. It made over $200 million against a surprisingly low budget of $24 million.
Now just two years later, a sequel is being released. The Addams Family 2 is set to hit theaters October 1, 2021.
In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with ‘scream time.’ To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, It, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong?
So it looks like it’ll be a road trip comedy, which I’m always down for. They usually provide some big laughs.
Most of the voice cast has returned, including Theron, Oscar Isaac, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll and Snoop Dogg.
John David Washington is hot right now, probably even hotter than his father Denzel. He’s starring in a little bit of everything, small indie dramas, blockbuster action flicks, and now political thrillers.
Netflix has released the first trailer for ‘Beckett‘ which stars Washington and the super talented Alicia Vikander.
The official synopsis from Netflix:
While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.
Sounds like it has the potential to be a little confusing, but we’re sure it’ll be a walk in the park compared to Washington’s last film, Tenet. I still don’t understand that sh*t, and I’m starting to wonder if Christopher Nolan himself even understood it.
Anyway, this Beckett movie was written/directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. Ferdinando previously worked as second unit director on films like Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria.
Beckett is set to drop on Netflix on August 13, and sadly after watching the trailer, I’m not that excited about it.
The horror/slasher film ‘Candyman’ was supposed to be released way back in June 2020, but it was pushed back a total of three times, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But now finally, a year later, it’s set to be released inside a theater near you. It’s scheduled to hit theaters August 27, 2021, and to get people excited one more time, the studio released another trailer.
It’s a smart move, because the original trailer, released over a year ago, got so much attention online. It created lots of buzz and turned this film into one of the most anticipated films of the year.
And it’s clear they’re hoping this latest trailer gives the project another shot in the arm before its release in August.
The synopsis can be found below:
For as long as the residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, a visual artist named Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, an art gallery director named Brianna Cartwright, moved into a luxurious loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by the upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind the Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
Nia DaCosta directed this movie, based on a script she wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.
One thing you can say about almost every Nicolas Cage film is that they’re entertaining. They may not always be good (I’d argue most are though) but they are always entertaining.
And his latest thriller film, Pig, looks to be both entertaining and good.
Cage stars in the film as Rob, a truffle hunter who lives alone in the wilderness in Oregon. The story gets going when he asks for help from a truffle salesman (Alex Wolff) to find his beloved pig after she was pignapped.
If that doesn’t sound amazing to you, then I’m not sure we can be friends. It’s like John Wick, but with a pig and Nicolas Cage.
While speaking to Variety, Wolff talked about what it was like working with the legendary Cage, and he had nothing but positive things to say…
We talk almost every few days. We text all day and he FaceTimed me like two days ago, and we really support each other and help each other with things. We started making the movie when we were both going through very similar personal things in our life and we bonded over it immediately and connected and were very emotionally open with each other. We just became best friends.
It’s a love story for the ages. Watch the trailer for Pig below, and then mark your calendars for its release on July 16.