Now that the holidays are over, studios are back to releasing trailers. And for that, we are grateful.
The first trailer for the upcoming indie drama ‘Sundown‘ starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg has been released. Michel Franco produced, wrote and directed the film. Back in 2020, he released a dystopian thriller titled New Order, which ended up winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. So, you know, he’s good at this filmmaking thing.
‘Sundown’ promises to be a little less intense than New Order, but still full of suspense and drama.
Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore in this suspenseful jolt from writer/director Michel Franco.
Bleecker Street plans to release this movie in select theaters on January 28, 2022. The flick has been getting rave reviews from critics. It currently holds a respectable 76 score on Metacritic.
One of the films shortlisted for Best International Feature is Belgium’s very own ‘Playground‘
The film documents the harsh reality of playground bullying. It tells the story of a 7-year-old girl named Nora who sees her big brother Abel being bullied at school.
When she tries to tell their father Abel dissuades her, imploring her to remain silent. Nora must navigate her way between the brutality of the children’s world and its adult counterpart as she tries to work out her loyalties.
The story is told through the eyes of Nora, and it’s been receiving rave reviews following special screenings at the San Sebastian and the BFI film festivals. Critics have described it as “raw” and “unsettling”
Laura Wandel, who directed and wrote the film’s screenplay worked on the film for five years, thoroughly researching the subject of schoolyard politics. She says she wanted to show the playground as a ‘micro-society,’ and for adults to think about how much of our own behavior is formed in its shadow.
U.S. rights have been acquired by Film Movement, so there should be some sort of release here in the states.
Sony Pictures is giving ‘Uncharted‘ fans an early Christmas present. They released a brand new trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the classic PlayStation video game that follows the adventures of thief/treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
Of course, Tom Holland plays Drake in the film. He continues to land huge role after huge role. He’s currently dominating the box office with the latest Spider-Man flick.
Joining him in ‘Uncharted’ are Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas and Sophia Ali.
In the film, Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother.
Ruben Fleischer directed the film, best known for creating the ‘Zombieland‘ film franchise.
This movie is expected to be released inside a theater near you on February 18, 2022. Check out the trailer below…
After making a surprising (some might say shocking) $319 million at the worldwide box office, Sonic the Hedgehog, was quickly given the green light for a sequel.
Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey have returned to the cast, and in this sequel, they’ll be joined by Idris Elba, who will be voicing Knuckles.
In the sequel, Sonic is ready for more freedom after settling into Green Hill, and Tom (Marsden) and Maddie (Sumpter) agree to leave him home while they go on vacation. However, the evil Dr. Robotnik comes back, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to both build and destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with Tails and together they embark on a journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
Really, the whole team has returned for this sequel, including director Jeff Fowler and screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
I suppose they figured if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will hit theaters April 18, 2022, and as long as there’s no new strain slamming the country, it should do very well.
It’s that time of the year. The Christmas movies are fast approaching. Even though we’ve just entered the month of November, all the focus is on Christmas.
And to celebrate, HBO Max has released the first trailer for the upcoming holiday comedy, 8-Bit Christmas, the story of a child in the late ’80s trying to get a Nintendo for Christmas.
Directed by Michael Dowse, 8-Bit Christmas features Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role as he tells a story from his childhood to his daughter.
The story takes place in the late 80s, as he does everything he can to try to get the Nintendo system. Young John joins a contest where the first prize is an NES, and it shows him going to various houses trying to sell Christmas wreaths, as well as excitedly playing one of the systems in a store. It’s implied in the trailer that the adult John may be exaggerating parts of the story, as his daughter is questioning the validity of the tale.
They’re clearly going for A Christmas Story vibe here, and it might actually be working. The trailer looks like it has potential.
The movie is set to be released on November 24 on HBO Max, just in time to steal the thunder away from Thanksgiving.
It’s a good day for all you Benedict Cumberbatch fans out there. The first full trailer for the upcoming Netflix western ‘The Power of the Dog‘ has been released.
The flick stars Cumberbatch as a masochistic cattle rancher named Phil Burbank, which I think we can all agree is a pretty badass name. The movie is based on a 1967 cult novel by Thomas Savage.
After Phil’s cow herder brother (Jesse Plemons) covertly weds a young widow (Kirsten Dunst) with a son, Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Burbank begins to wage a war against his sister-in-law and Peter, a draining act that summons memories of the mentorship, affection and intimacy of a former cowboy.
The fact that Jesse Plemons co-stars in this movie is more than enough to convince me to watch it. The dude is one of the more talented actors in Hollywood.
But if you still need more convincing, you can check out the trailer below. The film has premiered at several film festivals and nearly every critic has praised it. Sounds like it might win a lot of awards this season. It’ll hit select theaters November 17, followed by a release on Netflix on December 1.
Another ‘House of Gucci’ trailer? Okay, that’s cool with us. MGM has surprised us all with a brand new trailer for the star-studded drama.
This new trailer features the first meeting between Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and the lavishly wealthy Gucci Italian family.
House of Gucci will tell the true story of the assassination of Maurizio and the collapse of the Gucci family’s fashion dynasty. Reggiani was tried and convicted of orchestrating her ex-husband’s murder in 1998.
The incredibly talented Adam Driver will play Maurizio Gucci in the flick. Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino also star.
Directed by Ridley Scott, House of Gucci promises to be an awards contender. It marks Gaga’s first feature performance since her starring role in the award-winning film, A Star Is Born, back in 2018.
Check out the trailer below. House of Gucci will hit theaters November 24, 2021.
Bruce Willis has stumbled a bit in recent years. It feels like he’s having a difficult time picking good scripts, or maybe he’s just doing it for the money at this point. Who knows.
But his latest mistake is the upcoming action-thriller Deadlock. It’s a revenge flick starring Willis as Ron Whitlock, a wanted criminal who chooses to hold an energy plant hostage after the killing of his son by police.
Whitlock is standing in his home when he learns that his son was killed in a police raid and within seconds, he murders both the officers coming to his door to tell him about the loss of his son and then seemingly goes on a rampage to get his revenge, planning on taking the entire town down with him.
It’s pretty wild, and I suppose at the very least, it looks entertaining? I guess? Maybe that’s what Willis is going for these days… pure entertainment, no matter how silly it is. Or really, I think he just gets off on playing badass characters.
In any event, Deadlock will hit select theaters and be released on-demand and digital on December 3, just in time for the holidays.
Another actor making his directing debut? You got it. Fran Kranz is set to make his feature directing debut with the upcoming drama, Mass.
The story is about four parents mourning in the wake of a tragedy. It stars Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs, Ann Dowd and Reed Birney.
‘Mass’ had its world premiere back in January at Sundance where it received mostly positive reactions from critics and the general audience.
Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’ writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.
There is potential this film could generate some Oscar buzz when it gets released in October by Bleecker Street.
They’re currently planning a limited release, with showings in New York City and Los Angeles on October 8, with a national release set to follow soon after.
Kristen Stewart is an extremely talented actress, and it’s time the whole world knows it. The upcoming ‘Spencer’ drama could be the film that brings her talents to light.
Stewart plays Princess Diana in the film, which is described as a biographical drama, but really it’s more of an educated guess. If there were cameras behind those royal walls during Christmas 1991, what would that have looked like?
For those who don’t remember, Princess Diana and Prince Charles didn’t get divorced officially until 1996, but they separated in 1992 soon after the breakdown of their marriage become public, which means Christmas 1991 was their last holiday together.
This film takes a look at what that might have looked like. Spencer was directed by Pablo Larrain, and co-stars Sally Hawkins and Jack Farthing.
Last year, Stewart talked about how much this role meant to her…
I’ve gotten through two and a half biographies, and I’m finishing all the material before I actually go make the movie. It’s one of the saddest stories to exist ever, and I don’t want to just play Diana — I want to know her implicitly. I haven’t been this excited about playing a part, by the way, in so long.
It looks like all her hard work was worth it. Check out the trailer below. Spencer will hit theaters on November 5, 2021.