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Watch: Excellent Deaf Horror Short 'Dawn of the Deaf' from England

Dawn of the Deaf Trailer

"I feel like you're ashamed everywhere we go." Another awesome horror short film worth your time. This year is a stand out year for deaf performances/characters, in films like Wonderstruck, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Baby Driver. We can also include this short film, titled Dawn of the Deaf, about a few deaf people who must band together to survive in a zombie apocalypse - though it's much more about the relationship the main girl has with everyone in her life. It was made by deaf actors in London and tries to show disability as a strength, not a weakness. Starring Caroline Ward as Sam. This takes its time to build up and establish all the characters, then tosses in some crazy twists that have a strong emotional effect. Watch in full below.

 Posted June 20 in Horror, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Miles Teller Plays a Soldier in First 'Thank You for Your Service' Trailer

Thank You for Your Service Trailer

"Don't let these young guys see you fold." Yet another PTSD movie, here we go again. Universal has debuted the trailer for a film called Thank You for Your Service, about Iraq war soldiers who have trouble fitting in once they return home. Sound familiar? It's because we've seen way too many of these "Iraq war soldier has trouble returning home" movies, they're a dime a dozen nowadays, always the telling the same story. Thank You for Your Service stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Beulah Koale, Amy Schumer, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Scott Haze, which is quite an intriguing cast. This looks much better than Battle Scars, but still looks the same. The best part of this is the hanging dog tags in the title card at the end, but that's it.

 Posted June 20 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Newest Trailer for Scary Horror Spin-Off Prequel 'Annabelle: Creation'

Annabelle: Creation Movie Trailer

"We ended up giving it just what it wanted…" Warner Bros has debuted one more super scary trailer for the horror prequel now called Annabelle: Creation, the next in the Annabelle series, which itself is a spin-off from The Conjuring horror movies. This was originally titled just Annabelle 2 when the first teaser trailer debuted last year. This one is about a dollmaker and his wife who welcome a nun and several girls from an orphanage into their home, where the cursed Annabelle doll lurks. Starring Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton and Alicia Vela-Bailey as the Evil Mrs. Mullins. This looks crazy scary. Up for some summer horror, anyone?

 Posted June 20 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Marc Webb's Film 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

The Only Living Boy in New York Trailer

"That's her - the other woman." Amazon + Roadside have unveiled the first official trailer for The Only Living Boy in New York, the second film from director Marc Webb being released this year (his other one is Gifted starring Chris Evans). The Only Living Boy in New York is about a recent college grad, played by Callum Turner (also seen in Victor Frankenstein, Assassin's Creed), whose big city life is thrown into disarray when he discovers his father has a mistress. This also stars Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon, and Jeff Bridges. This looks solid, a bit funky, with a mix of tones that may or may not work. I like Jeff Bridges as the older guy dispensing wisdom, I'll be hoping for the best.

 Posted June 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official US Trailer for Tavernier's 'My Journey Through French Cinema'

My Journey Through French Cinema Trailer

"Only one thing matters. Taking a step forward, even if it's a tiny one." Cohen Media Group has released an official US trailer for Bertrand Tavernier's cinematic look back titled My Journey Through French Cinema (or Voyage à travers le cinéma français). The documentary is an examination of Tavernier's love of and experience with French cinema, from the films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year in the Cannes Classics section, and looks like a lovely and exhilarating look at so much thrilling cinema from France over the years. Described as a "magnificent, epic documentary… a lifetime in the making," Tavernier looks back at films from Renoir, Godard, and Melville, along with fascinating discussing about cinema past & present.

 Posted June 19 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Extended Featurette for Luc Besson's 'Valerian' Takes Us into Space

Valerian Space Featurette

"Avatar makes everything possible. There's no limit anymore…" Europacorp has debuted a fantastic new featurette for Luc Besson's Valerian, his epic sci-fi adventure hitting theaters next month. This extended featurette is an impressive recap/introduction, looking back to the original graphic novel that this is based on, showing behind-the-scenes of development and production, and ending with finished footage from the film. The space opera sci-fi movie stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian, and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. They must travel to an intergalactic city full of different species called Alpha on a mission. I'm so excited to see this! If all the other trailers haven't interested you yet, maybe this will finally sell you on it.

 Posted June 19 in Featurette, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Super Suspenseful Horror Short 'Curve' Directed by Tim Egan

Curve Short Film

Time for something uniquely scary. A very suspenseful horror short film titled Curve has debuted online, from writer/director Tim Egan. The short originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Short at Sitges last year, so it already has quite a bit of good buzz. Curve is a very simple concept horror short film about a woman who wakes up clinging to a "smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss". Starring Laura Jane Turner as the woman. I like how simple this is, and how it relies on the sound design and visual storytelling to make you feel the fear and intensity. But - what the heck is this place?! See below.

 Posted June 19 in Short Film, To Watch | Comments

First UK Trailer for Sexual Awakening Festival Hit 'God's Own Country'

God's Own Country Trailer

"Just so's you're clear - he's here to work." An official UK trailer has debuted for a film titled God's Own Country, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival before hitting other fests around the world. The film tells the story of a young farmer boy named Johnny Saxby from Yorkshire who falls for a Romanian migrant worker who comes in to work for the season. It's another sexual awakening story of a gay romance, but rave reviews from all the festivals have made it stand out in particular and you can see why below. Starring Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, and Ian Hart. This is a seriously beautiful trailer that promises an excellent film that should live up to the praise so far. Take a look.

 Posted June 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Thomas Mann in Trailer for Indie Relationship Drama 'Some Freaks'

Some Freaks Trailer

"They only see what you want them to see." Good Deed Entertainment has debuted the official trailer for an indie relationship drama titled Some Freaks, starring Thomas Mann from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The story is about a high schooler named Matt with only one eye, who falls in love with an overweight girl named Jill, played by Lily Mae Harrington. There's two major parts to the story - once she goes off to college, she loses weight and apparently Matt doesn't feel the same about her. The cast includes Ely Henry, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan, Nikki Massoud, and Ryan Boudreau. This already played at a few film festivals last year (including Fantasia and Rhode Island) and will be hitting limited US theaters + VOD later this summer. This film actually looks pretty good - full-on indie quirk, might be worth watching.

 Posted June 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Twisty Indie Horror 'Midnighters' from Julius Ramsay

Midnighters Trailer

"Look around, this isn't what we planned." A full-length trailer has debuted for a horror thriller premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival this month, titled Midnighters, from director Julius Ramsay. Ramsay is making his feature directorial debut after working as an editor on TV shows like "Battlestar Galactica" and "Flashforward". The film is set around New Year’s Eve following a couple that accidentally kills someone on their way home. But there's a twist when they realize this might have been a setup, while other mysterious things start to happen. Starring Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine & Ward Horton. It's described as a "taught noir thriller in the vein of Blood Simple, Shallow Grave, and Blue Ruin." Looks like it could be good.

 Posted June 16 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Step is Life - New Featurette for Inspiring, Energetic Dance Doc 'Step'

Step Documentary Featurette

"Strong women together are unstoppable." Fox Searchlight has released a new featurette for the fantastic documentary Step, profiling a step dance group at a school in Baltimore. This doc premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, and was one of the audience's favorites. It's one of the most energetic, inspiring, exciting documentaries I've seen this year and I highly recommend it. This featurette is more of an introduction to "step" and what it is, and where it came from, and why it's so important to these women. If you haven't seen the official trailer, you can check it out here after watching this promo below. Here's to hoping Searchlight can build up buzz and turn this doc into a big hit in theaters. It definitely has my support! Check this out.

 Posted June 16 in Documentaries, Featurette, To Watch | Comments

Dogs Are Love - Trailer for True Story Film 'The Stray' About a Cute Dog

The Stray Trailer

"One dog can change everything." Purdie Distribution has revealed a trailer for a new dog movie called The Stray, about a stray dog named Pluto who changes the lives of one family. The full cast of mostly unknowns includes Sarah Lancaster, Michael Cassidy, Scott Christopher, Connor Corum, Jacque Gray, Cory Dangerfield and Coral Chambers. I'm a big, big time dog lover, and I'm always on the lookout for films about dogs, but this doesn't look that good. Oddly, the dog barely shows up in the trailer that much. It's all about the people. This looks about as cheesy and mediocre as A Dog's Purpose, the other dog movie this year. At least the doggie looks cute, with his charming different colored eyes. That's about all I can say.

 Posted June 16 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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