Official UK Trailer for Goofy 'StarDog and TurboCat' Animated Movie

StarDog and TurboCat Trailer

"You're not just a dog, buddy, you're StarDog!!" Kaleidoscope Entertainment in the UK has unveiled an official trailer for an indie animated "fun for the whole family!" feature titled StarDog and TurboCat, which is as cheesy as it sounds. Launched into space by his scientist owner, a loyal dog and a vigilante cat embark on a "space age voyage" to find their way home. It's described as "a hilarious animated adventure about friendship, heroism and belief in the human capacity for good that introduces the whole family to the greatest heroes ever unleashed." It's the first feature made by Red Star 3D, a company that usually makes theme park "4D" short films. Featuring the voices of Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton, and Bill Nighy. Maybe this will be fun? Probably not…? But who knows, have to give it a chance anyway. Right?

Full Trailer for Netflix's 'American Son' Film Starring Kerry Washington

American Son Trailer

"Please - find my son!!" Netflix has revealed the full-length official trailer for American Son, a feature adaptation of the Broadway play of the same name (that first opened 2018). This film recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and Netflix is turning into a "Television Event" when it debuts there next month. American Son is about an estranged couple that reunites in a South Florida police station on a rainy night to find their missing teenage son. The situation gets even more tense as time goes by without any updates or answers. Kerry Washington, who also starred on Broadway, plays the lead role of Kendra Ellis-Connor, the mother of the missing boy. This also stars Jeremy Jordan, Steven Pasquale, and Eugene Lee - all in the play, too. Described as "an emotional depiction of modern day race dynamics and systemic tensions."

Watch: Short Film 'Balloon' Teaches a Lesson About Toxic Masculinity

Balloon Short Film

"What do you want me to say? You gotta hit back…" Or maybe you don't? A much more serious short film to watch when you can. Balloon has debuted online and it's worth a bit of your time to watch. In the brutal battlefield of junior high, Sam has always tried to stay below radar. But all that changes when he discovers he has super powers. Directed by Jeremy Merrifield, he explains that he "made Balloon for my nephew, who at twelve I see already trying to reconcile who he is with what our culture expects of the masculine." It's time to address this outdated concept. With this short film, he explains, "I give my nephew the superpowers he always wanted, and hopefully hint at the kind of hero I hope he still can become." The short stars Jonah Beres, Paul Sheer, Jaylin Ogle, and Carson Severson. We need more of these kind of films out there.

Full Trailer for Noah Baumbach's Outstanding 'Marriage Story' Film

Marriage Story Trailer

"Eventually it'll be the two of you having to figure this out… together." Netflix has debuted the full trailer for the new film from Noah Baumbach, titled Marriage Story. This premiered at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals to rave reviews (read mine here) and glowing praise from pretty much everyone. "Marriage Story is a love story that reveals itself within the breakdown. With these companion trailers I wanted to show the relationship through the eyes of both characters. There are many sides to every story, and the movie embraces these different viewpoints in order to find the shared truth." Adam Driver stars as Charlie, and Scarlett Johansson stars as Nicole. The film is opening in theaters first next month before streaming. The cast includes Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Mark O'Brien, and Julie Hagerty. This is an especially beautiful, remarkably subtle trailer that captures all the ups & downs of this fine film.

James Corden Returns in 'Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway' Teaser Trailer

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Teaser

"Stay out of trouble!" Sony Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for the live-action CG hybrid sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the follow-up to Sony's Peter Rabbit movie from 2018. Director Will Gluck returns, along with James Corden as the voice of the pesky Peter Rabbit. Old tricks. New mischief! In this sequel, Peter leaves the old garden, finding himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated. But when his family risks everything to come looking for him and bring him home, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. The full cast includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, with Margot Robbie and Daisy Ridley as Cotton-Tail. This movie is being released in April right before Easter, because of course bunnies and Easter go hand-in-hand. But it still looks bland.

Final Trailer for Soderbergh's Panama Papers Satire 'The Laundromat'

The Laundromat Trailer

"Did we happen to mention we are in this for the money?" Netflix has debuted one final trailer for Steven Soderbergh's film The Laundromat, arriving on streaming this week after opening in theaters last month. The film is all about the Panama Papers, told from multiple perspectives with vignettes. The main story is about a widower looking into insurance fraud, who ends up stumbling upon a pair of law partners exploiting the world's financial system. "Zipping through a kaleidoscope of comic detours in China, Mexico, Africa (via Los Angeles) and the Caribbean en route to 2016's Panama Papers publication — where journalists revealed the secret, leaked documents of Mossack Fonseca's high-profile patrons." The big cast includes Meryl Streep starring, along with Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Melissa Rauch, Jeff Michalski, Jane Morris, Robert Patrick, David Schwimmer, Will Forte, Chris Parnell, Nonso Anozie, Larry Wilmore, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rosalind Chao, Kunjue Li, Ming Lo, with James Cromwell and Sharon Stone. A must see for everyone to learn the truth about how money is laundered.

Rob Lowe & Kristin Davis in First Trailer for 'Holiday in the Wild' Film

Holiday in the Wild Trailer

"If I have learned anything, it's to not get too attached." Netflix has released the official trailer for a cute, cheesy holiday romantic comedy titled Holiday in the Wild - available to watch at the end of this month. Formerly known as Christmas in the Wild, but we all know anything will sell better when you only say "holiday" instead of "Christmas" and don't offend anyone. Right. Kristin Davis plays Kate, a woman who almost cancels her adventurous African honeymoon when her husband splits. Once she has touched down in Africa, however, she gets a second chance at romance with Derek, a pilot caring for rescued elephants. Also starring Rob Lowe, with John Owen Lowe, Colin Moss, Thandi Puren, and Lynita Crofford. This looks like one of those super campy Hallmark romance movies they churn out, but this one is from Netflix.

 Posted October 16 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for Small Town Drama 'Cold Brook' Directed by William Fichtner

Cold Brook Trailer

"I'm feeling all this stuff that we can't really share with anybody." Vertical Entertainment has released an official trailer for an indie small town drama titled Cold Brook, which is also the feature directorial debut of actor William Fichtner. Two ordinary guys in a small town embark on an extraordinary adventure and risk everything for a stranger in need. This hasn't shown up anywhere else, but is getting a VOD release next month for anyone curious about this. Fichtner most recently appeared in Finding Steve McQueen, Traffik, and 12 Strong. Cold Brook also stars Fichtner, along with Kim Coates, Harold Perrineau, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brad William Henke, Charlene Amoia, Johnny Strong, Erich Anderson, plus Robin Weigert. Well this definitely looks like a quaint small town adventure, a rather heartfelt tale of goodness.

Watch: Angry Married Couple Dark Comedy 'I (Don't) Love U' Short

I (Don't) Love You Short Film

"Would you please just listen?! Do not throw anything!" Marriage. There's nothing like, amirite? Ha ha ha. This is one hell of a brutal short film, but that's the point - it is a dark comedy after all. I (Don't) Love U is a short film made by the Oklahoma-based writing & directing duo known as "LAMAR+NIK". A newlywed couple's routine argument over finances spirals out of control, forcing them to confront their true feelings about one another, no matter the cost. Starring Lauren Analla as Samantha, Blayne Childers as Ryan, and Jove Leatherbury as Elliott. This will probably make you cringe and laugh at the same time, which is a good thing. I guess? Just hope no one has a fight like this in real life. Though who am I kidding? We all do.

Official Trailer for '#Female Pleasure' Doc Directed by Barbara Miller

'#Female Pleasure

"Will you raise your voice? Are you brave enough?" Abramorama has debuted an official US trailer for the acclaimed "European breakout" documentary #Female Pleasure (yes, including the hashtag symbol) from director Barbara Miller (Forbidden Voices). The inspiring, bold doc film "shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali Muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. [Each came] to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost is meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy." Time to change that. This doc encourages the empowerment women, focusing specifically on their shared interest in sexual pleasure. Showing us "how courage, strength, and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures."

Sitges Review: Benson & Moorhead's Clever Sci-Fi Film 'Synchronic'

Synchronic Review

There's nothing like a Benson & Moorhead film. These two indie filmmakers have been working together since 2012, launching with their first feature film Resolution. They followed that up with Spring in 2014, then The Endless in 2017, both excellent features. And now they're ready with another new film - this one titled Synchronic. Out of all of their films, this one is a bit more "commercial" than their others, but still as intricately crafted. At some point we just need to start admitting that Benson & Moorhead are some of the best sci-fi / genre filmmakers cooking up some of the most original projects these days, I mean goddamn these guys rule. Everything they make is outstanding. If you can see Synchronic without knowing anything else about it, go see it that way first. It is always the best way to experience every Benson & Moorhead film.

 Posted October 15 in Review, Sci-Fi, Sitges | Comments

Brighton Sharbino in Trailer for Post-EMP Survival Thriller 'Radioflash'

Radioflash Trailer

"This is the real deal. The clock is ticking. You gotta get moving." IFC Midnight has unveiled a trailer for a survival thriller titled Radioflash, marking the feature directional debut of a filmmaker / artist named Ben McPherson. When a device releases an electromagnetic pulse that kills the power for more than 200 million people, a teenage girl must help lead her family to survival in a dark new world. They seek refuge with her doomsday-prepper grandfather who lives deep in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but also discover there's something else there. Starring Brighton Sharbino as Reese, Dominic Monaghan, Will Patton, Fionnula Flanagan, Miles Anderson, Michael Filipowich, Kyle Collin, Sean Cook, and Arden Myrin. This looks like it could be good, but also could be pretty bad, based on the way this trailer plays out.

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