Cate Blanchett in First Trailer for Aboriginal Orphan Film 'The New Boy'

The New Boy Trailer

"He has a passion for Christ. And I feel he may even follow in my footsteps…" Roadside Films in Australia has unveiled an official trailer for The New Boy, the latest feature from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton. This recently premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival playing in the Un Certain Regard section, but didn't end up with any awards or much buzz. The New Boy depicts the mesmeric story of a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun. The boy's presence disturbs the delicately balanced world in this story of spiritual struggle and the cost of survival. Cate Blanchett stars as Sister Eileen, Aswan Reid as the boy, plus Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair. The reviews in Cannes for this were mixed, some good, some bad, saying it's "ultimately unmoving" and "turgid." Though it certainly looks gorgeous, I'll say that much from this trailer.


 Posted on June 7 in To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Dominic Purcell & Mel Gibson in 'Confidential Informant' Action Trailer

Confidential Informant Trailer

"You made me miss my Yankees game!" Lionsgate has released an official trailer for an action crime thriller titled Confidential Informant, another of these B-movie schlock fests being dropped on VOD right away. This doesn't look like it's any different or any better either. A police detective suffering from cancer makes a deal with an informant to get killed in the line of duty, so his family can receive the hefty death benefits from the department. This then causes all the partners to come under the scrutiny of a suspicious internal affairs agent, resulting in even more problems for everyone involved. The film stars Dominic Purcell, Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, and Kate Bosworth. This may be "inspired by actual events" but it looks absolutely boring and campy, not even worth a $1.99 Redbox rental price. Skip it and move along, nothing to see here.


 Posted on June 7 in To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Official Trailer for Doc Film 'In the Company of Rose' About Rose Styron

In the Company of Rose Trailer

"Informative and enlightening." Greenwich Entertainment has revealed an official trailer for a documentary film titled In the Company of Rose, a new biopic doc about an intriguing woman. The film premiered last year at DOC NYC and played at the Cleveland Film Festival a few months ago, with a final release set for June this summer. Here's the brief intro to the film via DOC NYC: "On Martha's Vineyard, three-time Tony-winning playwright and director James Lapine (Into the Woods, Falsettos, Passion) meets Rose Styron, the widow of the great American novelist William Styron. Over six years of periodic meetings, Rose shares the fascinating story of her complex life as a poet, journalist, human rights activist, and a life partner to William. The result is the tale infused with life wisdom for all ages." This sounds fascinating, and I always think there's some worthwhile wisdom to glean from these kind of people who have so many stories to tell.


 Posted on June 7 in To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Nicolas Cage & Joel Kinnaman in 'Sympathy for the Devil' Full Trailer

Sympathy for the Devil Trailer

"You know what I don't need tonight? Stress!" RLJE Films has revealed an official trailer for a cat-and-mouse thriller called Sympathy for the Devil, yet another new film with "Devil" in the title. We actually wrote about this project being in development way back in 2010, and after 13 years it's finally finished and ready for release. After being forced to drive a mysterious passenger at gunpoint, a man finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat & mouse where it becomes clear that not everything is at it seems. Starring Nicolas Cage as The Passenger + Joel Kinnaman as The Driver, along with Nancy Good as Grandma and Rich Hopkins as The Trucker. This has a cool poster (see below). There's tons of flashy neon style in this, and Cage is letting loose again with this madman performance. Looks solid! Might be good! What do you think?


 Posted on June 6 in To Watch, Trailer | 3 Comments

Cannes 2023: Best of the Fest - Rohrwacher + Koji Yakusho + Gondry

Cannes 2023 - Best of the Fest

What are the best films out of this year's Cannes Film Festival? Which ones should you be taking an interest in? What films should be a priority for you to see? After 12 days at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, after watching a total of 31 films, it's time to present my 2023 list of my Top 10 Favorites. This was my 13th year back to this festival, and I still enjoy being there right in the middle of all the craziness and all the crowds and all the hype about new cinema. It's rejuvenating, even if it's raining and queues are crazy long and the screening is delayed and everyone is tired. As I usually say - there's always more to see, always more to take our breath away. These ten listed below are the ones that connected with me emotionally or intellectually, and I hope you'll consider watching a few when they arrive in your neighborhood. They are worth the wait. It might have been a weaker year at Cannes, for the most part, but am still glad I could fall in love with a few of these movies. This is my final recap of Cannes 2023 - don't miss any of these films below. Best of the fest.


 Posted on June 6 in Cannes 23, Feat, Indies, Lists | Comments

US Trailer for 'The Passengers of the Night' with Charlotte Gainsbourg

The Passengers of the Night Trailer

"To the pleasure of your company. Here with me." KimStim Films has debuted a new official US trailer for the French indie drama called The Passengers of the Night (also known as Les Passagers de la Nuit), which will finally be out in theaters this summer. The film first premiered at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival last year, but it hasn't made much of an impact since then despite playing at many other international fests. Set in 1981 in Paris, this is sort of an autobiographical tale of a French family and their interactions. Left by her husband, Elisabeth finds herself alone, responsible for the day-to-day care of her two children. She picks up a job on a night-time radio show, where she meets the free-spirited Talulah, a youngster she decides to take under her wing. The French drama "is filled with small acts of kindness that have profound effects." Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as Elisabeth, with Noée Abita as Talulah, Quito Rayon Richter, Megan Northam, Thibault Vinçon, & Emmanuelle Béart. A slow-paced film about the power of connection…


 Posted on June 6 in Foreign Films, Indies, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Amusing Trailer for French Comedy 'Yo Mama' About Rapping Mothers

Yo Mama Trailer

"Mothers don't rap!" Gaumont has revealed an official trailer for a wacky French comedy called Yo Mama, and yes, that is indeed the real title for this (both in French and abroad). It's opening in France next month, though there's no other international opening dates set yet. Shocked by the gangsta-rap video clip of their 11-year-old sons, three mothers decide to make a hip hop video of their own to restore the communication with their kids. Against all odds, these three best friends are a resounding success, all before being quickly overtaken by their sudden fame and this unfamiliar world. The film stars Claudia Tagbo, Zaho, Sophie-Marie Larrouy, plus Jean-Pascal Zadi and Ted Etienne. This is super duper cheesy, of course, but it doesn't look as bad as it seems. Looks kinda fun. The French trailer includes English subtitles - view below.


 Posted on June 6 in Foreign Films, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Final Trailer for 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' Rolling In This Week

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Final Trailer

"If you keep your eyes open, life will show you everything you need to know." Paramount has unveiled one final trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - landing in theaters worldwide starting this weekend. Is anyone planning to go see it in theaters? This is technically the 7th movie in the sentient alien robot series Transformers, bringing back Optimus Prime and the Autobots again to fight the greatest evil - Unicron. Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a '90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. This Transformers movie stars Anthony Ramos (also from In the Heights) and Dominique Fishback, with Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Cullen (as Optimus Prime), Ron Perlman (as Optimus Primal), Peter Dinklage (as Scourge), Michelle Yeoh (as Airazor), Pete Davidson (as Mirage), Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, & Cristo Fernández. This looks like some harmless fun, better than Bay's last few Transformers. Might be worth a watch? Seems like a worrying sign to drop a trailer days before it opens.


 Posted on June 6 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Rachel Sennott in Fun Red Band Trailer for Emma Seligman's 'Bottoms'

Bottoms Trailer

"Unhinged and indescribable!" Sounds about right. MGM has revealed a hilarious official trailer for the comedy Bottoms, the latest from Canadian filmmaker Emma Seligman following her hit Shiva Baby. This premiered to uproarious laughter at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival a few months ago, and will be out in theaters in August at the end of this summer. "Want to get punched in the face by hot girls? WELL GET IN LINE." Get ready, ladies…! Two unpopular queer high school students start a fight club to have sex before graduation. Bottoms has been described as one of the horniest films of the year. The comedy stars Rachel Sennott & Ayo Edebiri as PJ & Josie, with Havana Rose Liu, Nicholas Galitzine, Miles Fowler, and Marshawn Lynch. Yes this looks like one of the craziest, raunchiest, wildest high school comedies since Superbad. Looks like a new classic is about unleash in a few months! It's a must watch F-bomb filled trailer.


 Posted on June 6 in Comedy, To Watch, Trailer | 3 Comments

New Trailer for Acclaimed Mexican Film 'Tótem' Made by Lila Avilés

Mister Organ Trailer

"When will the world end?" An early promo trailer has debuted for an acclaimed indie film from Mexico titled Tótem, one of the few truly excellent films from the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. It should've won the Golden Bear, in my opinion, but they skipped over this one entirely. Mexican director Lila Avilés’s Berlinale Competition film Totem is about a family getting ready for a birthday party, told through the eyes of a young girl. Seven-year-old Sol spends the day at her grandfather's home, helping with the preparations for a surprise party for her ailing father. Throughout the day, chaos slowly takes over, fracturing the family's foundations. Sol will embrace the essence of letting go as a release for existence. It's a wonderfully soulful, touching film about family and life on this planet. With Naíma Sentíes, Monserrat Marañon, Marisol Gasé, Saori Gurza, Teresita Sánchez, Mateo García Elizondo, Juan Francisco Maldonado, and Iazua Larios. Not the best trailer for this film, but I hope it finds the right audience whenever it's released.


 Posted on June 6 in Foreign Films, Indies, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Sigourney Weaver in 'The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart' Series Teaser

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart Trailer

"I just promised I'd keep her safe… Can we do that, Twig?" Amazon's Prime Video has unveiled a first look teaser trailer for a new streaming series titled The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, based on the novel of the same name written by Holly Ringland. The Australian suspense-drama series is about a young girl from a violent upbringing who is orphaned and moves in with her grandmother on a beautiful flower farm… The focus is on Alice Hart, whose violent childhood casts a dark shadow over her adult life, while uncovering family secrets. Sigourney Weaver stars as her grandmother June Hart, with Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alice. The cast features Alyla Browne, Asher Keddie, Leah Purcell, Frankie Adams, Alexander England, and Charlie Vickers as Clem. Set against Australia's breath-taking, natural landscape, and with native wildflowers & plants also playing characters in the series. This looks quite good, I'm intrigued so far.


 Posted on June 6 in Streaming, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Patrick Wilson's Horror Sequel 'Insidious 5: The Red Door' Trailer #2

Insidious 5: The Red Door Trailer

"It's happening again… something is following us." Time to (re-)open the door and find out what is waiting behind it… Blumhouse has debuted a second trailer for horror sequel Insidious: The Red Door, the fifth movie in the Insidious series - following Insidious: The Last Key from 2018. Patrick Wilson directs this one, making his debut. To put their demons to rest once and for all, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and a college-aged Dalton (Ty Simpkins) must go deeper into The Further than ever before, facing their family’s dark past and a host of new and more horrifying terrors that lurk behind the red door. The first film's original cast is back with Wilson returning alongside Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, and Andrew Astor. Also starring Sinclair Daniel and Hiam Abbass. It's produced by Jason Blum at Blumhouse, Oren Peli, James Wan and Leigh Whannell. The original Insidious premiered way back in 2010, and this one is bringing it all home, wrapping it all up with one final spooky finale. This sequel looks like it'll be properly scary! I'm down to give it a look.


 Posted on June 6 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment



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