ENJOY THE MOVIES
"You wanna be roommates?" Quiver Distribution has revealed an official trailer for a buddy comedy titled Bromates, which just so happens to be executive produced by Snoop Dogg. It's about two best friends who break up with their girlfriends at the same time, subsequently deciding to move in with each other. Based loosely on a true story, Bromates is a comedy that delivers the big laughs, while providing a new spin on the genre, with an underlying focus on clean energy. Wait, what?? Yeah you read it right. "Humor & relatability through the story can bring awareness to clean energy and climate change at the same time. Subtly, through creative projects like Bromates, we are bringing attention to the topic outside the news cycle." –Co-writer & exec producer Chris Kemper. Starring Lil Rel Howery and Josh Brener, with Brendan Scannell, Asif Ali, Jessica Lowe, Flula Borg, Ken Davitian, Taryn Manning, Marla Gibbs, and Rob Riggle, plus an appearance from Snoop. Unfortunately this looks pretty bad, not a single funny line in the whole trailer.
"This is our house - we are not about to die here!" Netflix has revealed an official trailer for a Halloween horror comedy called The Curse of Bridge Hollow, from director Jeff Wadlow (of Cry Wolf, Never Back Down, Kick-Ass 2). It looks like Netflix has made their own same concept, different characters version of the story also in Spirit Halloween: The Movie. A father and his teenage daughter are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc. The film stars Marlon Wayans and Priah Ferguson as the father and daughter, along with a fun comedy cast including Kelly Rowland, Rob Riggle, John Michael Higgins, Nia Vardalos, Lauren Lapkus, Holly J. Barrett, Myles Vincent Perez, Abi Monterey, and Helen Slayton-Hughes. Well, thankfully this doesn't look as bad as the usual Wayans comedies, but it still seems like dumb fun anyway.
"The stone was initially his parents." Are there any wizards in that Harry Potter book? Find out in this book review of the classic novel. A creative collective agency called Reunion has created this amusing short film featuring images and some animation made by an artificial intelligence engine. These A.I. generators have become popular online recently as you can input almost anything and end up with some extra crazy results, especially when this software creates artwork and mashes up whatever weird images it can find online. This Hairy Pouter short film is based around an audio interview with Lillian, a 98-year-old woman who has only just read the initial Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone book for her first time. She gives her review of it and answers some questions about characters and what's going on with the plot. Her responses have been input into the A.I. engine resulting in this funky and funny video to watch. Some of the images in this are quite clever, and would make for some fun book covers. It's an enjoyable 2-minute A.I. experiment.
"There's a gaggle of assassins about to turn up!" Goldwyn Films has revealed the official US trailer for an action comedy sequel titled Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday. It's the second movie after the original Accident Man in 2018, directed by Jesse V. Johnson, bringing back Adkins as the "accident man" in the title. Scott Adkins returns as Mike Fallon, a tough hitman who makes his hits look like accidents or suicide. The Accident Man is back again and this time he must fight all the top assassins to protect the ungrateful son of a mafia boss, save the life of his only friend, and rekindle his relationship with his maniacal father figure. Sounds wild! In addition to Adkins, the cast includes Ray Stevenson, Perry Benson, Sarah Chang, Flaminia Cinque, Faisal Mohammed, Peter Lee Thomas, and Beau Fowler as "Poco The Killer Clown". This does look ridiculous in a self-aware way, and clearly a chance to take a filmmaking vacation to Malta, also with a mediocre riff on Bond & Q, but it does seem kooky and entertaining. Perhaps just a little.
"That's a case we've got to solve!!" Who's ready for something totally unexpected and super entertaining?! A promo trailer has debuted for an indie film from Canada titled Enter the Drag Dragon, a sort-of spoof of Enter the Dragon, but also not really anything like that film. Get ready to go on a Drag-Fu odyssey, filled with face-crunching action, corset-busting comedy, gut-munching horror, soul-touching musical numbers. You've never experienced anything like Enter the Drag Dragon! It's the world's "first ever DragXploitation action film!" Starring Sam Kellerman, Jade London, Matt Miwa, Beatrice Beres, Phil Caracas, Mark MacDonald, Natalia Moreno, Josh Grace, Judy Deboer, and a few special guests. Don't worry, the filmmakers know they've made a truly outrageous indie film and that's the whole point - have fun while bringing some drag queens (and kings) to the big screen. This seems best to watch with a raucous audience.
"I thought she was joking when she said she invited you up here." IFC Films has revealed an official trailer for an indie comedy titled Pretty Problems, which originally premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival in the spring. Jack and Lindsay are invited on a getaway trip with affluent strangers: down the rabbit hole, and into the most unhinged weekend of their lives. Can their relationship survive? This wacky, wild comedy takes a look at the difference between the "haves" and "have nots" on this party trip to a Sonoma Chateau. The film stars Britt Rentschler and Michael Tennant as Lindsay and Jack, with J.J. Nolan, Charlotte Ubben, Graham Outerbridge, Alex Klein, Clayton Froning, Katarina Hughes, Vanessa Chester, and Amy Maghera. This looks like it's trying to make fun of "pretty people" and all their crazy problems, but it also looks so ludicrous it may not even be fun? Should pair well with Bodies Bodies Bodies. Thoughts?
Who wouldn't want to stroll around a movie shop with Brad Pitt?! What an amazing get! During his press tour in Europe for the release of Bullet Train, the French YouTube channel "Konbini" was able to get actor Brad Pitt to stop by a video store to film one of their "Vidéo Club" videos. And it turned out great! This is so much fun. Pitt is joined by Bullet Train director David Leitch as they peruse JM Video. He seems a bit stoned, as he gets excited by almost everything they have on display. Pitt chats about how awesome Jackie Chan is, riffs on Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo, praises Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor. He also mentions the inimitable Charlton Heston talking the original Planet of the Apes, which he says is "one of his all-time favorites as a kid." He ends with a little story about how Se7en changed his entire career. I'm also amused by how he refers to the many streaming services as "streamers". Watch the full video below.
"Every parent's dream is to spend a week without their family" Netflix has revealed the first official trailer for Me Time, a new comedy from writer / director John Hamburg (of Along Came Polly, I Love You Man, Why Him?). Who's ready for another absurd and crazy Kevin Hart Netflix project?? When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his family is away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life. Mark Wahlberg co-stars with Kevin Hart, and a huge ensemble cast including Regina Hall, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Jimmy O. Yang, plus John Amos, Anna Maria Horsford, Andrew Santino, Deborah S. Craig, Naomi Ekperigin, and Drew Droege. This looks so stupid, there's no way to not admit this about it, especially when they get into this wingsuit scene at the end. This is campy 90s crap that wasn't supposed to be in movies anymore… Ugh.
"Don't you think you should be getting some rest?" Screen Media has revealed a new official US trailer for a wacky British comedy titled The Nan Movie, opening in the US later this month (in theaters + on VOD). Does anyone in the US even know who this "Nan" is or anything about her comedy? She is from a BBC spin-off series of specials following the character "Joannie Taylor" from the original sketch comedy series "The Catherine Tate Show". The movie is "an origin story that mixes Nan's present with her past where we finally find out what’s made her the cantankerous old b*****d she is today." She embarks on a roadtrip to Ireland with her grandson to make amends with her estranged sister. Catherine Tate stars, reprising her role as the "foul mouthed pensioner", with Matthew Horne, Pete Bennett, and Katherine Parkinson. This looks so uncomfortably annoying and extra unfunny, maybe it's just not for Americans? Watch out for Nan.
"Keep your expectations low - she could be, like mean, or a scammer, or… your Dad?!?!" Magnolia has released the full-length main trailer for I Love My Dad, a totally nuts new comedy from filmmaker / actor James Morosini. This premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, where it won both the Grand Jury Award and Audience Award. The concept alone is hilarious, but seeing how far they take it in this trailer is what makes it a winner. Or a loser…? Based on an actual true story. After Franklin blocks his father Chuck on social media, Chuck "catfishes" his son by pretending to be a girl named Becca online. He then agrees to drive Franklin to Maine to meet Becca, knowing that it might be the last straw in their father-son relationship. Starring Patton Oswalt, James Morosini, Claudia Sulewski, with Lil Rel Howery and Amy Landecker. This is such a cheesy trailer, the music is so bad, but I still have faith this is going to be an asburd comedy that'll have us all ROFL this summer. Patton is always funny! Even if it's super cringe.
"Do you want to video chat?" "I'm kind of camera shy…" "What if you were some old guy, or something?" Super awkward. Just in time for Father's Day(!), Magnolia has revealed a fun, short teaser trailer for I Love My Dad, a crazy new comedy from filmmaker / actor James Morosini. This premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, where it won both the Grand Jury Award and Audience Award. Looks exactly like the perfect SXSW comedy to get viewers to fall out of their chair laughing! Based on an actual true story. After Franklin blocks his father Chuck on social media, Chuck "catfishes" his son by pretending to be a girl named Becca online. Chuck then agrees to drive Franklin to Maine to meet Becca, knowing that it might be the last straw in their father-son relationship. The film stars Patton Oswalt, James Morosini, Claudia Sulewski, with Lil Rel Howery and Amy Landecker. There's not enough footage in the teaser, but based on all the SXSW buzz this is going to be uproariously funny. I'm nervous and excited to see more.
"Let me tell you what's progressive now - being alone!" Ha ha. Universal has released the second official trailer for Bros, a hilarious and refreshing new romantic comedy from filmmaker Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, The Five-Year Engagement, Neighbors) & comedian Billy Eichner, who also wrote the script. This fall, Universal proudly presents the very first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. Maybe. They're both busy… Starring Billy Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio movie, which is described as "a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about finding sex, love and romance amidst the madness." The big cast includes Luke Macfarlane, Jim Rash, Bowen Yang, Ts Madison, Guillermo Díaz, Miss Lawrence, Harvey Fierstein, & Symone. It looks amazing! This has a bunch of good laugh out loud jokes, makes fun of everyone, and has a sweet side to it with Eichner and his boy. Going to be good.