"A fortress on the sea? Nonsense!" Well Go USA has revealed an official teaser trailer for Hansan: Rising Dragon, a Korean historical epic action movie arriving in theaters this July (both in Korea and in the US). The film is technically a follow-up to 2014's The Admiral: Roaring Currents, which explores the historic Battle of Hansan Island. This new film depicts the historical Battle of Hansan, which took place five years before Battle of Myeongnyang depicted in The Admiral, the first full-scale war with the Japanese army since the Japanese invasion of Korea from 1592 to 1598. The main cast includes Park Hae-il, Byun Yo-han, Ahn Seong-gi, Son Hyun-joo, Kim Sung-kyu, Kim Sung-kyun, Kim Hyang-gi, and Ok Taec-yeon. This is only just a teaser, and barely has 45 seconds of footage, but it still looks like an entertaining Korean blockbuster. Curious to see more from this one - it might be an amazing big screen experience! Check it out.
"If this film doesn't put you in your grave, you're already dead." Deranged Minds Ent. has revealed an official trailer for an indie horror creation called Inverted, which is premiering in Ohio at the end of this month. "Think you can survive the house of The Inverts?" It is described as a "psychedelic, grindhouse-esque slay-fest that feels like it would be the offspring of Rosemary's Baby and The Lord’s of Salem." If that sounds right up your alley, then give this trailer a look. The film follows an off-the-grid satanic cult in the 1970s that kidnap a diverse group of individuals to recruit for the Holy War against the second coming of Christ. The victims have a choice to join the family or fight to survive one of the most brutal satanic cults in the annals of American history… The Inverts. Starring Susan Lanier, Maria Olsen, Jennifer Nangle, Destinie Orndoff, Jeremy Gladen, Hannah Keeley, Kaici Lore, and Bryan Kruse. The voiceover in this trailer is hilarious, the right amount of absurd & kooky. As for the rest of it, not so sure about this one.
Bring it on!! This is going to be awesome - get a first look below. A festival teaser trailer has debuted for a Canadian indie film titled Polaris, a revenge thriller from filmmaker KC Carthew. It's premiering at the 2022 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal this summer, and hopefully will get a US release not long after. Here's the pitch: A young girl raised by a polar bear pursues her destiny after escaping capture by brutal warriors intent on killing her mother. Yeah I'm sold! Carthew describes the film as "Mad Max in the Arctic, an origin story of a world gone to shame that builds from themes of environmental stewardship/horror." Adding that, "it is inspired by eco-feminism and the need for significant cultural and sustainable change. The film portrays these themes with an entirely female cast – including the polar bear." Yay! This shoot for this looks stunning. Starring Viva Lee, Khamisa Wilsher, and Muriel Dutil. Honestly I don't even need to see the film yet to know it's going to be totally badass. Even the photos from it look so cool! Dive in below.
"Fight for my children, fight for my life, I will." Samuel Goldwyn Films has revealed official US trailer for The Legend of Molly Johnson, also known as The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, which first opened in Australia a few months ago after premiering at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival last year. The story of a lonely bushwoman who struggles to raise her children and run the family farm while her husband is away. In the Snowy Mountains, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson is pushed to her limits. With the burden of a dark secret and intruders to her property, Molly does whatever it takes to protect her children. Starring actress Leah Purcell as Molly Johnson, who also wrote and directed the film, along with Rob Collins, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Benedict Hardie, Harry Greenwood, Tony Cogin, Nicholas Hope, Maggie Dence, and Bruce Spence. This is a fantastic new trailer, better than I was expecting, with an evocative score to build up the tension as it plays out. You'll definitely want to watch this film the end of it.
"There's nobody coming for you… because nobody cares about you." Ouch. Netflix has revealed an official trailer for a new survival series titled Keep Breathing, formerly known as simply Breathe. When a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone survivor must battle the elements — and her personal demons— to stay alive. The series stars Melissa Barrera as Liv, a New York lawyer who has to figure out how to survive. I'm not sure if this is based on a true story, it doesn't mention it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's inspired by a true story about someone surviving. It was filmed up in the forests of British Columbia, and in Vancouver. In addition to Barrera, the cast includes Joselyn Picard, Jeff Wilbusch, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Austin Stowell, and Florencia Lozano. Ooh this series looks like it might be good, not only the survival aspects but the way it explores her trauma and her struggles throughout her life.
"If it's protecting the Earth, why is it coming straight at us?" This looks cool! Samuel Goldwyn Films has revealed an official US trailer for a French adventure movie titled Last Journey of Paul W.R., which originally premiered back in 2020. This is finally getting a US release after two years of waiting. This looks like an epic sci-fi thriller, and the title is an extension of the French version which is just The Last Journey. The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared. There's all kinds of strange and interesting things going on in this, almost like a dusty, post-apocalyptic Jean-Pierre Jeunet meets Luc Besson kind of film. The cast includes Hugo Becker as Paul W.R., with Jean Reno, Paul Hamy, & Lya Oussadit-Lessert. It also won Best Film at the Sitges Film Festival - looks quite good.
It's time for the summer movie season! Even though we're already a good two months into the "summer movie season", summer is still just getting going lasting until September. Netflix has launched their own special Netflix Family Summer preview - a first look at many shows and films debuting over the next few months. They're also spending marketing money on an "activity truck" featuring character meet and greets, that will be touring the US throughout July & August. Netflix Family Summer has the whole family covered with new films and series debuting every week including The Sea Beast (watch the full trailer here), Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (watch the full trailer here), Lost Ollie (first footage is in here!), 13: The Musical, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Cuphead Show!, Sharkdog and more. I'd like to remind everyone that this isn't ONLY for kids, anyone (of any age!) can watch this stuff. If you enjoy it, then enjoy it. These Netflix animated films look great, I'm looking forward to watching anyway.
"We live in the shadows, and today we come into the light… Your justice belongs to privileged elite, but we're going to change that." Great speech to kick off this intense thriller. Netflix has revealed a trailer for Justice Served, an intense South African series about a hi-jacking at a court house intended as a form of activism against the wealthy elite. Here's the pitch: An enigmatic Freedom Fighter, and his followers, who have a secret agenda, hi-jack a courthouse to let the public decide if the murder accused should be executed, setting the world on fire, and throwing the lives of everyday people into chaos. Sounds pretty damn cool, right? The series stars Hlomla Dandala, Morné Visser, Pallance Dladla, Alex McGregor, Lerato Mvelase, Dineo Rasedile, Panch Gasela, and Anton Jeftha. This is a very short trailer with very fast flashes of footage, but I dig the look of the masks masks and the intensity of the dialogue - might watch this.
"Do not be influenced by the worldly people." Music Box Films has debuted their official US trailer for a peculiar Brazilian sci-fi drama titled Medusa, which premiered at last year's 2021 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar. It also went on to play at TIFF and AFI Fest last year. Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical pop songs about purity and perfection, but underneath it all they harbor a deep rage. In order to resist temptation, the friends try their best to control everything and everyone around them. However, the day will come when the urge to scream will be stronger than it ever has been. Described as: "a neon-tinged genre-bender that gives provocative form to the overwhelming feminine fury coursing through modern life, Medusa dares us not to look away." The film stars Mari Oliveria, Lara Tremouroux, Joana Medeiros, Felipe Frazão, Bruna G, Carol Romano, & Thiago Fragoso. It's certainly worth a look for the visuals alone, even if the rest isn't exciting.
"No work, no stress, no regrets. Why don't we just see where this takes us…" NBC's Peacock has revealed an official trailer for a mysterious, intriguing new series titled The Resort. It was created by the writer of the script for Palm Springs (one of my favorite time loop films), and is executive produced / co-written by "Mr. Robot's" Sam Esmail. A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan's most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior. Starring Cristin Milioti and William Jackson Harper. "Exploring love and the weird things we do in the name of it, encased in an elaborate true-crime conspiracy." The series main cast also includes Luis Gerardo Méndez, Nina Bloomgarden, Nick Offerman, Gabriela Cartol, Dylan Baker, and Skyler Gisondo. This looks sneaky good! A peculiar mystery wrapped up with a resort vacation romantic comedy.
"That thing is stalking us. It's hunting us, and it's not going to stop." RLJE + Shudder have revealed an official US trailer for The Reef: Stalked, another new shark horror movie. The Reef: Stalked is a sequel to Australian director Andrew Traucki's shark movie The Reef from 2010, and Traucki returns to write & direct this one 12 years later. After her sister's murder, Nic, her younger sister and two friends seek solace through a Pacific island kayaking adventure. Hours into the trip the women are stalked by a shark and must band together, face their fears and save each other facing the beast. This movie stars Teressa Liane (from "The Vampire Diaries"), Ann Truong (seen in "Cowboy Bebop"), Saskia Archer, Kate Lister, and Tim Ross. We already posted another trailer a few weeks ago, but this one has some extra shark shots added to it - but none of them really look that good. Opening at the end of July on VOD and streaming on Shudder. Jump in.
Whoa!! Netflix has revealed the first look teaser trailer for a new film titled Athena, the latest from French filmmaker Romain Gavras (of Our Day Will Come, The World Is Yours). He teams up with the talented filmmaker Ladj Ly, who co-wrote the script and co-produces this, to make a film about youth clashing with police in France. Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos. That's the only very brief synopsis available so far, and it sounds very similar to La Haine or Ly's last film Les Miserables (which rules) - from this footage, it looks like a combination of both. Athena stars Dali Benssalah, Alexis Manenti, Anthony Bajon, Sami Slimane, and Ouassini Embarek. It might premiere at a few festivals in the fall, but nothing has been announced yet. For now get a first look at some footage below - which reveals a quote to explain where the title is from.