"It's time to wake up and smell the justice." Lionsgate has debuted an official trailer for a lighthearted indie comedy titled Supervized, from Ireland about senior superheroes now living in a retirement home. Yes it looks as goofy and extremely cheesy as it sounds so watch out. The set of elderly superheroes include Tom Berenger as Maximum Justice, Beau Bridges as Shimmy, Fionnula Flanagan as Madera Moonlight, and Louis Gossett Jr. as Total Thunder. The full cast also includes Clive Russell, Fiona Glascott, Ned Dennehy, Elya Baskin, and John Kavanagh. The four ageing heroes come together for one last hurrah, as always happens. It reminds me a bit of Mystery Men, with a few old fogey superheroes in that film, too. This doesn't look so good, which explains why it's headed straight to VOD for release. Give it a look anyway.
"Take the shot, Stu!" 20th Century Fox has released a new international trailer for action comedy Stuber, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this year to some early acclaim. Dave Bautista stars as a detective who suddenly recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure. Kumail Nanjiani also stars as his driver, with a cast including Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan. This looks hilarious, and the reviews from SXSW were quite positive. Nothing like a funny, topical action comedy to keep us going during the summer season - since this opens right in the middle of July. Putting the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" in this trailer is a great choice - extra fun.
"In this town, it can all change like that." Sony has debuted the full official trailer for Quentin Tarantino's latest, his 9th feature film, titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The 2 hour 40 minute-long film just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today. It's set in Los Angeles in 1969, right smack in the middle of Hollywood, taking us back to the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. The story involves a faded TV actor and his stunt double who embark on an odyssey to achieve fame in the film industry. The massive ensemble cast features Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Kurt Russell, Rumer Willis, Scoot McNairy, Leslie Bega, James Marsden, Tim Roth, Damian Lewis, and the late Luke Perry. This trailer is playing right along with the first reviews out of Cannes, and gives us a good idea of all the crazy, fun things we will be seeing in this.
"We have to make sure nothing happens to Forky." Disney + Pixar have unveiled the final official trailer for Toy Story 4, following a bunch of TV spots and trailers over the last few months. Opening in theaters in exactly one month. When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy… Pixar's emotional sequel looks like it builds on the ideas from Toy Story 3, taking us on another journey outside of the home when Forky tries to break free. All the regular voices are back: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Schaal, and Bonnie Hunt, with newcomers Keegan Michael-Key & Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom, and Tony Hale as Forky. Pixar doesn't have the best track record with trailers, but I'm still looking forward to this movie. It might just hit all the right notes and be satisfying in unexpected ways.
"Downton Abbey is the heart of this community, and you're keeping it beating." Return to the countryside. Focus Features has revealed the full-length official trailer for the Downton Abbey movie, hitting theaters this September. The feature film continues the story that began on the beloved TV series following the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the beginning of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. The show originally ended in 2015 after six "series", but will continue now four years later. The original series cast has returned: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuppence Middleton, Brendan Coyle, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville, David Haig, Joanne Froggatt, Phyllis Logan, and Laura Carmichael. This looks charming and extravagant, and actually considerably epic, a worthy feature film version of this endearing television series. Have a look.
"I'm the poet, and you're my muse." Studiocanal UK has debuted a new trailer for the 4K restored re-release of the rock biopic classic The Doors, made by Oliver Stone and first released in 1991. The movie follows Jim Morrison from his days as a film student to his death in Paris. With a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who did his own singing. Stone crafted a "psychedelic and powerful musical portrait that brilliantly captured the furious energy of the 60s" and the myth of The Doors' iconic front man, Jim Morrison - whose music shaped an era. This new release, titled The Doors: The Final Cut, was supervised by Oliver Stone and remastered in Dolby Atmos. It will "take audiences back in time, into the world and sound of the psychedelic 60s." Also starring Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Michael Wincott, and Michael Madsen. There's no better time than now to catch up with this rock classic. Drop in & enjoy.
"Prepare to get bashed!" Annapurna has dropped a hilariously wild final red band trailer for the high school coming-of-age comedy Booksmart, the outstanding feature directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde. This "female Superbad" has been knocking people out left and right ever since it premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and now it's finally hitting theaters everywhere later this week. Don't miss it! Go see this! Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein star as two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls decide to try to cram four years of fun into one night. Also stars Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis. This looks like one of the best comedies of the summer.
"I mean, of course there's a reason - it's called crime." North of Two has debuted an official trailer for an indie ensemble comedy film titled Stuck, which premiered at a few small film festivals last year. This is the feature directorial debut of an actress-turned-filmmaker named Jillian Armenante. Comedian Heather Matarazzo stars as Darby, who finds herself in trouble with the law, and is sentenced to house arrest. Now she must serve 30 days in the home she used to share with her ex-boyfriend Mo, that he now shares with his new fiancee. Sounds like fun, right? The cast includes Amir Talai, Kate Flannery, Joel McHale, and Paul Scheer. Looks like a stoner comedy, a relationship comedy, and a life-lessons drama all rolled in one.
"Whatever you've done - I know there is good in you!" They've saved the best tease for last. Sony Pictures has released a third & final official trailer for the evil superhero thriller Brightburn, directed by David Yarovesky, produced by James Gunn. This is opening in theaters later this week. Described as "a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror." What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? What if he took all that anger inside of him and went the other way with it? This is what you get. Elizabeth Banks stars, along with David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner. Can't wait to see this - it looks freaky as hell, and intensely terrifying, and I'm still shocked they even let them make this.
"All I knew was: I was meant to be his dog." 20th Century Fox has debuted the first official trailer for the dog movie The Art of Racing in the Rain, an adaptation of the bestselling, super popular novel of the same name by Garth Stein. A lot of dog lovers really love this book, and following all the other recent dog movies (like A Dog's Journey, A Dog's Way Home) they're bringing this one to the big screen, too. Why not? Told from the point of view of the dog, again, a Golden Retriever pooch named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny. Kevin Costner voices Enzo, and the cast includes Milo Ventimiglia as his owner Denny, plus Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Ryan Keira Armstrong, Martin Donovan, and Andres Joseph. Awww this looks adorable, perhaps a bit better than all these other dog movies out there. Maybe this one will actually took out good? Meet the cutie below.
"Better than Titanic!" Yellow Veil Pictures has debuted an official promo trailer for an indie dark comedy horror thriller titled Harpoon, the latest feature from Canadian filmmaker Rob Grant (Mon Ami, Desolate, Alive). This just premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival this year and is on the hunt for distributors at the Cannes Market, which is where this trailer comes from. Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean due to suspicious circumstances. Sounds a bit like Holiday or The Boat, but maybe not entirely. Starring Christopher Gray, Munro Chambers, and Emily Tyra. The best part about this trailer is the ridiculous fake quotes they use throughout, mocking all the ridiculous quotes that usually appear in most trailers anyway. Ha. Good stuff.
"When I'm dancing I block out the world." "I know what you mean…" Entertainment One UK has debuted a new UK trailer for Gurinder Chadha's Blinded by the Light, the joyous musical comedy about a teen from England who loves Springsteen. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to universal acclaim, and it's going to be a big hit when it opens later this summer. Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir, the film is about a Pakistani boy named Javed who finds his own voice and his identity after being introduced to Bruce Springsteen growing up in the 1980s in the UK. This stars Viveik Kalra as Javed, including Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Hayley Atwell, and Dean-Charles Chapman. It was one of my favorite films from Sundance this year and one of my quotes (from this review) is featured in the trailer + on the new UK poster. Rock on. Have a listen below.