Official Trailer for 'War of the Worlds: The Attack' Movie from the UK
"We don't know what they want, we don't know what they're capable of." Vertical Ent. has revealed the first official trailer for the new British take on this classic sci-fi story - a film called War of the Worlds: The Attack. A modern update on the H.G. Wells classic alien invasion story, the film follows three young astronomers tracking a meteorite that crashes into earth who discover they are at the epicentre of a Martian invasion. A soldier helps the trio and they end up in London where they must find a way to save mankind. Starring Alhaji Fofana, Lara Lemon, Sam Gittins, Leo Staar. The director, a VFX supervisor directing his first film, explains: "The idea was to create a modernized version of War of the Worlds while honoring and trying to stay as close to the original story as possible. It has nostalgic elements for the grown-ups and, at the same time, fresh storylines making it relatable for the younger audiences." Unfortunatley this looks like made for TV junk - the alien attack ships are legit, everything else seems cheesy. Wish it looked better.
Comedy 'The End of Sex' Starring Emily Hampshire & Jonas Chernick
"When we have a problem, we fix it – calmly!" Blue Fox Entertainment has revealed an official trailer for a sex comedy called The End of Sex, a movie for all those parents who feel like they're in their own "end of sex" times after they have kids. So try some kinky things maybe? This premiered at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival last year, as it's a Canadian feature, and it will open in both Canada and in the US in late April. The End of Sex tells the story of a married couple who are feeling the pressures of parenting and adulthood. After they send their young kids to camp for the first time, they decide to embark on a series of comic sexual adventures to rediscover the joy of sex again and reinvigorate their relationship. The indie film stars Emily Hampshire and Jonas Chernick, along with Gray Powell, Lily Gao, and Melanie Scrofano. This looks rather tame and generic, and it's a story we've seen plenty of times before in other films. Have a look.
Trailer for HBO Music Doc 'Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed'
"I won't be satisfied unless this album is an accurate representation of where I am as a person." HBO has revealed an official trailer for the music documentary Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed, one of the latest offerings in exec producer Bill Simmons' Music Box series for HBO. Intimately shot and revealing the inner workings of a major artist, the documentary is a unique film about a talented singer – Jason Isbell. As the four-time Grammy winner connects the dots from his childhood in rural Alabama to battling alcoholism during his time with the band Drive-By Truckers, to the current state of his marriage, he acknowledges the crucial part that music has played in his life, the outlet it provides for his artistry, and the comfort it brings him in times of difficulty. It's described as an intimate look at life, love, and perseverance. Running With Our Eyes Closed is highlighted by candid interviews with Jason & Amanda Pearl Shires and his musical peers including musicians Chad Gamble, Sadler Vaden, Jimbo Hart, Derry DeBorja, Patterson Hood, producer Dave Cobb, and manager Traci Thomas. This seems like it's meant mainly for fans of Isbell.
› Posted on March 22 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments
Thomas Jane & John Malkovich in Action Thriller 'One Ranger' Trailer
"You're in the UK now - protocol is everything." Lionsgate has revealed the action-packed official trailer for an international crime thriller titled One Ranger, the latest from action filmmaker Jesse V. Johnson (of Triple Threat, Avengement, The Mercenary, Debt Collectors, Hell Hath No Fury, White Elephant). This one is set to open in May, yet another of these action dime-a-dozen films they're churning out left and right. The film follows a Texas Ranger as he is recruited by British Intelligence to track down a dangerous terrorist and stop him from attacking London. He must help them bring the outlaw to justice — dead or alive. The film stars John Malkovich as one of the Brits, with Thomas Jane as the Texas Ranger, plus Dominique Tipper, Dean Jagger, Jess Liaudin, Rachel Wilde, Nick Moran, and Patrick Bergin. Oh damn this looks totally nuts, in good ways & bad, especially with that mustache Thomas Jane has and his thick accent.
› Posted on March 22 in To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments
Josh Lucas in Mega Shark Thriller 'The Black Demon' Official Trailer
"This is not just any shark, it's a curse." The Avenue has revealed a freaky trailer for The Black Demon, another epic mega shark movie gliding into waters near you soon. While we wait for the other megalodon movie, The Meg 2: The Trench, due out sometime in the summer, they're offering us this bait instead. Josh Lucas stars as the oil worker Paul Sturges, who goes to inspect a rig but finds it abandoned. Stuck on the rig, their idyllic family vacation turns into a nightmare when they then encounter a ferocious megalodon shark that will stop at nothing to protect its territory. This also stars Fernanda Urrejola and Julio Cesar Cedillo, and it was shot in the Dominican Republic. "He's going to keep getting his revenge until a sacrifice is made." An intriguing mix of supernatural horror + shark movie, this looks like it might be good. Dive in.
› Posted on March 22 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | 5 Comments
Official US Trailer for Cristian Mungiu's Latest 'R.M.N.' from Romania
"To survive, you need to know one more thing: how to fight." IFC Films has revealed an official US trailer for the acclaimed indie drama titled R.M.N., the latest work from acclaimed, award-winning Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu. This premiered in competition at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival last year, and we posted a trailer back then when it initially debuted. One of my least favorite of the fest. An analysis of the driving forces of human behavior when confronted with the unknown, of the way we perceive the other and how we relate to an unsettling future. The director explained the title last year: "RMN in English is NMR: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – basically a brain investigation. Given how the world looks today, I feel we need one." The film stars Marin Grigore, Judith State, and Macrina Bârlădeanu. Described as a "gripping portrait of ethnic and economic resentments tearing at the fabric of a small mountain town." Definitely not for everyone, but fans of Romanian cinema should not miss this when it plays in the US soon.
Final Trailer for Vampire Comedy 'Renfield' with Nicholas Hoult + Cage
"I am enough. I deserve happiness. And I take full charge of my life today." Bring on the fangs. Universal has debuted a second & final trailer for Renfield, the Dracula comedy coming to theaters this spring. The first trailer was great, this is even better. Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history's most narcissistic boss. Renfield is forced to procure his master's prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. After centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there's a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency. Ha! Nicolas Cage plays the Count, joined by Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Adrian Martinez. From the director of The Lego Batman Movie comes this comedy about what happens when Drac loses his "assistant." This looks like it's going to be a blast, great to see some fresh new ideas that actually turn out entertaining.
› Posted on March 22 in To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments
Action Thriller 'Hunt Club' Trailer with Mena Suvari & Casper Van Dien
"They brought us here to hunt – us." Uncork'd Entertainment has revealed a trailer for an indie action thriller titled Hunt Club, from a British filmmaker named Elizabeth Blake-Thomas. This is being dumped on VOD / DVD in April if anyone is interested in watching anyway. A gripping story of male hunters who lure women to their island with the chance to win $100K in a hunt, only to discover they are the hunted. But this time they have messed with the wrong girls and discover women can be better hunters than men. The film features a gnarly B-movie cast: Mena Suvari, Maya Stojan, Casper Van Dien, Mickey Rourke, and Jessica Belkin. Rourke and Suvari previously co-starred in Tony Scott's Domino back in '05. "We're extremely stoked to be releasing this very hot tale of survival and revenge, with it’s exciting storyline and an incredibly gritty performance by Mena Suvari in the lead role," Uncork'd says. It just doesn't look any good.
Netflix's 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always' Movie Trailer
"You've got this, good luck!" Netflix has revealed a full trailer for their upcoming epic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always movie, a spin-off from all the other Power Rangers TV series. This one lands on Netflix later in April this spring. "A mighty morphin reunion 30 years in the making," this one is a throwback to the old series from when it first debuted in the 1990s. In this new follow-up, the Rangers come face-to-face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called on once again to be the heroes the world needs. The full cast includes Richard Steven Horvitz, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Yost, Barbara Goodson, Catherine Sutherland, Karan Ashley, Steve Cardenas, Charlie Kersh, and Walter Jones as The Black Ranger. "Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger" is the motto. This looks like a classic throwback in good and bad ways, as cheesy as the original show yet with all the vibrant charm.
US Trailer for French Film 'Other People's Children' with Virginie Efira
"Why is Rachel always here? I want her to leave." Music Box Films has finally revealed the full US trailer for an acclaimed French film titled Other People's Children, which most recently stopped by the 2023 Sundance Film Festival a few months ago. It first premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival last fall, and also played at TIFF before opening in France last September. Rachel is a happy, 40-ish-year-old teacher who loves her life, her friends, her job, and even her exes. She is exploring the idea of having a child but is not desperate to have one. Intrigued, ambivalent about it at times — an authentic example of the conundrum many women around her age face. Everything changes when she meets a new man with a wonderful 4-year-old daughter. Virginie Efira stars as Rachel, along with Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni, Callie Ferreira-Goncalves, Yamée Couture, Henri-Noël Tabary, Victor Lefebvre, as well as Sébastien Pouderoux. It "impressed audiences with its deeply moving and acutely observed portrait of one woman’s fluctuating feelings around maternal instincts and societal pressures." A truly lovely film, it's worth a watch.
› Posted on March 21 in Foreign Films, To Watch, Trailer | 3 Comments
Nawell Madani Leads French Crime Series 'Thicker Than Water' Trailer
"We're not playing gangsters. We play it smart." Netflix has revealed the official trailer for a new French crime thriller series titled Thicker Than Water, arriving for streaming in early April. A journalist's life devolves into chaos when she shields her brother from the law, inadvertently entangling her family in a drug lord's merciless scheme. Belgian humorist Nawell Madani (C'est tout pour moi, Stuck Together) leads this dramatic crime series, alongside Djebril Zonga and Paola Locatelli. The title, which is a reference to the phrase "blood is thicker than water," defines this series that's about the importance of sisterhood & family. The cast includes Kahina Carina, Carima Amarouche, Aïda Guechoud, Mayane Sarah El Baze, Paul Hamy, Vincent Rottiers, and Walid Afkir. This seems like a legit series, though a bit campy with the drug plot. It has a good setup and a clever cast bringing levity to this drug lord story. Take a look below.
Must Watch: Oliver Stone's 'Nuclear Now' Climate Change Doc Trailer
"The very thing that we fear… is what may save us." Yes, indeed, listen to Oliver. He did his research on this, he knows what's good. Abramorama has unveiled the official trailer for a documentary titled Nuclear Now, the latest feature made by prolific director Oliver Stone. This premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival last year, where I first saw it and wrote a glowing review of it. A vitally important film for our times, this is more of Stone's urgent climate change documentary than anything else. He addresses the problems, the propaganda, the people, and dives into the most appropriate solution for the moment - atomic energy, or nuclear power. Instead of shutting down and demolishing nuclear plants, we should be building more because yes - nuclear power is the only immediate solution to turn off all of the goal & gas plants while still producing enough power to maintain the worldwide demand for electricity. This is an outstanding film that comprehensively covers this topic, answers questions, and might just make a difference in saving the world.
› Posted on March 21 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | 5 Comments
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