Thursday, July 2, 2020

'Mortal' Trailer: Nat Wolff Plays With Fire In André Øvredal’s Latest

André Øvredal’s Mortal has been in the works for a while. There was talk of it even around the time of The Autopsy of Jane Doe, well before Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Though it’s taken it’s sweet time, the Trollhunter director is back and this Mortal trailer further convinced us this is something we need to see ASAP.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

'Greenland' Trailer: Gerard Butler Fights A Planet-Killing Comet

Oh my, this is just the kind of pick me up I needed today. Given the chaotic, unstable state of the world—what with entitled assholes refusing to stay home or wear masks to prevent a global pandemic and Black people begging the police not to murder them—many may not want to watch an apocalyptic, end-of-the-world movie. I, however, say bring that shit on. Especially when it stars Gerard Butler. And in that spirit, here is the first trailer for the Gerard-Butler-fights-a-planet-killing-comet movie, Greenland. Yeah, that’s the good stuff.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

'Beats' (2019) Movie Review

One-night-that-changes-everything is a familiar cinematic narrative, especially in the lives of young people. Not the most original set up, there are reasons filmmakers and storytellers keep coming back to this particular well. Many people who’ve survived adolescence have had this type of experience, a transformative moment where you make a choice, where you can go one way or another, and where, afterwards, nothing is ever quite the same. Maybe it’s not always as dramatic as movies portray it, but when you’ve lived on that precipice between childhood and adulthood, searching for some nebulous thing you can’t quite define, it’s easy to relate.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

'The Rental' Trailer: Dave Franco's Directorial Debut Looks Promisingly Creepy

Best known for playing sarcastic comedy sidekicks and for being the younger brother of someone more famous, Dave Franco decided to show off another side. He’s about to make his directorial debut with the horror thriller The Rental, which he also co-wrote with indie staple Joe Swanberg. When actors step behind the camera it’s often a mixed bag, but with this first trailer, The Rental definitely looks promising. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

'Peninsula' Trailer: This 'Train To Busan' Sequel Promises Bloody Zombie Action

2016’s Train to Busan is one of those zombie movies that comes along every few years and reminds everyone how good the genre can be. The South Korean horror film was a big international hit and now the sequel, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, is on the way, with another new trailer as proof.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

'Bill & Ted Face The Music' Trailer Reminds Us To Be Excellent To Each Other

As bleak as 2020 has been, we could all use a touch of hope, optimism, and to be a bit more excellent to each other. Which is part of why we’re so excited for Bill & Ted Face the Music, the long-in-development third chapter in the Bill & Ted saga. (Also, because the first two rank among our favorite films of all time.) Face the Music is still slated to open this summer—we’ll see how that goes—and now we have our first trailer. Check it out, dudes.

Monday, June 8, 2020

'You Don't Nomi' (2019) Movie Review

If you’re old enough to remember 1995, you probably remember the fervor surrounding Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s debauched look at the life of a Vegas dancer clawing her way to the top. It was critically reviled, publicly scorned, and the subject of an unending parade  of controversy as it became the first, and still only, NC-17 rated movie to receive a wide release. Despite the popular drubbing, Showgirls has received something of a critical and popular reevaluation, a process chronicled in Jeffrey McHale’s new documentary You Don’t Nomi.