Movie Trailer Roundup
The must-see trailers from this group are 4, 9, 11, and 13. Some great options coming direct to stream, folks.
1. The Oath
It sort of seems like the big screen adaptation of “talkin’ politics at thanksgiving, folks!” tweets/jokes and that’s a pretty damn funny idea in my opinion. Also noting the year(s?) of Haddish is looking like its gonna keep on rolling. It stars Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Nora Dunn (Pineapple Express) and Billy Magnussen (The Big Short). Barinholtz also wrote and directed this action/comedy thriller.
2. Paper Year
A movie about a young newlywed couples challenged in Los Angeles sounds, not great in my opinion. That opinion gets further bolster by the fact that the female lead is going to be seduced by the asshole from ‘Legion’ somehow. Staring is Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies), Avan Jogia (Victorious), Hamish Linklater (Legion) and Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day). Rebecca Addelman (Love, New Girl) wrote and directed.
3. Storm Boy
Storm Boy sounds like the worlds worst X-men ever. This is a rendition of a 1960’s Aussie book turned movie in the 70’s and nothing about it seems overly appealing to me. I love movies set it Australia, but birds freak me out. Not sure how a kid raising 3 pelicans will be able to break that prejudice. It stars Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) and Finn Little. Shawn Seet (The Code) is at the wheel of a Justin Monjo (Jungle) adapted screenplay.
4. Outlaw King
5. Night School (Trailer #3)
Every trailer for this movie is making it less appealing to me because they show more mailed in dialogue. The one thing I did enjoy from this one was seeing Tiffany Haddish beat the shit out of Kevin Hart which is very entertaining. Also starring is Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Rob Riggle (Step Brothers), Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Mary Lynn Rajskub (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Taran Killiam (SNL). Directing is Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, Undercover Brother) off a script by committee.
6. Age of Summer
This looks like Big Cat’s worst nightmare. Cali teens just being cool and getting into trouble, hell yea. I love the vibe it was giving off, even though some of the camerawork didn’t look great. Percy Hynes White (Cast No Shadow) is starring alongside Jake Ryan who was ELECTRIC in ‘Eighth Grade’. I don’t think any character made me laugh so hard in my life. The biggest star is Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski). Remember when he threatened to cut off Lebowskis johnson? Bill Kiely is directing and co-writing with David B. Harris.
7. King Lear
Anthony Hopkins finally gets to play Anthony Hopkins!
An amazon prime original, this has a pretty powerhouse cast as far as British actors go, and the money spent on them you can see reflected in some of the poor editing in that trailer. Hopkins is joined by Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge!), Florence Pugh (Outlaw King) and Tobias Menzies (Rome). Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal) is directing and adapted the screenplay from this famous Shakespeare joint.
We talked about this a bunch on the pod, just doesn’t move the needle for any of us. I’ll never lose faith in A24, though. Staring is Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Chris Parnell (SNL), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Paul Scheer (The League) and the big attachment is Chance the Rapper. It’s written and directed by Austin Vesely in his big picture debut.
9. Hold the Dark
Damn! This looks rad as all hell, but I’ve been wrong with Netflix movies before ESPECIALLY ones starring Alexander Skarsgård (Mute). I like the setting, the cultish feel, plus wolves! That’s a winning recipe for a thriller in my book. Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) is starring alongside Skarsgård and Riley Keough (Magic Mike). Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) is behind the wheel on a Macon Blair script.
10. Summer 03
A movie about a girl who wants to give sum sloppy toppy because it’s her grandma’s dying wish? God damn, man. Joey King really can’t catch a break. She’s a fine actress, but has also starred in ‘Wish Upon’, my worst rated movie of 2017, and ‘Slenderman’ my second worst rated movie of 2018. She stars alongside Andrea Savage (Step Brothers) and Paul Scheer (The League) in Becca Gleason’s big screen debut as a director and writer.
11. Suspiria (Trailer #2)
Man, I thought the last trailer was scary. This looks haunting as all hell and I’s horny for it to give me nightmares. It stars Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey), Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass). This remake is directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) and written by David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash).
12. The Land of Steady Habits
Ben Mendelsohn gets to play a good guy!!!!
What an evil run he had as Danny Rayburn in ‘Bloodline’, Director Krennic in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, a slavemaster in ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’, Sorrento in ‘Ready Player One’, the Sheriff of Nottingham in the upcoming ‘Robin Hood’ and more! He finally gets to take it easy, playing a dad looking for redemption. Will this be a good movie? The trailer certainly looked sad enough, so lets see in September when it releases. Also starring is Edie Falco (The Sopranos) and Thomas Mann (Project X). Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) is writing and directing.
13. Ben is Back
They can’t cast oscars fast enough to give to my guy Lucas Hedges! I mentioned it for his last trailer, but he has been in 11 feature length movies and they have a combined 26 Oscar noms. Thats fucking 2.4 nominations/movie! Absolute unit. Combine him with Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) and you have all you need to see some gold come award season. Lucas’s dad Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life) is writing and directing.
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