Summer Trailers Reaction (June-August)
August 31st-September 6th
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things
"I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is the latest from director Charlie Kaufman, based on the eponymous novel by Iain Reid. Jessie Buckley plays Cindy, a woman who goes on a trip with her boyfriend, even though she questions their relationship. Eerie, the film quickly turns horror when the woman starts...seeing things.
"I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is out on Netflix on 4 September.
Sarah Paulson is back in another promising Ryan Murphy project, taking centre stage as nurse Ratched in the eponymous production. Based on the life of the legendary character from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and the book from 1962, Mildred Ratched runs the hospital as a controlling figure, that's only looking to fulfill her own interests.
Alongside Finn Wittrock, Sharon Stone and more, nurse "Ratched" will see you... on September 18th.
Judas and the Black Messiah
Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield team up in an explosive new trailer for the upcoming "Judas and the Black Messiah". Producer Ryan Coogler and director Shaka King unveil the true story of Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and FBI informant William O' Neal, played by Stanfield.
This biographical drama will surely catch you attention, so make sure to watch it when it hits theatres.
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe
Candace is doomed to witness her brothers concoct fantastic adventures, tell her mum all about it and get ignored. Now she's getting her own adventure: out in space she is battling aliens that have kidnapped her, while the gang (including Dr Doofenshmirtz) comes up with a rescue plan.
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe" is out on Disney+ on 28 August.
The Third Day
"The Third Day" is a miniseries entangling stories of loss, pain, past traditions and search for answers. Sam (Jude Law) and Helen (Naomie Harris) reach out to a sinister island off the British coast to find an odd society adamant to stick to its traditions.
Interestingly, the 3-part miniseries will air two parts on Sky, while the middle part will be told during an immersive theatre event in London. The series is out on Sky Atlantic on 15 September.
Bonus news of the week
"Captain Marvel" sequel news
Nia DaCosta (Candyman) will officially direct Brie Larson in the upcoming "Captain Marvel" sequel.
"Dirty Dancing" news
Jennifer Grey will return in a new "Dirty Dancing" film, directed by Jonathan Levine.
July 27th-August 2nd
Tom Carter (Liam Neeson) is a smooth criminal: in and out of small town banks, he has managed to steal $9 million, without ever giving away his identity. He's about to confess in exchange for a reduced sentence, when he meets a woman with whom he wants to spend the rest of his days. However, $9 million and two crooked cops later, Carter finds himself framed for murder and his dream of a lifetime with Annie (Kate Walsh) rapidly becoming out of reach. Worry not, because there might be a fix- and the trailer is kindly giving that away.
"Honest Thief" is out in cinemas later this year.
We Are Who We Are
From the first notes in the score I realised there's something familiar about this show shot in Italy... It's written, directed and produced by the mesmerizing Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).
This coming-of-age story focuses on the lives of two American teenagers who live near a military base in Italy. Portrayed by Jordan Kristine Seamon and Jack Dylan Grazer, the characters in this series seem fresh, exciting, with vibrant backstories and secrets waiting to be unfolded. Kid Cudi and Chloë Sevigny make guest appearances in this eight-part series.
Definitely looking forward to watching this show on HBO from September 14th.
The "Jurassic Park" franchise is back with an animated TV show where dinosaurs look great and people look like they are made out of plasticine. It looks fun, but otherwise it's the same story: dinosaurs get out of control, so people (teens, specifically) must stick together to survive and restore order.
"Camp Cretaceous" is out on Netflix later in August.
A woman with an unexpectedly deep voice, trained to steal her entire life, finds it difficult to get over her parents inviting an outsider to join them in their next major heist. Once Gina Rodriguez enters the equation, Evan Rachel Wood' s character discovers unknown facts about herself and her family.
Debra Winger and Richard Jenkins are also part of the film written and directed by Miranda July. Coming out in September.
Bonus news of the week
"Money Heist" news
Netflix has officially announced the Spanish TV series "La Casa de Papel" is returning for a fifth and final season, premiering next year on the platform.
"The Witcher" news
An upcoming prequel depicting events that took place 1200 years before "The Witcher" is currently in the works at Netflix.
Jantje Friese has finished writing the final draft for the first episode of her upcoming TV show, which has been described as "a historical horror series following a motley mix of European migrants who have booked tickets on a steamship heading west to New York, dreaming of a future in the new world. When they discover another migrant ship adrift on the open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board turns their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare."
An upcoming family drama from Issa Rae and Jordan Peele will be produced by Universal Pictures.
"One Night In Miami" news
Regina King will make her directorial debut in "One Night In Miami", following the pivotal hours Cassius Clay spends with his closest friends, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, after his first heavyweight boxing title.
Jeremy Pope (Hollywood) is teaming up with writer and director Janet Mock for a biopic centering around the forbidden love affair between Sammy Davis Jr. and Kim Novak.
Take a pill and it will grant you 5 minutes of superpowers. Inconvenience number 1: you can’t be sure which superpower you will get. Inconvenience number 2: it might cause you to die. Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback and
Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly), among others, star in this new superhero film with a twist.
“Project Power” is out on August 14th on Netflix.
“Hard Kill" shows Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe and Natalie Eva Marie entangled in a race meant to protect the humanity from lethal technology falling in the wrong hands as well as to rescue the latter.
The film started filming in January 2020 and will be ready to screen in theatres as well as video on demand platforms on August 28th.
Lucifer: Season 5
After four seasons which were increasingly better, “Lucifer” is back with season 5. The biggest reveal is that Lucifer’s twin brother, Michael, comes to Earth. He does not content himself only with enjoying life among mortals, but wants to usurp Lucifer’s life, pretending he is the light bearer. The end of the trailer shows an angry Lucifer coming back to take what’s his and a fed-up Chloe, who’s had enough of celestial beings.
“Lucifer” season 5 is out on Netflix on August 21st.
Quinn Ackerman (Sabrina Carpenter) is gearing up to join her dream college. Before that, she has one more stop: a dance competition where she needs to do well. Her biggest setback? She doesn’t know how to dance. Resourceful, she rounds up a dance group and tries to give it her best shot.
“Work it” is out on Netflix on August 7th.
A science fiction horror, “Possessor” shows Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) “possessing” other people’s bodies and turning them into assassins. As time passes, however, her catalogue of horror memories catches up to her and she finds unable to separate herself from those she inhabits.
Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, “Possessor” premiered on January 25th at Sundance Festival.
The Shadow of Violence
Douglas “Arm” Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) is a former boxer carrying out dirty work for a drug-dealing family in rural Ireland. He struggles with the role and his standing with his family when the bosses ask him to kill someone. The trailer puts on a powerful and thrilling show, depicting Arm’s turmoil.
“The Shadow of Violence” premiered in the UK on March 13th.
Bonus news of the week
"The Gray Man" news
Netflix has announced its most expensive film yet, with a budget of 200 million dollars. "The Gray Man" will be produced by the Russo Brothers and it'll stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
"The Devil All The Time" casting news
An upcoming film by Antonio Campos will release on September 16th, featuring an impressive cast: Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Haley Bennett, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling and Pokey LaFarge.
"Old Guard" writer project news
Gal Gadot is currently in talks to star in a new spy thriller written by Greg Rucka (Old Guard).
"Fletch" reboot news
Jon Hamm will star in and produce an upcoming reboot of "Fletch", which will be directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad).
"The Woman King" news
Viola Davis is set to star in "The Woman King", alongside Lupita Nyong'o, as Nanisca, general of the Amazons, in a production based on true events, which will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Old Guard).
"Black Adam" news
Noah Centineo will play Atom Smasher alongside Dwayne Johnson in DCEU's "Black Adam".
The One and Only Ivan
Based on the book by Katherine Applegate and the screenplay by Mike White, comes a film about a gorilla named Ivan (Sam Rockwell) who attempts to discover his past and escape captivity after being raised by Mack (Bryan Cranston), a circus owner.
With the help of an elephant, voiced by Angelina Jolie, Ivan embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Coming to Disney+ on August 14th.
She Dies Tomorrow
An intriguing horror from Amy Seimetz depicts one woman's fear of dying, which ultimately leads to making everybody else around her feel paranoid. Is there anything left to do when you know you'll die tomorrow?
Find out what happens when one''s paranoia gets contagious... coming on July 31st.
The Kissing Booth 2
After getting accepted into Harvard, Noah, played by Jacob Elordi, and Elle (Joey King) encounter a few difficulties in their relationship. Being so far apart makes her question every decision and even end up being interested in Marco, played by Taylor Zakhar Perez.
"The Kissing Booth" sequel will be airing on Netflix on July 24th.
Bonus news of the week
"Phineas and Ferb: The Movie" news
Disney+ will air a new animated film featuring Phineas and Ferb. "Candace against the Universe" will be streaming on the platform on August 28th.
The Umbrella Academy:
Season 2 news
The same family, but different adventures. The second season of "Umbrella Academy" premieres on Netflix on July 31st, taking on the assassination of JFK.
"Hair Love" series news
HBO Max will produce 12 episodes of an upcoming series entitled "Young Love", based on the characters from the Oscar-winning short feature, "Hair Love" by Matthew A. Cherry.
Javicia Leslie has been officially cast as the new Batwoman, following the departure of Ruby Rose. This makes her the first black actress to ever play the character in a TV show.
It has also been confirmed that Matt Reeves will create a "The Batman" spin-off series on HBO Max.
"Malcolm & Marie" news
Zendaya and John David Washington have teamed up to secretly shoot a film during quarantine. "Malcolm & Marie" will be written and directed by Euphoria creator, Sam Levinson.
"Peter Pan & Wendy" news
Jude Law is currently in talks to star as Captain Hook in David Lowery`s upcoming live-action feature.
"The Greatest Beer Run Ever" news
Dylan O'Brien and Viggo Mortensen will star in Peter Farrelly's Vietnam feature.
"Bullet Train" news
Brad Pitt has signed on to star in David Leitch's "Bullet Train", a film based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle. The plot is about five assassins whose missions are connected after boarding a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka, but whose fates are uncertain.
"Man & Witch" news
Sean Astin (The Goonies), Tami Stronach (Never Ending Story) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) have been cast in a feature described as "a homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the '80s".
June 29th-July 5th
An American Pickle
Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) comes to America in the 1920s, looking for a better life for his family. While working in a pickle factory, an unexpected accident causes him to fall in a vat and so, his body gets preserved for 100 years.
As he wakes up in present-day Brooklyn, he meets his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum, also played by Rogen. HBO Max's upcoming comedy airs on the platform on August 6th.
The opening scene has Charlize Theron looking fierce and reminiscent of Mad Max's Furiosa. Based on the eponymous graphic novel, Netflix's latest film centers around a group of immortal mercenaries who have fought to protect the world for centuries.
When a risky mission approaches, their lives are at stake, as they try to survive and fulfill their calling. Coming out on July 10th.
The Tax Collector
From the creators of "Training Day" and "End of Watch" comes a gangster action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto and Lana Parrilla. The story dives inside the dangerous affairs of a "tax collector" who works for a crime lord and whose own life faces drastic changes as his family gets threatened.
The film is out on August 7th in the U.S.
"Amulet" is an odd-looking horror which revolves around an unseen old woman who lives in a sinister house. When sister Claire offers an ex-soldier a place to stay, he finds himself falling for Magda, the daughter of the dying woman, only to discover there is definitely more to their story.
Available in theaters and on demand from July 24th.
Bonus news of the week
Following the release of Dark, the mind-bending trilogy by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, the show creators have announced they are developing a new multi-language horror series set in the 19th century.
Ava Duvernay project news
The former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, is teaming up with director Ava Duvernay in a new Netflix series.
Jack Johnson series news
Mahershala Ali is set to play boxer Jack Johnson in an upcoming HBO limited series.
"Never Have I Ever" news
Mindy Kaling's coming of age show from Netflix has been renewed for a second season.
"The Great" news
Hulu's historical series starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult has been renewed for a second season.
Dark: Trilogy Trailer
"Dark" comes full circle on June 27th, as its third and final cycle will conclude (and hopefully connect to) the other 2 seasons. Do you think everything will be edited in a way which will ensure to help viewers watch the entire trilogy in a loop?
As Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese put their legendary ideas into work one last time, we hope to get answers to all of our questions regarding the family trees and how the paradoxes actually began.
Some of the most awaited questions involve Peter, Noah, Agnes and their past... more specifically... their original time... or world? Oh, and Jakob Diehl's character.
One thing is for sure - Adam, Claudia and Sic Mundus are back... and it will be historical.
Katherine Langdford ("Knives Out", "13 Reasons Why") stars in "Cursed", Netflix' adaptation of the legend of King Arthur and Excalibur.
Langford plays Nimue- originally known as the "lady of the lake" in the original legend, a sorceress that helps Arthur find the sword and that plays tricks on Merlin.
In the new Netflix show, based on a novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, Nimue takes centre stage as she partners with Arthur.
"Cursed" is out on Netflix on 17 July.
The King`s Man
"The King's Man" depicts the history of the beloved spy organisation hidden in every big country in the world, in a trailer as eccentric as ever. Following two previous installments, "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "The Golden Circle", the upcoming film will be a prequel to the franchise.
On September 18th, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Daniel Brühl, Stanley Tucci, Djimon Hounsou and many more are set to change the course of history in Matthew Vaughn's latest action film.
The sequel to the incredible "Train to Busan", "Peninsula", shows Jung Seok (Gang Dong-Won) return to the zombie-infested South Korea -or what used to be South Korea- to make a retrieval, together with this team. As they navigate the dangerous territory, they meet an underground society of survivors and things become even more difficult- it looks like they are pitted against one another and zombies in a fighting ring.
Director Yeon Sang has a larger set to play with than in "Train to Busan" and a much bigger budget.
"Peninsula" doesn't have a set release date yet, but it is likely to arrive in global cinemas in August 2020.
Bonus news of the week
Tessa Thompson and Marwan Kenzari will star in Nicole Dorsey`s upcoming film. The plot centers around "a disgraced competitive fencer (Thompson), who is desperate for an Olympic comeback. She receives a prototype device that allows her to extend her training in her sleep, creating lucid dreams. But as reality begins to blur after meeting a stranger named Elliot, she finds herself caught in her own web of subconscious desires and unfulfilling reality."
Ewan McGregor will voice Jiminy Cricket in Guillermo del Toro`s adaptation of the Disney classic.
Princess Diana biopic news
Kristen Stewart has been cast in the leading role of an upcoming biopic focusing on Princess Diana`s life.
"Armageddon Time" news
James Gray (Ad Astra) will write and direct a coming-of-age story in the period of time leading to Ronald Reagan`s presidential election. Robert De Niro, Oscar Isaac, Donald Sutherland and Anne Hathaway are just a few of the stars in the cast.
"Worst Man" news
Pete Davidson and Colin Jost will star in a wedding comedy entitled "Worst Man", while SNL`s Lorne Michaels will produce the film for Universal.
"Dark: Season 3" news
The last cycle comes to an end on June 27th, therefore concluding Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese`s mind-bending series.
Mike Tyson biopic news
Jamie Foxx` project, which has been in development since 2014, will finally be produced. The actor stars in the leading role.
"The Chain" adaptation news
Edgar Wright will direct an adaptation of Adrian McKinty’s bestselling 2019 novel. A family is forced to kidnap children in order for their 11-year-old daughter to be released.
Dark: Season 3
The mind-bending series by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese is gloriously coming to an end on June 27th. It's the beginning of the end and the end of the beginning, it's two intertwined worlds that mirror the same reality and it's better than ever before.
The chilling conclusion to the final cycle of the story displays so many refreshing additions and causes fans to create a greater number of theories and conspiracies than ever before. Did you notice how the genealogical tree from the beginning of the trailer showed a certain Hanno Tauber next to Agnes? That is actually Noah, although we do not know enough about him to take his word for it.
And what about the new character and his past and future versions? Who is he and why is he the one that`s burning the Sic Mundus underground headquarters? And who do you think Adam actually is? Chills. Literal chills. Until we find out, tick tock to you and Sic Mundus Creatus Est!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as an airplane pilot in Amazon Prime's latest thriller. "7500", which is also the code used when a plane is hijacked, goes from one danger to the other, including a number of people who terrorise the other passengers while the pilot can do nothing but wait and hope for a miracle.
If you like adrenaline filled rides and actors performing under pressure, make sure to watch "7500" on June 19th.
You Should Have Left
From the producers of "The Invisible Man", comes a Blumhouse production following the attempt of a family (Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried) trying to live a peaceful life in a newly rented house near the mountains.
Except, of course, there is nothing peaceful about it and the characters are in a continuous state of anxiety and panic for the duration of the film. Coming out on June 18th.
Bonus news of the week
"Dear Evan Hansen" news
Kaitlyn Dever ("Booksmart") is in talks to star in an upcoming adaptation of "Dear Evan Hansen".
The "Dracula" reboot that is in the works at Blumhouse will be faithful to Bram Stoker's version, according to director Karyn Kusama.
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse 2" news
Production for "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse 2" has officially begun. The film hits theaters in October 7th, 2022.
"Snow Blind" news
Jake Gyllenhaal will star in and produce a live-action version of the graphic novel "Snow Blind".
"Disclosure" documentary news
"Disclosure" is an upcoming documentary from director Sam Feder and producer Laverne Cox, which centers around the history of transgender representation across film and television. Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, Jen Richards, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford and many more will be featured in the project that aires on Netflix on June 19th.