"One thief. Two kids. Three witches. No mercy." Signature Entertainment has debuted an official trailer for an indie horror titled The Night Sitter, from filmmakers Abiel Bruhn & John Rocco (A Not So Pleasant Surprise). This premiered at a few genre festivals last year and is getting a release this summer. It's hard to figure out what's going on in the trailer, but it certainly does look freaky and unsettling. Inspired by masters of horror cinema like Argento, Raimi, and Carpenter, The Night Sitter is a "nostalgic, creepy-as-hell horror described as Home Alone meets The Evil Dead." This stars Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers, Amber Neukum, J. Benedict Larmore, Ben Barlow, and Joe Walz. Watch out for witches. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Abiel Bruhn & John Rocco's The Night Sitter, direct from YouTube: When a scheming con artist (Elyse DuFour) poses as an innocent babysitter called Amber, in a bid to steal from a wealthy occult enthusiast, a ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 26, 2019, 2:25 pm
"There's never been anything like it in history..." The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for the doc Meeting Gorbachev, opening in US theaters in a few months. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and also played at the Telluride and Luxembourg City Film Festivals. Meeting Gorbachev is the latest documentary from Werner Herzog, co-directed by André Singer, and it seems to be a provocative, eye-opening look at an iconic politician. Herzog sat down for a total of three interviews over six months with Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union. Herzog's candid conversations with the former Soviet head of state form the backbone of this illuminating film, which tries to show that America and Russia are much similar than we all think. Herzog tells Indiewire in an interview: "I wish I can be part of creating a climate that would appeal to the best moments between America and Russia." Perhaps he can. Here's ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 25, 2019, 10:00 pm
"Our stuff was so entangled, that I ended up not knowing what was mine and what was his." The first official trailer has arrived for an indie drama titled End of the Century, made by Argentinian filmmaker Lucio Castro. This is premiering at the prestigious New Directors / New Films festival in NYC later this month, where they highlight the first films from some of the finest up-and-coming filmmakers. End of the Century is about an Argentinian man from New York and a Spanish man from Berlin who meet in Barcelona and, after spending a day together, they realize that they have already met twenty years ago. Described as a film that turns "a love story into a cosmic voyage." Starring Juan Barberini and Ramon Pujol, with Mía Maestro. This looks like a compelling, thought-provoking film marking the debut of a talented filmmaker. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Lucio Castro's End of the Century, direct from YouTube: An Argentinian ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 25, 2019, 9:35 pm
"She's seen so much death here..." Scream Factory has debuted an official trailer for the indie horror thriller I'll Take Your Dead, the latest film from Canadian horror filmmaker Chad Archibald (The Drownsman, Ejecta, Heretics). This originally premiered at two Canadian film festivals last year - Calgary and Toronto After Dark - and is getting a limited release in May. The concept for I'll Take Your Dead is pretty twisted - a guy who cleans up dead bodies at a farm house gets one dumped there. But this woman isn't actually dead, and so patches and locks her up until he can figure out what to do. The two begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, but the killers come back to finish the job. Aidan Devine stars, with Ava Preston, Jess Salgueiro, Brandon McKnight, and Ari Millen. Looks like this has some creepy twists and turns. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Chad Archibald's I'll Take ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 25, 2019, 9:01 pm
"An exquisite hangout movie." The Cinema Guild has debuted an official US trailer for the film Grass, one of the latest works from prominent Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo. This originally premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year, and also played at the Busan and New York Film Festivals last year, but is only now getting a release in US cinemas. Grass is Hong Sang-soo's fourth feature film over the last two years - following On the Beach at Night Alone, which also premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as The Day After and Claire's Camera. This one, also shot in black & white, is about a young Korean woman, played by award-winning actress Kim Min-hee, who sits at a cafe in the corner writing on her laptop about people she sees around here and their interactions. Seems like a good time, offering some nice insight. It's only 68 minutes, a quick watch if you're curious about it. ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 25, 2019, 3:08 pm
"They're everywhere!" Saban Films has released a new trailer for a terrible-looking zombie action film titled Dead Trigger, based on the mobile game of the same name first published in 2012. The film premiered in 2017 but is only now getting a release, and it's obvious once you see this footage why no one has touched it - despite Lundgren. When an unstoppable zombie apocalypse takes over the world, the government develops a video game, called "Dead Trigger," that mirrors the terrifying events plaguing the planet. The best efforts of the gamers are monitored, and they recruit the highest rated zombie killers. The young recruits are called “Dead Triggers”. This follows a group of recruits who travel to the origin of the outbreak to find a missing team of scientists searching for a cure. This stars Dolph Lundgren, Autumn Reeser, Romeo Miller, Isaiah Washington, Chris Galya, and Justin Chon. Looks even worse than so-bad-it's-good. Stay away. Here's the new trailer ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 24, 2019, 4:07 pm
"You are way more energetic than I remember." Paramount has debuted the first official trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action Dora the Explorer movie that's hitting theaters this summer. Young actress Isabela Moner (seen in Transformers: The Last Knight, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and Instant Family) takes on the iconic role of Dora, with the short hair and backpack. Her first big adventure is high school, but of course she ends up in the jungle on a real adventure to save her parents - played by Eva Longoria & Michael Peña. Also starring Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison, Q'orianka Kilcher, Adriana Barraza, plus Danny Trejo (as the voice of Boots - her lil' sidekick monkey), and Benicio Del Toro (as the voice of Swiper). This looks as crazy and as goofy and as ridiculous as expected, but it's from the director of the recent two Muppets movies, so maybe it will actually be a good ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 24, 2019, 3:36 pm
"You'll never get a chance like this." CJ Entertainment has debuted the official US trailer for a South Korean stock market scam thriller titled Money, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Park Noo-ri. Money is about an aspiring stockbroker in Seoul who dreams of making big money. But being a rookie without the right connections makes it difficult for him to survive in the cut-throat world of stock exchange market. So when he is approached by "The Ticket", an anonymous mastermind who secretly controls the stock market, he takes the chance despite the dire consequences. Well, that sounds damn good. The film stars Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Ji-tae, Cho Woo-jin, and Kim Jae-young. Thanks to CJ Ent., the film is getting a US release later this month, just one week after it opens in Korea. And it looks fantastic! You need to watch this trailer. Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Park Noo-ri's Money, direct from CJ's YouTube: Aspiring stockbroker Il-hyun ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 22, 2019, 11:02 pm
"How long have I got?" Gravitas Ventures has debuted an official trailer for an award-winning indie drama titled Tucked, the first queer film from prolific young British director Jamie Patterson. This premiered at the Outfest Film Festival last year, where it won both the Narrative Audience Award and the International Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize. Tucked is about an aging drag queen named Jackie Collins, who has been told he only has six weeks left to live. All he wants to do is perform his long-running act, and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his entire life. Starring Jordan Stephens, Derren Nesbitt, April Pearson, and Steve Oram. Worth a peek if you're curious. Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Jamie Patterson's Tucked, direct from Gravitas' YouTube: Tucked is a raw ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 22, 2019, 5:33 pm
"I'm building a home worthy of a unicorn." Netflix has debuted a trailer for indie comedy Unicorn Store, the feature directorial debut of actress Brie Larson (aka Captain Marvel). This originally premiered back in 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival, before Larson rocked the screen as Captain Marvel, and also stopped by the Edinburgh Film Festival last year. It received dismal reviews and was buried pretty quickly. Netflix is finally giving the film a release this April, if anyone is still curious. Larson's Unicorn Store also stars Brie Larson as a woman named Kit who receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams of having a unicorn. Described as a "quirky and offbeat story that's delivered with real charm and affection." The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack, Martha MacIsaac, Karan Soni, Ryan Hansen, Annaleigh Ashford, Hamish Linklater, & Mamoudou Athie. Quirky but fun. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Brie Larson's Unicorn Store, ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 22, 2019, 5:05 pm
"Come on in, don't be shy." Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted an official trailer for the indie action thriller Avengement, an intense new crime film made in the UK. This is the latest collaboration between Adkins and director Jesse V. Johnson, they also made Triple Threat together. Avengement is about a lowly criminal who is thrown in jail and made into a cold-hearted killer. While on furlough, he escapes his guards and goes for revenge on the people who set him up. The cast includes Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgoose, Nick Moran, Kierston Wareing, Leo Gregory, Beau Fowler, Louis Mandylor, and Terence Maynard. This looks like your standard revenge action flick mixed with prison brutality, without much more to offer. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jesse V. Johnson's Avengement, direct from YouTube: While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal (Scott Adkins) evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 22, 2019, 4:33 pm
"Do you feel sorry about what you did?" The Orchard has debuted the official trailer for an indie drama titled Savage Youth, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival last year and stopped by a few other small festivals. The second feature from director Michael Curtis Johnson, Savage Youth is set in small town America following a group of young people. Based on a true story, six young lives collide in the most horrific and twisted of ways. Described as a "brutal examination of doomed youth exiled to society's edge." The film stars Grace Victoria Cox, Tequan Richmond, Will Brittain, Chloe Levine, Mitchell Edwards, J. Michael Trautmann, and Sasha Feldman. Looks like yet another forgettable kids-are-crazy indie flick. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Michael Curtis Johnson's Savage Youth, direct from YouTube: The lives of six troubled teens in a racially-divided town take a violent turn when drugs and broken hearts intermix. "Laced with expressive tirades turned performance art and tortured ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 21, 2019, 11:57 pm
Myths of duplicates and alter-egos have persisted for thousands of years... In Zoroastrianism, one of the world's oldest religions, the deity Spenta Mainyu is The Holy Spirit while his "evil twin" – Angra Mainyu – is the Destructive Spirit. In Ancient Egyptian mythology, a ka is a "spirit double" with the same memories and feelings as its counterpart. Native American folklore depicts an upper world where the good people reside and an underworld where their evil doubles dwell. Today, we refer to look-alikes as doppelgängers, a German word meaning "double-walker." When it comes to cinema, numerous iconic films have tackled the phenomenon, from Vertigo (1958), Persona (1966), and Dead Ringers (1988), to more recent movies like The Prestige (2006), Black Swan (2010), and Enemy (2013). Now, Academy Award winner Jordan Peele follows up his provocative 2017 horror-thriller Get Out with a definitive take on doppelgängers in Us. Opening in 1986, a young girl (Madison Curry) wanders off from her parents (Yahya ...
Author: Adam Frazier
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:44 pm
"This town is a sanctuary... Every man worth the name knows the value of being unreachable." HBO has debuted a teaser trailer for their upcoming Deadwood movie, which is going with the title of Deadwood: The Movie. Based on the hit TV series that originally premiered in 2004, this Deadwood movie continues where that left off and follows many of the same characters from the gold-mining camp of Deadwood. Ian McShane stars as Al Swearengen, with Timothy Olyphant, and a cast featuring John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif, Kim Dickens, Sean Bridgers, Robin Weigert, Anna Gunn, Jeffrey Jones, Paula Malcomson, and Tony Curran. This is looking pretty damn good. And this is a nice tease, just the right amount of footage to grab your attention (again) without giving anyway anything too big. Have a look. Here's the first teaser trailer for Daniel Minahan's Deadwood movie, direct from HBO's YouTube: A feature film based on the TV series. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 21, 2019, 9:43 pm
"Playing rough won't get you anywhere with me." Epic Pictures Group has debuted an official trailer for the indie action horror film titled Black Site, which is getting a direct-to-VOD release next month. The film is an 80s-inspired, John Carpenter-esque action horror about a supernatural entity known as The Elder Gods. A young woman is forced to push past her worst fears and battle to deport it back to where it came from. Set inside an underground military base known as The Artemis Black Site, the movie mixes an Escape From New York-style survival story with Lovecraftian elements. This stars Henry Douthwaite, Sophia Del Pizzo, Lauren Ashley Carter, Jessica-Jane Stafford, and Bentley Kalu. See the preview below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Tom Paton's Black Site, direct from Epic's YouTube: An elite military unit encounters a supernatural entity, known as The Elder Gods, that forces them into battle against an army from another dimension. They must fight together to ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 21, 2019, 4:37 pm
"Would you help set the mood for our new guest?" Ohhh hell yes!! Lionsgate/Summit has unleashed the second official trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, following the first badass trailer from January earlier this year. This is the highly anticipated next sequel in the action franchise starring Keanu Reeves as super-assassin John Wick. He continues his one-man fight against the international assassin's guild, known as the High Table. In addition to Reeves, the badass cast in this one features Halle Berry, Jason Mantzoukas, Ian McShane, Anjelica Huston, Laurence Fishburne, Robin Lord Taylor, Asia Kate Dillon, Randall Duk Kim, and Lance Reddick. This is looking so awesome, with many nods to other action movies, in a way that makes me even more excited. This is film is going to kick so much ass. Here's the second trailer for Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, from YouTube: You can still watch the first trailer for Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 3 ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 21, 2019, 3:51 pm
"A poetic look at nature, nurture, opportunity and struggle." Flies Collective + Film Sales have debuted the official trailer for a documentary titled Phantom Cowboys, which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival and stopped by a few other small fests. From filmmaker Daniel Patrick Carbone, Phantom Cowboys follows three teens from small towns in America - revisiting them eight years later after first meeting them. Giving us a look at their lives as they grow up and approach adulthood, and how it's always a struggle for many. The film "captures the consistent threads of responsibility, parenthood, and manhood that weigh on each of these small-town teenagers, regardless of the community that raised him." Carbone is also credited as cinematographer on the film, making this a very personal project for him. Looks like a very moving doc. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Daniel Patrick Carbone's doc Phantom Cowboys, from YouTube: A documentary following three teenage boys as they approach ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 21, 2019, 3:42 pm
"Maybe he's right - what if we shouldn't be here..." A24 has debuted the first trailer for Joe Talbot's The Last Black Man in San Francisco, one of the best films out of the Sundance Film Festival this year, and already one of my favorite films of the year (not much will be able to top it). Winner of Best Director and a Special Jury Award at Sundance, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a sweeping story about friendship and holding on to your roots in a rapidly changing world. Talbot crafted a gorgeous tribute to hometowns and how they're made—and kept alive—by the people who love them. Jimmie Fails stars as himself, a SF native who travels every day to a house in the city to take care of it. The cast includes Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock, and Thora Birch. This is a beautiful trailer for a beautiful film, ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 21, 2019, 2:50 pm
"It's all worth the grind." The Orchard has unveiled an official trailer for a documentary titled Baristas, a sequel to the 2015 cult favorite doc Barista. Both films are about the world's best baristas - the people who make coffee and serve it perfectly to you. In this follow-up to the first film, four National Barista champions from around the globe will represent their countries and their craft in an attempt to win the World Barista Championship in Seoul, South Korea. From director Rock Baijnauth, it's a potent and lively look at "the surreal world of coffee competitions and the passionate baristas who compete in them." Aside from that guy explaining what's going on, this seems like a fun and inspiring profile of people who live and breath coffee. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rock Baijnauth's documentary Baristas, direct from YouTube: And for reference, here's the trailer for the first film - Rock Baijnauth's Barista - first released in ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 20, 2019, 11:09 pm
"I know of a shaman who works in the kitchen." Pantelion Films + Lionsgate have debuted the first official trailer for a comedy movie titled My Boyfriend's Meds, officially known as Las Pildoras de mi Novio in Spanish (which just translates to My Boyfriend's Meds). This wacky comedy is about a woman who meets the man of her dreams, then suddenly asks him to join her on a work retreat to a remote island resort. But he forgets his prescription medications and goes just a little bit crazy once they're there. Ahh, the things we put up with for love. Sandra Echeverría stars with Jaime Camil, Ana Belena, Brian Baumgartner, Kevin Holt, Daniel Tovar, Pamela Almaza, Juan Soler, James Maslow, and Brooke Shields. This film looks totally, outrageously crazy in a very fake way, and maybe just a tiny bit funny. Decide for yourself. Here's the first official trailer for Diego Kaplan's My Boyfriend's Meds, direct from YouTube: Jess (Sandra Echeverria) is ...
Author: Alex Billington
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:47 pm