There are few directors that have properly utilized John Boyega to his full, star-powered potential, and Steve McQueen is one of those directors. In the latest of McQueen’s Small Axe films (a collection of interrelated films), Boyega gives one of the best performances of his career as a Black police officer who faces the daunting task of trying to affect change from within a corrupt, racist system. Watch the Red, White and Blue trailer below.
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The first trailer for Black Narcissus released back in September didn’t do much to convince us that the three-part limited series adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden would be worth watching this winter instead of just revisiting 1947 movie from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. But now a new “first look” featurette dives a little more into the story and reveals some details about the making of the project starring Gemma Arterton. Check out the Black Narcissus featurette below. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week, we lose our minds, talk to a doc, jet on over to Malaysia to kill our brother, try to solve a murder mystery in England, and see what looks like an animated tearjerker.
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With Earth At Night In Color, narrator Tom Hiddleston guides viewers through a 12-part series that “uses cutting-edge camera technology to capture animals’ nocturnal lives, revealing new behaviors filmed in full color like never before.” It’s kind of like Planet Earth After Dark, if you will. It’s part of a series of documentary series that Apple TV+ is releasing in the next two months. Watch the Earth At Night In Color trailer below.
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Barry Jenkins has unveiled another The Underground Railroad teaser, and like the two teasers released before this, it’s gorgeous, haunting, and affirms that this is going to be the very definition of must-see TV. The series is set in an alternate history where the Underground Railroad was a real, physical secret railroad, with actual tracks and tunnels tucked away underground. Watch the latest teaser, subtitled Speak Upon the Ashes, below.
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“August was that one writer who saw me. And when I say ‘me,’ I do mean me, but I also mean people like me,” Viola Davis says in the trailer for Giving Voice, an upcoming documentary that honors the legacy of iconic Black playwright August Wilson, whose plays like Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom left an indelible mark on Black history. And Davis, who won an Oscar for her performance in the feature adaptation of Fences and is earning buzz for her turn in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is now using her platform to make sure that Wilson’s legacy lives on in young Black students across the country, who are at the center of this documentary. Watch the Giving Voice trailer below.
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The coronavirus pandemic has ripped through our society, leaving death and disruption in its path. One of the least important changes it has caused is that pretty much every interview now has taken on the same dull, boxy aesthetic because they’re almost always captured using programs like Zoom.
Leave it to Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most famous interviewer in the world, to liven things up. In a new episode of her AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey interviewed former President Barack Obama about his new book, his reaction to Joe Biden winning the presidency, and much more, and through the magic of green screen technology, it appears as if they’re both seated in Oprah’s home. Check out a behind the scenes clip below. Read More »
Robert Rodriguez has a superhero movie called We Can Be Heroes coming to Netflix at the beginning of 2021. Initially, it seemed like it was a new, original premise from the director, utilizing as much green screen technology as possible to bring it to life. But earlier this week, we learned the movie takes place in the same universe as The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, and both of the superheroes are returning all grown up. But they wont be in action for long.
We Can Be Heroes finds alien invaders kidnapping all of Earth’s superheroes, leaving their superpowered kids to be protected in a government safe house. But rather than sit by and let their parents suffer at the tentacles of these nasty aliens, these rugrats take matters into their own hands to save their parents and the world. It’s basically Spy Kids with superheroes, and it all looks quite ridiculous, and you can watch the We Can Be Heroes trailer below to see for yourself. Read More »
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Today brings the new virtual reality game Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge to Oculus devices. Set on the planet Batuu, where Disney’s theme park expansion Galaxy’s Edge exists in franchise canon, players get caught up in adventure that sees them taking on dangerous pirates, running into familiar faces, and really feeling like a part of the Star Wars universe. Watch the new Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge trailer for a new peek at the VR gameplay. Read More »
There’s not a lot to be joyful about this Christmas, but Disney+ will try to perk you up by fighting against that cynicism with a little magic. Coming to the streaming service in December is Godmothered, a new fantasy comedy in the same vein as Enchanted that finds Jillian Bell as a fairy godmother-in-training who sets out to prove that people still need fairy godmothers to make their dreams come true. But she has her work cut out for her when a lost letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress leads her to a 40-year old single mother (Isla Fisher) living a bit of an unfulfilling life. See how it plays out in the first Godmothered trailer below. Read More »