Boys State trailer

Boys State, the new documentary from directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (The Overnighters), was one of the most talked-about films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary filmmaking, and ended up being acquired by A24 and AppleTV+ for $12 million – the biggest acquisition for any documentary in the festival’s entire history.

Now the first trailer has arrived, and you can see what all the hype is about. Read More »

gamemaster trailer

It’s never been a better time to be a tabletop game nerd. Attractive celebrities are obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, Kickstarters for quirky board games raise millions of dollars, and documentaries are being made about the passionate community behind the board game industry. Concourse Media is making a board game documentary called Gamemaster, and they have released a trailer for the documentary directed by Charles Mruz. Watch the Gamemaster trailer below.

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Mucho Mucho Amor - Walter Mercado Documentary Trailer

Even though you may not have heard of Walter Mercado, millions tuned in to his televised horoscopes around the world. With the flashiness of Liberace and the charm of Mr. Rogers, Walter Mercado raked in over 120 million viewers. And then suddenly he disappeared, but not in a dark, mysterious true crime fashion.

A new Netflix documentary called Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado will explore what happened to the famous astrologer and psychic when he disappeared from the spotlight, and the man himself even participates in the roster of interviews that includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez, and more. Read More »

candyman teaser

Candyman is coming back. Universal has released a teaser spotlighting Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale, which is due out in September. The new Candyman teaser re-introduces the Candyman origin story by embedding it in the stories of Black persecution and pain. Watch the Candyman teaser below.

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respect trailer

What you want in an Oscar contender, baby, Jennifer Hudson‘s got it. The Dreamgirls Oscar winner is gunning for her second trophy with Respect, an upcoming biopic about Aretha Franklin in which Hudson will play the Queen of Soul and sing her legendary songs. Watch the Respect trailer below.

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Hamilton Trailer

Before the Independence Day holiday weekend begins, Disney+ will kick off the patriotic celebrations with the debut of their live recording of the Broadway hit Hamilton. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the hip-hop musical tells the story of historical figure Alexander Hamilton, including his interactions with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and of course, Aaron Burr. A new Hamilton trailer and clip have arrived to tease the musical’s arrival on Disney+ this week, including a peek at one of the more famous songs from the show. Read More »

New Soul Teaser

Pixar Animation’s new film Soul was intended to be released earlier this month, but the coronavirus put a stop to that. But now the movie is slated to arrive in November, and even though that’s a long way off, Pixar wanted to show off a little more of the movie while we wait.

A new Soul teaser was revealed during a virtual panel at the Essence Festival of Culture, and not only does it have plenty of new footage from the movie with some truly stunning animation, but it also features the original song “Parting Ways” written, produced and performed by American R&B and neo soul musician Cody ChesnuTT. Read More »

Fewer trailers

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 read a book, hit the like button on what’s left of our dignity, go on a vehicular adventure, hang out with a bunch of survivalist yokels, and wonder what the Bee Girl is up to.

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the beach house trailer

We could all probably use a getaway right about now, but after watching the trailer for The Beach House, you might want to avoid any shorefront locations for a while. The indie horror flick, headed to Shudder in July, follows four people at a beach house who find themselves dealing with both cosmic horror and body horror. It looks gross as hell, and I mean that in the best possible way.

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the cuphead show

Netflix’s upcoming animated series The Cuphead Show! has a bit of an unusual background: its retro Max Fleischer-inspired style would have you thinking that it’s a modern remake of a 1930s classic, when in fact it’s an adaptation of a 2017 video game.

Developed by Canadian video game developer StudioMDHR, Cuphead is a run-and-gun video game that was inspired by the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930s, and built some of the surreal elements of the animation into its gameplay. The result was one of the unique video games in years, with Cuphead earning several awards and selling over 5 million copies within two years. It wasn’t much later that Netflix came knocking about turning Cuphead into an animated series. Now the streamer has released a sneak peek, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the nostalgic animation design of the upcoming series.

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