native son trailer

One of HBO’s splashiest acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival this year was Native Son, a modern retelling of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel of the same name. Starring Moonlight star Ashton Sanders, the film was initially set be distributed theatrically by A24, but after a buzzy premiere at the film festival in January, HBO swooped in. The cable network has released a new Native Son trailer revealing the premiere date of the captivating drama.

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native son trailer

After a well-received premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Native Son heads to HBO in April. Director Rashid Johnson and writer Suzan-Lori Parks adapt Richard Wright’s acclaimed novel into modern times, with Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders as a young man coming of age in the south side of Chicago. Ahead of the April premiere on HBO, a new Native Son trailer can be seen below.

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Native Son review

Native Son is an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, and while I haven’t read that book, first-time director Rashid Johnson arrives on the scene with a smart, impressive debut full of strong work from a young cast.

Ashton Sanders, who played the teenaged version of Chiron in the Oscar-winning Moonlight, transforms into Bigger “Big” Thomas, a young man from Chicago with a love of punk music and a look to match, wearing a shock of green hair and a long black leather jacket with writing scribbled all over it. Big is a rarity for movie characters: someone who completely defies conventional stereotypes (and acknowledges that fact several times in the film) while also feeling like a well-rounded, genuine human with a life that continues when he’s off-camera. Read More »

Captive State Trailer

We live in a world constantly struggling against war, famine, crime, disease and disasters. But what if our first contact with an alien race came with the promise of saving humanity from all these woes? How much would we be willing to sacrifice in order to survive? That’s exactly the question that the new sci-fi thriller Captive State asks, and the answer is a complicated one.

Watch the new Captive State trailer below to see what we’re dealing with here. Read More »

the equalizer 2 trailer

Denzel Washington is back as Larry Equalizer (alright, the character’s name is actually Robert McCall) in The Equalizer 2. Once again, Washington’s character finds himself delivering some vigilante justice. Watch the Equalizer 2 trailer below.

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Rupert Wyatt sci-fi movie

Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and John Goodman are reuniting for Captive State, an original science-fiction story the director wrote with his wife, Erica Beeney. Up until now, the story was under wraps, but details have now come out about the film, previously described as “very grounded and relatable to our world.” The story involves Chicago, extraterrestrials, and an authoritarian society.

Below, learn more about the Rupert Wyatt sci-fi movie.

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