Tag: Movie Trailers

The ‘Halloween Kills’ Teaser Is Scary, But The Movie’s New Release Date Is Scarier

Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018’s Halloween (not to be confused with 1978’s Halloween or 2007’s Halloween), was scheduled to come out on October 16, 2020, emphasis on the “was.” Universal has pushed Halloween Kills, as well as Halloween Ends, back one year — the new dates are October 15, 2021, and October 14, 2022. […]

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You Don’t Want To Cross Shia LaBeouf In David Ayer’s ‘The Tax Collector’ Trailer

Many of David Ayer’s movies are set in Los Angeles, whether it’s Denzel Washington showing Ethan Hawke around the city in Training Day, Jake Gyllenhaal having his life “changed” by End of Watch, or Will Smith working with an orc cop in Bright. There’s an entire Wiki page dedicated to every film of his that […]

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Trailer Roundup: That Little Voice in Your Head Is Thanks to the Hamilton Soundtrack

Brittany O’Grady in Little Voice; Leslie Odom, Jr. in HamiltonScreenshot: Apple TV (YouTube, IGN (YouTube It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you, without a bunch of trailers to escape to. Yes, a lot has happened in the past few weeks, which makes this kind of escape all the more necessary, so let’s […]

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‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ Trailer Will Speak To Anyone Who Still Has Their Ex’s Shirt

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was originally scheduled to be the first new wide release movie in theaters this summer, but after it got pushed back to July 31, that honor now belongs to Unhinged. But considering the Russell Crowe road-rage thriller is more of a documentary than a feature-length film, let’s say it’s The Broken Hearts […]

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Carrie Coon And Jude Law Are A Couple On The Rocks In ‘The Nest’ Trailer

Sean Durkin made one of the more acclaimed indie movies of the early 2010s with Martha Marcy May Marlene (featuring a breakout performance from future MCU star Elizabeth Olsen), but no feature films since. He’s stayed busy on other projects, like directing Channel 4’s Southcliffe and Sharon Van Etten’s “Your Love is Killing Me” music […]

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Trailer Roundup: Momma, I Made It to Lovecraft Country

(L-R): Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! (2020); Lovecraft Country (2020)Screenshot: HBO (YouTube) Welcome to May! Did you allow the force to be with you earlier this week? This week is short and sweet in terms of content so let’s not waste any further time so you can return to your dance challenges and bread […]

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The ‘Yes, God, Yes’ Trailer Has Sexual Awakenings, Nancy From ‘Stranger Things,’ And Jonah From ‘Veep'(?)

As far as rom-coms named after Paul Simon songs go, they don’t get much better than Obvious Child, the “Inside Llewyn Davis of abortion films.” For her follow-up, that movie’s co-writer Karen Maine went back to the early 2000s, a different, more simple time, when guys with screen names like HairyChest1956 were on AOL, not […]

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Elisabeth Moss Makes People Feel ‘Thrillingly Horrible’ In The Excellent-Looking ‘Shirley’ Trailer

The Academy made a mistake by not nominating Lupita Nyong’o for an Oscar for her performance(s) in Us. Hopefully they don’t make the same “ignore horror movies” error again this year, and look over Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man. I’d call it a career-defining performance, but she has about six of those, and will […]

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Trailer Roundup: We’re Going to Hollywood—and It’s Going to be Legendary

Laura Harrier in Hollywood (2020,), left; Leiomy Maldonado in Legendary (2020)Screenshot: Netflix (YouTube ), HBO Max (YouTube ) What a week! Here in Los Angeles, we went from a mild, yet effective earthquake to a temperature average in the 90s (which is another form of torture when you’re self-isolating in weather that makes you want […]

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The ‘Train To Busan’ Sequel Trailer Leaves The Train But Keeps The Zombies

Train to Busan is the one of the better zombie movies in recent memory. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the claustrophobic Korean horror flick is about, well, a train to Busan, and the passengers aboard who are forced to safely pass from car to car. For the sequel, the goofily-titled Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, the […]

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Trailer Roundup: Kenya Barris Morphs From Black-ish to #BlackAF and We’re Sippin’ on Some Coffee & Kareem

(L-R): #BlackAF ; Coffee & KareemScreenshot: YouTube *Movie Trailer Narrator Voice* In a world where content is plenty and bandwidth is rare, The Root has decided to corral the superfluous amount of trailers that get promoted in our inboxes and spotlight a few of them on a weekly basis. So, every Friday, we’ll be featuring […]

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Taika Waititi Plays A Suicidal Cult Leader In The ‘Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss’ Trailer

Taika Waititi might be an Esteemed Oscar Winner, but deep down, he’s still the guy who makes and stars in weirdo comedies. Case in point: Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss, where the Jojo Rabbit writer plays a deceased cult leader who convinced his followers to commit suicide in a bathtub. And now, one by […]

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The Candyman Can Because Yes, Gentrification Deserves Its Own Horror Flick

Screenshot: Universal Pictures (YouTube) Jordan Peele is pretty good at this whole horror thing. In 2017’s Get Out, he schooled us with a satirical take on the perils of benevolent racism, while 2019’s Us was a duplicitous mind fuck in itself. Advertisement This time around, with Candyman—a spiritual successor to the 1992 original, helmed by […]

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‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ Trailer Adds A ‘Veep’ Spin To Charles Dickens’ Novel

If you’re thirsty for Dev Patel, today is your lucky day. A24 released the first teaser for The Green Knight, David Lowery’s ambitious fantasy-adventure starring Patel as King Arthur’s nephew Sir Gawain (it looks better than it sounds, I swear), and now comes the full-length trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield, with the […]

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David Lowery’s ‘The Green Knight’ Trailer Previews An Ambitious Epic From A24

Since his breakout Sundance hit Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, David Lowery has been on quite the roll, directing the only good Disney live-action remake (Pete’s Dragon); the movie where Rooney Mara eats a pie for nearly five minutes, and it’s utterly captivating (A Ghost Story); and Robert Redford’s non-Avengers: Endgame swan song (the delightful The […]

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‘The Hunt,’ The Controversial Movie That ‘No One’s Actually Seen,’ Has A Release Date And Violent New Trailer

The Hunt, a haves vs. have nots satirical thriller starring Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, and Hilary Swank, was supposed to come out in September 2019, but Universal Pictures pulled the release date following multiple mass shootings. President Trump also came after the film, and all of “Liberal Hollywood,” for being “Racist at the […]

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Ben Affleck Teaches A High School Basketball Team To Believe In Themselves In ‘The Way Back’ Trailer

Do you think Ben Affleck watched the Super Bowl? That’s a dumb question. Of course he did. Even though his beloved Patriots weren’t playing in the game, I can’t imagine he wasn’t one of the 102 million viewers who tuned in to see the Chiefs beat the 49ers. Here’s a better question: do you think […]

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You May Want To Think Twice About Eating While Watching The ‘Swallow’ Trailer

The first 70 seconds of the Swallow trailer tells a familiar story: bored housewife Hunter gets pregnant, her husband’s family doesn’t think she’s good enough for him, etc. Then things take an offbeat turn, as Hunter, played by Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train), picks up a marble and… swallows it. It doesn’t stop […]

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The Director Of ‘Vivarium’ Wants You To Watch The Movie But Not The Trailer

Right as I was about to click play on the trailer for Vivarium, a high-concept satire about a couple (played by Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) stuck in a suburban nightmare, I saw a tweet from the film’s director asking me to not watch the trailer. “The U.S. trailer for #VIVARIUM has been unleashed,” Lorcan […]

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‘The Lodge’ Looks Like 2020’s First Must-See Horror Movie In The New Trailer

After a breakout 2019, with titles as varied as The Beach Bum, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Best Picture nominee Parasite, indie distributor Neon is starting off 2020 strong, too, with The Lodge. Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the chilly horror movie stars the always-excellent Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road, […]

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