So there’s a new trailer out for Annabelle: Creation, and it’s sufficiently creepy. I mean, it’s a horror movie about an evil doll, so that was kind of a given — but still.
The film is a prequel to the 2014 movie Annabelle, and takes place in the same universe as The Conjuring. The fourth film in the shared horror universe, Annabelle: Creation is set in the home a dollmaker who opens up his home to a nun and some orphans who need a place to stay after their orphanage closes. This would be fine, except for the possessed doll the dollmaker has locked away (which he thinks has his dead daughter’s spirit in it). Things kind of go downhill from there.
The remake of the classic 1990 film Flatliners has it’s first trailer, and it’s as spooky as you’d expect. For those unfamiliar, the premise is simple: a group of medical students decide to experiment with near-death by purposefully “flatlining” and then reviving themselves. What starts out as thrilling then turns dangerous — because believe it or not, Death doesn’t like being messed around with.
The remake has an amazing looking cast, which features Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Of course, any cast list that starts with Page and Luna would have looked fantastic no matter whose names appeared afterwards.
Since the character’s first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, a lot of us have been pretty excited about the solo Black Panther movie. Over the weekend Marvel released the first teaser trailer for the film, and I was unaware it was possible to get more hyped for this movie.
There’s a lot going on in this trailer, but it still manages to explain the basics to the uninitiated – the notoriously isolationist nation of Wakanda has been hiding itself off from the world, and bad guys are making a play for its wealth. Lots of fighting with Black Panther himself along with the Dora Milaje. It’s just neat.
The first trailer for Seven Sisters has arrived. In it, we see Noomi Rapace playing a set of septuplets living in a near future world where families are restricted to having just one child. To survive, they all share a single identity, with only one leaving their home at a time.
Then, suddenly, one of them goes missing.
The film also stars Willem Dafoe, and it looks really interesting. It’s obviously not the first time we’ve seen an actor play against multiple versions of themselves (I mean, you’ve heard us rave about Orphan Black, right?), but it will be fascinating to see how well Rapace can pull it off.
Seven Sisters comes to French theaters this August, and to Netflix later this year.
Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios may be one of the stranger projects out there, but it’s an interesting idea. The director is releasing a series of short films through the online video game service Steam of all places. And while it might not be the most conventional distribution platform to choose, we now have a brief teaser trailer for the first batch of films — dubbed simply Volume One.
And you know what? It looks pretty cool.
No release date has been revealed beyond “soon,” but the whole thing looks pretty interesting. Blomkamp, of course, is best known for films like District 9, Elysium, Chappie, and that proper Alien sequel that isn’t happening anymore.
Batman and Harley Quinn is bucking the doom and gloom trend of DC’s straight to video animated features of late. In fact, with the new trailer (which we can watch courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) it’s clear that they’re taking the animated franchise back to its roots — or at least its renaissance.
You see, Batman and Harley Quinn is animated in the style of the classic 1990s Batman the Animated Series, and to boot it features Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as Batman and Nightwing reprising their respective roles. Honestly, the whole thing looks pretty awesome.
Batman and Harley Quinn is expected to come out this July.
It was first revealed to the world that Netflix was making a television series based off of the classic Konami Castlevania video games back in February. We honestly had very few details about the show beyond “Castlevania show” and “coming in 2017,” but that’s finally starting to change.
The streaming service has now released a teaser for the series, along with a premiere date of July 7th. The teaser itself actually only includes a little footage from the actual show, spending over half of it trying to tug the NES nostalgia strings of the viewer. If the first season wasn’t coming out in less than two months, I might think it was because they had very little of the show done yet.
What we do see of the show looks dark, bloody, and (frankly) very Castlevania. Hopefully the quality of the show itself will match the faithfulness of its visuals.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets dropped another trailer today, and it yet again confirms what we know most about the film — it’s absolutely beautiful. Set to an orchestral cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise,” it feels dramatic, action packed, and colorful.
Based on the comic Valérian and Laureline, this film is Luc Besson’s return to space opera. The visual aesthetics in the trailer make it clear that this film really is the spiritual successor to his previous work The Fifth Element more than ever. Hopefully this film will hold up as well as that one did. Now if only Valerian would smile in one of these things…
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes out July 21, 2017.
So I know Spider-Man has seen a lot of reboots in the last two decades, and even though I want to complain about that, each Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has us more and more hyped. We now have the final trailer for the film, and… well… yeah.
It looks pretty great.
This trailer again focuses on Peter pushing against the limitations Stark has put on him. I mean, when you can stop a bus with your bare hands, it’s hard to be okay with something called the “training wheels protocol.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th.
Look, we’ve probably told you how awesome Orphan Black is about a kajillion times at this point, so either you know already or you’re just not watching it for reasons we can’t understand. Either way, I don’t need to tell you how great Tatiana Maslany is in it or how you need to be watching it.
You know already.
The fifth and final season of the series will premiere in just a few weeks, and BBC America has released another trailer for it. It’s dark, it’s engaging, it’s Orphan Black. Not sure what else I have to say about it.
The final season of Orphan Black premieres Saturday, June 10th.
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