“Crazy Rich Asians” Trailer Debut

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Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the first full trailer for “Crazy Rich Asians,” giving us a first look at all the luxury, romance and socialites. The film is an adaptation of the novel from Kevin Kwan of the same name.

The first trailer, which comes on the heels of a teaser released last Thursday, premiered on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The film focuses on an ordinary American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young ( Henry Golding) for a wedding. “We’ve been dating for over a year now, and I think it’s about time people met my beautiful girlfriend,” he says.

But when she arrives there, she finds out that her boyfriend is, as the title says, crazy rich, thrusting her in the life of the wealthy and ridiculously wealthy where every woman wants her man.

Also in the film are Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2), from the script by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is set for release on August 17.

Elle Fanning Embodies Author “Mary Shelley” In New Trailer

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IFC Films

“Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation,” says the tagline of “Mary Shelley”. The intriguing new film chronicles the passionate yet tumultuous love affair of trailblazing writer Mary Shelley which inspired the creation her Gothic masterwork Frankenstein. Elle Fanning stars as the eponymous author.

The trailer gives us a look at the English novelist’s meeting with her husband, English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (played by Douglas Booth) and the relationship that followed. Fellow poet Lord Byron also appears in the film (played by Tom Sturridge).

From distributor IFC Films, the film is directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. She also penned the script alongside Emma Jensen. The film had its world premiere last year September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also in the film are Bel Powley (Detour) as Claire Clairmont, Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse) as John William Polidori, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Isabel Baxter and Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) as Mary Jane Clairmont.

“Mary Shelley” is set for release on Friday, May 25, 2018 (NY & LA) and On-Demand starting Friday, June 1, 2018

New “The Incredibles 2” Trailer Features New Villain

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It has been 14 years since the original film, and the much-anticipated sequel is finally here. After a few sneak peaks and short teaser trailer, a new full length action-packed trailer has been released by Pixar.

This is the most extensive look so far at the sequel, showing the family adjusting to family life, with a new masked-villain adding to their headaches. We also get to see fan-favorite characters like Edna Mode and Frozone.

Also getting the spotlight is Holly Hunter’s Elastigirl, who is tasked to save the world. “You know it’s crazy right? To help my family I gotta leave it, to fix the law I gotta break it.”

The 2004 original film grossed $633 million worldwide in 2004 and received the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature. The Incredibles also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Just like the original, Brad Bird wrote the screenplay and is directing, while John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle are the producers. Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” will hit cinemas on June 15, 2018.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Official Trailer Released

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“I’ve got a really good feeling about this.”

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Walt Disney Studios has released a brand new trailer for its summer tentpole “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, which gives us some more insight at the at the film’s plot. The action packed spectacle was during during Sunday’s American Idol show on ABC.

The official synopsis of the latest standalone installment of the Star Wars franchise is limited on spoilers, but the trailer does show us some familiar fan-favorite characters such as Lando Calrissian and Solo’s Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and moments that featured new ones on on the Star Wars canon such as Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) among others.

Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film is an origin story of the iconic character and focuses on his adventures. Alden Ehrenreich is playing the younger version of the title character, while also in the film are Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is slated for release on May 25, 2018. Last week we reported that the spin-off is set to premiere at the prestigious festival on May 15, 2018, ten full days before its official release in the United States on May 25, 2018.

First Look At “Whitney” Documentary

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A new Whitney Houston documentary is on the way, offering a behind-the-scenes look the singer’s life and career.

Produced by her own sister-in-law Patricia Houston, the biopic features personal video camera recordings and never-before-seen private family footage, and is said to be the first documentary approved by Houston’s estate.

The new movie also feature original performances, previously unreleased demo recordings, and audio archive throughout the singer’s career.

Whitney rose to fame in the in 80s with multiple pop hits that topped the charts, eventually becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She later made her big screen debut in the highly successful The Bodyguard (1992). Whitney tragically died in 2012.

Directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland), “Whitney” is scheduled for release on July 6, 2018.

“A Quiet Place” Final Trailer

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Paramount Pictures

With the film set to open next weekend, Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for “A Quiet Place,” a supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski.

There is potential for the film to surprise at the box-office: the film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival where it earned rave reviews.

The buzz continued since, and as of today “A Quiet Place” currently sports a perfect 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics praising Krasinski’s directorial effort.

True to the film’s title, the trailer is moody and light on dialogue. The film follows a family of four as they navigate a world in silence while mysterious creatures hunt by sound.

Written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, the film co-stars the director’s real-life wife Emily Blunt, a first time for the couple working together. Also in the film are Noah Jupe (Suburbicon) and Millicent Simmonds (Wonderstruck).

Based on a story by Woods and Beck, the film is set to open next weekend, April 6.

Teens Have Superpowers In Latest “The Darkest Minds” Trailer

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20th Century Fox

Based on Alexandra Bracken’s YA novel, 20th Century Fox’s science fiction thriller film “The Darkest Minds” has a new trailer showcasing teens with superpowers.

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who co-directed Kung Fu Panda 3 with Alessandro Carloni, the trailer features a dystonian future where a plague killed many children while the few who survived developed special abilities. One of them is 16-year old Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg) who is learning how to control her powers as she escapes from a camp where the teens are rounded up.

“From the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival”, the film has obvious similarities to X-Men, which could potentially help visibility of The Darkest Minds. A new X-Men spin off “New Mutants” about teenage mutants held in secret facility was moved to a late summer 2019 release date. The film rights of that franchise is also owned by 20th Century Fox.

Written by Chad Hodge (Wayward Pines), the film also stars Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie and Patrick Gibson.

“The Darkest Minds” is set to unleash on August 3, 2018.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

First Trailer For “The House with a Clock in its Walls” Released

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Universal Pictures

“Things are quite different here,” says Jack Black’s character in the new gothic fantasy horror film from director Eli Roth, “The House with a Clock in its Walls.”

The film tells the story of a 10-year-old orphan Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) who moves to live with his warlock uncle Jonathan (Jack Black). The trailer shows him being welcomed by his next-door neighbor Mrs. Zimmermann (Cate Blanchett) who turns out to be witch.

Based on the 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, the film was adapted by Eric Kripke (Supernatura, Revolution, Timeless).

Though included by many as part of the “splat pack,” a collection of filmmakers known for extreme violence and gore in their horror films, the film is in fact produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment which of course is responsible for plenty of family-oriented films. The source novel itself was intended by Bellairs for children.

Writer Kripke recently tweeted along with the trailer’s release: “When I was 10, I fell in love with this book. The only fan letter I ever wrote was to its author. It’s one of the main inspirations for #spn. Now we got to make it into a movie. Dreams do come true. If you like #spn, see where it all began.”

Also starring Kyle MacLachlan *Twin Peaks), Colleen Camp (Clue) and Renée Elise Goldsberry among others. “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” is set to premiere on Sept. 21.

Trailer For Latest Noir Thriller “Terminal”

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After her acclaimed performance in “I, Tonya”, Margot Robbie is back as a David Lynch-inspired femme fatale in the latest “Terminal,” an upcoming drama thriller film from first-time feature director Vaughn Stein who also wrote the script.

The story follows two hit men on a mission to for a criminal mastermind. Along the way, they encounter Robbie’s character Annie who may be more involved in the mission than they know. Max Irons (The Riot Club) and Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) co-stars as the two hit men. Simon Pegg , Mike Myers and British model and actress Jourdan Dunn are also in the film.

“There is a place like no other on Earth, a land full of wonder, mystery and danger. Some say to survive it you need to be as mad as a hatter, which luckily I am,” says Robbie’s Annie in the trailer.

Robbie is enjoying great success lately, with her last lead role earning her an Oscar nomination for playing the infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.” The film won her co-star Allison Janney the Best Supporting oscar win.

Produced by Highland Film Group, the film is set to be released by RLJE Films on May 11, 2018.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission (Max Irons and Dexter Fletcher), a teacher battling a fatal illness (Simon Pegg), an enigmatic janitor (Mike Myers) and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life (Margot Robbie). Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

Andrew Garfield Is Losing His Mind In “Under the Silver Lake” Trailer

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Writer and director David Robert Mitchell had a breakthrough in 2014 with the supernatural horror film “It Follows.” Now he is back helming Andrew Garfield in a modern noir comedy-drama film “Under the Silver Lake” set in Los Angeles.

Andrew Garfield, who earned a nomination for an Academy Award Best Actor for his portrayal of Desmond T. Doss in “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016) stars in the neo-noir story of Sam who is searching for the truth behind the disappearance of an attractive, mysterious girl he met, which unravels into a deeper, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined.

“Under the Silver Lake” co-stars Topher Grace, Jimmi Simpson, Callie Hernandez, Riki Lindhome, Summer Bishil, Zosia Mamet, Luke Baines, and Patrick Fischler. Composer Disasterpeace, who worked with Mitchell on “It Follows” is also doing the score for ‘Silver Lake’. The film is set to premiere this summer on June 22.

Here’s the film’s synopsis courtesy of A24 Films:

Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.

From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens—dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Drive, Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.

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