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Three Trailers We've Had Our Eye On This Week

By Jen Maravegias | Film | August 18, 2023 |

By Jen Maravegias | Film | August 18, 2023 |

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Based on a New York Times bestseller that I immediately put on my TBR pile, The Other Black Girl trailer is a bit of a fakeout, and I love it. Executive Produced by Rashida Jones, the upcoming Hulu show stars Sinclair Daniel (Insidious: The Red Door), Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale), Karina Willis, and Kate Owens.

Nella, an editorial assistant, is often marginalized as the only black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. As Hazel begins to rise, Nella discovers something sinister is going on at the company.

All episodes of The Other Black Girl will be available to stream on Hulu beginning September 13th.

Michael Peña has been kicking around Hollywood as a sidekick and character actor for a long time. I’m not sure if starring in an Amazon Prime movie means he’s finally being recognized for his talents as a leading man, but it certainly looks like a passion project. Based on the true story of NASA engineer José Hernández’s journey from California strawberry fields to the International Space Station, A Million Miles Away also stars Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Garret Dillahunt, Veronica Falcón (Perry Mason), and Julio Cesar Cedillo (The Harder They Fall).

A Million Miles Away will premiere on Amazon Prime on September 15th.

Someone else who is often grievously overlooked for leading man roles is Peter Dinklage. But when he gets them, he gets good ones. No, I’m not talking about The Toxic Avenger (yet.) I’m talking about She Came To Me, in which he stars opposite Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei in this darkly comic romance about a quirky composer trying to complete an opera.

Something about Marisa Tomei as an unbalanced tugboat captain makes this feel a little magical. She Came To Me will be in theaters on September 29th.

This week’s lagniappe stars Stranger Things’ Natalie Dyer, Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), and Annabeth Gish (I’m going to reference Mystic Pizza here because AMC’s adaptation of Mayfair Witches made me sad.) Anyway, this doesn’t look particularly good. But, I’m probably going to watch it regardless when it’s released in theaters and On Demand on September 1st.