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Three Trailers We've Had Our Eye on This Week

By Jen Maravegias | Film | June 23, 2023 |

By Jen Maravegias | Film | June 23, 2023 |


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Pajiba favorite, Randall Park, makes his directorial debut in August with Shortcomings.
The story follows Justin H. Min’s (The Umbrella Academy, After Yang) character Ben, a cynical Bay Area movie theater manager, and his closeted best friend Alice (Sherry Cola, who will also star in Joy Ride this summer), as Ben’s relationship with his girlfriend Miko (Ally Maki of The Big Door Prize) implodes, they deal with Alice’s dating habits, and address delayed coming-of-age issues as Millenials are wont to do.

Just remember, John Cho walked so Justin H. Min could run as the lead in a rom-com. Sorry you aged into Dad Roles, John!

Shortcomings premiers in theaters on August 4th

John Boyega, Teyonah Parris (WandaVision), and Jamie Foxx will star in the Netflix original film They Cloned Tyrone available to watch starting July 21st.

It’s an R-Rated sci-fi/conspiracy theory adventure. On Netflix. I know there’s a high likelihood that this will end up looking like The Adam Project, or The Gray Man but not a single Russo Brother is involved with this one, so fingers crossed! I want all the good things for this trio of actors. Come through, Netflix, come through.

The women’s lib movement of the 1970s gave us The Women’s March for Equity (1970), the 1972 Supreme Court decision that allowed unmarried women access to birth control, and saw Roe vs. Wade (RIP) pass in 1973.

It also gave us a glut of pop culture references about white women and girls with terrifying, often uncontrollable, supernatural powers. William Friedkin’s The Exorcist in 1973. Brian DePalma directed both Carrie (1976) and The Fury (1978) and Mark L. Lester’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter came out a few years later in 1984. As if to say “Look what happens when women are given power! They don’t know what to do with it. They destroy things!”

Over the last few years, as women’s rights and autonomy have come under renewed attack, we’ve seen more films about women and girls of all colors with terrifying, often uncontrollable, supernatural powers being produced. The new message is that we have more power than we know. We can use it to help ourselves and the world.

Joining 2019’s excellent Fast Color and this year’s The Power, plus eleventy billion superhero movies promoting Girl Power, Max is releasing Gray Matter later this summer.

Gray Matter stars Mia Isaac (Don’t Make Me Go), Jessica Frances Dukes (Ozark), Andrew Liner (the Vampire Academy series), and Garret Dillahunt.

It will be available to stream on MAX on July 13th.