When you’re craving wise-cracking comedy, pulse-pounding horror, thought-provoking documentaries, or heart-breaking dramas, we’ve got you covered in the latest trailer round-up.
Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor Of Stable Containing Editing Machine: Coming soon to Prime Video.
Synopsis: “On the heels of the massive success of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Amazon Prime Video will be releasing Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor Of Stable Containing Editing Machine, a multipart special featuring never-before-seen footage from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - which is nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Maria Bakalova). The specials feature never-before-seen footage from Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat and reveal some of the danger and high wire acts that went into the creation of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The specials include new footage from Borat’s lockdown house with Jim and Jerry, the housemates with whom Baron Cohen (as Borat) lived for several days in the peak of the pandemic.”
Why we’re stoked: Bakalova gave Cohen a run for his money in improvisation and outrageous. Gives us more more more.
The Water Man: Coming to theaters on May 7.
Synopsis: “Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest — but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and in the process will discover who his son really is.”
Why we’re stoked: Acclaimed actor David Oyelowo makes his directorial debut!
Silo: Arriving in theaters and virtual cinemas on May 7.
Synopsis: “Inspired by true events, Silo follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenage Cody becomes the victim of a grain entrapment accident. Family, neighbors, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue him from drowning in the 50-foot tall silo where corn quickly turns to quicksand. Shedding light on an issue plaguing rural America, Silo shows how dangerous modern farming can be, while also highlighting the ways in which communities band together to look after one another.”
Why we’re stoked: Homespun drama meets thriller when an average day becomes a nightmare.
The Djinn: Opening in theaters and VOD May 14.
Synopsis: “The story follows a mute twelve-year-old, Dylan Jacobs, as he discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul. Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.”
Why we’re stoked: This one comes from IFC Midnight, which has made a brand of darkly satisfying horror. Plus, co-directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell impressed us with The Boy Behind The Door.
The Woman In The Window: Coming to Netflix on May 14.
Synopsis: “Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture-perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Based on the gripping, best-selling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one are what they seem in this suspenseful psychological thriller starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore.”
Why we’re stoked: That cast!
Benny Loves You: In theaters on May 7, available On VOD May 11, and on Blu-ray June 8.
Synopsis: “After the accidental death of his parents, Jack’s comfortable lifestyle comes to an end and he must sell his family home. Desperate to improve his life, Jack throws out his childhood belongings including his beloved plush, Benny. It’s a move that has disastrous consequences when Benny springs to life with deadly intentions!”
Why we’re stoked: You had me at killer puppets.
Riders of Justice: Coming to LA & NY theaters on May 14; theaters everywhere and On-Demand May 21.
Synopsis: “Riders of Justice follows recently-deployed Markus (Mads Mikkelsen), who is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks on a revenge-fueled mission to find those responsible.”
Why we’re stoked: Mads! Mads! Mads!
Blast Beat: Premiering May 21.
Synopsis: “When a family leaves their native Colombia for the United States in the summer of ‘99, a metalhead science prodigy and his aimless younger brother struggle to align the American Dream with their new reality.”
Why we’re stoked: This Sundance selection seems promising, perhaps especially because Moises Arias is a slyly superb supporting player in films like Ender’s Game, The Kings of Summer, and The King of Staten Island.
Final Account: Coming to theaters on May 21.
Synopsis: “Final Account is an urgent portrait of the last living generation of everyday people to participate in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Over a decade in the making, the film raises vital, timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women ranging from former SS members to civilians in never-before-seen interviews reckon with - in very different ways - their memories, perceptions and personal appraisals of their own roles in the greatest human crimes in history.”
Why we’re stoked: Those who don’t know history…
Endangered Species: Coming to select theaters, Apple TV, and VOD on May 28th. Available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 1.
Synopsis: “Starring Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Jerry O’Connell (Showtime’s Billions) this gripping adventure tale unfolds beneath a brutal African sun. Jack Halsey takes his wife (Romijn), their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate. Then, as two of them go in search of rescue, a bloody, vicious encounter with a leopard and a clan of hyenas incites a desperate fight for survival.”
Why We’re Stoked: We’re digging how this married couple is channeling their natural chemistry into horror thrills. First Satanic Panic, now this!
Under The Stadium Lights: In select theaters, on digital, and On Demand June 4.
Synopsis: “Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) star in this inspirational true story of a small-town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship. After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain (Gibson) and a surrogate father figure (Fishburne) for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team. In this uplifting underdog story, the Abilene Eagles will once again soar in an incredible comeback that will be forever remembered in sports history.”
Why We’re Stoked: It’s not like Friday Night Lights is coming back. So, sure. Why not.
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