So I’ve actually got a ton of movie trailers to share today, and I was going to dive right into it until Twitter reminded me that The Magicians returns next week! So here’s a peek at Evil Eliot — which also happens to be a peek at what gets my heart pumping.
Well, that’s my selfishness sorted. OH WAIT NO IT’S NOT. Because look at what else is returning real soon?
At Home With Amy Sedaris is finally coming back for a second, celeb-filled round of food, fun, crafts, and dubious advice on February 19 (TruTV). It’s gonna be hard to top the absolutely bonkers first season, but dammit — it looks like they may have done it, if “Amy talks about sex with Richard Kind in a bear suit” is any indication. Rose Byrne drops by for crafting, Justin Theroux hangs out in a closet, and… MICHAEL SHANNON IS BACK. I wonder if he’ll be as creepy as he was last season…
OK, OK, for real: MOVIE TIME.
High Life — In theaters April 12, 2019
Robert Pattinson… IN SPAAAACE! Directed by Claire Denis, this moody sci-fi tale also stars André Benjamin, Mia Goth, and Juliette Binoche (as a doctor with questionable ethics). Plus a baby and a black hole? Methinks there’s going to be a mystery afoot…
High Flying Bird — Coming to Netflix February 8
Here’s the thing: I do not care about sports movies. Like, at all (obvious A League Of Their Own exception notwithstanding). BUT… if you’re gonna try and entice me into watching a basketball movie, this is how you do it: Get the Moonlight screenwriter, Tarell Alvin McCraney, together with Steven Soderburgh, have them spin an Ocean’s Eleven-esque tale of basketball business and daring plans, and then hire André Holland (Castle Rock) to star alongside, ahem, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, and some people I think are actual NBA players. This right here? This I’ll watch.
As opposed to this, which I, uh, probably won’t (please don’t take that as a challenge, TK!):
Berlin, I Love You — In Theaters and on VOD February 8
This is the latest installment in the “Cities of Love” anthology series (after Paris, je t’aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), and as such the film seems to be notable mostly for the GIANT HONKING CAST, which inexplicably somehow is led by Kiera Knightley and Hellen Mirren. And Luke Wilson! And Jim Sturgess, Jenna Dewan, Hayden Panettiere, Emily Beecham, Dianna Agron, Diego Luna, Iwan Rheon, Charlotte Le Bon, and a man I had to rewind the trailer 3 times to convince myself really is Mickey Rourke. It’s about a bunch of people in Berlin, FYI.
Fast Color — In theaters March 29
Kristy talked about this one over at Syfy Fangrrls when it premiered at SXSW last year, and said it’s “the closest we’ve come to an X-Men: Origins Storm Movie.” Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as a woman with surprising supernatural abilities, who leaves home to protect her family — and returns to find that the daughter she’d left behind is also gifted. This just might be the black female superhero movie we’ve been waiting for… sans spandex.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot — In Theaters, VOD & Digital HD February 8
Kristy reviewed this one over the summer, and warns that it might not be quite the movie you’d expect, based on the title (or even this trailer). It’s more emotional and sentimental than bonkers, but that’s OK! It’s still a movie about Sam Elliot playing a dude who kills both Hitler AND Bigfoot. And isn’t that enough, really?
The Unicorn — In theaters February 1
Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford star as a couple who has been together (and engaged) for a long time. And then they learn (FROM HER PARENTS!) that the secret to a happy marriage is having threesomes. So they try to do that! And then… hijinks ensues. The film also stars Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree Hemingway, Beverly D’Angelo and Kyle Mooney, and my tangible discomfort.
And finally, here’s a sneak peek at the pop jam that’s going to be cluttering your brainwaves when The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part comes out on February 8th. And also now! Because it lives up to its title.
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