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Trailer Round-Up: Everything from Nintendo Power Ups to Disney's Latest, Fest Fave Horror, And A Salty Comedy Gem

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 19, 2021 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 19, 2021 |


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This week saw big waves for trailer drops of Cruella and Mortal Kombat, so some smaller yet still thrilling titles may have gotten lost in the flow. Let’s take a look back. Whether you’re seeking family fun, something stylish yet spooky, gripping drama, or a side-splitting comedy, we’ve got you covered.

Flora & Ulysses: Available now on Disney+.

Based on the Newbery Award-winning book, this romp follows 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose life is changed when she meets a superpowered squirrel. Yes, a superpowered squirrel.

Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell: Coming to Netflix on March 1.

Made in collaboration with Biggie’s estate, this Emmett Malloy-helmed documentary explores the man who was Christopher Wallace and the legend that is The Notorious B.I.G.

Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story: Premieres worldwide on Crackle on March 1.

This five-part docuseries explores the history of Nintendo from a 19th-century playing card company to the major force in video gaming, and beyond.

The Stylist: Coming to streaming March 1.

Najarra Townsend and Brea Grant star in this midnight movie, which we cheered out of Fantasia 2020. It all starts with a hair stylist whose envy turns deadly.

Lucky: Coming to Shudder on March 4.

Another Brea Grant horror movie! Natasha Kermani directs Grant in a slasher flick about an author being stalked by a merciless masked man. This trippy film awed us at Fantasia, especially because it’s inspired by Grant’s own survivor story.

Raya and the Last Dragon: Coming to select theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on March 5.

Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina and the team behind Disney’s upcoming animated epic take fans behind the scenes with this new featurette.

Rain’s Beau End: Available on global VOD via LesFlicks on March 8.

This Tracy Wren-directed drama centers on a lesbian couple, whose relationship is tested when they adopt a child who has been “mislabeled with a genetic predisposition for violence.” Sean Young, Ed Asner, Janelle Snow, Amanda Powell, Christian Stolte, Melanie Chandra and Kirk Kelleykahn star.

Come True: Opening in theaters and VOD March 12.

Anthony Scott Burns directs a surreal horror offering that got crackling buzz on the film festival circuit. Julia Sarah Stone stars as a teen girl whose struggles with sleep lead her down a dark path.

Six Minutes To Midnight: Coming to theaters March 26.

If I tell you Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench are co-starring in a movie, you might expect a comedy. Nope! Director Andy Goddard has paired this talented twosome in a crime thriller based on real events!

The Toll: Opens In Theaters, On Demand and digital on March 26.

It was supposed to be a simple cab ride. But traveling down dark back roads in the middle of the night with a stranger turns stranger in this supernatural thriller. Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, James McGowan, and Rosemary Dunsmore star.

Amundsen The Greatest Expedition: Coming to Virtual Cinemas in March and on VOD April 2.

Katherine Waterston, Pål Sverre Hagen, and Christian Rubeck star in this biopic about Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Kon Tiki’s Espen Sandberg directs.

Shiva Baby: In select theaters and on VOD on April 2.

What happens when a Sugar Baby’s Daddy unexpectedly meets her parents at the shiva of a family friend? Emma Seligman’s excruciatingly smart comedy shows us with a cast that includes Rachel Sennott, Molly Gordon, Diana Agron, Danny Deferrari, Polly Draper, and Fred Melamed.

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Which movie are you most looking forward to?

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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