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Trailer Round Up: Murder, Sea Monsters, Miscarriages of Justice, and Beastie Boys

By Kristy Puchko | Film | March 13, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | March 13, 2020 |


Major film festivals are canceling and studios are pushing back release dates because of the Coronavirus. So what movies are coming soon for us to look forward to? We’ve rounded up trailers for the films that are coming to a theater—or streaming platform—near you.

Sea Fever

After gathering rave reviews on the festival circuit, this nautical sci-fi adventure is finally surfacing for the public. Written and directed by Neasa Hardiman, Sea Fever centers on a socially awkward marine biologist forced to do fieldwork aboard a fishing boat peopled by a close-knit and superstitious crew. When they come across a creature unlike any of them have seen before, tensions rise as sides are taken. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this gem.

Sea Fever hits theaters and digital on April 10.

The Quarry

This one was set to make its World Premiere at SXSW this weekend. It’s faring better than a lot of other films from the canceled fest as this thriller already has a distributor and a release date. Based on the Damon Galgut novel, The Quarry stars Shea Whigham as a man on the run who rolls into a small Texas town masquerading as a preacher. His humble nature inspires the congregation. But when something sinister turns up in a nearby quarry, the local sheriff (Michael Shannon) begins an investigation that pushes this new-in-town preacher to desperate choices.

The Quarry hits select theaters and On Demand on April 17.

Beastie Boys Story

This “live documentary experience” was set to be a headliner at SXSW this year, but pulled out before the fest was even canceled. Good news for fans of the eponymous hip hop group, this Spike Jonze-directed doc will be coming to streaming very soon. Less good, it is intended for an IMAX release, which seems less likely now.

Beastie Boys Story: The IMAX Experience” opens exclusively on April 2. Beastie Boys Story premieres globally on Apple TV+ on April 24.


Another SXSW 2020 title, this drama stars Mamoudou Athie as an aspiring sommelier, whose wine-appreciating dreams aren’t valued by his BBQ joint-owning parents. Courtney B. Vance, Niecy Nash, and Matt McGorry co-star.

Uncorked opens on Netflix on March 27.

How To Fix A Drug Scandal

From Erin Lee Car, the director of Mommy Dead and Dearest, comes a documentary about the disturbing case of Sonja Farak, a 35-year-old crime drug lab chemist who was caught tampering with evidence. This pushes journalists and the public to ask how many people were wrongfully convicted because of her? The doc digs in for answers.

How To Fix A Drug Scandal opens April 1 on Netflix.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Hot off the heels of its Sundance debut, this documentary is coming to Netflix to share the story of a ramshackle summer camp that became a haven and point of inspiration for teenagers with disabilities. In the age of hippies and free love, these outcasts found a community and freedom at Camp Crip. A movement was born.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution premieres March 25.

Banana Split

When April (Hannah Marks) gets dumped by her high school sweetheart (Dylan Sprouse), she’s ready to hate at first sight his next girlfriend. But Clara (Liana Liberato) is so friendly and fun. After a couple of shots and awkward moments, the two become fast friends. Which gets complicated.

Banana Split hits select theaters and digital/video-on-demand on March 27.

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