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Trailer Round-Up: New Movies from Nic Cage, Adam Brody, and Michelle Yeoh

By Kristy Puchko | Reviews | January 20, 2021 |

By Kristy Puchko | Reviews | January 20, 2021 |


Curious what’s coming soon to a TV (and maybe theater) near you? We’ve got you covered with the latest round-up of trailers. Below, we’ve got everything from quirky comedies to chilling thrillers, family-friendly fun and balls-to-the-walls bonkers. Plus, there’s the latest from Adam Brody, Nicolas Cage, William Jackson Harper, Michelle Yeoh, and…Mel Gibson.

The Kid Detective: Now on DVD and digital.

How did we miss this one!? (Look for an ICYMI review soon!) Adam Brody stars as a down-and-out detective, who was quite something as a pint-sized P.I. Nowadays, he’s a mess…and on the trail of a murderer.

The Night: Opening in theaters and VOD January 29.

Seeking something spooky and sophisticated? A Separation’s Shahab Hosseini and Niousha Jafarian star in this tantalizing psychological thriller that has serious Shining vibes.

The Lady and The Dale: Premiering on HBO Max on January 31.

If you’re an avid watcher of Unsolved Mysteries reruns, you might recall the tale of Elizabeth Carmichael, a transgender entrepreneur who became a sensation in the auto industry with her promise of a fuel efficient three-wheeled car. But under the hood of this big idea, there was fraud, family drama, and much more. Mark and Jay Duplass produce.

Paradise Cove:

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten and American Beauty’s Mena Suvari face off in a Malibu-set thriller about house-flipping, class conflict, and a sexy, sinister intruder.

Willy’s Wonderland: In theaters, on digital, and On Demand February 12.

Nic Cage is back. This time, he’s a grimacing loner facing off against a funhouse of possessed animatronic mascots. Sold!

The Sinners: On Demand on February 15.

What if The Craft was mixed with Jawbreaker and You’re Next? Kaitlyn Bernard, Brenna Llewellyn, Brenna Coates, Keilani Elizabeth Rose, Jasmine Randhawa, Carly Fawcett, Natalie Malaika, Aleks Paunovic, and Lochlyn Munro star.

Flora and Ulysses: Coming to Disney+ on February 19.

Forget Squirrel Girl. How about a super-powered squirrel and the plucky girl, who is his best friend? Based on the Newbery Award-winning book, this family-friendly adventure stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofol,o and Kate McCucci.

Boogie: Coming to theaters March 5.

This coming-of-age drama follows the eponymous basketball phenom, who feels the pressure of more than his hoop dreams. Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Pamelyn Chee, Mike Moh, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Alexa Mareka, Perry Yung, and Pop Smoke star.

Boss Level: Coming to Hulu March 5.

Remember how Cancel Culture is totally a real thing that super oppresses men, who make mistakes—mistakes like a pattern of abusive and bigoted behavior? Remember that. Yeah, well, Mel Gibson has a new movie coming starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, and Joe Carnahan.

Dreamcatcher: Coming to theaters, On-Demand, and digital on March 5.

Brace yourself for a party scene that veers dangerously out of control. Niki Koss, Zachary Gordon, Travis Burns, Blaine Kern III, Olivia Sui, Emrhys Cooper, Elizabeth Posey, Nazanin Mandi, Adrienne Wilkinson, and Lou Ferrigno Jr. star in this horror-thriller about an underground DJ, a pair of estranged sisters, and a murder in the middle of a music festival.


Avenue 5’s Zach Woods turns director for this sad yet funny short film, which stars Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper, and Fred Hechinger. This short is currently doing the festival rounds, seeking distribution and perhaps Oscar attention.

Much much stuff coming to Netflix: February.

Last but not least, Netflix has dropped a trailer to show off all they have coming to their streaming service next month. Hot on the heels of the announcement of 70+ new movies coming in 2021, this vid gives a taste of what’s to come.

Which of these are you most looking forward to?

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

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