Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell are reteaming this year for a new project that is, sadly, not Anchorman-related but rather an Apple TV+ series based on a podcast. The Shrink Next Door tells the true story of Isaac Herschkopf (Rudd), a psychiatrist who took advantage of his patients and slowly began to insert himself into their lives. In some ways it sounds like a reverse What About Bob? situation and the TV series is a dark comedy directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick). The Shrink Next Door also stars Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson and Sarayu Blue and it arrives on Apple TV+ on Nov. 12th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Nicolas Cage may star in a lot of questionable films these days but you can always tell when he has connected with a filmmaker who really understands what he is capable of. This week Neon has released the trailer for the upcoming film Pig from director Michael Sarnoski and it looks like a dark character study that could go in a lot of different directions. Cage plays a truffle hunter living alone in the Oregonian wilderness who is forced to come out of seclusion when his beloved truffle pig is kidnapped. It doesn’t appear to be a John Wick-style action movie or even really a revenge story but there do seem to be some genre elements at play. Pig co-stars Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin and it hits select theatres on July 16th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.
0:00 – Intro 6:10 – Review: Saint Maud 26:25 – Other Stuff We Watched: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Loki, The Mole: Undercover in North Korea, Assassins, Miracle Landing, Streets of Fire, For Your Eyes Only, Winterbeast, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, Alien: Covenant 1:03:50 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray 1:05:52 – Outro 1:11:00 – Spoiler Discussion: Saint Maud
After releasing a mysterious teaser a couple of weeks ago, this week Netflix has dropped the full trailer for their upcoming horror movie A Classic Horror Story. This is an Italian film that seems to revolve around a group of friends who find themselves stranded and fighting for their lives after their camper breaks down in the middle of the woods. But if that sounds like just another boring, overused horror trope, well that is by design because the movie also hints at some self-aware meta elements not unlike Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods. Directed by Roberto De Feo and Paolo Strippoli, A Classic Horror Story arrives on Netflix on July 16th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Over the past decade or so we’ve seen more than a few John Carpenter movies return as remakes or sequels and we’ve also had a massive resurgence in Stephen King adaptations. Now the two trends are colliding in a project that will bring back to the big screen Christine, Stephen King’s 1983 novel about a killer car. John Carpenter’s version came out the same year as the novel and it was a modest hit at the time. In 2007, a Christine remake was reported to be in development, hot on the heels of remakes of The Fog and Assault on Precinct 13. That version stalled out but now Sony is apparently teaming up with Blumhouse, who have started to take on more remakes and sequels as of late. Hit the jump for more details.
Posted by Sean on June 15th, 2021 Filed under: Action, Drama
When it comes to disaster movies, they don’t often spawn sequels (the original grandaddy of them all, the Airport series, being one of the major exceptions). This week, however, we are learning that the recent Gerard Butler disaster flick Greenland is about to defy the odds and get a follow-up of its own. Anton, Thunder Road Films and G-BASE have announced that they are setting up Greenland: Migration, a sequel with Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin reprising their roles and Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen) returning to direct. The project is going to be shopped at the Cannes virtual market this year and the plot synopsis (which contains some spoilers for the first film) is as follows:
Jean-Claude Van Damme is shifting back into self-aware mode with the upcoming action-comedy The Last Mercenary, which is heading to Netflix next month. Directed by David Charhon (On the Other Side of the Tracks), the movie is a French production that finds Van Damme playing a former secret service agent nicknamed The Mist who must return to France to help his estranged son who has been framed by a terrorist organization. It is not quite as meta as JCVD or the short-lived Amazon series Jean-Claude Van Johnson, but it finds him donning some fun disguises and just generally playing up his action star persona in a way that seems likely to amuse fans. The Last Mercenary arrives on Netflix on July 30th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.
Posted by Sean on June 14th, 2021 Filed under: Drama, Music
With In the Heights arriving in theatres and on HBO Max this past weekend, Netflix recently dropped the first trailer for their own upcoming Lin-Manuel Miranda musical film Tick, Tick…Boom!. The movie will mark Miranda’s feature directorial debut although it is not based on one of his own musicals but rather the semi-autobiographical production of the same name by Jonathan Larson (Rent). Andrew Garfield plays Larson, who is dealing with a mid-life crisis as he is about to turn 30, still waiting tables while pursuing a career in theatre and worrying that he will never make his mark on the world. With a supporting cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Judith Light and Bradley Whitford, Tick, Tick…Boom! arrives on Netflix sometime this fall. Check out the first trailer below and see what you think.
Posted by Sean on June 11th, 2021 Filed under: Game Junk
We breakdown all of the announcements from the Summer Game Fest Kickoff livestream and the Day of the Devs event plus we also talk Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the Scarlet Nexus demo, Backbone and Biomutant.
So apparently Netflix has something going on right now called “Geeked Week”, which is a five-day virtual event showcasing upcoming TV shows and movies. Today they officially unveiled the first trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the upcoming animated series executive produced by Kevin Smith. This is taking a different approach than She-Ra and the Princesses of Power did, acting as a continuation of the old ’80s animated series as opposed to a full reboot. In saying that, it is also aimed at adults which seemingly results in a slightly darker tone (albeit not oppressively so). The voice cast includes Chris Wood, Mark Hamill, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham, Lena Headey, Diedrich Bader, Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Root, Griffin Newman, Susan Eisenberg, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kevin Conroy, Henry Rollins and, yes, Jason Mewes as Stinkor. Masters of the Universe: Revelation – Part 1 arrives on Netflix on July 23rd; check out the trailer below and see what you think.
Posted by Sean on June 10th, 2021 Filed under: Comedy
If you thought that Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture win for Green Book meant that The Farrelly Brothers had completely given up on low brow comedy, well it appears that may not be the case. We are hearing this week that the duo are cooking up a sequel to another one of their previous films: the 1996 bowling comedy Kingpin. The movie was not really a huge hit at the time, earning just $25 million (compared to Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary, which made $247 million and $369 million worldwide respectively). That being said, it has amassed a cult following over the years and now they are looking to revisit it some 25 years later. Hit the jump for more details.
0:00 – Intro 19:15 – Review: Riders of Justice 36:50 – Headlines: Rob Zombie to Direct The Munsters 42:15 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Mare of Easttown, The Mosquito Coast (2021), Speed 4K, Shiva Baby, Career Opportunities, Bo Burnham’s Inside, Purple Rain, Monster Hunter, Flightplan 1:31:05 – This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD 1:35:00 – Outro 1:39:10 – Spoiler Discussion: Riders of Justice