Just over two years ago, Netflix released the first season of Love Death + Robots, an animated anthology series from producers David Fincher, Tim Miller, Joshua Donen and Jennifer Miller. It was a big enough hit that a second season was commissioned and now this week a trailer for that new season has finally arrived along with the surprise announcement that a third season is also in the works. Love Death + Robots: Volume 2 looks to be another strange, eclectic, and sometimes violent ride, but based on the trailer there may be a slightly higher ratio of CG animated segments this time around. The full list of directors and studios has yet to be announced but Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3) acted as supervising director. Love Death + Robots: Volume 2 arrives on Netflix with eight episodes on May 14th while Volume 3 is expected sometime in 2022. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.
Leos Carax’s long-awaited follow up to his 2012 film Holy Motors has just been announced as the opening film for this year’s Cannes Film Festival. To coincide with that, the first trailer for the film has been released online revealing another mysterious visual marvel. Annette stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard as a stand-up comedian and world-renowned opera singer who fall in love in Los Angeles only to have their world turned upside down by the birth of their first child. Featuring original songs and a score by Sparks, the movie is Carax’s English-language debut and will be released by Amazon in North America sometime this summer. Annette premieres at Cannes on July 7th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Between the recent announcement that he will be joining Indiana Jones 5 and his upcoming role replacing Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3, Mads Mikkelsen is currently taking on some of the highest profile roles of his career. Before either of those movies arrive, however, he is starring in a Danish revenge thriller called Riders of Justice. Mikkelsen plays a recently deployed soldier who returns home following a tragic train accident that killed his wife. When he receives information that it may not have been an accident, however, he teams up with several unlikely acquaintances to punish the group responsible. Riders of Justice is directed by Anders Thomas Jensen (Men & Chicken) and it arrives in select theatres and on VOD on May 21st. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.
Believe it or not, the Academy Awards are almost upon us! This year it may seem harder than usual to get excited but Film Junk is here to help make the festivities feel slightly less dull. The Film Junk Oscar pool is happening once again and thanks to the efforts of Falsk we have a Google form ready to accept your picks. The winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card (Nomadland controversy notwithstanding) and bragging rights for the year. In addition to that, you can experience the glitz and the glamour of our annual Oscar chat via the Film Junk Discord. The main discussion will be in the #oscar-chat channel but there could be some exclusive content for Patrons in the Patreon channel at some point as well. We will kick it all off when the Oscar broadcast starts at 5 pm PT / 8 pm EST this Sunday April 25th. So get your picks in now (the Oscar pool entry form is also embedded below) and we hope to see you all on Sunday!
After going a full year without a single MCU release, Marvel is getting back to business as usual this year with at least four Disney+ shows and four movie releases planned for 2021. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is due to wrap up this week and now the studio has released the first trailer for their upcoming movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Florian Munteanu and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and will be the first “Phase Four” movie to introduce a brand new character to the mix. It is clearly drawing from traditional kung-fu movies although there looks to be plenty of CG action here as well. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is currently scheduled to hit theatres on Sept. 3rd; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
With Borat Subsequent Moviefilm already having won a couple of Golden Globes and a WGA Award, Amazon is apparently looking to give the movie one last Oscar push by offering up even more footage and also by pulling back the curtain just a little bit. The movie is up for Best Adapted Screenplay and Maria Bakalova is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress but now Amazon has released a trailer for something called Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine, which seems to be a brand new movie composed of outtakes and unused scenes. The Jackass crew previously did this with both Jackass 2.5 and Jackass 3.5 and there looks to be some decent stuff here, but perhaps the most intriguing moment is when Sacha Baron Cohen appears to drop out of character during a potentially dangerous situation. There is no official release date but Borat Supplemental Recordings is coming soon to Prime Video; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Posted by Sean on April 16th, 2021 Filed under: Game Junk
We try to figure out whether The Last of Us remake story is actually news plus we discuss all of the announcements from the latest Resident Evil and Nintendo Indie World showcases and talk NieR: Automata, Hollow Knight, Clap Hanz Golf, Mini Motorways and A Monster’s Expedition.
0:00 – Intro 9:15 – Review: Nomadland 40:10 – Retro Review: Three Fugitives 1:01:50 – Other Stuff We Watched: California Split, Q: Into the Storm, Thirteen Ghosts (2001), Run, Thunder Force, The Empty Man 1:44:30 – This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD 1:50:08 – Outro
With Black Widow and The Suicide Squad set to debut both in theatres and on their studio’s respective streaming service, F9 is shaping up to be the biggest theatrical exclusive of the summer. Universal has just released a new trailer for the upcoming film, once again pulling the hype train out of the station and fully committing to their June release date. At this point you might wonder where the Fast & Furious franchise has left to go but they have at least come up with a few new twists including John Cena as Dom’s long lost brother Jakob and some ridiculous action sequences involving rockets and magnets. This definitely looks like a movie that will bring people back to theatres. After all, you don’t turn your back on family. F9 hits theatres on June 25th; check out the latest trailer below and see what you think.
Following up on the teaser trailer that was released a couple of months ago, Netflix has now dropped a full trailer for Zack Snyder’s zombie heist flick Army of the Dead. The movie revolves around a team of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a quarantined and crumbling Las Vegas to retrieve $200 million from a casino vault 32 hours before the government nukes the entire city. Vegas is, of course, completely overrun by zombies and not only are they fast-moving zombies but they are also apparently intelligent. Plus there is a zombie tiger. Army of the Dead stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro and Raúl Castillo and it arrives in select theatres and on Netflix on May 21st. Check out the new trailer below and see what you think.
It’s starting to feel like we might have a summer movie season this year after all as a few relatively high-profile movies have finally locked in their release dates (although admittedly, a few others have just been pushed back). Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the upcoming sequel to their 2017 hit The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which is set to arrive in June just a couple of weeks before F9. The movie is called Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and it finds Ryan Reynolds reteaming with Samuel L. Jackson this time with Salma Hayek added to the mix. She plays the wife of Darius Kincaid (Jackson), who brings Michael Bryce (Reynolds) out of a forced sabbatical to help rescue him. Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) also returns to direct while Antonio Banderas plays the villain. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard hits theatres on June 16th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Back in 2018 it was announced that Legendary Entertainment was developing a live-action Gundam movie based on the long-running anime franchise. At the time, it seemed like a logical property to go alongside their Godzilla and Pacific Rim movie franchises and now this week they have announced that the director of one of their MonsterVerse movies will also be taking the helm. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is reportedly attached to direct the movie, but along with that news comes another surprise: the project will be heading to Netflix. Hit the jump for more details.