Final Trailer To “Jumanji: The Next Level” Showcases More Action

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Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Morgan Turner, Maidson Iseman and Nick Jonas are back in the fantasy adventure comedy sequel directed by Jake Kasdan, with Sony Pictures Entertainment releasing the film’s final trailer on Thursday.

Joining the fun and action this time around are Danny Glover, Danny DeVito and Awkwafina.

The new installment sees teen Spencer missing, prompting his friends to jump back into Jumanji game. But their return to the video game creates confusion when they realize that things are not the same and they’re in new bodies.

The trailer also shows the film expanding from the jungle setting seen in the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, this time putting the cast in various locations, from mountains to deserts. as well as a few exciting car chases and hilarious body-swaps.

A synopsis of the new film reads: “In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.”

The film is set for release in theaters on December 13, 2019.

The Trailer for ‘The Grudge’ Reboot Released

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Sony Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming reboot of “The Grudge,” a supernatural horror film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce

The Grudge is a reboot of the 2004 film of the same name featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar and is based on the Japanese horror franchise Ju-On which was created by Takashi Shimizu.

Following the 2004 original and the 2006 and 2009 sequels, this is the fourth installment the the “Grudge” franchise.

Sam Raimi, the creator of the horror classics series “Evil Dead”, serve as the film’s producers, along with Rob Tapert and Taka Ichises.

The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Betty Gilpin and John Cho, the film is set for release on January 3, 2020.

Trailer for ‘The Cat and the Moon’

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Hereditary’s breakout star Alex Wolff is already moving behind the camera with “The Cat and the Moon”, a drama set in New York which he wrote and directed. The film’s first trailer was released last week (see below).

Though Wolff has done a few other short films previously, Moon is the 21-year old’s feature directorial debut. He’s also appeared in Patriots Day (2016) My Friend Dahmer (2017), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016), and the blockbuster hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).

But it was his performance as Peter Graham in the Ari Aster-directed psychological horror Hereditary (2018) that gains plenty of attention as a serious actor. That film, which starred Toni Collette, was a surprise hit both critically and commercially, earning over $79 million and becoming A24’s highest-grossing film globally.

Also in “The Cat and the Moon” are Mike Epps, Skyler Gisondo, Stefania LaVie Owen, Giullian Yao Gioiello, and Tommy Nelson. The film is set for release in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 25.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

While his mother seeks treatment in rehab, teenager Nick (Alex Wolff) comes to New York to stay with a musician friend of his father’s (Mike Epps) and to meet people who can show him what the city has to offer. Nick’s time away from home causes his buried pain and vulnerabilities to bubble to the surface and forces him to deal with them.

Disney Releases First “Jungle Cruise” Trailer

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Disney has just dropped the first trailer for its upcoming adventure film, Jungle Cruise, and it looks like another fun summer blockbuster winner.

Loosely based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name, the film stars Emily Blunt stars as explorer-scientist Lily and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a riverboat tour guide captain Frank.

There’s plenty of action and charm packed within 2 minutes of the trailer, which gives off mixed vibes of adventures such as Pirates of the Caribbean and The Mummy, with a little bit of Romancing the Stone and The African Queen.

Directed by Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax, The Commuter), the film also stars Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

Jungle Cruise is set for release in theaters July 24, 2020.

Birds of Prey Trailer Unveil’s Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn

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Warner Bros. and DC Comics has finally released the first official full-length trailer for its Margot Robbie led ensemble film “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.”

Directed by Cathy Yan from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, the trailer debuts Robbie as antihero Harley Quinn, a former crazed criminal turned vigilante, a character she debuted in David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad.

“The Joker and I broke up,” Harley says at the beginning of the trailer. “But it turns I wasn’t the only dame in Gotham looking for emancipation.”

The trailer sees Harley (who also narrates the trailer) joining up with Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), all on an effort to save Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), a young girl who is threatened by Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Birds of Prey will be released on February 7, 2020.

Adam Sandler In Gritty Trailer For “Uncut Gems”

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Adam Sandler makes his foray into gritty crime drama with “Uncut Gems. A24 has just released a new trailer (below).

Earlier this year, the film debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, where many critics raved about the film and Sandler’s Oscar-worthy performance. The film will next play at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, who also wrote the script with Ronald Bronstein, the film also stars Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield and Julia Fox. The Safdie brothers recently directed the critically acclaimed Good Time which starred Robert Pattinson.

A24 is scheduled to release the film December 13, 2019.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Ruairi Robinson’s “Corporate Monster” Debuts Free Online

Director Ruairi Robinson (Fifty Percent Grey, Silent City, BlinkyTM & Leviathan), Academy Award-nominated Irish filmmaker dropped his latest film, Corporate Monster, a proof of concept short, free to view online.

Written by Robinson & Eoin Rogers, the sci-fi horror film, with VFX by Robinson’s The Kaiju Meat Company, stars Kett Turton and Jenna Coleman as a couple confronted with the reality that either he is just dangerously unstable, or there are in fact monsters all around us.

“There’s a growing sense of unease and distrust of authority that’s not really being reflected in popular culture today the way films of the 1970s did in a post-Watergate era. I really miss those movies, and nobody is making them, so I felt compelled to go make one myself,” said Robinson.

In Corporate Monster, after being phased out of his job, a dangerously unstable man’s life spirals out of control when the prescription pills he takes start to have a side effect: they allow him to see the parasitic beings that have long been puppeteering our world from the shadows. The rich and powerful are not even human, and they are feeding on us. He sets about trying to save his girlfriend from them, but it’s just as possible they are just a side effect of the pills, a hallucination. Is he a savior or a monster himself?

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Trailer This Week: IFC Midnight’s “Greener Grass”

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Written and directed by Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, the comedy film is set to open on October 18th in New York and Los Angeles, and also available on demand.

The film had its world premiere on January 26, 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. Variety’s Peter Debruge calls the film as the most pleasant surprise of this year’s Sundance, describing it as “weird and wonderful; the best ‘Saturday Night Live’ movie that ‘Saturday Night Live’ never made.”

The dark comedy based on their 2016 SXSW award-winning short film by the same name. Following its premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, the “Greener Grass” short received a distribution deal with Canal + in Europe and Africa. Jocelyn and Dawn recently directed two episodes of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything”.

In addition to DeBoer and Luebbe, the film also stars Beck Bennett (“SNL”), Neil Casey (“Ghostbusters”), Mary Holland (“Veep”), and D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”).

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.

Jason Aldean Sets Plans For 2020 We Back Tour Launching In January

Reigning ACM “Artist of the Decade” Jason Aldean announced details today for his 2020 WE BACK TOUR launching Jan. 30 in Columbia, SC.

Named after the new lead single from his upcoming ninth studio album, 9 (Macon Music/Broken Bow Records), which will be released Nov. 22, the 20-city trek will span across the US through March.

For the first leg of the tour, the multi-Platinum entertainer has tapped direct support Morgan Wallen, Riley Green and Dee Jay Silver. Live Nation is the national tour promoter and Citi is the official presale credit card of the 2020 WE BACK TOUR and as such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets on Tuesday (9/17 at 12:00P local time) through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. General on-sale begins this Friday (9/20 at 10:00A local time) for select cities at www.jasonaldean.com, with additional ticket on-sale information continuing to rollout over the coming weeks.
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Dan Torrance Returns To Overlook Hotel In Creepy Final Trailer To “Doctor Sleep”

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On the same week that Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IT: Chapter 2” is dominating the boxoffice comes the release of the final trailer to the studio’s upcoming horror film “Doctor Sleep”.

“Doctor Sleep” is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the same name, a sequel to King’s 1977 novel The Shining.

The film follows Danny (played by Ewan McGregor) now an adult and an alcoholic, battling the childhood trauma that he experienced with his family in the Overlook Hotel, the main setting of The Shining’s film adaptation from Stanley Kubrick.

The trailer is heavy on nostalgia and references, featuring some iconic characters and images from the original Kubrick film, such as the Overlook Hotel, the Grady twins, young Danny riding his bike through the haunted hallways of the hotel, the elevator gushing blood, and room 237 giving viewers a peek of what may be inside.

We also see a new character named Abra, a teenage girl who has her own powerful extrasensory gift. “I don’t know about magic. I’ve always called it the shining,” McGregor’s Danny tells Abra when the two meet in person for the first time.

There’s a couple of characters from 1980 original that are returning in the sequel: Dick Hallorann, the former cook from the Overlook Hotel and Danny’s mother Wendy, this time played by Carl Lumbly and Alex Essoe respectively.

The film is written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who directed the highly underrated Oculus from 2013, the hit Netflix series “The Haunting of the Hill House” as well as King’s “Gerald’s Game” for Netflix.

The film co-stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game), and child actress Kyliegh Curran. “Doctor Sleep” is set to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 8, 2019.

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