After animating for Rick and Morty, Uncle Grandpa, and The Animated Tales of GWAR, Myke Chilian helms this weirdly wacky series about an eccentric boy and his cat. MacGyver-style, they seek out items for the Department of Lost and Found. Chaos ensues. Jemaine Clement and Wanda Sykes co-star. Debuts 7.23.20 on HBO Max.
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Screen Junkies takes on not just one movie, but three, as it roasts Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade in a single Honest Trailer. From bad stereotypes to Kate Capshaw’s endless screaming, the trilogy had its flaws, but they were packed with great action and fight sequences, and a blast to watch.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) After the horrifying events of season one, Billy Butcher, Hughie and their gang are on the run from Vought’s so-called superheroes, while a new member of the team, Stormfront, could shake things up even for the lead megalomaniac Homelander. Premieres 9.4.2020 on Amazon Prime Video.
Screen Junkies goes back to the ’80s to poke some fun at The NeverEnding Story, a childhood fantasy movie that’s loaded with imaginative imagery and the kind of darkness you’d expect when you hire the guy who directed Das Boot and Outbreak to make a kids movie.
Director Ron Howard and producing partner Brian Grazer visit Paradise, California, which was ravaged by a horrifying firestorm in 2018, resulting in unfathomable damage, and at least 86 fatalities. Despite the enormous tragedy, members of the community are resolved to rebuilding their lives there.
Obsessed with a legend about a woman who lives on the moon, a young girl becomes determined to build her own rocket to prove that the myth is true. The trailer for this upcoming animated film gives away too much, but our curiosity is piqued. From award-winning filmmaker Glen Keane. Coming to Netflix Fall 2020.
Originally planned for an early 2020 release, Matthew Vaughn’s origin story for Kingsman is now set to drop 9.18.20. It delves into the earliest days of the secret intelligence organization, as they emerge to root out corruption, crime, and terror during World War I, including a run-in with the infamous Grigori Rasputin.
Imagine if you will, that the 2002 Star Wars prequel Attack of the Clones was actually a buddy movie about a pair of P.I.s who use their Jedi powers to investigate crimes in the seedy underbelly of Coruscant. That’s what you’ve got here, courtesy of trailer editor Imperator Cuts in a playful nod to Shane Black’s The Nice Guys.
(PG-13: Language) This animated comedy from the producers of Robot Chicken follows a young man who wants to be a knight, only to find out that his castle is ruled by a corrupt and deranged king. Features the voices of Nicholas Hoult, Tara Strong, Luke Evans, Tony Hale, and more. All episodes on Hulu now (6.12.20).
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star in this parody movie about a washed up Icelandic musical duo who ends up being their country’s representative at the famed Eurovision Song Contest. We’re getting a Zoolander kind of vibe here, and that’s a good thing. Coming to Netflix 6.26.20.
With fewer new movies being released in 2020, Screen Junkies is digging into the archives for classics that they’ve yet to skewer. Sit back and enjoy their take on Luc Besson’s cult sci-fi flick which gave us memes like “Leeloo Dallas MultiPass,” Ruby Rhod’s “Bzzzzzzzzz!,” and the greatest opera solo of all time.
Decades after their time-traveling hijinx, Bill and Ted are back for another excellent adventure. Original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter decide they’re heding to the future to visit their future selves and steal the Wyld Stallions song that will save the universe. Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest).
(PG-13: Language) The guys from Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth present a new competition show where ridiculously costumed contestants take their miniature golf games to the max on a quest for their very own ugly green jacket. Premieres 6.10.20 on Rooster Teeth’s subscription channel FIRST.
This Indonesian action flick melds martial arts and superhero genres. Based on the country’s popular comic series, our hero Gundala and his alter ego Sancaka must battle the evil Pengkor and his legion of orphan assassins. The film opened to positive reviews in Indonesia, an is getting an English subtitled release July 2020.
Two trailers in, and Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi espionage flick is still a bit of a mystery to us, but all we know is that its protagonist has been bestowed with some kind of ability to manipulate events through something called “inversion.” Drops 7.17.20 – hopefully in theaters.
“Let’s just say, we’re very hard to kill.” Charlize Theron stars in this Netflix feature about a group of mercenaries who possess the gift of immortality. Sort of. You see, they live indefinitely, but any given death could be their last. Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. Drops 7.10.20.
This Spike Lee Joint follows the story of four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war to search for both the remains of their fallen squad leader, and a mountain of buried treasure. Stars Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., and Chadwick Boseman. Drops 6.12.20 on Netflix.
CreatorVC is producing this documentary about the science fiction films of the 1980s. The retrospective will include more than four hours of footage and interviews with the actors, directors, writers, SFX experts, and composers who brought these futuristic visions to life. The project has already blown through its Kickstarter goal.
It took them a couple of years to get around to it, but Screen Junkies‘ roasting of Denis Villenueve’s visually spectacular Blade Runner sequel is spot-on. The movie might have been long, deliberately-paced, and self-important, but we still loved every minute of it.
Ethan Hawke stars in this fictionalized retelling of the story of John Brown, a controversial 19th century figure who attempted to overthrow U.S. slavery with violence and rebellion, and is alternatively remembered as both a heroic martyr and an crazed terrorist. The 7-episode series premieres 8.9.2020 on Showtime.
The 1980 remake of Flash Gordon is one of the campiest sci-fi movies of all time, but over the years, it’s become a cult classic. Now, the film is getting a re-release with a full UHD digital remaster, bringing out all of the colors and details in the costumes and scenery, and cranking up the audio on Queen’s original soundtrack. Drops 8.2020.
Brian Volk-Weiss is the man behind The Toys That Made Us. When he heard about the challenges faced by independent toy stores in the face of COVID-19, he got to work producing a docuseries about 50 wonderful shops, giving them some added exposure, and donating the majority of the show’s proceeds to the stores featured.
Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs star in the TNT series Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic thriller based on the film by Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite). Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the politics of survival play out on a perpetually moving train circling the globe. Debuts 5.17.20.
(PG-13: Language) Steve Carell and the creators of The Office present a comedy about a new branch of the U.S. military called “Space Force” – oh wait, that’s an actual thing. The satire follows a four-star general who expects to run the Air Force, when he’s handed Space Force instead of his dream job. Hits Netflix 5.29.20.
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