From the twisted mind of Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, comes an animated sitcom about a family of aliens and their misadventures as they try to live among humans on Earth. It’s like 3rd Rock from the Sun, only the extraterrestrials don’t look like us. Coming to Hulu 5/8/2020.
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While we enjoyed The Rise of Skywalker for the most part, it did try and cram in way too many stories, and had its share of sloppy and too-convenient plot points. Of course Screen Junkies has a lot more beefs about Star Wars Episode IX in their brutally Honest Trailer.
Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth, and Clark Duke star in this indie crime drama about a couple of losers who work for an evil Arkansas drug kingpin, and the very bad consequences of a deal gone wrong. Also stars John Malkovich, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Vivica A. Fox. Drops 5/1/2020.
Mark Ruffalo stars in this this HBO limited series about identical twin brothers whose lives take very different paths after one of them struggles with mental health issues as a paranoid schizophrenic. Based on the 1998 best-selling novel by Wally Lamb.
The hilarious vampire mockumentary series is coming back for a second season, and it looks like the setups are hysterical as ever, from a Super Bowl party to an open mic night. Plus, it looks like everyone’s favorite energy vampire has gained some new powers after getting a promotion. Drops 4/15/20 on FX.
This sci-fi comedy from Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) is set in a future where sick and injured people’s loved ones have the option to have their consciousness uploaded into an idyllic digital “afterlife.” So yeah, it’s basically a funny version of Black Mirror. Coming to Amazon Prime Video.
Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time and Duncan Trussell of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour team up for a trippy Netflix animated series about an interstellar broadcaster who roams the universe looking for beings to interview. It sounds like Space Ghost Coast to Coast meets Rick and Morty. Drops on 4/20/20, of course.
In this dark and twisted film from director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, inmates are subjected to a terrible plight in a prison where food is rationed from a platform that that gradually moves to lower floors. As the prisoners fight for scraps and leftovers, the worst aspects of humanity emerge. Coming to Netflix 3/20/20.
This absurd dark comedy follows a couple who move into a low rent apartment, only to find wacked-out cult members start breaking in to commit ritualistic suicides. If that doesn’t sound funny to you, think again – that’s Taika Waititi as the cult leader, accompanied by an excellent comedic ensemble cast.
With games like Mortal Kombat, NBA JAM, NARC, and Smash TV to their credit, Chicago’s Midway Games was the bad boy of 1990s arcade gaming. The documentary Insert Coin delves into the story of this incredible game factory, and the creative designers and programmers behind the scenes.
Imagine for a moment that the toys in the Toy Story franchise weren’t alive in the way Pixar wants us to believe they are, and instead are synthetic hosts created by the Delos Corporation. Nico Bellamy shares that vision with us in his hilariously dark mashup trailer of Toy Story and Westworld.
This limited-run crime drama from HBO Europe takes place in the not-too-distant future, in a world where refugees from the stone age, the Viking era, and the late 19th century have somehow settled in Oslo, Norway. Naturally, conflicts emerge between the modern folks and the time travelers.
Steven Spielberg reboots his late-1980s anthology series with a new run on Apple TV+. Like the original, it will combine science fiction, horror, and fantasy, with a slightly lighter and more magical touch than Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. Premieres 3/6/2020 with an initial run of five episodes.
(Spoilers) Rian Johnson’s surprise hit mystery-comedy Knives Out offered a fun take on the whodunit formula, with its ample mix of quirky characters and plot twists. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t have its share of foibles… and Screen Junkies is here to point them all out as usual.
Record stores are no longer an endangered species reports The Vinyl Revival, a doc about why the tables are turning again. Director Pip Piper explores the vinyl renaissance with industry pros, artists, record sellers, and the new generation of vinyl aficionados choosing needle drops over digital streams. DVD drops 4/10/20.
Given the way season three of Stranger Things ended, we didn’t know if we’d ever see Hopper again. Well now that we have the teaser for the fourth installment, we think we have our answer. Of course, Hop could just have an evil identical twin laying train tracks in Russia too.
Gareth Evans, the man behind the lens of The Raid films brings his dark, gritty, and visceral style to this TV drama about warring crime organizations in the underworld of London, England. It’s headed to Sky Atlantic in the UK, and Cinemax here in the states. More here.
Wes Anderson does what he does best, telling intricately woven tales of unusual people, portrayed by a star-studded cast, and setting them into fastidiously-arranged living paintings. The French Dispatch follows a series of stories surrounding the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French city.
Takeshi Kovacs is back for season 2 of Netflix’s sci-fi drama, but he’s wearing a new sleeve that looks a whole lot like Anthony Mackie. This time, Tak lands a job that sends him to his home planet of Harlan’s World, where he finds himself torn between his crime-solving mission and reuniting with his long lost love, Quell.
We thought the latest (and likely last) Terminator movie was actually pretty entertaining – if not all that memorable. It certainly underwhelmed at the box office, and Screen Junkies is here with their thoughts on the dark fate of Jim Cameron’s once-blockbuster franchise.
From 1917 to Joker to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the 2020 Academy Awards has some pretty solid contenders. But regardless of how good a movie might be, Screen Junkies is always ready to roast it. So without further ado, enjoy their very special Oscars edition of Honest Trailers.
Fans of The Big Lebowski will be thrilled to see the return of John Turturro’s purple-clad ball licker Jesus Quintana. Turturro wrote and directed this spin-off movie which sends The Jesus a wild journey with a quirky crew of cohorts. The star-studded flick hits theaters and on-demand digital on 3/6/20.
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