It’s not often that an animated feature tackles such serious issues, but Another Day of Life follows the true story of a civil war that broke out when Angola became independent from Portugal in 1975. Based on the book by Ryszard “Ricardo” Kapuściński, a journalist who begged his way deep into the most volatile places.
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After a team of underwater researchers set up shop at the bottom of the ocean, an earthquake strikes and threatens to destroy their laboratory. But it turns out that maybe they really just angered some undersea monster by drilling into its home. Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, and Vincent Cassel star in this popcorn horror flick.
Acclaimed filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, Okja) presents a suspenseful dark comedy about a wealthy and a poor family brought together in a symbiotic relationship, and the unwanted interloper who could tear apart their delicate balance. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the director is to expect the unexpected.
Fans of The Office will be familiar with Michael Scott’s Magnum Opus, Threat Level: Midnight. As a tribute to the cheesy, low-budget film within a show, Rajveer Dhanak managed to cut together a trailer for a much slicker version, inspired by the Mission Impossible movies.
(PG-13) Eddie Murphy stars in this Netflix original movie about real-life comedian and musician Rudy Ray Moore who broke through with his over-the-top character Dolemite, leading one of the most popular franchises in the blaxploitation era, despite being a parody of the genre. Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow).
Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella owe their existence to a series of 1980s guerrilla punk rock events in the California desert. Stuart Swezey’s documentary combines interviews of punk and post-punk luminaries with performances by Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Perry Farrell, and more. Drops 9/13/19.
(PG-13) Actor Shia LaBeouf wrote and stars in this fictionalized retelling of his own stormy life, from his rise to childhood fame, through his battles with his mental health, drug addiction, rehab and recovery. LaBeouf portrays a version of his own father, a deeply troubled man himself.
We’re not usually fans of reboots, but the idea of The Addams Family as an animated movie actually seems like a good fit, especially with a voice cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney. Here’s hoping the jokes can keep up with the actors.
Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) drops us deep into the battlefields of World War I as two young British soldiers must perform a critical mission to save more than 1600 troops, including one of their own brothers. Stars Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, and more.
The new season of FX’s chilling horror series channels 1980s teen slasher films, as a group of kids – obviously played by adults – heads off to Camp Redwood with a mad slasher hanging off the bottom of their pickup truck, ready to punish the teens for their wild ways. Premieres 9/18/19.
This rotoscope-animated series follows the story of a woman (Rosa Salazar) who keeps seeing visions of her dead father (Bob Odenkirk) after a tragic car accident, and becomes convinced that he’s trying to teach her how to go back in time to save him. Premieres 9/13/19 on Amazon Prime.
This feature-length Netflix documentary is a shocking look inside the multi-trillion-dollar world of digital data collection and mining, specifically in the context of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal, in which data was harvested from over 87 million people, and used to manipulate public opinions.
Genndy Tartakovsky is best known for creating Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now, he’s working on Primal, a new Adult Swim series that follows a caveman who befriends a dinosaur on the brink of extinction in a brutal, primordial world. It looks incredible from this brief clip. Drops Fall 2019.
Director Ruben Fleischer returns to the world of the undead along with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone as their dysfunctional post-apocalyptic family faces off against new kinds of zombies on a road trip from the East Coast to America’s heartland.
Screen Junkies takes a few minutes to remind us of the mess that was Tim Burton’s reluctant follow-up to his 1989 classic, a Batman movie with very little Batman and two too many villains. Even Michelle Pfeiffer’s skin-tight catsuit couldn’t save this movie from being a faint shadow of its predecessor.
This peculiar comedy follows the story of a driving instructor who discovers she has supernatural powers, and who finds herself wrapped in the mystery of a girl who’s been possessed after a washed up rock star (Will Forte) tries to sacrifice the girl as part of his deal with the devil for renewed fame.
IMDb’s new streaming miniseries is a bit of a nod to Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, though the therapist in this animated show only sees troubled monsters as his patients. Among the voices featured are Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet, Aparna Nancherla, Ellie Kemper, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amy Sedaris, and more.
When he’s not directing Thor movies or working on What We Do in The Shadows, director Taika Waititi is going back to his roots, making quirky and offbeat movies, with this satire about a young German boy who must rethink his beliefs when he discovers his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl from Hitler’s army.
The upcoming season of HBO’s Westworld sees Dolores trying to make a life for herself in the real world, and coming to realize that her supposed freedom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The trailer also includes a brief look at what appears to be a new WWII-inspired theme park, filled with what we presume are Nazi hosts.
Academy award-winning actor Tom Hanks portrays childhood favorite Fred Rogers in the later years of his life, as he meets a cynical journalist assigned to write a story about him, and the friendship that ultimately formed between these two very different people.
(PG-13: Language) “People who wear masks are dangerous. We should be scared of them… ‘Cause they’re hiding something.” Masked vigilantes take down criminals, but are treated as outlaws themselves in HBO and Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of the comic book by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins. Premieres 10/2019.
Nearly 20 years after he left Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard has retired to his winery in France. But after an encounter with a mysterious young woman, he finds himself longing for adventure and back at the helm of a starship once again. We’re so excited to see a couple of other familiar faces.
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