HBO’s hit series Westworld was inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973’s feature film of the same name. The earlier film isn’t as expansive as the TV show, but it’s definitely as creepy. And now that you can stream the original on HBO Max, they’ve created a modern trailer for the classic version.
(PG-13) 2020 might have been a rough year for the movies, but we still got a handful of releases, and it didn’t stop us from enjoying trailers throughout the year. Expert editor Sleepy Skunk is back with his annual mashup reel, incorporating the best and most dramatic moments from the year’s movie previews.
Denzel Washington and Rami Malek star as two very different sheriffs on the hunt for a serial killer. Despite their strong hunches about a suspect (a typically creepy Jared Leto), they can’t make the case stick. As events unfurl, dark secrets about one of the cops rise to the surface. Coming to HBO Max and theaters 1.29.2021.
(PG-13: Language) Nicolas Cage hosts this six-part documentary series about the origins of expletives. Along the way, Nic drops an 8-second F-bomb, and you might learn a thing or two about the importance of swear words in our vocabulary. Coming to Netflix 1.5.2021.
Based on the bestselling novel by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger is the story of a man who grows up in abject poverty in India. After he finds work as a driver for a wealthy family, he uses his wits and perseverance to bootstrap himself from the bottom to the top of Bangalore’s dysfunctional food chain. Hits Netflix and theaters 1.22.2021.
(PG-13: Language) Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, and Tracy Ullman head up the cast of this documentary special to send off the worst year most of us have experienced. It’s from the creators of Black Mirror, so we expect the comedy to be especially dark. Coming to Netflix 12.27.2020.
Director Peter Jackson has been working on a documentary about the legendary rock band The Beatles. It’s been delayed until August 2021, but Jackson has been kind enough to share a brief montage, much of which has been culled from more than 50 hours of never-before-seen footage of the Fab Four.
Based on Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Dark Horse comic, Resident Alien follows the story of an extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth on a mission to destroy humanity, only to get distracted by a crime-solving mission while disguised as a human. Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) stars. Coming to SYFY 1.27.2021.
To stoke enthusiasm for WW84, Warner Bros. Pictures has released footage of the first three minutes of the movie. The scene features a young Diana as she reminisces about her childhood and training on Themyscira, but doesn’t give up much else. DC’s latest premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on 12.25.2020.
This Danish series follows the story of Astrid, a woman whose sister vanished two decades ago with 20 other students on a graduation trip. Despite the case being closed, Astrid can’t escape the feeling that there’s more to the story and heads down the rabbit hole in pursuit of answers. The first season hits Netflix on 12.30.2020.
Now that Disney+ has reeled us in with The Mandalorian, they’ve started work on their next Star Wars series. This promo for the upcoming Rogue One prequel brings back Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor and provides a small glimpse of the work going on behind-the-scenes. The initial 12-episode run hits sometime in 2022.
If you told us a movie about a plastic spork being dug out of the trash would make over a billion dollars, we’d think you were nuts. But Toy Story 4 managed to do just that while keeping a 25-year-old franchise fresh and fun. Screen Junkies latest trailer reminded us it’s about time for us to queue up a Toy Story marathon.
With animated classics like Toy Story, Up, Wall-E, and Finding Nemo to their credit, every animation company on the planet aspires to be as good as Pixar. This new documentary series takes us inside Disney’s famed CG-animation studio to meet the creative minds behind the movies. Premieres on Disney+ 11.13.2020.
Melissa McCarthy stars in this comedy about a woman who comes face-to-face with an AI who says that it will destroy the Earth if she can’t prove that humanity is worth saving. James Corden voices the machine, while McCarthy’s husband and writing partner Ben Falcone directed the film. Drops 11.26.2020 on HBO Max.
Sam Raimi’s original The Evil Dead movies were some of the most entertaining, goriest, and outlandish horror flicks of all time. Screen Junkies fondly looks back at The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness as Ash takes on the Deadites with his boomstick and chainsaw hand. Groovy!
It’s a story that’s been told in books, movies, and articles, but we still don’t know who D.B. Cooper really was. HBO’s documentary shines new light on the story of the unidentified hijacker who extorted $200,000 in ransom, parachuted out of the airplane, and vanished along with the money. Premieres 11.25.2020.
LEGO and Star Wars team up for a holiday feast to celebrate Life Day. The animated special reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose, and the droids, and pays tribute to classic Star Wars moments, including the so-bad-it’s-good 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. Coming to Disney+ 11.17.2020.
Sidney “Sid” Phillips was the neighborhood bully in Toy Story who got served his just desserts when he messed with Andy’s toys. This parody trailer by Poster Boys envisions what happened to Sid as he grew up, endlessly haunted by visions of Woody and his deformed toy pals.
In case the COVID-19 nightmare isn’t scary enough, Songbird is a dystopian thriller that envisions the pandemic four years into quarantine when the virus has changed. So has humanity. The world is in lockdown with “sanitation” squads forcing infected people into camps, resulting in a terrifying end-times Romeo & Juliet story.
Most of us think of Hawaii as an idyllic vacation paradise and a place of majestic natural beauty. But filmmaker Christopher Kahunahana’s Waikiki changes that, presenting a dark portrait of a woman tormented by an abusive ex, and the odyssey that unfolds after she hits a homeless man with her van.
Directed by Alex Winter (of “Bill and Ted” fame), this documentary takes us deep into the world of musician Frank Zappa. The film features never-before-seen footage and interviews with Frank’s friends and peers to help paint a picture of a man who defied labels and genres and fought to preserve America’s freedom of speech.
The Mandalorian is returning to Disney+ on 10.30.2020, so it only makes sense that Screen Junkies would seize upon the chance to make an Honest Trailer for the hit series. Despite being such an excellent show, they still found plenty of reasons to poke fun at its characters and storylines.
George Clooney directed and stars in this film about a scientist in the Arctic who must warn a group of astronauts not to return home to Earth after a global catastrophe has devastated the planet. Based on the critically-acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight. Drops 12.23.2020 on Netflix.
Eugene Evans and Margot Robbie star in this depression-era drama about a young man who discovers a fugitive hiding on his family’s land. As he comes to learn more about her, he struggles between the riches of a bounty put on her head and his growing attraction for her. In theaters 11.13.2020 and streaming 11.17.2020.
Ted Ngoy came to America from Cambodia in search of a dream, and he made it happen. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he dominated the donut business on the West coast. Then it all came crashing down due to his gambling addiction. Director Alice Gu’s documentary goes inside of Ted’s meteoric rise and fall. Drops 10.30.2020.
Acclaimed director David Fincher looks back at 1930s Hollywood as told through the eyes of famed screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Gary Oldman portrays the prolific, satirical, and alcoholic writer as attempts to finish his screenplay for Citizen Kane. Coming to select theaters this November and Netflix on 12.4.2020.