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I Am Richard Pryor (Trailer)

I Am Richard Pryor (Trailer)

(PG-13) The late comedian Richard Pryor is equally famous and infamous. Paramount Network’s upcoming documentary I Am Richard Pryor shares the standup legend’s brutal childhood, struggles with addiction and powerful legacy. Airs 3/15/19.

Furie (Trailer)

Furie (Trailer)

“…you took the wrong kid.” Furie is an upcoming Vietnamese action film. It’s about a former gang leader who goes after an international child trafficking ring after they kidnap her daughter. It looks like a hell of a long night.

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Ash is Purest White (Trailer)

Ash is Purest White (Trailer)

A woman goes to prison for 5 years for protecting her small-time gangster boyfriend. Upon her release, she seeks him out to continue their relationship. Jia Zhangke’s criticallyacclaimed drama is about two people being shaped by larger forces. Premieres 3/15/19.

Bird Box, A Quiet Place & Parenting

Bird Box, A Quiet Place & Parenting

(SPOILERS) “Life is more than just what is. It’s what could be. What you could make it.” ScreenPrism points out that Bird Box and A Quiet Place don’t just have similar sci-fi plots. They also both reflect what it’s like to be a parent in modern times.

Groundhog Day: An Inescapable Premise

Groundhog Day: An Inescapable Premise

Lessons from the Screenplay explores the legendary February movie Groundhog Day. Instead of adding twists or a deus ex machina, the movie fully explores its premise – what if someone had all the time in the world? – without being boring or predictable.

How Aquaman Should Have Ended

How Aquaman Should Have Ended

(SPOILERS) How It Should Have Ended plugs up the Aquaman movie’s loopholes and points out the problem of having an origin story after the hero has already joined a super team. Because Superman is the answer to everything.

Bird Box Honest Trailer

Bird Box Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies skewers Netflix’s adaptation of the sci-fi thriller novel Bird Box. Watch and laugh at the emotionally abusive mom, the long cliché setup, the bad guys who have vague abilities, and that freakin’ impossible boat ride.

Apollo 11 (Trailer)

Apollo 11 (Trailer)

July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. To commemorate this event, CNN Films made a documentary about the first successful manned mission to the Moon. The criticallyacclaimed film is made almost entirely of never before seen 70mm footage.

The Wandering Earth (Trailer)

The Wandering Earth (Trailer)

Based on a short story by Cixin Liu, the big budget Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth sees the Sun dying. Humans build massive engines to fly the entire planet to another star. But disaster strikes when the engines shut down, and collision with Jupiter is imminent.

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Trailer)

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Trailer)

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars and directs in this Netflix adaptation of William Kamkwamba’s eponymous memoir. As a teenager, William helped his family in Southeast Africa gain access to water and electricity by building a windmill out of junk parts. Premieres 3/1/19.

Styx (Trailer)

Styx (Trailer)

In this criticallyacclaimed thriller, a doctor is on a personal sailing trip across the Atlantic. After weathering a storm, she finds herself close to a sinking ship filled with refugees. The Coast Guard orders her to stay away from the ship. Premieres 2/27/19.

Skate Kitchen (Trailer)

Skate Kitchen (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) From the director of Wolfpack comes a coming of age story told through the lens of a female skateboarder and her newfound friends. Skate Kitchen features the eponymous Manhattan-based all-girl skate crew, along with Jaden Smith.

MIB: Men In Blues

MIB: Men In Blues

(PG-13: Language) Filmmaker and editor Fabrice Mathieu has outdone himself with this epic movie mashup, combining The Blues Brothers and Men In Black into an thrilling new adventure about two ex-cons on a mission from god to take down the alien scum of the universe.

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Why Twin Films Happen

Why Twin Films Happen

Hollywood studios have a long history of releasing movies with very similar plots and/or characters right around the same time. Cheddar looks into this phenomenon, and attempts to explain why we get things like A Bugs Life and Antz, and Top Gun and Iron Eagle.

The Hummingbird Project (Trailer)

The Hummingbird Project (Trailer)

In The Hummingbird Project, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård play venture capitalists. They want to build a fiber-optic line from Kansas straight to New York to give their clients an edge in the stock market. But their former boss catches on and copies their idea.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Explained

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Explained

(Gore, SPOILERS) ScreenPrism deconstructs the story and the various endings of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. It’s a story about itself, it’s a story about being a helpless consumer, and it’s a story about accepting that we can’t change the past.

The Man Who Killed Hitler… (Trailer)

The Man Who Killed Hitler… (Trailer)

With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, you’d think this movie is a comedy or an over-the-top action flick. Then you see it stars Sam Elliott. Early reviews say it’s more about a weary man who doesn’t find joy in his achievements. Premieres 2/8/19.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Brick

M. Night Shyamalan’s Brick

What’s more horrifying than The Horde’s carnivorous The Beast? How about a weatherman with an IQ of 48 who loves lamps and can summon a trident? Funny or Die is onto something with this Anchorman and Glass mashup.

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer)

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer)

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum picks up immediately after the events of the second movie. After breaking a sacred rule, the not-retired assassin is on the run with a $14M bounty on his head. Thankfully, he has an ace up his sleeve: a second dog. Premieres 5/17/19.

The Hole in the Ground (Trailer)

The Hole in the Ground (Trailer)

A mother and her young son move to a remote countryside to start anew. The boy goes missing in the forest beyond their home. While searching for his son, the mother comes across a huge sinkhole. The boy comes back, but is now on some Pet Sematary vibe.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (Teaser)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Teaser)

Set in the aftermath of the still to come Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home sees Peter Parker going on a trip to Europe with his school friends. He really wants to enjoy the downtime, but Nick Fury and a group of elemental beings have other ideas.

The Pixar Moment

The Pixar Moment

Pixar’s movies are often tearjerkers. But they are also about characters who change for the better. ScreenPrism looks at Toy Story, Up and Ratatouille to show the three types of obstacles that Pixar characters overcome on their way to making us cry.

Velvet Buzzsaw (Trailer)

Velvet Buzzsaw (Trailer)

(Gore) Nightcrawler writer and director Dan Gilroy reunites with Jake Gyllenhaal for this Netflix horror film set in LA’s contemporary art scene. A dead man’s artworks are put up for sale, but it turns out they’re cursed. They come alive and murder those who purchased them.

Unbreakable Honest Trailer

Unbreakable Honest Trailer

Meet David Dunn, a man who can see your evil deeds with a touch, lift heavy weights, has a badass immune system, and can make long pauses mid-sentence. Screen Junkies pokes fun at M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, just in time for Glass to hit theaters.

Polar (Trailer)

Polar (Trailer)

Duncan Vizla was known as the Black Kaiser, a top assassin. He’s retired, but his former firm comes after him with a bounty on his head, prompting a group of young assassins to try and finish the job. Mads Mikkelsen stars in Netflix’s action flick. Premieres 1/25/19.

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