Trailer Watch: Aug. 3rd – 7th

BY DUSTIN BREWER

We’re back with a packed slate of new previews including Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in “Judas & the Black Messiah”, Charlie Kaufman’s new film for Netflix “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”, Janelle Monae in “Antebellum”, and more in this week’s Trailer Watch!

– via Variety.com

Judas & the Black Messiah (2021, In Theaters)

You know how you take the story of Fred Hampton and make it even more incendiary? You turn it into a movie starring Daniel “My Talent Will Obliterate Everything in My Path” Kaluuya as Fred Hampton and then cast Lakeith Stanfield opposite him to play William O’Neal, the guy that sells Fred out to the FBI. I don’t care if this is in theaters, VOD, I have to spend $40 to add it to my HBO Max, I’m watching this shit day one.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Sept. 4th, Netflix)

Charlie Kaufman is back with seemingly another beautifully shot movie that is going to need to be watched approximately 1,000 times before you can truly begin to grasp everything. But with a cast including Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and Jessie Buckley, rewatching this movie shouldn’t be too big of an issue.

Raised by the Wolves (Sept. 3rd, HBO Max)

Ridley Scott is entering the streaming game with a new sci-fi show for HBO Max and this trailer is pretty interesting. It doesn’t give a lot away in terms of plot but it also doesn’t seem to be a surprise sequel/prequel/continuation of the “Prometheus” movies so I think we can chalk it up as a win already. Jokes aside, he is still one of the most prominent voices in science fiction so this will surely be one that fans of the genre will want to at least check out.

Antebellum (Sept. 18th, VOD)

I thought I had an idea where this was headed and then the second half of the trailer hit and I realized that I knew nothing. Janelle Monae is absolutely going to crush this role. Let’s go.

Terrifier 2 ( TBA)

The first “Terrifier” film was… a lot. It was a throwback slasher film that reveled in excessive violence and gore. While it was mostly an overwhelming assault on the audience’s senses, there’s no denying that Art the Clown has the potential to break through as an iconic slasher character for a new generation. “Terrifier 2” looks like it will largely be more of the same as one but with a bigger budget, hopefully Damien Leone will be able to build upon the foundation laid in the first installment.

Killroy Was Here (2021, In Theaters)

Kevin Smith cranking out horror comedies kinda seems like the next logical step for his prolific career. “Tusk” was wild, “Yoga Hosers” was hit or miss, and the world is still waiting with held breath for the highly anticipated, “Moose Jaws.” In the meantime, this looks like it will most be cool with lots of gore, hit or miss jokes, and an interesting idea based on the old Killroy Was Here graffiti from WW2.

The Third Day (Sept. 14th, HBO Max)

It’s got a stacked cast, an intriguing premise, and this first trailer is certainly interesting…I just can’t shake the feeling that this is just going to be a Jude Law version of “Shutter Island” meets “the Wicker Man”.

What movies/shows are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments are hit us up on Twitter. And stay tuned for all the latest movie news, trailers, and more!

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