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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Trailers: THE CURRENT WAR, THE GOOD LIAR, NEKROTRONIC and More

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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The historical drama "The Current War" based on the "War of the Currents", a battle of technology and ideas between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult). The film is directed by "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and it's executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
  • The thriller "The Good Liar" from acclaimed director Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls", "Beauty and the Beast"). The film stars Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.
  • The seventh and final season of the critically acclaimed streaming series "Orange Is the New Black".
  • The supernatural action comedy "Nekrotronic" starring Monica Bellucci ("Spectre"), Ben O'Toole ("Hacksaw Ridge") and David Wenham ("Lord of the Rings"). The film is directed by Kiah Roache-Turner ("Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead").
  • The darkly comic horror movie "Tone-Deaf" from cult filmmaker Richard Bates Jr. ("Excision", "Suburban Gothic"). The cast features Amanda Crew ("Silicon Valley") and Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2").
  • Netflix's upcoming Japanese original series "The Naked Director" starring Takayuki Yamada ("13 Assassins"), Koyuki ("The Last Samurai") and Jun Kunimura ("Kill Bill").

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.









The Current War (October 4, 2019 - limited release; October 11, 2019 - wide)

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Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen

Synopsis:


"Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, theupstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current.

As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules."







The Good Liar (November 15, 2019)

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Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter

Synopsis:


" Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle."






Orange Is the New Black: The Final Season (July 26, 2019 - Netflix)

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Starring: Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, Dascha Polanco, Yael Stone, Adrienne C. Moore, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, Lea DeLaria, Alysia Reiner, Nick Sandow, Laverne Cox

Synopsis:


" A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women's prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of "Weeds.""






Nekrotronic (August 9, 2019 - in theaters and on VOD)

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Director: Kiah Roache-Turner

Starring: Ben O'Toole, Monica Bellucci, David Wenham, Caroline Ford, Tess Haubrich, Epine Bob Savea

Synopsis:


" Howard 'Howie' North (Ben O'Toole), a down-on-his-luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) -- an evil demon who absorbs people's souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan's past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world."






Tone-Deaf (August 23, 2019 - in theaters and on VOD)

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Director: Richard Bates Jr.

Starring: Amanda Crew, Robert Patrick, Hayley Marie Norman, AnnaLynne McCord, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, Tate Ellington, Ray Wise, Kim Delaney, Ray Santiago, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Synopsis:


" After losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, millennial Olive (Amanda Crew) leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey, (Robert Patrick) an old-fashioned widower who's struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon two generations collide with terrifying results in this home invasion horror film that is also a darkly comedic critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists."






The Naked Director (August 8, 2019 - Netflix)

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Director: Masaharu Take

Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Misato Morita, Koyuki, Jun Kunimura, Tetsuji Tamayama, Lily Franky, Ryo Ishibashi

Synopsis:


"THE NAKED DIRECTOR profiles unusual and dramatic life of Toru Muranishi, the man who revolutionized the adult video industry in Japan.

The 10 episode series will chronicle his rise to fame, filled with big ambitions as well as spectacular setbacks in his unflinching attempt to turn Japan's porn industry on its head. It will also be a portrait of an ensemble of characters who experience success and failure in Japan's "bubble" era of the 1980s, a time that gave rise to unprecedented splendor and excess."











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