Friday, August 2, 2019

New Trailers: 1917, QUEEN & SLIM, SPIDER IN THE WEB and More


Today we have new trailers for:
  • The WWI epic "1917" from Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes ("American Beauty", "Skyfall"). The ensemble cast includes George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • The drama "Queen & Slim" starring Daniel Kaluuya ("Black Panther", "Get Out") and up-and-coming actress Jodie Turner-Smith ("Jett"). The film is directed by acclaimed music video and television helmer Melina Matsoukas, in her feature directorial debut, and the script is written by Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe ("The Chi").
  • The espionage thriller "Spider in the Web" starring Ben Kingsley ("Schindler's List") and Monica Bellucci ("Spectre"). The film is directed by acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis ("Zaytoun", "Lemon Tree").
  • Quentin Tarantino's new film "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The new video is the final international trailer.
  • The crime thriller "American Dreamer" starring Jim Gaffigan, Robbie Jones, Isabel Arraiza, and Tammy Blanchard.
  • The documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" that celebrates 70s rock queen Linda Ronstadt, best known for songs like "You're No Good," "When Will I Be Loved," and "Blue Bayou". The film is directed by award-winning documentarians Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman ("The Times of Harvey Milk").

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

1917 (December 2019)


Director: Sam Mendes

Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch


"Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers -- Blake's own brother among them."

Queen & Slim (November 27, 2019)


Director: Melina Matsoukas

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloe Sevigny, Bokeem Woodbine, Flea, Indya Moore, Sturgill Simpson


"From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix's Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of some of this generation's most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce's "Formation" and the Nike "Equality" campaign, comes Makeready's unflinching new drama, "QUEEN & SLIM."

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, QUEEN & SLIM is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence."

Spider in the Web (August 30, 2019 - in theaters and on VOD)


Director: Eran Riklis

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Monica Bellucci, Itay Tiran, Makram Khoury, Filip Peeters


"An aging spy is on one last mission to redeem his life and career when a mysterious woman appears and the lines of trust with his superiors begin to blur. The hunter may become the hunted in a world of mirrors and deceit."

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (August 14, 2019 - UK)


Director: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damon Herriman, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, James Marsden, Scoot McNairy, Lorenza Izzo, Zoe Bell, Lena Dunham, Bruce Dern, Clu Gulager, Clifton Collins Jr., Mike Moh


"Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.

The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age."

American Dreamer (September 20, 2019 - in theaters and on VOD/Digital)


Director: Derrick Borte

Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Robbie Jones, Isabel Arraiza, Tammy Blanchard, Brian K. Landis, Alejandro Hernandez


"A down-on-his-luck rideshare driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child."

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (September 6, 2019)


Director: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman


"Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s -- with songs like "You're No Good," "When Will I Be Loved," and "Blue Bayou" -- Ronstadt filled huge arenas and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously, she won 10 Grammy Awards on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native never could have imagined.

In LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the "rock queen" of the '70s and early '80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever.

With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her -- and the sound of her voice."


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