I was wrong to dismiss The Meg last week. It turns out plenty of people want to watch more movies about sharks. The new Jason Statham movie displaced the latest Mission: Impossible episode at the top of the box office. Launching this week are Mile 22, Crazy Rich Asians, and Alpha, with the former likely to go for The Meg‘s title.
While I don’t focus on TV series in these weekly movie trailers roundup, I do have to tell you that Disenchantment is now available on Netflix. It’s The Simpsons in the Middle Ages. On Netflix.
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
A crime story with shades of humor, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn is a movie starring Aubrey Plaza as Lulu Danger. Now, Lulu isn’t happily married, which is probably why she’ll be into an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only,” hosted by a mysterious man from her past.
Arizona will launch in theaters and on demand on August 24th, which means you won’t really have to leave your home to watch it. It’s also a crime story with traces of humor, considering who’s in it. Just watch the trailer, and you’ll quickly understand what I mean.
Viggo Mortensen and X star in Green Book, and that’s all the information I need for wanting to watch it. The film is based on the real story of a working-class Italian-American taking the job of the driver for an African-American pianist who’s touring the American South during the 60s.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Here’s a sneak peek at Ralph Breaks the Internet, which is Disney’s sequel for the original Wreck-It Ralph. The animation launches on November 21st, and here’s what you can expect from it:
Hitting Netflix this December, Roma is also a story that’ll premiere in your living room as long as you’ve got an active subscription. The motion picture tells the story looking at the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City back in the 70s.
Let’s stay on Netflix for one more trailer, for a movie that sounds a lot more exciting than Roma. We’re looking at The Angel, the true story of one of the Israeli Intelligence’s most important assets, the son-in-law of President Nasser of Egypt, and special adviser to his successor Anwar Sadat. The Angel launches on September 14th.
The Happytime Murders
The Happytime Murders is the Muppets movie adults deserve. It’s the Deadpool of Muppets movie. It’s the Muppets movie you’ll have to hide from your kids. It’s (probably) the Muppets movie your MoviePass pass won’t cover.
What Men Want
I shouldn’t even tell you what What Men Want is about. You’ve probably seen What Women Want many years ago, so this is the reverse. Only we don’t have Mel Gibson in this one. Instead, Taraji P. Henson is in the lead. Hilarious:
Speaking of strong female characters, let’s check out the new clip for Widows, a movie about a gang of women who have to step up and take the roles of their dead husbands. You know, the movie where Liam Neeson dies at the beginning. But with Viola Davis and Carrie Coon in it, we don’t really need Neeson.
Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new promotions on movies and other content. Among the deals are road trip and romance films under $10, and a variety of classics like Dodgeball and 50 First Dates under $5. Check out the full list below.
If there’s one new movie that stands out this week, it’s Spike Lee’s BlackkKlansman, the story of an African-American police officer who infiltrated the KKK. And it’s based on a real story too. Horror fans, meanwhile, can always go for Slender Man, also opening this week, or, if you like shark-based horror, The Meg is for you.
But don’t expect any of these movies to dethrone Mission: Impossible – Fallout or Christopher Robin.
I don’t exactly know what to make of this Slaughterhouse Rulez horror, but I do know I want to buy it. Because it’s a British horror film, starring Simon Pegg and Michael Sheen. And yes, bad things happen, but in a very British type of way. Expect this horror story in theaters this Halloween.
In S.M.A.R.T CHASE we have what appears to be an Orlando Bloom in China kind of action film. Well, okay! The film launches on August 31st when it will also be available online.
The After Party
The After Party is a Netflix comedy about a rapper, who’s only chance of making it seems to be an after party. That’s because he went viral for the wrong reason — you’ll soon see what I mean. The film launches online on August 24th.
The Kindergarten Teacher
Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a Kindergarten teacher in this Netflix movie, due October 12th, and the whole thing gives me the creeps. Something’s not right about this particular teacher, who’s focusing too much on one of her students, a young kid who’s some sort of prodigy.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Ready for a new Nutcracker version? Disney seems to think so. Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren, star in. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and the film will arrive just in time for Christmas. Well, it premieres on November 2nd, but it’s close enough.
Okay, it’s not a full trailer, only a TV commercial, but it’s just as good as a trailer. We’re looking at the new Predator movie that’ll premiere September 14th. Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn Sterling K. Brown, and Jacob Tremblay will have to convince us somehow that we need more takes on the Predator universe. I’m somewhat skeptical for the time being.
The comedy show, set in a video game development studio, will be produced by the Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment joint venture along with the popular video game publisher Ubisoft.
Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with a number of discounts on movies and other content. Among the deals are recent hits like A Quiet Place and Rampage, as well as action flicks like The Equalizer and John Wick 2. Check out the full list below.