Trailer Park: April 2023
April 24, 2023 2:04 PM - Subscribe

I had this idea that it might be fun to share trailers for upcoming movies. For this first installment, I'll be sharing the trailers (with brief bits of info) for Polite Society, Sisu, Past Lives, The Boogeyman, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, On the Line, The Last Boy on Earth, Fool's Paradise, Talk to Me, and The Blackening.

  • Polite Society is the debut feature film from Nida Manzoor, the writer-director of We Are Lady Parts. A martial artist-in-training believes she must save her older sister from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, she tries to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
  • Sisu is a Finnish-English film about a prospector who who attempts to secure his gold from a Nazi death squad led by a brutal Schutzstaffel officer. It's said to have a John Wick-style "you fucked with the wrong guy" vibe combined with gloriously bloody Nazi-killing.
  • Past Lives is a new A24 romantic drama that debuted at Sundance to good reviews. It's the debut film from acclaimed playwright Celine Song and stars Greta Lee (Natasha Lyonne's friend with the spiked Israeli cigarettes in Russian Doll).
  • The Boogeyman is a very buzzed-about adaptation of the famous Stephen King story, directed by Rob Savage (Host, Dashcam). It stars Sophie Thatcher (young Nat on Yellowjackets).
  • The Last Voyage of the Demeter is a new horror film taking its plot from the chapter in the original novel Dracula in which a captain's log recounts the count's murderous trip across the sea. The acclaimed screenplay has been in development for nearly 20 years. It's directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter) and stars Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian.
  • On the Line Not to be confused with that Mel Gibson thing from last year. Aldereney, UK, Agnes, 24 works alone as a switchboard operator. She finds herself in the midst of a crisis during a nightmare shift fighting to save the life of a nurse abducted by a distraught war-veteran.
  • The Last Boy on Earth In a distant future, an enigmatic boy becomes the central figure in the search for a new hope. Who is this kid? Why is everyone looking for it? Sometimes it is better not to know certain answers. A New Zealand/Argentinian sci-fi horror film.Fool's Paradise An upcoming American satirical comedy film written and directed by Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in his directorial debut. A down-on-his-luck publicist (Jeong) gets his lucky break when he discovers a mute man recently released from a mental health facility (Day) looks just like a method actor who refuses to leave his trailer.
  • Talk to Me A huge hit on the horror festival circuit, now coming to theaters via A24. Written and directed by twin filmmaker brothers Danny and Michael Philippou, aka the YouTube duo RackaRacka. The film follows Mia (Sophie Wilde), a young woman who becomes embroiled with the supernatural following a séance with an embalmed hand.
  • The Blackening The Blackening is a 2022 American comedy horror film directed by Tim Story and co-written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins, who also stars. Expanded from a 2018 short film by the improv comedy troupe 3Peat, the film follows an all-Black group of friends who encounter a killer while staying at a cabin in the woods. Directed by Tim Story (The Barbershop).
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, lots of stuff I'm interested in here.

I have wanted to see Polite Society from the moment I saw the trailer. I'm unbelievably excited.

Sisu is interesting since Finland was aligned with the Nazis in order to keep the Russians out during WWII. I think I heard a Russian accent too, so maybe they will also be on the firing line.

Past Lives looks right up my alley.

I wish I liked horror because the cast of The Last Voyage of the Demeter is great.

I'm really intrigued by Fool's Paradise. It looks like it could be funny or kind of tragic - hard to tell.

I am averse to horror, but if The Blackening skews a bit more toward comedy I could really enjoy it.
posted by rednikki at 2:38 PM on April 25, 2023

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