Trailer Park: May 2023
April 28, 2023 12:56 PM - Subscribe

A few days early, here is another batch of fresh trailers for upcoming movies. Films featured include Hypnotic, The Wrath of Becky, Follow Her, Dalíland, Americonned, Sanctuary, You Hurt My Feelings, White Bird, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, It Comes Inside, Next Goal Wins, Maggie Moore(s), The Black Demon, Five Nights at Freddy's, Blood & Gold, The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future.

As with last month, I'm more or less skipping ubiquitous trailers you already know about (Asteroid City, Fast X, etc.)

-Hypnotic A detective investigates a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program. Writer/director Robert Rodriguez Desperado, Planet Terror, Spy Kids) returns to the big screen for the first time since his underrated 2019 film Alita: Battle Angel. Rodriguez has always been a spotty writer, but this time he's worked with someone else on the screenplay and comes back to the big screen after several years working in TV. Hopefully, he's tightened his game up. The big name cast (Ben Affleck, Alice Braga) and high budget implies the studio thinks he has.
-The Wrath of Becky Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, 16-year-old Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman -- a kindred spirit named Elena. However, when a violent group known as the Noble Men break into their home, attack them and take their beloved dog, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones. From writer-director team Matt Angle & Suzanne Coote (TV's Dave).
-Follow Her Jess (Dani Barker, who also wrote the script) has finally found her hook: secretly filming creepy interactions she encounters via online job listings, and using the kinks of others to fuel her streaming success. For her next episode, she’s been hired by Tom (Luke Cook) to write the ending of a screenplay in a remote cabin. Once there, he hands her a script in which the two of them are the main characters.
-Dalíland Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mary Harron (I Shot Andy warhol, American Psycho), Dalíland stars Ben Kingsley as the titular Salvador Dalí, one of the most world-renowned artists of the 20th century and focuses on the later years of the strange and fascinating marriage between Dalí and his wife, Gala (Barbara Sukowa), as their seemingly unshakable bond begins to stress and fracture. Set in New York and Spain in 1974, the film is told through the eyes of James (Christopher Briney), a young assistant keen to make his name in the art world, who helps the eccentric and mercurial Dalí prepare for a big gallery show.
-Americonned A documentary examining income inequality, its racist underpinnings, and compares America today to America at previous historical tipping points.
-Sanctuary A dominatrix (Margaret Qualley) and her wealthy client (Christopher Abbott) engage in a battle of wills inside a luxury hotel suite after he tries to end their relationship. Over the course of one emotionally fraught night, the balance of power swings back and forth as each seeks to gain the upper hand. Is he hopelessly overmatched? Or is her wildly unpredictable behavior all part of an elaborate game?
-You Hurt My Feelings New from A24. New York novelist Beth (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has been working for years on the follow-up to her somewhat successful memoir, sharing countless drafts with her supportive husband Don. Beth's world unravels when she overhears Don admit to her brother-in-law, Mark, that actually, he doesn’t like the new book. Also stars Arian Moayed, Bill Camp, Michaela Watkins, Owen Teague, Tobias Menzies.
-White Bird - A spin-off, prequel, and "companion piece" to Wonder (2017). Directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball Finding Neverland). Julian (Bryce Gheisar) has struggled to belong since being expelled from school for his treatment of Auggie. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger. They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep her safe.
-The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Hunger Games prequel.
-It Comes Inside The winner of SXSW's Midnighter Audience Award, It Lives Inside follows a young teenager named Sam (Megan Suri) as she tries to fight against a demonic entity haunting her former best friend, Tamira (Mohana Krishnan). The entity, referred to as "The Pishach" in the film's trailer, requires Sam to come to terms with her Indian culture and heritage to figure out how to defeat it.
-Next Goal Wins Taika Waititi directs a comedy about the story of the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0. Starring Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss.
-Maggie Moore(s) In a dusty desert town where nothing ever happens, a police chief must suddenly deal with the back-to-back murders of two women with the same name. Starring Tina Fey, Jon Hamm. Directed by John Slattery.
-The Black Demon Big stupid megalodon shark movie set on an oil rig.
-Five Nights at Freddy's Emma Tammi (the Wind) directs the Blumhouse film adaptation of that video that scared your Gen Z kids a few years back.
-Blood & Gold From the director of Blood and Sky. At the end of World War II, a German soldier is looking for his daughter while an SS troop is looking for a Jewish treasure.
-The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future A Chilean magical realist film by Francisca Alegria. Cecilia travels to her father's farm after he has a heart attack. Back in her childhood home, Cecilia is met by her long-deceased mother whose presence brings to life a painful past chorused by the natural world around them.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have no idea if this is getting any attention south of the border or qualifies as "ubiquitous" by DOT standards, but there has been non-stop coverage of Blackberry in these parts. Yes, the "rags to riches to rags" of Research in Motion and its handheld device. Even though its origins are in a book about the company, it seems to be on of those "based-on-the-bookjacket" types of adaptations with many, many liberties taken for dramatic purposes.
posted by sardonyx at 8:26 PM on May 12

That one looks interesting, too.

When I say I'm avoiding ubiquitous stuff, I mostly mean I understand no one needs me to share trailers for like Disney or Marvel or whatever. Though if people do want to talk about those, it doesn't bother me.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:38 AM on May 14

I read a review of The Wrath of Becky in Rue Morgue just yesterday and it sounds really fantastic. I can't wait to see it.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:48 PM on May 17

Oh and your Five Nights at Freddy's link is dead.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:54 PM on May 17

According to my kiddo, rumor is the FNAF trailer was leaked without permission by a young staffer who had signed an NDA less than 24 hours before and now needs a new job and a lawyer.

Sony has since put out the official teaser trailer.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:16 AM on May 18 [1 favorite]

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