Trailer Park: June 2023
May 23, 2023 2:29 PM - Subscribe

A week or so early, as we're headed out on vacation, here is another batch of fresh trailers for upcoming movies. Films featured include: The Creator; The Color Purple (2023); Oppenheimer; Black Lotus; Sheroes; Mad Heidi; The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster; Killers of the Flower Moon; The Miracle Club; The Meg 2: The Trench; The Auschwitz Report; Susie Searches; Robots; Maybe I Do; The Walking Dead: Dead City; Theater Camp; Brooklyn 45; God Is a Bullet; Surrounded; Earth Mama; May December; A Haunting in Venice; Kraven the Hunter; Project Silence; Caviar; Bird Box Barcelona.

  • The Creator - John David Washington (Tenet) stars in a big budget original sci-fi film by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One). Amid a future war between the human race and AI, Joshua is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself. Also stars Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney.
  • The Color Purple - The stage version of the film version of Alice Walker's novel comes to the screen. Stars Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Ciara, Louis Gossett Jr., David Alan Grier.
  • Oppenheimer - The new Christopher Nolan thing is about what it sounds like it's about. Stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Robert Downey Jr., Alden Ehrenreich.
  • Black Lotus - Frank Grillo is still killing people in the movies.
  • Sheroes - Isabelle Fuhrman stars in what looks to be Spring Breakers + Taken.
  • Mad Heidi - Neo-fascist cheese magnates take over Switzerland. Who will save the people? Heidi. And it's going to be bloody.
  • The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster - Indie take on Frankenstein centers Black teens.
  • Killers of the Flower Moon. You've probably heard of this, but it's Scorsese, adapting the novel, which was subtitled The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Tantoo Cardinal, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Pat Healy, Jack White.
  • The Miracle Club Three older Irish women (Kathy Bates, Maggie Smith, and Agnes O'Casey) in 1967 enter a singing competition to win a trip to Lourdes. Also stars Laura Linney.
  • The Meg 2: The Trench - Hey you remember that megalodon shark movie was Jason Statham that walked the line between being stupid and being delightful? Well, the sequel is being directed by Ben fucking Wheatley (Kill List, In the Earth), so I'm betting the mix is even better this time.
  • The Auschwitz Report -Two young Slovak Jews escape Auschwitz and begin the long and dangerous trip home in hopes of telling the world what is going on there. 100% fresh on RT. From 2021, but just now making it to the US.
  • Susie Searches An awkward college student (Kiersey Clemons) seizes the opportunity to bolster her popularity and her under-the-radar true-crime podcast by solving the disappearance of a classmate (Alex Wolff).
  • Robots - Shailene Woodley and Jack Whitehall are scam artists in the near future who use their robot doubles to scam people. When their robots fall in love, they have to... something something. An outstanding Letterboxd review says: As the first person to review this on Letterboxd, I’m here to say this movie isn’t real, they made it and you can watch it but it isn’t real
  • Maybe I Do - Diane Keaton continues being the matriarch of romcoms. It doesn't really matter what the plot is. But Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Richard Gere, and William H. Macy are there, too.
  • The Walking Dead: Dead City There were more TWD checks to be cashed theatrically, so now they're in NYC. Negan is like a good guy now? WTF.
  • Theater Camp - Ben Platt and Molly Gordon are theater camp counselors. Gordon also directed.
  • Brooklyn 45 - Director Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here) assembles a crew of hey it's that person! character actors for a period ghost story of a séance gone wrong.
  • God Is a Bullet - Satanic Panic +John Wick, with Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Sounds iffy, but folks, Maika don't hardly miss.
  • Surrounded - Letitia Wright headlines a stylish-looking, violent Western.
  • Earth Mama - New from A24. With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids.
  • May December (clip, not a trailer) New from Todd Haynes. Natalie Portman plays a famous Hollywood actress who spends time with a woman (Julianne Moore) who was in all of the tabloids after she had an affair with a young teenage boy, had his baby in prison, then married him.
  • A Haunting in Venice - More Kenneth Branagh does Agatha Christie stuff. Also stars Michelle Yeoh.
  • Kraven the Hunter - Sony spins off one of its handful of Marvel characters, played by Aaron Taylor Johnson. Directed by JC Chandor (Margin Call).
  • Project Silence - Chaotic, bloody Korean action sci-fi.
  • Caviar - Low-budget sci-fi-horror/conspiracy thriller that makes extensive use of deep fakes.
  • Bird Box Barcelona - Spanish spinoff of the Sandra Bullock apocalypse hit.

Feel free to add links to any trailer you'd like to highlight and/or discuss!
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Brief note: the "trailer" for Kraven is a fake. It makes it seem as if Toms Holland and Hardy are in the film (they aren't) and leaves out Chameleon, Rhino, Calypso (played by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose), and Russell Crowe as his dad.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:27 PM on June 3, 2023

Ah that makes sense. It did seem like a shitty trailer but Sony Spiderverse being what it is, that wasn't enough to trip my alarms.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:42 AM on June 17, 2023 [1 favorite]

This looks like the real deal. CW: it's a red band trailer; has some violence to animals and people, including Kraven attacking someone with his teeth.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:17 PM on June 19, 2023 [1 favorite]

I love that Russell Crowe has pivoted into the "dodgy Italian accent" phase of his career. I watched the Kraven trailer going, "My god, I love his commitment to Chef Boyardee."
posted by Kitteh at 9:34 AM on June 22, 2023 [3 favorites]

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