Full UK Trailer for Crime Thriller ‘Looted’ with Charley Palmer Rothwell

Looted Trailer

"I'm not gonna be around for much longer…" "Don't say that." Bulldog Film Distribution from the UK has released an official trailer for an indie British crime thriller titled Looted, which originally premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival late last year. Looted is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Rene van Pannevis, whose short film Jacked won the BIFA in 2016. The film is a semi-autobiographical account of Rene's own experiences with his father - and living on the fringes of a criminal group as a young man. Rob lives his life at 100mph, carefully balancing carjacking schemes and joyrides and caring for his dying father. But one risky job could bring it all crashing down. The film stars Charley Palmer Rothwell as Rob, with Thomas Turgoose, Morgane Polanski, Anders Hayward, Stephen Uppal, and Tom Fisher. This seems like a well-made, worthwhile UK film with some excellent performances leading the way. Take a look. ›››

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First Trailer for Italian Drama ‘The Life Ahead’ Starring Sophia Loren

The Life Ahead Trailer

"It is precisely when you give up hope that good things happen." Netflix has released an official trailer for The Life Ahead, an emotional Italian drama made by filmmaker Edoardo Ponti starring the one-and-only glorious Sophia Loren. A contemporary adaptation of the international bestseller "The Life Before Us" by Romain Gary. In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her. the two lonely individuals find an unlikely family in each other through a deep and unconventional bond. In addition to Loren, the cast also includes Ibrahima Gueye, Renato Carpentieri, Iosif Diego Pirvu, Massimiliano Rossi, Abril Zamora, and Babak Karimi. This looks like a deeply moving and inspiring story of humility and empathy, something we all need more of right now. I have to say - I am very interested in watching. This looks wonderful, and of course now I also want to go visit Bari, too. ›››

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Paul Hogan Returns Again in ‘The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee’ Trailer

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Trailer

Lionsgate has revealed an official trailer for an amusing comedy titled The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, bringing back everyone's favorite Australian animal lover Paul Hogan - better known as Crocodile Dundee! Paul Hogan plays himself in this raucous comedy. Hogan is reluctantly thrust back into the spotlight as he desperately attempts to restore his sullied reputation on the eve of being knighted in the comedy that also stars John Cleese, Chevy Chase, Olivia Newton-John, and also Jacob Elordi as Hogan's son. For the young folks who might not know, Hogan achieved worldwide fame starring in the Crocodile Dundee movies which first opened in 1986. There were two more sequels in total, but the last one was made in 2001 and we haven't seen him since. This looks like a fun, nostalgic look back at his glory days and a lovely final send off. ›››

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They’re Alive! Official Trailer for ‘Toys of Terror’ Holiday Horror Film

Toys of Terror Trailer

"We're going to get you." Warner Bros has released the official trailer for a Christmas horror movie titled Toys of Terror, being released direct-to-VOD at the end of this month (just in time for Halloween). A big family moves into a dusty old house in the snowy woods of Washington with hopes of it being a nice holiday escape. But the kids soon discover a stash of old toys that just so happen to belong to a creepy ghost boy. As stranger and stranger things start to happen, some of the kids begin to sense that something in the house is not quite right… Starring Kyana Teresa, Georgia Waters, Verity Marks, Dayo Ade, Saul Elias, and Zoe Fish. This looks super creepy, especially the helmet and the monkey toy (ahhh), and I love mixing in Christmas with horror because that doesn't happen often. Yet another scary horror movie to keep an eye on. ›››

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A Rags to Donut Riches Story in ‘The Donut King’ Documentary Trailer

The Donut King Trailer

"Imagine a man, with nothing, penniless, come to the most powerful country in the world. And he built something." Greenwich Ent. has released an official trailer for the documentary The Donut King, which premiered at a few small film festivals (online) earlier this summer. From director Alice Gu, The Donut King tells the story of "donut king" Ted Ngoy's rise and fall (of the B & B Donuts empire). Ngoy's story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls. This looks utterly fascinating, and gets even crazier in the second half talking about his downfall. Wow. This is exactly the kind of remarkable story that I enjoy discovering in great docs. ›››

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New Trailer for Re-Release of Award Winning ‘Follow Me Home’ Film

Follow Me Home Trailer

"I can taste the salt of my tears as I swallow the truth." The BIG We has released a brand new 2020 trailer for an indie film titled Follow Me Home, which originally premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters in 1997. Written & directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Bratt, the film stars Alfre Woodard, Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Calvin Levels, Steve Reevis, featuring a then-unknown Salma Hayek. Drawing upon Native, African and Latino culture, Follow Me Home is a rebellious fable of four Los Angeles street artists who hatch a plan to cover the White House with vibrantly painted murals. Joined by a woman with a haunting secret, they set off on an impetuous joyride across a desert landscape steeped in magic, mystery and danger. A powerful celebration of art, history, music and community, the film challenges long-held beliefs about race and identity in America, adding an important voice to today's racial reckoning. "Stories have the power to change perception, and even policy," says Peter Bratt. "They also have the ability to unite us as a people -- an interdependent and interrelated community." With the events of this year, the film is set to be re-released online for free for one week starting this week. ›››

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Magnificent Full Trailer for David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ About ‘Citizen Kane’

Mank Trailer

"At this rate you will never finish." Netflix has revealed the full-length trailer + poster for David Fincher's new film Mank, arriving in theaters this fall. Fincher is back!! He's directing a script originally written by his late father, Jack Fincher, about the writer of Citizen Kane, named Herman J. Mankiewicz. The black & white film follows "Mank's" tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane as he races to finish it. Starring Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz, with a stellar cast including Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Grossman, Charles Dance, and Tom Burke as Orson Welles. This looks absolutely incredible! No surprise. And all the black & white adds even more layers to this story. And all of the spectacular footage shot by DP Erik Messerschmidt is stunning. I cannot wait to watch. ›››

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Magnificent Full Trailer for David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ About ‘Citizen Kane’

Mank Trailer

"At this rate you will never finish." Netflix has revealed the full-length trailer + poster for David Fincher's new film Mank, arriving in theaters this fall. Fincher is back!! He's directing a script originally written by his late father, Jack Fincher, about the writer of Citizen Kane, named Herman J. Mankiewicz. The black & white film follows "Mank's" tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane as he races to finish it. Starring Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz, with a stellar cast including Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Grossman, Charles Dance, and Tom Burke as Orson Welles. This looks absolutely incredible! No surprise. And all the black & white adds even more layers to this story. And all of the spectacular footage shot by DP Erik Messerschmidt is stunning. I cannot wait to watch. ›››

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Official Trailer for ‘Maybe Next Year’ Doc About Eagles’ 2017 Season

Maybe Next Year Doc Trailer

"Did you ever doubt Rocky?!" Wavelength Productions has unveiled an official trailer for a fascinating new sports documentary titled Maybe Next Year, made by Philadelphia native filmmaker Kyle Thrash. This originally premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival last year, because of course it just had to play there. Maybe Next Year is the story of four superfans' fanatical obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team during their incredible 2017 Super Bowl winning season. The documentary offers an intimate and nuanced view of the NFL's most notorious fanbase and casts a sympathetic light on what it means to be a "fan" of anything. But - this film isn't about the Super Bowl, it's about the religion of fandom. The poster artwork with an eagle-dog on it is awesome, I certainly need to point that out. This whole film looks damn good - definitely not just another sports doc, digging deeper into the love and glory of fandom. Check it out. ›››

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Official Trailer for ‘Maybe Next Year’ Doc About Eagles’ 2017 Season

Maybe Next Year Doc Trailer

"Did you ever doubt Rocky?!" Wavelength Productions has unveiled an official trailer for a fascinating new sports documentary titled Maybe Next Year, made by Philadelphia native filmmaker Kyle Thrash. This originally premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival last year, because of course it just had to play there. Maybe Next Year is the story of four superfans' fanatical obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team during their incredible 2017 Super Bowl winning season. The documentary offers an intimate and nuanced view of the NFL's most notorious fanbase and casts a sympathetic light on what it means to be a "fan" of anything. But - this film isn't about the Super Bowl, it's about the religion of fandom. The poster artwork with an eagle-dog on it is awesome, I certainly need to point that out. This whole film looks damn good - definitely not just another sports doc, digging deeper into the love and glory of fandom. Check it out. ›››

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