"This decides who lives, and who dies." Entertainment One UK has debuted the first official UK trailer for Ken Loach's latest film Sorry We Missed You, not to be confused with Sorry To Bother You. This initially premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition just a few months ago, and it's also playing at the Sydney Film Festival next. The indie drama is a follow-up to Loach's acclaimed Palme d'Or winning film I, Daniel Blake, with the same screenwriter. This time the focus is on a modern British family struggling to get by - the father takes a job as a delivery driver and feels the stress increase as he tries to make ends meet. The film stars Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, and Ross Brewster. It's a strong film, about how terrible capitalism is and how much stress comes from trying to keep our lives stable. ›››
"This is a lucrative business." Vision Films has released an official trailer for the latest animal preservation documentary Lone Gone Wild, the first feature film made by filmmaker Bill Neal. Long Gone Wild focuses on the plight of captive orcas, picking up where the acclaimed documentary Blackfish left off while telling a uniquely new and different story. The film covers "The Blackfish Effect" (what it did and didn't accomplish – SeaWorld took a major hit to its bottom line, but the 20 orcas are still there), along with the case against captivity and The Whale Sanctuary Project and its model seaside sanctuary for retired orcas – providing a safe, permanent home in their natural habitat. Some of us think that after Blackfish, the fight is over, but it's far from over as there are still many dangers for whales and there are still many orcas locked up in captivity. ›››
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"Do you like what you've done?" "No." Way back when, before anyone knew who Rey was and before The Force Awakens opened, British actress Daisy Ridley starred in a little indie horror project titled Scrawl, from filmmaker Peter Hearn. The film played at a few small festivals in 2015, but has never been officially released - until now. If anyone still cares. Scrawl is a fantasy horror about a boy who writes a comic book with his best friend, only to discover that what they show starts to really happen. Along with the appearance of a mysterious girl, he is forced to face the reality of what he has written, and begins a battle to attempt to rewrite death. Starring Daisy Ridley, along with Mark Forester Evans, Liam Hughes, Chris Casey, Nathalie Pownall, Elizabeth Boag, Annabelle Le Gresley, Joe Daly, Ellie Selwood, and Derek Jones as "The Caretaker". Not really sure this will be worth the wait, but it might entertain a few viewers. ›››
"Let's make Earth great again!" Vertical Entertainment has released a new official US trailer and a poster for the long-awaited, delayed-for-years sci-fi sequel Iron Sky: The Coming Race, which has been in the works since 2014. This film was released in Europe earlier in the year, and we posted two trailers back then for its initial debut. It's now opening in the US in July, for those who still want to catch up with it. The plot is just as absurd as the first Iron Sky - the Nazis are back after lying dormant in a secret base on the Moon, now they're attacking with an army of ancient shapeshifting reptilians riding dinosaurs. Madness. Starring Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Christopher Kirby, Tilo Brückner, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul, and Udo Kier. This is one of those films that you know is going to be terrible, but you also just have to see it for yourself. I really don't know if anyone still cares about this film anymore - but you can still enjoy the trailer. ›››
"Sometimes you just can't stop what's coming…" IFC Midnight has released an official trailer for an indie horror film titled Trespassers, the latest from filmmaker Orson Oblowitz (The Queen of Hollywood Blvd). The home invasion horror premiered at FrightFest London last year, and also played in Germany's Fantasy Filmfest. Two couples rent a modern luxury desert home for the weekend hoping to sort out their messed-up lives. Just as they are about to settle in, a woman shows up at their door. And that's when the murderous trouble really starts. Because without knowing it, these four friends have just landed slap-bang in the wrong violent place at precisely the wrong bloody time. Starring Angela Trimbur, Zach Avery, Janel Parrish, Jonathan Howard, Fairuza Balk, Carlo Rota, Sebastian Sozzi, and Joey Abril. This seems so much like a been-there, done-that horror rehash pulling from You're Next and everything else we've already seen. ›››
"We have to consider that they're all lying to us." Gravitas Ventures has debuted an official trailer for an indie thriller titled Disappearance, the feature debut of filmmaker Matt Shapira. This is another one of these seductive sailboat mysteries (see: The Boat, Holiday) where something goes wrong and someone dies (or disappears) from a boat and they have to figure out what really happened. Who really killed him? After the author George Boulangé disappears from his sailboat one night, Detective Kenny Park must try to figure out what happened by interviewing his wife, girlfriend, and the captain. Starring Matt Marsden, Hutch Dano, Cortney Palm, Jemma Dallender, Reggie Lee, Brian Thompson, & Guy Wilson. This looks bland and forgettable, and very cheesy (that awful music in the trailer my goodness). This one you can skip. ›››
"You're the one with the unexamined life – not me!" Quiver Distribution has debuted an official trailer for an indie dramedy titled Phil, which is also the directorial debut of actor Greg Kinnear. This premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival and will arrive on VOD in just a few more weeks. Greg Kinnear also stars in the film as Phil, a depressed dentist in mid life crisis tries to learn why one of his happiest patients suddenly commits suicide, sending him on a dark comedic adventure as he pretends to be a Greek man to figure out what went wrong. The full cast includes Emily Mortimer, Jay Duplass, Taylor Schilling, Kurt Fuller, with Luke Wilson and Bradley Whitford. This looks rather quaint and awkwardly amusing in a friendly way. Reminds me of so many other mid-life crisis indie films I'm not sure what else to say. Might be good? ›››
"Good luck." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for a twisted horror thriller titled Ready or Not, the latest film from the two filmmakers behind Devil's Due previously. In Ready or Not, a bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game (of "Hide & Seek"). It's already being described as "You're Next meets Clue", or perhaps "The Most Dangerous Game" turned into modern horror comedy. Samara Weaving stars, joined by Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny, Nicky Guadagni, Melanie Scrofano, Kristian Bruun, Elyse Levesque, and John Ralston. Ohhh this looks so twisted and so dark and oh so good, can't wait to see it. ›››
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"I will always love you…!" Trafalgar Releasing has released an official trailer for the concert documentary called The Cure - Anniversary 1978-2018: Live in Hyde Park. This was originally filmed during their big "Anniversary 1978-2018" concert performance Live at London's Hyde Park in July of 2018. English rock band The Cure celebrated their 40 years together with a massive concert, and if you're a fan and missed it all, don't worry they're showing it on the big screen this summer (all over again) - coming up next month. In theaters worldwide! No matter where you live, you can (probably) catch this. The doc is made by filmmaker Tim Pope, who has been collaborating with The Cure for decades, and features plenty of sweeping crane shots and close-ups on the classic rock bland, even a few fish-eye on-stage shots to pull you straight into the experience. This is pretty much just a concert doc and nothing more, but it looks like a great show anyway. ›››
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"It's very difficult, if not impossible, to achieve perfection." 1091 Media has unveiled the official trailer for an indie documentary titled Chasing Perfect, a profile of the famous car designer Frank Stephenson. Not everyone knows his name, but you probably do know the cars he has designed: the Mini Cooper, Ferrari F430, Fiat 500, and a number of slick McLaren cars (that none of us can afford to own). In 2008, Autoblog called Stephenson "one of most influential automotive designers of our time". The doc is a retrospective of his work and life, giving us an inside look at his techniques, while also showing us the life he lives which influences him and his career. This looks like a fun doc. The trailer ends with a big twist, too! Check this out. ›››