Just when the world thought the saga of Mabel Earlene Simmons was over, Tyler Perry and Netflix teamed up to revive the series with a bang. That’s exactly what you’re going to get when watching the trailer to Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming, as it doesn’t take long for an exploding barbecue grill to enter the picture. If that’s not enough excitement for you, then perhaps a rather unexpected, but absolutely fitting crossover might entice you to this latest family gathering.
This recently unveiled trailer, which came courtesy of Netflix, is a pretty upbeat affair. That’s usually how it starts when Madea’s family gathers together for a special occasion. Her great-grandson’s college graduation is the cause for celebration this time out, but it’s not long before two recurring themes make themselves known again. And yet, in the midst of the usual “hidden secrets and family drama,” Mr. Perry has found time to throw in that unexpected crossover, as Madea is about to square off with a most formidable partner: Mrs. Agnes Brown (Brendan O’Carroll,) from the hit Irish comedy series Mrs. Brown’s Boys.
There’s plenty of time for you to RSVP to Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming, as the film will be making its streaming exclusive debut on February 25th.
History is about to be made, as Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe drama Blonde is about to be released as the first original Netflix movie to have an NC-17 rating. That sort of milestone has people wondering what they’re going to see in this intense recounting of the late Hollywood legend’s life and career.
That curiosity has only intensified after seeing the first trailer to Blonde was unveiled. Now with a second look at director Andrew Dominik’s new movie freshly released to the public, as well as some stunning looks of de Armas on set, the picture has become a bit clearer.
Even with what we know about Blonde, seeing new footage only makes the entire experience simultaneously more breathtaking and devastating. Thanks to Netflix (opens in new tab) revealing this fresh trailer, the world of Ana de Armas’ performance has been further built to tease the finished product.
Shifting from joy to pain, and Marilyn to Norma Jean, Blonde’s new footage shows some of the further artistic tweaks that Andrew Dominik has used to highlight that duality. Switches in aspect ratio, with a mixture of black and white and color photography, enhance the double life that Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe claims to live.
Those transitions are effective in this video above, as we watch memorable and tragic moments from Monroe’s life appear. As de Armas’ Monroe and Bobby Cannavale’s Joe DiMaggio sit at a table together, their meeting frames Marilyn expressing her torment and pain in conversation. Moments both brutal and bittersweet are presented, as one moment Ana de Armas is frolicking on the beach and in others she’s harming herself on screen.
While we’ve got a new trailer for the adaptation of author Joyce Carol Oates’ historical fiction novel, Ana de Armas has also promoted Blonde in her own way. Taking to her Instagram account, the film’s star shared behind the scenes photos of herself from various moments of production. Here’s what de Armas shared:
Through those pictures, both in black and white and vibrant color, we also get to see more of Blonde’s cast in action with Ana de Armas. Showing off Adrian Brody and Bobby Cannavale, as Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio respectively, de Armas is pictured with two of her on-screen husbands in what look like tender moments. Knowing how this film is approaching the all too real heartbreaks of Marilyn Monroe, that tenderness will only last so long.
It didn’t seem like the world could be more hyped for Blonde’s big debut, especially with Joyce Carol Oates’ enthusiastic approval already being known. Soon the world will get to experience Ana de Armas in all of her dramatic glory, as we won’t have to wait too long for the debut of this historical heartbreaker.
Blonde premieres on Netflix, starting September 28th. Be warned that the film earned its NC-17 rating for “some sexual content,” so you’ll want to be careful before watching. In the meantime, you can catch Ana de Armas in another title from the 2022 Netflix movie schedule, as she’s part of the ass kicking ensemble of The Gray Man.
Christopher Nolan is a legendary filmmaker, who is known for mind-blowing twists and gorgeous visuals. Following the release of Tenet, Nolan ended his longstanding relationship with Warner Bros. and started planning his next movie with Universal. That title is Oppenheimer, which features an unbelievable ensemble cast. Oppenheimer just got its first trailer teaser, and it’s chilling.
The anticipation behind Oppenheimer has been steadily growing thanks to Christopher Nolan’s reputation and the countless well-known actors who have joined the cast. As you can see from the first trailer above, that all starts with his frequent collaborator Cillian Murphy. He’s the only one seen in the first chilling teaser, which is currently being played on a loop on Universal’s YouTube page. So if you catch the short clip halfway through, just be patient and wait for it to restart.
The first teaser for Oppenheimer is super cryptic, but still quite unsettling. We hear narration from some of the movie’s characters, heard over black and white footage from the highly anticipated blockbuster. Oppenheimer’s desk is shown, with his hat and pipe on display. From there the trailer pivots to footage of fire, teasing the destructive power of the atomic bomb that Cillian Murphy’s title character will eventually create.
While this teaser is purposefully vague and cryptic, the way it is edited together definitely gives one a sense of unease. The colorful, fiery footage is explosive and stands in stark juxtaposition to the black and white shots that it’s intercut with. And with the dialogue of unseen characters teasing the debate of creating such a weapon, there’s a mixture of spectacle and emotionality that’s remarkable to achieve in such a short clip.
As previously mentioned, Christopher Nolan has assembled a massive and extremely talented ensemble of actors to bring Oppenheimer to life on the big screen. Joining Murphy as the leading characters are Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh. But that quartet of talent is only the tip fo the ice berg. Other familiar faces involved in Oppenheimer include Rami Malek, Jack Quaid, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman, and Alex Wolff among many others. Clearly Nolan’s upcoming movie has a massive scope, and it should be fascinating to see how all these characters are used in the story.
Christopher Nolan’s has a reputation that speaks for itself, and it should be fascinating to see what new colors Oppenheimer brings to his opus of films. It has the potential to stand out among recent releases like Dunkirk and Tenet which were super action heavy– the latter even containing backwards fights. Then again, seeing the destructive power of the atom bomb on the big screen might be enough thrills for the ticket price. We’ll just have to wait and see as more footage and information trickles out.
Oppenheimer is expected to hit theaters on July 21st, 2023. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
Somehow, the schedule of 2022 movie releases has become the year of dueling wooden boys. Author Carlo Collodi’s iconic children’s classic The Adventures of Pinocchio is returning to the movies through both the Robert Zemeckis/Tom Hanks collaboration on Disney+, and a stop-motion adventure co-directed by Guillermo del Toro. After getting a teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio earlier this year, we have our first extensive look at the gorgeous results we should expect to see later this year.
“Gorgeous” almost feels like an understatement while watching this trailer for this Netflix (opens in new tab) animated spectacle. Guided once again by the voiceover of Ewan McGregor’s Sebastian J. Cricket, we’re treated to a brief overview of how this movie will be different from all other Pinocchio adaptations. Through the promise of telling a story we think we know, and beautiful imagery co-directed by Mark Gustafson, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio truly feels like something special.
Anyone expecting the film to dive deeper into the darkness that Guillermo del Toro has been known for throughout his career might be surprised at how bright this trailer is. By all accounts Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has been expected to be a family-friendly movie. However, knowing the darkness that lurks underneath Carlo Collodi’s cautionary tale, as well as the Fascist Italy setting del Toro is using to tell the story, it’s not going to be quite like the Disney version of events.
We also get a better sense of the cast in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, as we get our first listen at Tilda Swinton’s Fairy with Turquoise Hair, and newcomer Gabriel Mann’s Pinocchio. Swinton’s sage, other-worldly presence perfectly complements the innocence of Mann’s wooden boy, which officially sets up an important triangle of characters alongside the previously mentioned Sebastian J. Cricket.
There’s plenty more figures to be heard from as well, with voices like David Bradley, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, and Ron Perlman still waiting for their debut. However, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is being planned for a fall/winter release, which will include a limited theatrical run at some point as well. We have plenty of time to anticipate what the next trailer will look like, as this title is taking more of a traditional approach to promoting its grand adventure.
Given that this was a movie that looked like it’d join the pile of other discarded del Toro passion projects, the fact that we’re even seeing this footage is a miracle of its own. Knowing now that Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio looks and feels as beautiful as we’d hoped is an apt parallel to the story of the little boy puppet himself; even if the true darkness of Guillermo del Toro’s movie has yet to be seen.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio doesn’t have an exact release date yet. However, you can expect it in limited theatrical release in November, with a streaming debut delivering the title to Netflix subscribers in December.