I am currently suffering from The crown retirement after the end of season 4 and (like almost everyone) predicts that we will see Emmy nominations for Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher) and Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles). I’m also very much on board with this assumption that Erin Doherty deserves her own series about Princess Anne Spinoff (please upload soon, Netflix). She is spectacular.
I’m not ready to commit to a new streaming series yet, so I went to the lag of movies I’ve put in the queue; I tried to enter Queen’s Gambit but honestly, I don̵
A few great new trailers this week and a few second trailers / teasers for long-awaited movies whose theatrical debuts were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
One night in Miami
Oscar / Emmy / Golden Globe winner Regina King makes her feature film debut One night in Miami, an adaptation of Kemp Powers’ 2013 play of the same name, tells the fictional story of a meeting between Mohamed Ali (then still known as Cassie Clay), Jim Brown, Sam Cook and Malcolm X, as they reunite after Ali’s battle with Sonny Liston. from 1964, Powers also wrote the screenplay. The film generated a lot of noise from the Oscars (apparently with a power plant like King at the helm) and has already received praise from critics at Toronto and Venice film festivals. Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Gori and Aldis Hodge star. One night in Miami will hit theaters on Christmas and debut in Amazon Prime Video on January 15.
In a future dystopia, Viola (Daisy Ridley) crashes on a planet by men who are affected by something called “The Noise,” which makes all their thoughts visible. All the other women are dead, or so they tell us (I mean, I’ve seen more than one future science fiction dystopia movement in my life). Based on the trilogy of books by Patrick Ness, Chaos walking also starring Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas and David Oyelovo. It is set to hit theaters on January 22.
Wonder Woman 1984
Warner Bros. announced last week that Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters and HBO Max on December 25 and we have a new “main” trailer to overcome us, with new looks of Diana, Steve and Kristen Wiig “The Cheetahs” (“I want to be a supreme predator” right on, girl) .
Not every movie is about future dystopia or superheroes, guys! Melissa McCarthy is involved in this very crazy comedy about a woman who has to prove to an AI (voiced by James Cordon) who is thinking of destroying the Earth that humanity is worth saving. Girrrrl, good luck. Bobby Cannavale and Brian Tyree Henry are also involved (and I was especially happy to see Sam Richardson, the funniest man from Veep roles not named Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Superintelligence comes to HBO Max on November 26th.
Look, I can’t stop the influx of Christmas movies, so just settle in and accept them for the next few weeks. This one looks pretty cute, with Gillian Bell as the fairy godmother in Elinor’s training. She is trying to help a 40-year-old single mother who, as a child, made a wish come true that did not come true. Isla Fisher and Jane Curtin (yessss) also star in The Virginwhich comes to Disney Plus on December 4th.
Justice League: Director
The first full-length teaser by Zack Snyder Justice League shows us Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Superman, Cyborg and The Flash with Leonard Cohen’s version of “Hallelujah” – which feels a little slow for an action movie? I looked at the 1.5-speed trailer, and with all due respect to the late, great Mr. Cohen, it seemed more appropriate. You know the background to Snyder Cut; will hit HBO Max in 2021.