DFTG Recaps Movie/TV Trailers Of The Week: February 24th (VIDEO)
Trailers ahoy! This week has met its end and that leaves a fresh array of movie and TV hype to fondly reflect upon. The last 7 days introduced a number of notable previews, teasing the long-brewing reboot of The Twilight Zone, the animated Angry Birds sequel, and a super-powered new season of Cloak & Dagger. Check out the list below for a recap of the biggest trailers of the week.
The Twilight Zone – New Series
CBS All Access may have a subscription-seller on their hands with Star Trek: Discovery, but the premium streaming service will further bolster their library with the long-brewing revival of The Twilight Zone. ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ director Jordan Peele takes the reins from Rod Serling’s iconic 1960s run, serving as the series’ ominously reserved host and narrator. Having left a series of trippy teases in the wake of its announcement, a full trailer for the show has now appeared online, touting a thoughtfully unsettling trip back through the the series enigmatic doorway.
The Twilight Zone premieres April 1st on CBS All Access.
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Animation is a wonderful medium often capable of feats that live-action would be hard-pressed to replicate. This was evident upon the release of 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie, which somehow avoided the infamous pitfalls of the video game movie curse and achieved fairly decent success at the box office. That’s pretty impressive for a film based solely on flinging around multi-colored birds.
It now appears Angry Birds’ inevitable sequel is gearing up for theaters, having recently released a fun new teaser. By the looks of things, viewers will have no shortage of ice-based hijinks this time around, as the film’s all-new villain Zeta (Leslie Jones) sees their frosty introduction. To the tune of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice, Baby,” we watch as the feathery purple fowl struggles to perform basic tasks, her resulting frustration culminating in a declaration of war on the Angry Birds island. Winter is coming!
The Angry Birds Movie 2 flaps into theaters on August 16th.
Bohemian Rhapsody may already be on everyone’s brains for Rami Malek’s transcendent, Oscar-nominated portrayal of Freddie Mercury, but it appears the Queen frontman isn’t the only celebrated virtuoso getting film adaptation these days. Paramount is also aiming to add cinematic scope to the rise of prolific musician Elton John, with Kingsman actor Taron Egerton starring (and singing) in the fittingly-titled biopic, Rocketman.
The above trailer would seem to present a brisk overview of Elton John’s life, but this straightforward delivery is noticeably at odds with past teases from Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher. According to previous statements with Collider, the actual film is keen to feature a much more vibrant tone, citing “fantasy musical” elements akin to the larger-than-life persona of Elton John. This first Rocketman trailer wasn’t bad by any stretch, but here’s hoping the next one offers a better peek at this more distinct vision.
Rocketman releases in theaters on May 31st.
Knightfall – Season 2
The History channel doesn’t exactly strive for historical programming these days, the network consistently on a fix for ancient aliens, extreme vocations, and Nazi conspiracies. However, what the network lacks in tangible nonfiction, it strangely excels in the area of scripted entertainment, having greenlit an array of well-received dramas over the last few years. Series’ such as the Norse-centric Vikings have shown promise in the channel’s ability to deliver worthwhile efforts, despite the ironic presence historical inaccuracies.
One of the more recent of these scripted endeavors has been Knightfall, a loose recounting of the real-life Knights Templar and the order’s demise during the early 14th Century. Following 2017’s first season premiere, Knightfall now marks its return, this time armed with the beardy Force-mastery of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. With Luke Skywalker himself on their side, perhaps history can be contradicted once more to achieve Templar victory, or at least keep Hamill around for as long as possible.
Season 2 of Knightfall premieres March 25th on History.
Into the Dark: Treehouse
Hulu’s horror-based anthology Into the Dark has been a pretty interesting one since it began last October. What sets the streaming series apart from shows like Black Mirror and American Horror Story is its distinct holiday-themed premise, so far resulting in five adventures in the like of a murderous Halloween, a psycho-thriller Christmas, and more recently, a spine-chilling meet-cute for Valentine’s Day.
The show’s next upcoming iteration is now setting up a disturbing take on the Ides of March, calling upon eerie supernatural forces to settle a collection of overdue debts. By the looks of Treehouse’s recent trailer, this reckoning transforms an unsuspecting man’s (Jimmi Simpson) reluctant homecoming into an increasingly creepy confrontation with the occult. The bill always comes due, sometimes in the form of strange satanic witches.
Into the Dark: Treehouse arrives March 1st on Hulu.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Season 2
Last year’s promising premiere of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger definitely left an impression on fans (us included), the show’s first season depicting duo Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) as they come to grips with their emerging light and darkness-based abilities. Season 2 looks to further the dilemma with an introduction of a hardcore new hero named Mayhem (Emma Lahana), the violent vigilante testing the line-blurring lengths our heroes will go in their newfound pursuit of justice.
Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger premieres April 4th on Freeform.
The energetic tunes of rock band Motley Crue may be a well-traveled way to kick proceedings up a notch, but the party was fully turned up to eleven during the band’s infamously insane heyday. This period of fame-indulging and substance-abusing excess is the focus of a new Netflix film called The Dirt, based on the best-selling biography of the same name. Featuring younger incarnations of Motley Crue’s legendary lineup, the film follows the outfit’s misfit origins up to its eventual status as “the world’s most notorious rock band.”
The Dirt is set to rock Netflix on March 22nd.
Green Eggs and Ham – New Series
Following Illumination’s recent retelling of The Grinch, Dr. Seuss’ timeless rhymes are now getting another animated adaptation, this time recounting the classic story of Green Eggs and Ham. The project, recently announced by Netflix, has now revealed a new teaser for the show’s first season, depicting characters Guy (Michael Douglas) and Sam I Am (Adam DeVine) locked in their titular green meat disagreement.
Not much is known about this updated take on Green Eggs and Ham or how it will translate to a series, but a few hints can be gathered from the show’s Netflix page. The entry describes a “road trip to save an endangered animal” as well as themes of “hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish.” The teased premise admittedly doesn’t seem too much like the original story, but the show’s promising exploration of a Seussian world is nonetheless keeping my interest for the time being.
Season 1 of Green Eggs and Ham will be served on Netflix sometime in 2019.
War is a horror normally reserved for men and women in uniform, but a new documentary is looking to extend an unflinching perspective of the reality soldiers face while deployed in dangerous territory. Called ‘Combat Obscura’ the film follows a unit of real-life Marines as they carry out missions, encounter enemy combatants, and interact amongst each other after all the violence has settled.
The movie’s intense real-life footage is unlike anything seen in most military chronicles as it actually originates from an unofficial capacity. Filmed from his time enlisted in the Marine Corps, filmmaker Miles Lagoze has now reassembled his recordings to present a side of soldiers’ lives not often seen by the public. The movie’s official tagline calls it the “documentary the Corps does not want you to see,” and probably for good reason.
Combat Obscura hits select theaters and video on-demand services on March 15th.
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