So yall know I don’t normally cover trailers at the site but when I woke up this morning I saw that there were two trailers that had dropped for highly anticipated movies and felt the need to espouse a bit.
What I truly love about Sundance is that it has the ability to put movies on your radar. Case and point this horror film which got blistering raves out of the festival and landed at A24. The past two years that studio has released The Witch and It Comes at Night, both brilliant movies. This film looks just as unsettling as the reviews promised, from that creepy dollhouse opening to the more shocking moments. I’m also super excited to see Toni Collette dig into another horror film.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff
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Ant Man and the Wasp
I’m actually shocked we got a trailer for this today given that Black Panther just premiered last night and everyone is going crazy over the reviews. As far as I’m concerned, the first Ant Man cemented Marvel’s legacy because they got a $100 million opening weekend out a movie where a dude turns into an ant sized person. This new entry looks really fun and giving Evangeline Lily something to do is always welcome.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and the Wasp,”a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.